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EFITA newsletter / 729 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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So, what has the
EU ever done for us?
Look at everything we have achieved collaboratively... UK Scientists
Here's the issue. Whilst in the UK and many other countries our national
politics are adversarial (look at the shouting and booing in the House
of Commons), on the EU level, we have a different kind of politics - collaborative.
It's a politics of getting MEPs from 28 different countries to just do
s***. That's 28 countries doing constructive long-term s*** together!
It has worked on so, so many fronts.
Now look again at our national politicians trying to tear this down with
their aggressive slogans. It's all battling, dismissive comments ("tosh!")
and looking to manipulate the public. Selfish cries of how much better
we'll do alone because we're so much better than all those other countries.
Let's imagine for a moment that we, in the UK, are somehow "better".
Then surely we should be the ones wanting to lead the neighbourhood team
and fix things up. Look at that list again. Calm collaboration works.
No slagging off necessary. Politics should be about the input from all
parties and then compromise. The reliable march forward, serving us all.
If the current debate is making your head spin, getting your heart angry
and making your gut sick... then that's precisely why we'd be screwed
in a Brexit. We can't have our future left only to cut-throat national
politicians who only know politics as manipulative messaging and battling
Look at that list again. Look at what can be achieved when we all chip
in 1% GDP, get our governments round a council and elect (via proportional
representation) individuals who can represent our interests calmly and
collaboratively in a forum of 28 countries. That's the real deal right
Why Apple Is Right to Challenge an Order to Help the F.B.I. (??? –
It is understandable that federal investigators want to unlock an
iPhone used by one of the attackers who killed 14 people in San Bernardino,
Calif., in December. And it’s understandable that the government would
turn to Apple for help. But Apple is doing the right thing in challenging
the federal court ruling requiring that it comply.
See Jordan's enormous refugee camp from the air
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