The Bitcoin is flourishing
This digital money is meant to create transactions secure and dependable even without the nation and has quickly gained in value, particularly lately. However, the machine has a catch: the creation of Bitcoins, the so called”mining”, and also the upkeep of this Bitcoin network demand an massive computing endeavor — which costs a corresponding quantity of electricity.
Ireland insists that the border to the north remains invisible
The fact that the British Parliament rejected the Brexit Treaty by a large majority increases the risk of a disorderly Brexit. If the British leave the Union without a valid agreement, the agreed transition period will be over, during which almost nothing will change for citizens and businesses. Instead, business would suddenly be subject to the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). And they provide for customs duties — of ten percent on cars or 35 percent on dairy products — as well as customs controls.
After the bitter defeat, the British Prime Minister at least survives the vote of no confidence in parliament. Brussels, on the other hand, continues to look at London at a loss. By Björn Finke, London, and Alexander Mühlauer, Brussels
Nevertheless, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar is persistent in announcing that there will be no controls between his state and Northern Ireland under any circumstances. The Taoiseach — as his post is called in Irish — claims to have the backing of the EU: Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and heads of state and government”have stated on many occasions that they won’t need us to install physical infrastructure and commence customs controls at the boundary between Northern Ireland and Ireland,” says the conservative politician. Physical infrastructure means customs houses and parking lots to randomly check truck loads.
Advocates of Brexit sense an opportunity
Such announcements serve to reassure the Irish and secure the survival of Varadkar’s minority government in Dublin. But at the same time the quotations of Brexit enthusiasts in Britain serve as ammunition. Prime Minister Theresa May, her ministers and companies in the Kingdom are strongly warning against resignation without a treaty. They draw gloomy scenarios: The ports on the mainland and in Great Britain are not prepared for customs controls. Chaos and congestion threatened. And a visible border on the Irish island could once again trigger tensions between pro-British Protestants and those Catholics who call for unification with the Republic of Ireland in the former troubled province of Northern Ireland. Such reminders should convince parliamentarians in London to still support the Brexit Treaty.
Brexit fans who reject the agreement are therefore eager to hear Varadkar’s statements — as apparent proof that there will be no controls and that the government is running a fear campaign. The announcements from Dublin show that all supposed”issues are totally solvable”, says Steve Baker, a conservative MEP who resigned as Secretary of State from the Brexit Ministry in protest against May’s course.
The theses of Jean-Marc Puissesseau, the mind of the vent at Calais, France, will also be of little assistance to May. He announced his interface was well ready for the Brexit, whether with or without an arrangement. There will not be no chaos or permanent congestion. Logistics associations along with the management of the port of Dover on the opposite side of the English Channel accomplishes this assessment. The Brexit fans in parliament are still thrilled with Monsieur Puissesseau’s assurance.