Euro elections coming up

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WILTSHIRE will go to the polls next month to decide who will represent the south west in Europe.

Wiltshire Council is part of the South West region for these elections. Voting will take place on between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, May 22 and polling cards have been sent out to households.

The results will be announced on Sunday, May 25.

More information is available at wiltshire.gov.uk.

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1:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

Do try to vote for someone who will actually represent our interests in Europe. Someone who will stand up for our citizens, fight for a better deal and attend votes, meetings and debates to ensure we get a better deal.
A vote for people whose only policy is 'we don't want to be here' or, who never attend any votes, meetings or debates and yet claim huge expenses and salaries is a wasted vote.
Not many sporting events, competitions or business deals are won by people who don't want to be there, think about it.
Do try to vote for someone who will actually represent our interests in Europe. Someone who will stand up for our citizens, fight for a better deal and attend votes, meetings and debates to ensure we get a better deal. A vote for people whose only policy is 'we don't want to be here' or, who never attend any votes, meetings or debates and yet claim huge expenses and salaries is a wasted vote. Not many sporting events, competitions or business deals are won by people who don't want to be there, think about it. karlmarx
  • Score: 2

3:03pm Wed 23 Apr 14

ColinLawson says...

We need MEPs who will turn up and fight for our interests. The NHS is threatened by international trade agreements being negotiated by the EU right now. If MEPs do not fight our corner these trade agreements will mean that the NHS will be open to take over by international corporations and there will be nothing whatsoever that we or any future UK government (of any party) will be able do about it. Just Google TTIP NHS for more info. TTIP is the real threat to our sovereignty not the EU. MEPs who take the money but don't turn up to vote will not save us.
We need MEPs who will turn up and fight for our interests. The NHS is threatened by international trade agreements being negotiated by the EU right now. If MEPs do not fight our corner these trade agreements will mean that the NHS will be open to take over by international corporations and there will be nothing whatsoever that we or any future UK government (of any party) will be able do about it. Just Google TTIP NHS for more info. TTIP is the real threat to our sovereignty not the EU. MEPs who take the money but don't turn up to vote will not save us. ColinLawson
  • Score: 3

5:03pm Wed 23 Apr 14

John Wigs says...

Cameron has been told nobody will vote for us to be any different and will not give the UK any special treatment! Perhaps coming out, we can save the money it costs us on the roads! Its very much needed!
Our present parties have not given us a vote in over 30 years to agree to a movement from a common Market to a Federal state. Not one of our political leaders really want us to leave. Certainly not Liberals or Labour. Only the Conservatives has at last (But it is to late) agreed to give us a vote in 2017!
We are told the majority of the MP's in the Conservative party now want to bring it forward!
One thing for sure, what is happening to Europe that cannot even get its finances audited year after year is suspiciously out of control.
We hear today that our Borders are almost not fit for use and we are not allowed to ask what they are here for and how long for!
For those countries in Europe but not in the market, still do business in the EU, So whats the problem? They will certainly carry on selling to us and we will carry on selling to them won't we! Now is the time to change or wait for another 30 years or more when thing will get really bad and we lose our culture with it! The talking is nearly over but this is a really needy and essential voter that should not be ignored.
Cameron has been told nobody will vote for us to be any different and will not give the UK any special treatment! Perhaps coming out, we can save the money it costs us on the roads! Its very much needed! Our present parties have not given us a vote in over 30 years to agree to a movement from a common Market to a Federal state. Not one of our political leaders really want us to leave. Certainly not Liberals or Labour. Only the Conservatives has at last (But it is to late) agreed to give us a vote in 2017! We are told the majority of the MP's in the Conservative party now want to bring it forward! One thing for sure, what is happening to Europe that cannot even get its finances audited year after year is suspiciously out of control. We hear today that our Borders are almost not fit for use and we are not allowed to ask what they are here for and how long for! For those countries in Europe but not in the market, still do business in the EU, So whats the problem? They will certainly carry on selling to us and we will carry on selling to them won't we! Now is the time to change or wait for another 30 years or more when thing will get really bad and we lose our culture with it! The talking is nearly over but this is a really needy and essential voter that should not be ignored. John Wigs
  • Score: 1

10:22am Thu 24 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

The reason the UK is attractive place to manufacture for multi-nationals like Nissan, Honda, Toyota and so on is this. To be competitive in the European Market you don't really want the extra burden of having to factor in the extra cost of having to pay import duty on your products. That tends to make your products less competitive.

"Goods imported from outside the EU require you to pay import duty and VAT, and make a declaration to customs. Imports from overseas are treated differently depending on whether the goods come from countries within the EU or from elsewhere. Within the EU, most goods can be imported with minimal customs control and, mostly, no import duty or VAT to pay.
Within the EU most goods are in free circulation. Importing goods from the EU is sometimes not termed as ‘importing’ - this is often referred to simply as a ‘movement’ of goods, or as an ‘acquisition’. The term ‘importing’ is often used with the implied meaning that the goods have come from outside the EU.

Goods can be moved freely within the EU, although VAT and excise within member states should be taken into consideration. Goods in free circulation in the EU can be moved from country to country with minimal customs control. Unless the goods are subject to excise duty, eg alcohol, or licence requirements such as agricultural goods, they generally cross borders without any special taxes and minimal import paperwork."

So technically you are correct in saying that the UK will still be doing business with Europe but, at a price which makes us significantly less competitive and therefore putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs here in the UK.
The reason the UK is attractive place to manufacture for multi-nationals like Nissan, Honda, Toyota and so on is this. To be competitive in the European Market you don't really want the extra burden of having to factor in the extra cost of having to pay import duty on your products. That tends to make your products less competitive. "Goods imported from outside the EU require you to pay import duty and VAT, and make a declaration to customs. Imports from overseas are treated differently depending on whether the goods come from countries within the EU or from elsewhere. Within the EU, most goods can be imported with minimal customs control and, mostly, no import duty or VAT to pay. Within the EU most goods are in free circulation. Importing goods from the EU is sometimes not termed as ‘importing’ - this is often referred to simply as a ‘movement’ of goods, or as an ‘acquisition’. The term ‘importing’ is often used with the implied meaning that the goods have come from outside the EU. Goods can be moved freely within the EU, although VAT and excise within member states should be taken into consideration. Goods in free circulation in the EU can be moved from country to country with minimal customs control. Unless the goods are subject to excise duty, eg alcohol, or licence requirements such as agricultural goods, they generally cross borders without any special taxes and minimal import paperwork." So technically you are correct in saying that the UK will still be doing business with Europe but, at a price which makes us significantly less competitive and therefore putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs here in the UK. karlmarx
  • Score: 3

11:58am Fri 25 Apr 14

John Wigs says...

You make sense when talking about marketing goods buts it doesn't actually stop at that does it. Almost all other countries not in the EU in and around Europe and not in the market still do business with the EU on many other goods other than cars! There are far to many regulations within the market place in Europe and you do not mention the up front money paid every single day just for the privilege of taking part, that costs all of us. Neither do you, mention a secondary level of laws issued by faceless bureaucrats on a almost monthly basis.
While the Courts of Human Rights need to exist, it is ruled by staff with little qualifications in regards to our Laws or any others. In fact the decisions made by this court pays little reflection to injured parties and seeks to protects the perpetrators rather than the innocent! We cannot now turf criminals out of our country!
Europe has grown without due process of a legal vote since growing from a common market. Countries have joined that are not fiscally sufficient to take a full part are embraced and we are now beginning to see the trouble this will bring to us all.
You make sense when talking about marketing goods buts it doesn't actually stop at that does it. Almost all other countries not in the EU in and around Europe and not in the market still do business with the EU on many other goods other than cars! There are far to many regulations within the market place in Europe and you do not mention the up front money paid every single day just for the privilege of taking part, that costs all of us. Neither do you, mention a secondary level of laws issued by faceless bureaucrats on a almost monthly basis. While the Courts of Human Rights need to exist, it is ruled by staff with little qualifications in regards to our Laws or any others. In fact the decisions made by this court pays little reflection to injured parties and seeks to protects the perpetrators rather than the innocent! We cannot now turf criminals out of our country! Europe has grown without due process of a legal vote since growing from a common market. Countries have joined that are not fiscally sufficient to take a full part are embraced and we are now beginning to see the trouble this will bring to us all. John Wigs
  • Score: 0

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