Maple Syrup from Dodgy Dave



A counter to the BBC’s endless pro-EU campaign propaganda……can we have a good free trade deal and no swarms of immigrants?

Cameron insists no-one will be keen to engage with an independent Britain and arrange trade deals with us, name-checking Canada as an example of why that is not a good idea, which is odd really as he himself was pretty keen for the EU to do a deal with Canada in 2012 as such a deal would bring enormous benefits to the UK and the EU…

Cameron urges EU to strike free trade deal with Canada. TORONTO STAR

27  Jan 2012 Toronto Star, page A4

OTTAWA— British Prime Minister David Cameron is urging his fellow European leaders to move quickly to sign a free-trade deal with Canada.

He said opening up export markets for the European Union’s 27 member countries is a key part of an urgently needed effort to strengthen the continent’s economies.

“Let’s get EU free trade agreements with India, Canada and Singapore finalized by the end of the year,” he said in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

If these trade liberalization deals were in place, it could generate an additional $118 billion in economic activity in EU countries, Cameron said.


Government welcomes historic EU-Canada free trade agreement

Landmark trade deal between the EU and Canada will benefit the UK economy and businesses by over £1.3 billion a year.

The overall expected benefit to the EU is £7.9 billion and £5.6 billion for Canada each year. Canada will also gain greater access to a single market of 500 million people. The boost to Canada’s economy is C$12 billion and the equivalent to 80,000 jobs.


Hang on…free trade that’s very beneficial to the EU and Canada, amongst others?…and yet no freedom of movement of labour?  How can that be the BBC asks?  Was it the BBC asking or me?  Just me.


Would the EU lock the UK, the 5th largest economy in the world and an important trade partner with the EU, out of its markets?  Hardly seems likely when it is committed to open markets and free trade……import tariffs very low or zero…..

The EU benefits from being one of the most open economies in the world and remains committed to free trade.

  • The average applied tariff for goods imported into the EU is very low. More than 70% of imports enter the EU at zero or reduced tariffs.

  • The EU’s services markets are highly open and we have arguably the most open investment regime in the world.

  • The EU has not reacted to the crisis by closing markets. However some the EU’s trading partners have not been so restrained as the EU has highlighted in the Trade and Investment Barriers Report and the report on protectionism.

  • In fact the EU has retained its capacity to conclude and implement trade agreements. The recent Free Trade Agreements with South Korea and with Singapore are examples of this and the EU has an ambitious agenda of trade agreements in the pipeline.

And to re-emphasise that….. the EU is only 10% of world demand….there is a whole wide world of opportunity out there…..and the EU is very keen to make deals with non-EU trade partners……

Over the next ten to 15 years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside Europe. That is why it is a key priority for the EU to tap into this growth potential by opening up market opportunities for European businesses abroad. One way of ensuring this is through negotiating agreements with our key partners.



Remember why Cameron lost the 2010 election majority?…because he’s a slippery, untrustworthy supporter of the European Union who used every excuse under the sun to slip his ‘cast-iron guarantee’ for a referendum….

Conservative leader confirms U-turn on his ‘cast iron guarantee’ that a Tory government would hold a public vote on the controversial treaty.
Confirming a complete U-turn on his “cast iron guarantee” that a Tory government would hold a public vote on the controversial treaty, the party chief said the Czech Republic’s decision to ratify the agreement meant he could “no more hold a referendum on the treaty than … a referendum on the sun rising in the morning.”

David Cameron U-turn denies Britain EU referendum

BRITONS have been robbed of the chance to vote on a power grab by Brussels despite promises of a referendum.

In the wake of the Lisbon Treaty fiasco, David Cameron vowed Britain would never again give away powers to Brussels without first holding a referendum.

In a spectacular U-turn, however, Mr Cameron has now backed plans to sneak changes into the Lisbon Treaty without triggering referendums across Europe.

It is a significant victory for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was last night dining with the Camerons at ­Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire.


I imagine all Cameron’s twisting and turning on the referendum will leave the way open for a judicial review and a legal challenge as he undemocratically suppresses the Leave campaign and misuses the resources of government to campaign for what should be a lobby group interest and not a government one….the referendum is after all supposed to be a vote of the people not the bureaucracy.

And one last look at the sell-out Cameron’s untrustworthy judgement and nature…especially in light of his recent decision to make all schools academies…this is a bit ironic…from DV on ‘A Tangled Web’ in 2007


Well now, hasn’t “Call Me [Dodgy] Dave” Cameron gotten himself into a real mess following his ever-so-clever idea to abandon English Grammar Schools in order to win plaudits for the left? Faced with a continuing revolt among MPs and grassroots Tories, David Willetts, the education spokesman, has announced that in some specific areas, new grammars could be built after all.  Two weeks ago Mr Willetts and Mr Cameron said selection by ability did not work and that no more grammar schools would be built under a Tory government.

Listen, I couldn’t be more pleased than to see Cameron swing on this. His betrayal of our Grammar’s is symptomatic of his more general betrayal of Conservative values. This man is a Vichy Conservative, and he has been destroying the Party that he leads. As if you needed any further evidence of Cameron’s true values, just consider the fact that he has appointed former editor of the “News of the World”, Andy Coulson, as their head of communications and planning. The “News of the World” is a scumbag rag. The fit with Cameron is perfect.








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11 Responses to Maple Syrup from Dodgy Dave

  1. Peter Grimes says:

    Why would those countries with whom the EU has a trade deal be averse to writing trade agreements with the U.K. In exactly the same terms, after having replaced the references to the EU with ‘U.K.’ ?

    It would take a real statesman with balls to negotiate this so leaves Boy Dave out of the equation, thank goodness, as he is looking increasingly inept, emasculated and poodle-like.


  2. Owen Morgan says:

    Incidentally, US writer Michelle Malkin ( has a good recent piece on why current lax immigration policies in Canada, or “Trudeaupia” (to borrow Mark Steyn’s term), pose a serious threat to American security.

    Ezra Levant has a recent piece:

    in which he details recent failures of politically correct immigration policy in Canada.

    Our own government’s attitude to border controls is a shambles already, but the situation has been made dramatically worse by our membership of the EU, thanks, mainly, to Angela “Aber, ich liebe dich, Recep” Merkel. It is quite clear now that Brussels/Berlin intends, if Brexit fails (and within days of that), to impose annual quotas of “refugees” on us, in numbers which would probably dwarf those that, so far, Ottawa is determined to welcome into Canada.

    I don’t expect either Cameron or the beebyanka to be commenting much about that plan, in the coming weeks.


  3. Nibor says:

    This should be asked by the BBC .

    Will the EU bureaucracy go for a Pyrrhic victory , aided by some of the Powers That Be here to teach us a lesson if we leave ?

    Will they create an even bigger economic crisis in Greece , Spain , Italy , Ireland and Portugal to teach us here a lesson ?

    Will they jeapodise the future of the new democracies of the East , to teach us here a lesson .?

    Will they stymie the prospects for all the businesses in the EU , to teach us a lesson ?

    Or will they act in good faith for the other workers subject to their project , and make the separation as seamlessly as possible ?


  4. Guest Who says:

    Interesting that of the major paper front pages, such as the Graun are running with this, and the tabs more keen on a small man meeting a prince.


  5. Oaknash says:

    I did not ever think we would have another prime minister who was the equal to Blair in losing all dignity when it came to fawning over US presidents but full marks should go to Davey boy as he has definitely pulled this one off (and probably Osmarmer too if he so required).
    It was a joy too to see pictures of our red faced beaming Davey boy get a pat on the head and support from our “friend ” from across the water. Obama really does care about us his errant children to issue these warnings.
    As I read a rumour that all is not well in The Great O,s marriage – Davey Boy better make sure he washes any little blue dresses he had to wear in case they lead to trouble further down the line.
    Anyway time for me to get back to the sick bucket BAAAAAAAAARF!


  6. JimS says:

    ‘Trade Deal’ is one of those terms that is easily mis-understood.

    Suppose a country in Africa found itself to be sitting on a zinc mountain and suppose China needed more zinc for its industry but either couldn’t buy enough on the world market or would like to buy it cheaper. In that case the two countries might strike a ‘trade deal’ whereby China gets the zinc under terms agreeable to the African country. Such a deal might involve barter, China pays in rice rather than Yen, or investment, China builds and operates the mine.

    In the absence of a ‘trade deal’ the zinc gets sold on the open market under WTO rules.

    It will be a rare household that doesn’t have some item that was made in China. How can that possibly happen as neither the UK or the EU has a ‘trade deal’ with China!

    This is all part of the fog and fear ‘remain’ campaign, stuff like ‘no holidays abroad’, ‘no French wine’, etc. if we leave. How is it that we have a Canadian governor of the BoE? How come one of my friends lives in the USA? How come his son works in Australia? We aren’t in a political union with Canada, USA or Australia yet somehow all of this is happened!


    • Oaknash says:

      Problem as I see it Jim is threefold .

      1 We live in an instant gratification society. Where people have entirely unreal expectations.

      2 Many young (and middle aged people) lack the confidence to be out of their comfort zone (whether this is because most employment is now white collar, or we have suffered little in the way of any real crisis es in our society or whether it is because people have had such an easy life with the state providing for everything (even if you choose non working as a lifestyle choice -) I just dont know the reasons – but I do know that many people cannot tolerate the thought of changes to their lifestyle

      3 Politicians (including many on the Brexit side) have been dishonest or at least fearful in admitting if we leave the EU there may well be a period of adjustment (in the short term at least ). Where of course some things may well change – its common bloody sense. By not admitting/denying this it plays into the hands of the Remain side as they dictate the narrative!

      What Brexit should concentrate on is not only the positive long term changes to our society and trade that Brexit will
      bring. But also the fact that by voting for Remain then the Elephant in the Room of massive inward migration as well as the collapse of European economies is far more likely to have massive negative changes to our society and way of life.

      We seem to have become an infantised society that only wants to hear good news and is afraid of change. The undoubted truth that if you eat too much food you get fat has been scorned as fat shaming and affecting the human rights of people to eat themselves to death! I ask you what is wrong with hearing the truth!

      Unfortunately without hearing the bad news of the Remain arguments, People will still buy into the fluffy rainbow arguments of Remain side that everything is rosy in the European garden without fully realising that they are sleepwalking into oblivion!

      Seventy years ago members of our society were dying in enemy occupied Europe or having to sleep in shelters in case their home evaporated overnight. Today the main worry of most people seems to be access to broadband or mobile phone reception.

      Whilst no-one in their right mind wants to turn the clock back into a period of war. The longer we ignore these negative changes to our society caused bythe malign influence of Europe, and the longer we are unwilling to defend our culture then the more likely we are in the long term to have to go through a prolonged period of civil unrest before a new equilibrium establishes itself. And you can bet your bottom dollar Davey and his mates will be miles away when this happens.

      What that new equilibrium will be is anyones guess! We need to find the confidence to step out of the fearful shadow that the likes of Remain and Obama are painting. I just hope we have the strength to do it before it is too late.


      • Grant says:

        Bravo !


      • JimS says:

        I don’t understand why any of this fear stuff is given any credance – brexit wouldn’t be a leap into the unknown, it would be putting us into the same world as the majority of countries that aren’t in the EU.

        Supposedly intelligent people bleat on about how we need to co-operate in the modern world with other countries, which of course we do via the UN, Commonwealth, FIFA, G7 etc. etc. We don’t need to be a minority member of a club whose GDP per capita gets ever smaller as more dependent states are added to the mix, a club that gets to tell us what to do with no veto. It is like being a millionaire member of a lunch club where a majority vote decides where and what is eaten but the bill is paid by those with above average salary. Unfortunately all the new members are on benefits!


        • Oaknash says:

          Of course there are some unknowns if we Brexit as we are entering a new phase in how we do business, police our borders, manage our fisheries, Farm our land – I agree many of these are predictable and many will have a positive effect on our economy. I am sure there will be a few negative effects but these are far outweighed by the positives.
          Are we children ?
          Can we not do these things ourselves without the likes of Junker giving us his sage advice – Well according to Dave we are, and if the sheep vote for Remain he may well be right!

          Europe doesn’t want us to leave the EU as we bring a lot more to the table than we take away and of course we are another useful receptacle to stash all these surgeons and engineers from Africa and Morocco so Germany can carry on feeling good about encouraging them in and not feeling bad about 70 years ago!. Well I tell you what Fritz – you can take off your sackcloth now mate and put away your ashes cos we forgive you!!! – But I will still laugh at Fawlty Towers!

          And of course the USA under Obama wants us to stay in the EU as a bridge . F##k our economy, f##k our culture all we are is a f#####g bridge!

          Most of the mainstream politicians want to be seen as nice and not “wacist” . Well I will tell you what if wanting our culture and democratic rights and freedoms to continue . I am f#####g Hitler, and proud of it! .

          No its time for our politicians to grow some balls (if that is possible) and start telling the truth about the “bad news” if we remain not just the good news if we leave!


          • Oaknash says:

            Sorry all about the Alf Garnett impression but it really makes me feel ill watching Davey and co sucking up to a bloke who in the real world has very little time for us as a nation, but is quite willing for us to stand shoulder to shoulder with him when it suits his foreign policy !