Thanks, but, there again; No Thanks!

Statement from Dutch Prime Minister……24/06/2016

We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be. Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty. We have rules to deal with this in an orderly way……..As agreed, the “New Settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union”, reached at the European Council on 18-19 February 2016, will now not take effect and ceases to exist. There will be no renegotiation.

 

Statement from Dutch Prime Minister……23/06/2017

“Really, don’t underestimate how this will impact the UK – you will pay a very high price for leaving the European Union……

 

Statement from Dutch Prime Minister….02/06/2016

“They would be very bad news for the UK, for the Netherlands and for Europe as a whole. We would be in a race to the bottom – and that is exactly what we do not want.”

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Operation Manna Operation Chowhound

In early 1945, the Dutch Prince Bernhard appealed to Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt for immediate aid to break the starvation imposed by the German operations in enemy-Occupied Holland. Once permission was received, Eisenhower gave permission for Air Commodore Geddes for planning to commence, and further approval came direct from General G. Marshall. German senior officers under Reichskommissar Arthur Seyss-Inquart were drawn into planning by Allied agents, and free-flying routes were agreed with both RAF and USAAF.

A total of 3,301 sorties were flown by British Mosquitoes and Lancaster Bombers, delivering a total of 6,680 tons of food, including tinned foods, chocolate and dried food. The food was dropped from as low as 300 feet, because the packages burst if dropped from higher altitudes. Not one shell was fired by the Germans, as they kept their promises. The Americans Third Air Force used Boeing B-17’s to deliver 4,000 tons of food in 2,268 sorties.

Three aircraft were lost, two by collision, and one by engine fire.

A commemorative plaque to thank the Royal Air Force for their help in mounting Operation Manna was presented in May 1980 by Dr W Scholten, Minister of Defence of the Netherlands and is displayed in the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, England.

Manna/Chowhound monument (“Monument voor operatie Manna”)

On 28 April 2007, British Air Commodore Andrew James Wray Geddes was honoured when a hiking trail in the Rotterdam district of Terbregge, the Air Commodore Geddespath, was named after him. This path goes past the Manna/Chowhound monument in the soundwall of the northern ringroad around Rotterdam. The official unveiling of the plaque was performed by Lieutenant-Commander Angus Geddes RN (son of Andrew Geddes) from England and Warrant Officer David Chiverton from Australia (grandson of Geddes)

Dateline December 30th, 2075

In an historic simul-video-televisor-holographic broadcast, Lord Antony Corbyn, the Prime Minister-designate and late-Leader of the Opposition’s grandson, High Court Justice and Formula One winner, has astonished the entire Nation by finding someone, acceptable to everybody, after sixty years and fifteen thousand possible candidates; to finally lead the Combined Historic-Child-Abuse / Grenfell Tower disaster  / European Parliament Massacre by Primary School-aged Serbian mercenaries / British Involvement in the Chinese Government’s Overthrow / Emperor Donald Trump’s (The hereditary Leader of AllTheAmericasNorth&SouthandCanada and grandson of the original) fourth and fifth attempts to occupy the Shetland Islands / Bank of Greater British Empire’s (Inclusive of all of Europe) legacy in owning just about all the world’s assets by legerdemain, brute force and fast talking– Inquiry.

He stated that the chosen man / woman / other / it had very recently arrived by fusion-powered rubber dinghy from the Antarctic Peninsula which was the place of his/her/its birth; had been interviewed over a three month period, and had been assessed as having no knowledge at all of any of the multitude of problems/ grievances/ allegations, and therefore could be said to be totally neutral. The Inquiry, renamed The Inquiry-Plus, will sit in the cities of London-Birmingham, Glasgow-Edinburgh and Belfast-Dublin, with a combined workforce of just over 2 million and a host of super computers.

Frederica/Fred/I-wanna-hold-your-Hand Nelson has agreed to lead the Inquiry, with his/her/it’s first words being ‘Haven’t we got a big, comfortable chair which can swivel? I’ve always wanted one of them.”