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Australian Terms

A Deal on “Australian” Terms

Is an “Australian Terms” deal a good one?

We keep hearing that the British Government are happy to negotiate a deal with the EU on “Australian Terms”. So what is it? and Is it good? Even last week Michael Gove said

“We hope that the EU will change their position […] But I think it’s only fair also that we communicate one other thing, which is that we are ready, if required, to leave on what have been called Australian terms.” 

Michael Gove, 18 October 2020

Forgetting everything else, just to concentrate on one thing, While Australia is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, it does not yet have one.

Therefore if the UK moved to trade with the EU under “Australian terms”, it would have no favourable access to the EU market. UK businesses would face the EU’s standard WTO tariffs when trying to export to the continent, and EU businesses would face the UK’s standard WTO tariffs when trying to export to the UK.

Just to keep you in the picture!

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World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day

Did you know that on average 99.9% of people didn’t know that this was World Statistics Day!

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Attributed by Mark Twain to Benjamin Disraeli

World Statistics Day – my website of the week!

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Bug Hotel

New Multi-Storey Hotel

New Multi-Storey Hotel built on the outskirts of Stinchcombe

A new Multi-Storey has been unveiled, without planning permission, at Leaf & Ground. A popular venue on the village outskirts. The builder, Mr J. Pinch has been quoted as saying it was built from, snail shells, corks, twigs and cones.

No Planning Permission or Building Control

It is understood that the Hotel has been built without Planning Permission or Building Control and that SDC is unaware of the effect a new Multi Storey Hotel will have on the local skyline

New Tenants

Mr Pinch was hoping the the new Tenants would soon be arriving in the area and that the Hotel would soon be fully occupied.

Further advice

If you would like to complain please see the following helpful links

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Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon spotted

Peregrine Falcon in Stinchcombe?

This photo was sent in today by Gareth Jones of a bird sitting on the roof of The Cottages, Wick Lane. He believes it is a Peregrine Falcon. I don’t think he lives here, (the Peregrine that is) so he must be on holiday. Unless someone else has spotted him. If so, please let me know.

Thank you Gareth for sending this in.

PS. Gareth has lived in Wick Lane for over 50 years. Almost a local !!

Peregrine Falcon on roof in Wick Lane.

For further information on Peregrines

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father V son, bike v ebike

Lowsley-Williams v Lowsley-Williams

Or Father V Son

Filmed in and around Chavenage House this video shows an ebike ride along some of our local country lanes.

Despite being the father of an ex professional cyclist, George Lowsley-Williams, also known as Hank’s dad, hasn’t ridden a bike in over 20 years! Hank decided it was time for this to change, and invited his old man out on one of his training loops so they could ride together for the first time. Luckily for George, he had assistance in the form of an Orbea E-Bike so he could give Hank a run for his money on the hills!

“Absolutely excellent video in every way—great quality, brilliant editing, hilariously funny and in places quite touching. GCN at it’s best”. GH.

Lowsley-Williams v Lowsley-Williams – Regular Bike v eBike

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Stilton Cheese

Laugh or Cry?

Trade Deal feels the cheese squeeze

It has emerged that Liz Truss, the international trade secretary, backed away from signing a historic post-Brexit trade deal with Japan last week in support of a British cheese worth 0.007 per cent of total UK exports to the country.

Ms Truss, 45, had been hoping to announce the deal to protect £14.8 billion of UK exports to Japan after two days of negotiations with the foreign minister, Toshimitsu Motegi.

Mr Motegi flew back to Tokyo on Friday with no deal in place after Ms Truss demanded better terms for the UK’s stilton producers than the deal the UK has as part of its membership of the European Union, the Financial Times reported.

The talks will continue at an official level in an attempt to resolve the differences and have an agreement ratified before the transition period ends in December.

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Eaves Barn

Eaves Barn on Google

I noticed opens in a new windowEaves Barn is now on Google Maps (just ask John) and couldn’t resist giving him a review!

Of course no-one else in Stinchcombe is daft enough to leave a review as well…….

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