The Anonymous Widower

Walloonacy

In Brexit – Signalling Implications For The UK, I quoted this from an article on Rail Engineer.

The endless committees to discuss and agree how the standards will be implemented do not get in the way. Whilst not suitable for main line usage (at least in the foreseeable future), there could be suburban routes around cities (for example Merseyrail) that could benefit from CBTC deployment.

So when I read articles like this one on the BBC, which is entitled Ceta talks: EU vows to unblock Canada trade deal, I do wonder if the EU has got its decision-making right.

Allowing the Walloons to block the trade deal with Canada, is a bit like giving a handful of MPs, the right to block new standards on the making of sausages.

When we leave, which is something I don’t want, the EU must surely reform itself to make it a more efficient and sensible organisation.

October 22, 2016 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

European Bison

These European bison were in a reserve.

There were about fifty in the herd.

The birders in the party were excited about the number of yellowhammers. I know them well, as the birds seem to like the post-and-railed fields of studs in the Newmarket area. The birds are also regularly seen in Cambridge.

January 17, 2016 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment