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BREXIT

Issue 6 September 2015

Join

Britty

Brexit

inside

Cameron,

Purdah

and the

Referendum

Autumn

Campaign

Schedule.

Join us at an event

near you!

Britain as a

Global Player

Lottie Fairbanks


From the

Editor

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Campaign announCEd

This is our sixth edition - and we are pleased to say that we

can finally announce campaign dates, campaign activity - and

how you can join in.

Over the course of September and October we will be

travelling around the country to launch the campaign in every

part of the country. If you are free, please come and join us at

one of these events, it would be great to see you.

We will also be attending all the Party Conferences, at least

in some form. Again, if you are going to a conference or even

if you just live nearby, we could do with your help. Please

come along, even if it is just to say hello.

Once the launches and conferences are out of the way we

will be starting the campaign proper on 1 November. We

have some exciting plans and there will be lots you can do to

help us to regain Britain’s freedom. Watch this space!

If you can help us campaign, either from your home or

attending major events, please send an email to our Campaign Executive Lottie Fairbanks at

charlotte@tfa.net. If you can donate money, you can pay online or by post. On-line you can pay

via PayPal to “fundraising@tfa.net”, By post send a cheque made payable to “Better Off Out”

to The Treasurer, Better Off Out, HMS President (1918), Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y

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All the best

Rupert

Matthews

Editor, Brexit Magazine.

PS This month’s photo of your Editor

shows him standing next to a bust of

Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris at RAF

High Wycombe, Harris’s old HQ. My

father served in No.105 Squadron of

RAF Bomber Command during the

Second World War.


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CAMErON,

PurdAH ANd

THE

rEFErENduM

as we go to press, the government has been

defeated in the House of Commons over its

new suggestions for how the purdah period

should be operated in the run up to the Eu

Referendum. it may be too early to celebrate

the fact that parliament has forced the

government to do the correct thing. The Bill

still has to go through the House of Lords -

an august body packed with Europhiles such

as Lord Heseltine, Lord mandelson and

Lord Kinnock.

The old rules were perfectly clear. The

government could not spend taxpayers’ money

campaigning during the final six weeks before

a vote, be it a general election or a referendum.

Government ministers were free to speak out as

they wished, but they could not use

government-funded spin doctors to help them,

nor use government premises nor use

government cash to pay for adverts in

newspapers or on television.

When the referendum Bill was in the House

of Commons before the summer break, the

government tried to scrap these rules entirely

claiming that they would stop ministers going

to Eu summits and hinder civil servants

communicating with their Eu counterparts.

Those of us on our side of the debate feared

- rightly in my opinion - that scrapping purdah

would allow the government to use the vast

millions of government cash to fund a huge

propaganda drive to try to persuade the British

people the vote to stay in the Eu.

Thanks to a spirited defence by key

Eurosceptic MPs, the government withdrew that

plan and promised to come back with new

amendments that would address these fears,

while still allowing ministers to go to summits

and so forth.

When the new amendments were published

we could see that almost nothing has changed.

There were several amendments to the Bill, but

the two relevant to purdah are No.1 and No.23.

Amendment No.1 authorised the Secretary of

State to write regulations relating to purdah at

some future undefined date. Crucially, the

wording leaves open the possibility that the

“regulations” might mean abolishing purdah

altogether - which is what the government

wanted in the first place.

Amendment No.32 narrowed the original

scope of purdah from “any of the issues at hand”

to only those “directly addressing the question”.

This would open the way for the government to

splurge vast sums on propaganda about, say,

how wonderful trade with the Eu is, then argue

that this is not “directly addressing the

question”.

Cameron is playing fast and loose with an

essential and ancient part of the British

(unwritten) constitution. The specific rules date

only to Tony Blair’s rules of 2000, but these

brought together a wide range of regulations and

guidance that dated back to the 19th Century.

The actions of the government have been a

disgrace and, potentially, call into question the

legitimacy of the referendum itself. Now we

wait to see what the House of Lords tries.

- Rupert Matthews, Campaign Manager,

Better Off Out


Feature

When george osborne said recently

that all the uK needed from the Eu was

a simple trading arrangement he was

clearly playing politics.

Firstly, being the uK's chief "negotiator" in

dealing with the Eu authorities and political

leaders of member states, he was trying to send

a message about what he was looking for.

Whether or not it was sincere depends on your

existing viewpoint. Secondly he was sending

out a message to his domestic audience, seeking

to insist he longs for the days of a more

independent Britain when the Common Market

was meant to be only about trade. It is a time

that has never truly existed, for the Eu has

always been on a journey of convergence, but

Osborne reckons that is what eurosceptics want

to hear, and he is prepared to say it.

Is Osborne

serious about

a free trade

relationship

with the Eu?

If he really wanted a simple trading

relationship then it is easy enough to obtain, he

simply needs to demand the uK's position be

like the Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man,

but does he have the guile or the guts?

The Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Bailiwick of

Jersey and the Isle of Man are self- governing

English-speaking dependencies of the Crown.

They are not, and never have been, colonies of

the uK. None sends MPs to the Westminster

Parliament. Each has its own directly-elected

legislative assembly, administrative, fiscal and

legal system and its own courts of law.

Notwithstanding, the islands’ citizens are British

citizens.

The Queen is Head of State of each island.

Guernsey and Jersey have been possessions of

the English crown since at least 1204, and the

Isle of Man since 1346 The “Channel Islands”

are a geographical, not a constitutional term: the

Bailiwick of Guernsey and the Bailiwick of

Jersey are separate self-governing

dependencies. Currently, the combined

population of Guernsey, Jersey (including their


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smaller dependencies) and the Isle of Man is

253,000 – Jersey being the most populous with

around 93,000 citizens.

Guernsey, Jersey and the

Isle of Man use sterling as

their currency, each minting

its own coins and notes. Each

issues its own passports, in the

same format as British

passports. Each has its own

stamps. Each sets its own laws

and taxes. None applies VAT,

a requirement of Eu

membership. The Channel

Islands’ per capita GdP is

36% higher than that of the

uK; the Isle of Man’s per

capita GdP is 64% higher than

that of the uK.

Guernsey, Jersey (with their

smaller dependent islands) and the Isle of Man

are part of the “Common Travel Area” –

alongside the uK and Ireland. The CTA, which

pre-dates uK accession to the then EEC, is an

“unbinding agreement... not intended to create

legally-binding obligations, nor to create or

confer any right, privilege or benefit to any

party, private or public”. The CTA is not part of

the Eu’s “Schengen Area”, from which both

Ireland and the uK secured opt-outs in the Eu’s

Amsterdam Treaty.

Most relevantly, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle

of Man are not part of the united Kingdom and

therefore are not members of the European

union and are not represented in the European

Parliament. Their relationship with the Eu is

defined under Article 355(5)(c) of the Treaty on

the Functioning of the European union (former

Article 299 of the EC Treaty) and Protocol No.

3 of the Act of Accession, annexed to the Treaty

of Accession 1972, by which the united

Kingdom became a member of the European

Economic Community.

If he really

wanted a simple

trading

relationship then it

is easy enough to

obtain, but does he

have the guile or

the guts?

Importantly for George Osborne, Guernsey,

Jersey and the Isle of Man are in the Eu’s

“Single Market” for goods.

duty-free (that is, tariff-free)

“free movement of goods”

applies to trade in goods

(including agricultural

produce) between those

islands and European union

member-states (including the

uK). In respect of trade in

goods, the islands are

therefore part of the customs

territory of the Eu. Those

Jersey potatoes on the Tesco

shelves carry no tariffs. The

uK Ministry of Justice is

responsible for managing the

constitutional relationship

between the Crown and the

islands, while the Channel

Islands (but not the Isle of Man) have a joint

office in Brussels.

The islands are not subject to the other three

Eu Single Market requirements: “free

movement of persons”, “free movement of

services” and “free movement of capital”. The

islands are outside the Eu’s Common

Agricultural Policy and thus receive no farming

subsidies from “Brussels”. Neither do they

receive “structural funds” from the Eu.

So there we have it - an off-the-shelve trading

relationship for George Osborne. All he needs

to do is reach out for it – did he mean what he

said or was he just playing politics?

- Ian Milne,

Chairman of Global Britain


Feature

pro-Europeans would have us believe that

outside the Eu Britain would shrink to this

tiny island, losing influence on the global

stage and isolating itself. in terms of foreign

power, super powers like the us would cease

to listen to us, Britain would lose its voice.

However, this is far from the truth.

Britain has a unique relationship with other

member states and has a great deal of soft

power.

unlike many member states in the Eu we

have historical connections, a special

relationship with the uS, we also have the

Common Wealth and it is unlikely that Europe

would turn around and break all relations with

us. Outside of the Eu’s Common Foreign and

Security Policy (CFSP) Britain is much stronger

that many would have you believe.

The Eu’s Common Foreign and Security

Policy is often criticised for its lack of long-term

strategy and its incoherence. The Eu is acting

in its own self interest and has a habit of getting

involved in high-profile situation in the short

term simply to boost its own image. The Eu’s

CFSP is fragmented as member states attempt

to act in their own interests, resulting in a

contradiction of policy and so becoming

incoherent and simply a waste of money.

As CFSP is fragmented and incoherent it

clearly demonstrates how outside of the Eu

Britain is still a major player. An example of this

is Mali and Libya, in which the uK and France

worked together outside the Eu framework.

This clearly demonstrates that outside of the Eu

Britain is still a strong player, but it also shows

how wasteful and useless the Eu’s CFSP is.

Having to coordinate 28 members states to

work collectively or even reach a simple

decision is a difficult task. It often proves

impossible with the result that no action is taken

at all, or members work together outside of the

Eu. Why would leaving the Eu be any

different? Only we would no longer be working

under a policy that does not work anyway. We

BRiTain

as

a gLoBaL

pLayER

wouldn’t be investing in a European

battleground that to this day has never seen

action. What we would be able to do is act in

Britain’s interest, building on strategic

partnerships and see further investment and

cooperation with NATO. Of course Britain

cannot always go it alone, we need to have these

relationships. NATO is already up and running,

and is far superior to the Eu’s European

External Action Service. It has the resources, the

organization and ability to act far quicker. It is

more capable of acting than the Eu. All the Eu

is doing is running the risk of duplicating

NATO. Outside of the Eu we would still be a

major player, we would still have strategic and

arguably stronger relations and we would still

be working with organizations such as NATO.

- Lottie Fairbanks is

Campaign Executive at

Better Off Out


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Letters to the Editor

dear rupert,

I ordered a box of your excellent leaflets

outlining the costs of the European union to

individual people in Britain. I’ve delivered

them all to houses in my village. I can’t

deliver the same leaflet again, so are you

going to be producing any different ones?

Thanks

david Clark

Leicestershire

Editor comments: “Yes” is the easy answer. At

the time of going to press we are finalising the

designs and hope to be offer them to our

supporters for delivery by the middle of

September. Send an email to our Campaign

Executive Charlotte Fairbanks on

charlotte@tfa.net to register your interest.

dear Sir,

What is david Cameron playing at?

Martin Norvill

Editor comments: I think this is the shortest

email we have yet received. The answer,

however, would be extremely long. And to be

honest, I have no idea what the answer

actually is.

dear Editor,

I am a member of the Conservative Party and

want to campaign to take Britain out of the

European union without being disloyal to

david Cameron, what can I do?

Betty Fox

Editor comments: I am a member of the

Conservative Party as well, and have been

since 1984. You don’t have to agree with every

single policy of a political party to be a loyal

member - if that were the case I doubt any of

us would belong to any political party. Mr

Cameron himself has acknowledged that the

Conservative Party covers all shades of

opinion on the EU issue and that he

expects many

members to

campaign for an out

vote. Better Off Out is

a cross-party

organization so by

joining us you are not

being disloyal to the

Conservative Party -

just loyal to your

country.

Speakers Wanted

We are receiving increasing numbers of requests for speakers to events, but cannot always do

so. The events take place all around the country and vary from local chambers of commerce

meetings to Probus lunches to debating societies with audiences ranging from a couple of dozen

up to a hundred or more. It is crucial that we get our message that Britain would be Better Off

Out of the Eu to as many people as possible. No experience is required, so if you would like to

help us spread the message by attending events to talk about the Eurosceptic cause we would

be delighted to hear from you. We can even send you a base speech for the basis for your talk,

as well as leaflets and booklets to hand out. Please email the Campaign Executive Charlotte

Fairbanks on charlotte@tfa.net if you would like to volunteer.

Brexit magazine is published and distributed by Better Off Out of HMS President (1918), Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y

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activities

Autumn Campaign Schedule

We are pleased to announced a busy schedule of activity for September and October. We are

currently finalising activities for November and december, so watch this space.

5th September

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN LAuNCH with david

Nuttall MP & Steven Woolfe MEP

5.30pm to 6.30pm

Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, North

Yorkshire HG1 5AH

6th September

12 noon North East England regional Launch

Bishop Langley pub, Framwellgate Bridge, North rd,

durham dH1 4PW - followed by street campaigning

in durham city centre.

19th September

12 noon

Southwest England regional Launch part 1

rendezvous Bar, 38-40 Southernhay, Exeter EX1 1PE

- followed by street campaigning in Exeter city centre.

20th September

12 noon

Southwest England regional Launch part 2

The Black Swan, 25-26 The Market Pl, devizes,

Wiltshire SN10 1JQ - followed by street campaigning

in devizes town centre.

21st September

8am to 12 noon

Liberal democrat Party Conference

Bournemouth

Leafletting delegates and street campaigning

24 September - 26 September

uKIP Conference

We will be inside the Conference with a stand and a

fringe meeting.

29th September

8am to 12 noon

Labour Party Conference

Brighton

Leafletting delegates and street campaigning

3 October

12 noon West Midlands regional Launch, speaker Bill

Etheridge MEP

dudley, venue tbc, - followed by street campaigning

in dudley.

4 October

12 noon North West regional Launch

Lancaster, venue tbc - followed by street campaigning

in Lancaster

5 October - 6 October

Conservative Party Conference

We will be leafletting outside and active inside.

10 October

12 noon East Anglia regional Launch

Colchester, venue tbc - followed by street

campaigning in Colchester

11 October

12 noon Southeast regional Launch,

Guildford, venue tbc - followed by street

campaigning in Guildford

17 October

SNP Conference

Aberdeen

Leafletting delegates and street campaigning

18 October - 19 October

Edinburgh Meetings, venue tbc

21 October

London Meetings, venue tbc

24 October

Plaid Cymru Conference

Aberystwyth

Leafletting delegates and street campaigning

If you are able to join us at any of these events, please

email Lottie on charlotte@tfa.net


HOW THE Eu

SPENdS YOur

MONEY

PrOMOTING

ITSELF

in 2014 the Eu spent €664 million (£536m)

directly on publicity for itself spending. more

widely, the Eu committed up to €3.9 billion

(£3.1bn) to budgets that contained provisions

for Eu promotional spending and “corporate

communication of the political priorities of

the union”.

This is a substantial rise from the €2.4

billion (£1.9bn) that was available to the

Eu for self-promotion in 2008 when the

last independent assessment of the scale

of the Eu’s ‘propaganda’ spending was

made. Eu material often does not provide

“neutral factual information” and is

designed to “communicate the political

priorities of the union“, thus falling into

the category of ‘political propaganda’.

Worryingly, the Eu is directly funding

groups that have publicly criticised uK

policy decisions, while large grants have

been handed to organizations that are

committed to promoting “ever closer

union” – a key issue in Britain’s Eu

renegotiation.

The Eu appears to be specifically

targeting pro-Eu material at children.

Money assigned to communications in Eu

budgets is for much more than just ‘public

el:

information’, and instead presents a highly

biased account of both the Eu and its

political objectives in an effort to

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“improve public perceptions of the union”.

The uK’s share of the Eu budget means

Britain would have been responsible for €443

million (£357m) of this fund. There were 90

commitments in the Eu’s 2014 budget to

activities that contain provisions for Eu

promotional spending or the promotion of the

Eu’s political policies.

The European Commission has admitted in

its communication strategy that it believes that

“neutral factual information is needed of course,

but it is not enough on its own”. Eu

promotional budgets provided for “Enhancing

public awareness of the Common Agricultural

Policy” (€11,000,000), “Fostering European

Citizenship”(€24,800,000) and a “House of

European History” (€9,650,000)

The full research paper can be viewed on line

at: http://forbritain.org/propagandapaper.pdf.

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traditional values such as

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universities uK, wrong

to say uK should stay

in Eu at all costs

not long ago, universities uK launched a

highly political campaign, calling for

Britain to remain in the Eu at all costs,

even before the terms of membership the

uK will be voting on in an Eu referendum

are made clear.

A number of claims by the group do not

stand up to scrutiny. Furthermore, the amount

of Eu funding for universities is dwarfed by

the amount we pay into the Eu, and is not

contingent on membership:

Claim: uK universities accessed over £870

million in research funding in 2013 alone.

response: The main system for channelling

funding, Horizon 2020, includes Iceland,

Norway and Turkey. The uK does not need to

be an Eu member to be in Horizon 2020.

Claim: The Erasmus programme 207,546

students and 21,133 staff from the uK have

benefited from it.

response: Erasmus does not require Eu

membership. The programme covers 32

countries – the Eu, the EEA, Turkey, and even

Macedonia. Nearly every country in the world

has opted in to some elements of the

Erasmus+ package.

Claim: The uK’s research base has been

strengthened by over 6,000 individual

researchers coming to uK universities by the

Eu’s Marie Curie scheme.

response: A country does not need to be in

the Eu to benefit from the Marie Curie

scheme.

Claim: Free movement of staff and students

allows uK universities to access to talent from

across Europe.

response: Leaving the Eu need not

compromise the free movement of staff and

students. A number of countries, including

Norway and Switzerland, have free movement

agreements with the Eu.

Claim: Nearly half of uK academic papers

have an international author

response: universities uK admits that “we

have links all around the globe.” Our ability to

work with countries beyond the Eu would not

be harmed by leaving the Eu.

Even if all these schemes didn’t exist, as

home to numerous pre-eminent educational

establishments, Britain will remain a key

education destination of choice for students

across the Eu and around the world.

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other groups

Conservatives for Britain has launched its

new website, allowing Conservative party

councillors, members and supporters to sign

up as supporters of the campaign and help

secure the best deal for Britain in the Eu

renegotiation.

Conservatives for Britain will act to ensure

that the voice of Conservative voters is heard in

the renegotiation and that the Government’s

agenda for the renegotiation is successfully

delivered.

Having already attracted the support of over

100 Conservative MPs, as well as a significant

number of Peers and half of Conservative

MEPs, Conservatives for Britain is a strong

position to add significant weight to the Prime

Minister’s efforts to secure “fundamental

change” in Britain’s relationship with the Eu.

However, should Eu elites refuse to

The Bruges Group have announced the

following events to which everyone is welcome,

whether or not they are Bruges Group members.

monday, 5th october – 1pm until 3pm

Manchester Meeting

With the speakers, Jim Mellon - International

billionaire investor and supporter of the No

campaign to the Eu, and daniel Hannan MEP

The Banqueting Suite, Town Hall, Albert

Square, Manchester M60 2LA

Tuesday, 20th october – 7pm until 8.30pm,

Bruges Group Meeting followed by drinks

With the speakers, rt Hon Owen Paterson MP,

acknowledge the strong appetite among

business leaders and the public for substantive

reform, they would be prepared to back a ‘No’

campaign in the forthcoming referendum.

Business for Britain is already in discussions

with Conservatives for Britain, as well as

representatives of Labour for Britain, to discuss

how such a ‘No’ campaign may be formed,

encompassing the principles recently set out in

our ‘Change, or go’ publication.

The Eu renegotiation offers a unique

opportunity to deliver the change we need and

forge the kind of relationship between Britain

and the Eu which the majority of the British

public would endorse: one based on trade and

co-operation, rather than political union. As this

process unfolds, it is important that a large

number of voices are involved in this vital

debate. Conservatives for Britain will form a

key part of this process, and I look forward to

working with its Co-Chairmen, Steve Baker and

david Campbell Bannerman, in the months

ahead to help secure the best possible deal for

Britain.

You can sign up as a supporter of

Conservatives for Britain on

http://conservativesforbritain.org/

Philip davies MP and

Professor david

Myddelton

royal Over-Seas League,

6 Park Place, St James’s

Street, London SW1A

1Lr

saturday, 21st november – 10.30am until

6.15pm, including lunch and refreshments

Bruges Group Conference

The referendum Choice: Who Governs

Britain?

royal Over-Seas League, 6 Park Place, St

James’s Street, London SW1A 1Lr


other groups

Whilst we know that politicians are not on

oath to tell the truth, the whole truth and

nothing but the truth, they are not entitled

to misinform people either recklessly or

deliberately. This is particularly true for

those who speak from a position of

apparent experience or authority which

lends weight to their views.

You would expect a lawyer and former Crown

Law Officer to be aware of this responsibility.

Yet dominic Grieve, the former Attorney

General and a practising barrister did not live

up to this standard.

In the run-up to the election, the Guardian

reported him saying that 2 million uK citizens

working in the Eu would become illegal

immigrants overnight if Britain were to leave

the Eu. This is a massive untruth. People who

have acquired rights of residence will still

have those rights even if the Eu treaties. They

are known as “acquired rights”, “executed

rights” or “vested rights”.

They are so firmly established that they have

acquired the status of “customary law” which

means that they stand as a fundamental

principle of international law, not needing a

specific treaty to confirm them. There is even

a parliamentary briefing note about it, so Mr.

Grieve has no excuse.

On 26 May I was surprised to see a report on

rT (russia Today) giving credence to this

scare in a report about worried British

SPrEAdING ALArM ANd

dESPONdENCY AMONGST

BrITISH EXPATS

expatriates living in France. Now rT is

generally a far more sceptical reporter of Eu

affairs than the BBC but they seemed to have

swallowed the British government story hook,

line and sinker. There were some very

distressed people with established businesses,

fearful that they would be forced to leave and

preparing to put their homes on the market.

We can expect much more of this style of

panic mongering from the British government

as the date for the British Eu referendum

approaches and it was surprising that rT had

unwittingly stoked up unnecessary distress for

There is a perfectly feasible way for the uK to

leave the political structure of the Eu and

retain its trading and other relationships

without any significant disruption. For a half

hour introduction to this, please go to the

video section

www.campaignforanindependentbritain.org.uk

and click on the video marked FLEXCIT.

Eu propaganda barrage does not absolve

teachers of legal duty to provide balanced

coverage of political issues

recent exposure of the huge budget the Eu

has to spend on promoting itself, some £536

million, a significant proportion of which is

spent on propaganda sent to schools, has

provoked the independent Labour Peer, Lord

Stoddart of Swindon, to remind the teaching

profession of its legal obligations under

sections 406 & 407 of the 1996 Education Act

which charges schools to provide balance in

the presentation of political issues.

Lord Stoddart said: “The Government is

failing to ensure that schools obey the law and

provide a balanced presentation of the issues

on either side of the argument. Even if, as the

European Commission states, the material is

requested by the schools, head teachers and

school governors have a statutory duty to

ensure that political balance is achieved in the

classroom.”


other groups

NIGEL FArAGE ON

SPEAKING TOur

The Europe of Freedom and direct

democracy (EFdd), the umbrella grouping in

the European Parliament which includes uKIP

are organsing a tour of Britain by Nigel Farage

entitled “SAY NO – BELIEVE IN BrITAIN”.

The tour includes the following dates:

Sept 7

Winter Gardens, Margate

Sept 14

Park Avenue, Belfast

Sept 17

Circus Tavern, Purfleet

Oct 12

The Sage, Gateshead

Oct 23

Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Oct 24

Town Hall, Cardiff

Nov 2

racecourse, Cheltenham

Nov 6

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester

Nov 16

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Nov 20

Emmanuel Centre, London

Nov 30

Morley Town Hall, Leeds

Bookings can be made through

www.saynotoeu.com.

Global Britain have released a new briefing

paper about the Airbus 380.

The Airbus 380 illustrates the temporal &

spatial complexity of global supply chains.

Multinationals, through their Global Supply

Chains…account for 80% of global trade.

Constructing a properly-functioning Global

Supply Chain requires sustained effort and

substantial resources deployed over years,

even decades: management, equipment,

services, logistics, real estate, finance, systems

etc etc.

The Airbus 380 double-decker four-engined

airliner is an illustration of such a Global

Supply Chain.

Work on designing what was to become the

A380 began in 1994, whenAirbus decided to

develop the aircraft now known as the A380.

The design was finalised in 2001 and

manufacturing began in 2002.

WHY AIrBuS WILL

STAY IN THE uK

Major structural sections of the A380 are built

in France, Germany, Spain & the uK. due to

the sections’ large size, they are mainly

brought to the final assembly hall in Toulouse

by a specialised surface transportation system

known collectively as the Itineraire à Grand

Gabarit – “Wide-Load route”. This involved

designing and building a fleet of roll-on rolloff

(“ro-ro”) ocean- and river-going ships

and barges, the creation and re-building of

roads and bridges to accommodate oversized

road convoys.

read the whole thing: on the Global Britain

website: http://www.globalbritain.co.uk/


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