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What did the EU ever do for you?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by eljefeb90, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Exactly. I don't think the trade association had a lot to do with it.
  2. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    You didn't ask a question. You made a statement.
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    And another smart avoiding move!

    The question is whether this "£20bn boost" is actually a new money 'Brexit Dividend' or would have been given anyway.
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You can either have 5 minutes or the full half hour!
  5. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    This demonstrates the (I am trying not to insult) lack of appreciation of how the world works. If you want self interest to come out of foreign aid, or us spending money abroad, you only have to realise that most (all?) of the world's aggression between countries is caused by inequalities. The more we can help the rest of the world to be more equal, the safer our world we will be.
    eljefeb90, chelsea2 and jubilee like this.
  6. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    this is sadly becoming more common.......ugh!
  7. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    The realisation that self interest is served by thinking of others? Or that aggression between cultures and countries is growing?

    With the second, I think we had actually made progress within the EU. How many times over our history have we been at war with France, Germany, Spain, Italy and many others and when was the last time?
  8. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    In answer to the thread title: taken away my voice and my say as a uk voter. And put politics where I do not wish it to be.
    oldsomeman and blazer like this.
  9. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Didnt the Blair and Brown team do similar tricks and keep offering 'new ' money towards ideas but in fact recycled money as they never seemed to spend it? I rememeberBown offering 3 lots which was never actully 'used' if i rememeber the economic research on it/
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  10. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    do you not vote in EU elections then ?
    ilovesooty and jubilee like this.
  11. Tartuffe

    Tartuffe Occasional commenter

    To go back to the original question. Cornwall has received funding on a large number of projects over the years. Ironically also voted leave as a county.

    1. Newlyn Fish market

    Newlyn Harbour. The town's fish market secured £1.3m from the EU this summer to become best in South West

    Newlyn fish market could become "one of the best in the South West, if not the country" after winning £1.3million for a major refurbishment.

    EU funding: £1.3m

    2. Extension to Bickland Industrial Park, Falmouth

    The Bickland Industrial Estate has received almost £3.5m in EU funding

    EU funding: £3.4m

    3. A30 Carland - Chiverton Cross

    The Chiverton Cross A30 road scheme has received £8m from the EU

    EU funding: £8m

    Match-funding: £2m

    4. Delivering research, development and innovation in marine technology

    The Hayle Marine Renewables Business Park received £6.9m from the EU to get off the ground

    EU funding: £6.9m

    5. The A30 Business Park phase 1

    The A30 Business Park phase 1 has received £2.7m in EU funding with the aim to create more jobs along the A30 corridor

    EU funding: £2.7m

    Total funding: £3.1m

    6. Aerohub Enterprise Zone

    EU funding: £4.4m

    Cornwall Council funding: £3.2m

    7. CETO Wave Energy

    The Wave Hub has received £10m in EU funding to produce renewable energy in Cornwall from waves

    EU funding: £9.6m

    8. Cornwall Business Start-up

    Cornwall Business Start-up delivers bespoke support to new enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

    EU funding: £5.9m

    9. Cornwall New Energy

    Cornwall New Energy aims to develop the local energy market and ensure that enterprises and communities will benefit from more local ownership and operation of energy generation and supply.

    EU funding: £2.7m

    10. Cultivator Business Support

    Based in Redruth, Cultivator Business Support will work with businesses in the creative industries — from start-ups to established enterprises — to help them achieve their growth potential.

    EU funding: £2m

    ESF (European Social Fund) investment: £998,975

    11. Engagement and activity for the unemployed

    Encouraging the unemployed back into employment is one area which has received funding from the EU

    EU funding: £12.9m

    12. Export for Growth

    Helping Cornish businesses export is an area which received funding from the EU

    EU funding: £2.4m

    13. Family and Community Essential Skills

    The EU has given Cornwall money to help eradicate in work poverty

    ESF investment: £540,111

    14. Financial Readiness Project

    Cornwall has received money to help its businesses get ready for growth

    ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) investment: £2,984,900

    15. Hall For Cornwall – QuayWorks

    QuayWorks, a creative hub providing office and meeting space for businesses in the creative sector, will be constructed as part of the redevelopment of Hall For Cornwall.

    ERDF investment: £2.1m

    16. Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) Support team

    The Growth Programme in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has benefited from EU investment

    EU funding: £3m

    ESF investment: £1.9m

    17. Invest in Cornwall

    This will be done through the Cornwall Brand initiative and by attracting and supporting businesses in certain smart specialisation sectors (marine renewables and aerospace and related advanced engineering).

    EU funding: £1.7m

    18. Isles of Scilly Technical Assistance

    Working with the islands' public, private and voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors the technical assistance team helps organisations develop projects that are eligible, compliant and good value.

    EU funding: £617,337

    19. Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme

    This scheme, managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly, will make investments of between £1,000 and £100,000 in small and medium sized enterprises on the islands. It aims to generate long term, sustainable business growth and to create higher value jobs.

    ERDF investment: £1.4m

    20. Jubilee Pool Geothermal Heat Project

    This project will use renewable geothermal energy to heat a section of Jubilee Pool, Penzance's art deco lido. A geothermal well will be drilled next to the pool making heat available throughout the year.

    ERDF investment: £1.5m

    21. Launchpad

    Launchpad at Falmouth University has been given funding for a second year to help young start-up get off the ground.

    EU investment: £9.8m

    22. Outset Cornwall

    Outset Cornwall provides tailored support for individuals who want to start their own business

    EU investment: £3.4m

    23. Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme (LMAP)

    The Local Manufacturing Advisory Programme will support manufacturing businesses improve and grow.

    EU investment : £124,932

    24. Skills for Young People

    Skills for Young People will provide skills development for young people who are not in education, employment or training

    ESF investment £1.3m

    25. St Erth Multi Modal Hub

    This project will develop the area around St Erth railway station as a transport hub serving West Cornwall

    ERDF investment: £5.4m

    26. Superfast Business

    Superfast Business will enable businesses to better understand and exploit the opportunities offered by superfast broadband that can help them develop new products or services, reach new markets and improve business performance.

    ERDF investment: £3m

    27. Supported Pathways for Progressive Employment – Business Sector Led

    European Social Fund (ESF) investment is being used to provide support for employees who wish to develop their skills and enhance their career prospects.

    ESF investment: £2.6m

    28. Supported Pathways for Progressive Employment – Individuals in the Workforce

    This project and 'Supported Pathways for Progressive Employment—Business Sector Led' will provide support for employees who wish to develop their skills and enhance their career prospects.

    ESF investment: £2.6m

    29. Upskilling the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sector

    Upskilling the workforce is one of the EU's priorities when it comes to funding

    ESF investment: £730,000

    30. Unlocking Innovation Potential (UIP)

    Cornwall's tech companies are working hand in hand with education providers to boost IT skills in the county

    EU investment: £3.7m

    31. Widening Participation through Skills

    Delivered by Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall College and the University of Exeter, this project aims to broaden participation in higher level skills by raising aspirations and awareness of opportunities, particularly supporting those least likely to enter higher or further education.

    ESF investment £1.5m
  12. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    I do not get to vote on every eu law change like Irish citizens do. Why do you?
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2019
  13. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Perhaps if the Remain campaign had concentrated on that, instead of trying to discredit the Leave campaign, more voters in Cornwall might have voted for Remain?
  14. nervousned

    nervousned Senior commenter

    I assume then that you are in favour of a confirmatory vote on the withdrawal agreement, being in favour of a personal vote on such decisions.
  15. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Another vote yes to follow through with 'how' we leave - as we have already voted of course to leave. And that discussion has been had and won by winning voters- been there done that. So do you get to vote on changes in eu law or not?
  16. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    Beat me to it.............i shan't hold my breath for anything other than deflection......kinda like they didn't answer what i actually said.....:rolleyes:
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  17. Bobbbs

    Bobbbs Occasional commenter

    I'm an Irish citizen. Since when did I get to vote on every single EU law?

    Oh, you mean Lisbon? Well, you already know about why it was voted on twice, right? You definitely know about how we negotiated to get what we wanted, then allowed the people to vote again etc etc.

    Seeing as, from experience, the English rarely have a clue about Irish history, I'd leave us out of this one. You're not going to come out looking very well.
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  18. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Seeing as I was raised in Ireland and now live in the uk, I will give you clarity.. Irish citizens do hold a trump card when it comes to some big laws the eu. Its a 'special case'.
  19. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Absolutely wrong. The Irish have voted in around 10 referendums on EU constitutional changes since they joined in 1973. Surely you are not claiming that the EU has only had 10 law changes in the last 45 years?
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  20. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    If you look at my last post and keep up you will see this clarified further . Surely you read it? Or did it 'absolutely' pass you by? Indeed Ireland has been a 'special case' for some time.

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