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you can smell a skunk a mile off.
« on: November 26, 2016, 05:40:10 PM »
you can smell a skunk a mile off.

Fri 25/11/2016 17:58

Article 50 author: John Olav Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard..'We"- ? native Brits are so bloody stupid that we need injections of intelligence'
LONDON — Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, a former chief British diplomat who authored Article 50, says the UK is heading for a "hard Brexit" because the debates surrounding Britain's EU membership are based on emotion rather than evidence.
Lord Kerr :  the Institute for Government 
About Brexit, Lord Kerr said "evidence-based" policy-making has been abandoned and replaced by policy-making based on emotion and appeasing the will of the public majority.
he was Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service until 2002. After leaving UK Government service he was Secretary General of the European Convention in 2002/3.
He was appointed CMG in 1987, KCMG in 1991, and GCMG in 2001. Three years later, he was created a life peer as Baron Kerr of Kinlochard, of Kinlochard in Perth and Kinross. In the House of Lords he has served on the EU Select Committee and three of its Sub-Committees, and currently is a member of its Economic Select Committee.
He is a Trustee of the Refugee Council, and a Trustee, and Deputy Chairman, of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. He was Chairman of the Court and Council of Imperial College London from 2005 to 2011; a Trustee of the National Gallery from 2002 to 2010, and the Rhodes Trust from 1997 to 2010; a Fulbright Commissioner from 2003 to 2009; a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group from 2004 to 2016 (3); and UK President of the UK/Korea Forum for the Future from 2007 to 2013.
He is Chairman of the Centre for European Reform, a Council member of the European Policy Centre (Brussels), and of Business for New Europe, a member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission, and President of St Andrew's Clinics for Children.[1]
He became a Director of Shell Transport and Trading in 2002, and chaired the group of Directors who brought about the creation in 2005 of Royal Dutch Shell plc, of which he was Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director until 2012.[2] He was a Director of Rio Tinto from 2003 to 2015. He has been a Director of the Scottish American Investment Trust since 2002, and of Scottish Power Ltd since 2009. He became Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power in 2012

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