Posts Tagged ‘brexit’

STATES MEDDLE IN BRITISH POLITICS:

March 22, 2018

Eight EU leaders call on UK to hold another Brexit referendum

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/935685/brexit-news-vince-cable-lib-dems-second-referendum-eu-leaders-deny-support-latest

https://www.ft.com/content/6a997e6e-fc09-11e9-98fd-4d6c20050229

“One of my English friends is probably right when he says with melancholy that Brexit is the real end of the British Empire.” Oh really! – or maybe the European Empire? We lost ours decades ago.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-tusk-of-eu-european-union-says-uk-britain-will-become-a-second-rate-player-2132280

IDENTITY:

January 1, 2018

GREAT! to see that the ‘old’ U.K. passport is making a comeback. But because of modern technology (fitting in machines etc) it can’t be exactly like it was. But for those who yearn for the real McCoy, make a wallet and put your new pseudo ‘old’ passport in it! This wallet is made from cardboard taken from a street map and the new passport slips inside. A piece of plastic is stapled to the inside back to keep it in place. The image is copied from the Net and pasted on the front – voila! Identity back!


https://news.sky.com/story/british-passports-will-go-back-to-blue-after-brexit-ditching-eu-burgundy-11180518

ORDER, ORDER:

December 19, 2017

Newspapers have been blamed for the vitriolic reaction from social media towards those M.P.s who defeated the government over Brexit.
Newspapers have been around long before the Internet was even conceived and their existence has played a major role in British democracy. It’s not up to journalism to change its tune but for social media to put its house in order.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-dominic-grieves-theresa-may-rebellion-death-threats-a8111176.html

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/02/23/trump-supporter-76-blames-fake-news-cnn-for-threats-following-reporter-ambush.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42961028

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/915325/Theresa-May-review-British-newspaper-industry-safeguard-free-press-journalism

https://www.inews.co.uk/news/media/theresa-mays-scheme-help-local-papers-end-killing-altogether

PLEASE SIR CAN I GO TO THE TOILET?

December 16, 2017

How demeaning to see Britain grovelling to the E.U. mandarins to come to a trade deal. Apparently our homework is now good enough and we can now go out to play. I know that the “divorce” is complicated and people’s wealth and livelihoods are at stake but is it worth losing our dignity. No one really knows if we would be better or worse off without a deal. In the short term I suspect that there would be job losses and standards of living would fall but we would have recovered from that and retained our self respect.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/893171/Brexit-news-Hans-Olaf-Henkel-UK-European-Union-EU-trade-agreement

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/904519/Brexit-Spain-Andalusia-Murcia-Canary-Balearic-islands-Madrid-EU-UK-tourism

http://www.cityam.com/279194/lord-oneill-says-brexit-outlook-brighter-robust-uk-economy

Brexit ‘a mistake, not a disaster’ : ex-PM Cameron

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200165?reveal_response-yes

Now we could get caned!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-sanctions-agreement-talks-single-market-michel-barnier-theresa-may-a8198876.html

THE TRANSITION PERIOD:

The E.U. proposes to sanction the U.K. if it breaks the rules of the transition agreement. This period is intended to smooth the transition from our current trading arrangements with the E.U. and those which we want to sign with other countries. However if these new conditions prevent the U.K. from preparing for this there doesn’t seem to be much point in it; we might as well reconsider the trade deal and leave next year. A lot of countries in the E.U. have now become disenchanted with the whole project and do not want to lose any more sovereignty and some are courting a similar exit. It may be better for the E.U. to re-think the whole idea and consider something similar to the original “common market” model (Treaty of Rome 1957).

http://civitas.org.uk/content/files/TR.1.Treaty-of-Rome.pdf

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5583739/eu-removes-punishment-clause-from-draft-brexit-transition-deal-threatning-uk-with-fines/

WHY THE UNITED STATES OF EUROPE WILL NEVER HAPPEN:

December 13, 2017

THE SPIRIT OF BREXIT:

“I mean this is Magna Carta, it’s the Burgesses coming at Parliament, it’s the great Reform Bill, it’s the bill of rights, it’s so many… It’s Waterloo, it’s Agincourt, it’s Crecy, We win all these things.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/861604/Brexit-news-UK-Conservative-Party-conference-EU-Tory-Jacob-Rees-Mogg-Theresa-May-latest

BLOOMBERG GETS A SLAPPING DOWN:

He has no idea “what it is like to watch one’s country surrendering its laws, money and borders by stealth to a remote and unaccountable bureaucracy”.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/871177/Nigel-Farage-Michael-Bloomberg-Brexit-smartest-stupidest

THE EUROPEAN UNION:

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/mathew-ellery/eu-referendum_b_9514608.html

IS THE E.U. DYING?

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/08/07/brexit-will-eu-collapse-anyway.html

BREXIT: BEST PLAN.

Why don’t we stop grovelling to the E.U. and just walk away? If we don’t like what happens a few years down the line we can always rejoin under article 49. They would most likely welcome us back with open arms. And maybe by that time they would have mended their ways and made it more democratic.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1059276/eu-news-european-union-brexit-angela-merkel-emmanuel-macron-eurozone-migrant-crisis

A PROUD AND POWERFUL NATION IS HUMBLED:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6805585/theresa-may-brexit-clair-foges/#main-content

Brexit: why no deal is really a good deal

“Absolutely spot on. I voted to leave, not to have a withdrawal deal about anything.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1066049/Brexit-news-Peta-Credlin-Theresa-May-UK-EU-withdrawal-deal-referendum-trade-latest

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8150907/no-deal-brexit-deal-hope-rocco-forte-opinion/

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46885828

REFERENDA AD INFINITUM:

The result of a national referendum should be legally binding and irrevocable otherwise the process becomes a mockery. The exceptions to this would be if the situation were significantly changed or if the public were misinformed which could be determined in a court of law.

ARTICLE 50:

“If negotiations do not result in a ratified agreement, the seceding country leaves without an agreement, …”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Withdrawal_from_the_European_Union

SECOND REJECTION:

Mrs May said “… it is not within the government’s power to rule out no deal.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46901217

NO DEAL NO FEAR:

“In any negotiation, there is no strategy worse than giving the impression that you are desperate for a deal at all costs.”

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/08/whos-afraid-of-the-wto/

THIRD BREXIT VOTE REJECTED:

https://news.sky.com/story/brexiteers-support-not-enough-for-theresa-mays-withdrawal-agreement-11678159

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE:

Conservatives: -1334
Labour: -82
Spoilt ballots: >30000

Image: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images.

BREAKFAST:

yeah, just get on and deliver breakfast! Theresa May for starters and Jeremy Corbyn for afters.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/03/tories-lose-over-1200-seats-in-local-elections-as-major-parties-suffer

“professional politicians who are basically working for themselves rather than necessarily what is best for the country.”

“In a tsunami the sea goes out, and comes crashing back in. …”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8990671/local-elections-2019-results-votes-theresa-may/

“If we want order, we have to create it – through engagement, multilateralism, by accommodating what we can of the demands of rising powers and through the promotion of resilient democratic institutions.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/06/the-germans-are-making-contingency-plans-for-the-collapse-of-europe-lets-hope-we-are-too

NEW PARTY WINS BRITISH EU VOTE:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit_Party

THE PRIME MINISTER RESIGNS:

” … she’s liable to be remembered for little more than poor dancing, ill-timed coughing fits, a tearful farewell and being awkward with light banter.” – and a total disregard for democracy.

https://m.dw.com/crowned-defined-and-destroyed-by-brexit-uk-pm-theresa-may-resigns/a-49080718

https://www.observer.com/2019/05/nigel-farage-british-prime-minister/

NO DEAL:

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/new-prime-minister-intent-no-deal-brexit-cant-be-stopped-mps-0

NICE ONE BORIS!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49084605

Just get on with it – BUT …

DON’T THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATH WATER:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/society/20180305STO99003/reducing-carbon-emissions-eu-targets-and-measures

GOVERNMENT LOSES EMERGENCY VOTE:

The Prime Minister said “The MPs’ bill would “hand control” of Brexit negotiations to the EU and bring “more dither, more delay, more confusion … The people of this country will have to choose.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49573555

EARLY ELECTION THWARTED:

Opposition MP’s and Tory rebels blocked Johnson’s plans for an early election by voting against or abstaining. Although there was overwhelming support among those who voted it wasn’t enough to reach the two thirds of all MP’s necessary to trigger an election.

DARK DAY – Parliament in contempt of the people?

“These are the people who over the past 40 years have green-lighted the outsourcing of huge swathes of parliament’s authority to Brussels, and whose very efforts to destroy Brexit run counter to parliament’s own handing of that decision to us, the people, and its insistence that it would respect the decision that we made.”

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/09/03/today-was-a-very-dark-day-for-british-democracy/

FAIR PLAY:

Daily Mirror 5th September 2019

At least he’s got principles.

EDITOR:

For heaven’s sake he’s not long into his term of office. Give the guy a chance; Did you take your ‘A’ levels in your first week at college?
At a time like this we should be supporting our Prime Minister who has had the courage to stand up to the bully boys (and girls!) of the E.U.

THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE:

“They are all furious and disgusted, though the reason for their anger is pretty much split down party lines, with Conservatives MPs appalled at the opposition MPs who tried to stop John Bercow from leaving his seat in parliament, whereas Labour and other opposition MPs are angry at the proroguing of parliament. Both sides claim their opponents actions show them acting against the will of the people.”

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/09/brexit-latest-news-eu-no-deal-bill-royal-assent-boris-johnson-parliament-politics-live

“Tonight we’ve seen the sort of chaos & disgraceful behaviour that Corbyn, SNP & LibDems want for our great nation. They don’t respect parliament, democracy or the people’s vote of 2016. Only Conservatives will leave the EU & restore our sense of national pride” @Conservatives.

Adam Afriyie (@Adam Afriyie) – And the Brexit Party.

THE INCREDIBLE P.M.

‘Both are wrong. I am straining to get a deal, but I will also end the uncertainty and take us out on October 31.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7464505/Boris-Johnson-says-Britain-break-free-manacles-EU-like-Incredible-Hulk.html

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/uk-pm-johnson-likens-incredible-hulk-190915182237534.html

THE PRIME MINISTER ACTED UNLAWFULLY: THE SUPREME COURT OF ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND;

“The decision to advise her majesty to prorogue Parliament was unlawful”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49810261

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7498519/John-Bercow-summons-MPs-Boris-Johnson-loses-Supreme-Court-ruling.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9948094/brexit-supreme-court-hearing-timetable/


The Supreme Court of England, Wales and Northern Ireland

SCOTTISH INJUNCTION FAILS:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/court-rejects-latest-request-to-force-pm-to-ask-for-brexit-extension/ar-AAIoH2x?li=BBoPWjQ

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17951736.scottish-court-dismisses-bid-force-boris-johnson-ask-brexit-extension/

SECOND ATTEMPT FAILS:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/1009/1082002-brexit-court-case/

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/412844-united-europe-martin-schulz/

A NEW BREXIT AGREEMENT:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/18/the-arithmetic-is-merciless-european-newspapers-react-to-brexit-deal

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/five-reasons-why-boris-johnsons-brexit-deal-is-better-than-theresa-mays/

M.P. DELAYS BREXIT VOTE:


Sir Oliver Letwin MP

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/mps-approve-move-to-force-pm-to-seek-brexit-delay-a4265811.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50110601

EARLY ELECTION; A THIRD REJECTON:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50213548

PARLIAMENT VOTES FOR EARLY ELECTION:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50229318

“Ridiculous – the thought they can buy me, a high-paid job … ”


https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/national/18029047.farage-pulls-back-challenging-tories-300-seats/

LEAVE MEANS LEAVE

INSINCERITY:

July 8, 2017

The BBC has come under increasing criticism over its Brexit coverage.

A spokeswoman denies the criticism by saying, “The BBC takes impartiality incredibly seriously and we are covering Brexit developments in depth by examining all the perspectives and arguments. We have a wide range of voices on air and will continue to do so.”
“incredibly” – Why not simply say “The BBC takes impartiality seriously or very seriously “? This over-used word often suggests insincerity. Is the use of this word a superlative or a “Freudian slip”? The word “incredible” means unbelievable! The BBC should get its act together and play fair.

Brexiteers declare war on the BBC, accusing it of pro-Remain bias

All Women Hate Men

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_the_BBC

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4295612/BBC-slammed-ageism-TV-watchdog-Ofcom.html

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5428081/bbc-news-coverage-biased-against-brexit/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5579895/BBC-admits-tribe-Human-Planet-built-treehouses-benefit-cameras.html

GLOBAL MEDIA PROPAGANDA:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/02/russian-propaganda-western-media-manipulation

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/249329

IS GOOGLE BIASED?

https://www.rt.com/usa/462619-google-removes-veritas-report/
msn.com and newsnow.co.uk are also suspicious.

MEDIABIASFACTCHECK ANALYSIS –

MSN.com (MSN News)


Or enter into the address box:mediabiasfactcheck.com/msn-com/

FAKE NEWS:

https://www.poynter.org/news/russia-today-legitimate-fact-checker-we-did-math

https://www.rt.com/uk/410889-oxford-street-daily-mail/

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/411814-abc-flynn-fake-news/

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jul/05/newsagents-urged-to-refuse-to-sell-daily-telegraph-over-fictional-attack-on-labor

PRIME MINISTER DUPED:

https://www.rt.com/news/416024-hijab-attack-canada-false/

ARE YOU SORRY?

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/472656-francesca-obrien-putting-poor-down/

FAKE SINGING:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eurovision-fans-call-out-acts-12525661

RAPING THE PAST:

An article in some U.K. newspapers feature black and white images from world war one which have been artificially coloured.

The SUN says, “TRENCHES IN COLOUR Haunting new colourised World War 1 pics shine a new light on the horrors of war in the trenches”

The DAILY EXPRESS says, “PICTURES OF WW1 ARE PAINSTAKINGLY COLOURED TO BRING HORROR TO LIFE FOR A NEW GENERATION”

The DAILY MIRROR says, “Breathtaking photos from the end of World War One brought to life in colour for the first time”
“As Britain remembers those who lost their lives in the conflict, pictures from the end of the conflict have been painstakingly brought into the 21st Century”

The creator of the images says, “As they pass from living memory to just remember them as people and not just images in a book or old photographs in a museum is so important and colourisation brings these people into the modern day.”

_____________________________________________________________________

There’s nothing colourful about dying in a trench for your country. This trivialises the sacrifices our soldiers made for our freedoms. It’s just a cynical exercise to make money.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tales-of-hell-in-wwi-trenches-caring-428407

FANTASY OR REALITY?

June 30, 2017

If these are the opportunities that await us then we must boldly take them.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/823065/Brexit-news-leaving-EU-economic-boom-North-think-tank-boss

NICE ONE BORIS!

May 16, 2017

Britain shouldn’t be forced into conditional and protracted negotiations over different aspects of Brexit.
Each topic should be discussed independently on its own merit.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/804784/Brexit-EU-exit-negotiated-one-package-Boris-Johnson

PROUD TO BE BRITISH

April 5, 2017

But they must have the slots in them!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/786788/brexit-passport-design-uk-dark-blue-home-office-project-eu-article-50

THE PRIME MINISTER TRIGGERS BREXIT

March 29, 2017

“I hereby notify the European Council in accordance with Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union of the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the European Union …”

https://www.rt.com/uk/382674-brexit-triggers-article-50/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prime-ministers-letter-to-donald-tusk-triggering-article-50/prime-ministers-letter-to-donald-tusk-triggering-article-50