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  • City relief as EU gives no-deal green light for clearing houses

    02/19/2019 4:51:18 AM PST · by vikingd00d · 3 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2019 Feb 18 | MICHAEL BOW AND RUSSELL LYNCH
    Europe stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit on Monday after giving key parts of the City of London temporary access to EU customers in the event of a cliff-edge departure. The European Securities and Markets Authority, the EU financial regulator, has granted three UK-based clearing houses — LCH, ICE Clear Europe and LME Clear — licences to carry on doing business with European-based customers over the next 12 months even if politicians fail to strike an agreement. London dominates clearing for derivatives traded by European customers and clears nearly all over-the-counter derivatives, mainly interest-rates swaps, traded in euros. Clearing...
  • Honda confirms Swindon car plant closure

    02/19/2019 12:29:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | February 19, 2019
    Honda has confirmed it will close its Swindon car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. The Japanese company builds 150,000 Honda Civics in Swindon a year, of which some 90% were exported to the EU. The decision comes just weeks after Nissan switched plans to build its X-Trail SUV from the UK to Japan. Car manufacturers have said they are concerned about continued uncertainty surrounding the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. The industry has also been hit by falling demand in China and a slowdown in diesel sales. And a new EU-Japan trade deal will...
  • Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy

    02/18/2019 9:32:20 AM PST · by MNDude · 37 replies
    Across Europe, conspiracy theories that mix old antisemitic tropes with new ones that demonise migrants and Muslims have gained huge traction since the refugee crisis in 2015. A recent study showed that a stunning 60% of Brits believe in at least one conspiracy theory. The ideas that a cabal of global elites run the world, that there is a plot to replace white English natives with Muslim migrants and that the authorities are covering up immigration numbers are among the most commonly held. In QAnon forums, it is hard to overlook the holy mess of logical fallacies and contradictions. Its...
  • Honda to stun ministers with closure of Swindon factory

    02/18/2019 6:44:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | February 18, 2019 | Mark Kleinman
    Honda is preparing to announce the closure of its factory in Swindon, dealing a devastating blow both to its 3,500-strong workforce and ministers' hopes that the UK will remain an elite manufacturing economy after Brexit. Sky News has learnt that the Japanese car manufacturer could disclose the plan as soon as Tuesday morning.
  • Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party citing Brexit 'betrayal', anti-Semitism

    02/18/2019 6:30:55 AM PST · by Dahoser · 10 replies
    Rooters ^ | 2-18-2019 | Elizabeth Piper
    Seven Labour lawmakers quit on Monday over leader Jeremy Corbyn’s approach to Brexit and a row over anti-Semitism, saying Britain’s main opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left”. In a direct challenge to Corbyn, the seven centrist MPs said they were courting others from across parliament to join their group, saying “enough is enough” in keeping silent over their doubts about the Labour leader’s fitness for office. United by a desire for a second referendum on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, now that the likely terms of the divorce are known, they...
  • Prince Charles blames “foreign Jews” for Middle East conflict, calls on US to confront...

    11/12/2017 6:30:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/12/17 | Robert Spencer
    This may offer some insight into why the UK government is inviting in so many Muslims, and doing everything it can to appease and accommodate them, even to the extent of letting Muslim rape gangs run wild for years, with British authorities too afraid of being called “racist” and “Islamophobic” to do anything about: key members of the British political elite, including Prince Charles, don’t find the Islamic supremacist world view, particularly in its hatred of and paranoia toward Jews, all that different from its own.“Prince Charles blames ‘foreign Jews’ for Middle East turmoil in 1986 letter,” by Chantal Da...
  • Future German Leader Calls for EU Army to Avoid Being ‘Plaything’ of U.S., China, Russia

    02/08/2019 10:55:21 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 2/8/2019 | V Friedman
    The woman largely expected to take over as chancellor of Germany has echoed calls by her mentor Angela Merkel and French ally Emmanuel Macron for a “European army” to avoid becoming a “plaything” of Russia, China, and the United States on the global stage. Dr Merkel’s successor as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (also referred to as AKK) made the comments on Tuesday during a speech in the EU capital Brussels where she outlined her party’s campaign themes ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.
  • Delingpole: Why Is Britain’s Richest Man – Sir Jim Ratcliffe – Moving to Monaco? Ask Ayn Rand…

    02/17/2019 6:22:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 2-17-2019 | Delingpole
    Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe (worth £21 billion) is leaving the United Kingdom and the European Union for tax exile in Monaco, depriving the Treasury of up to £4 billion in tax. This is more tax than the entire bottom 40 percent of the British population pay: that’s because none of them pays any tax at all. To understand why Ratcliffe is leaving, you need only glance at the reaction on social media.
  • Snowflakes Karl Marx’s Grave Vandalized, Leftists Cry

    02/17/2019 12:06:55 PM PST · by budj · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 16, 2019 | Peter D'Abrosca
    The same group of petulant Marxist trash that gets its jollies from the vandalization and destruction of Confederate and United States history is upset Saturday, after finding that their beloved namesake’s grave been attacked in the same manner. “This is horrific. I’m at Highgate Cemetery and Karl Marx’s grave has been attacked AGAIN.
  • Harry and William to 'Split their Staff in an Effort to Ease Tension' between them and their Wives

    02/17/2019 10:46:20 AM PST · by Cecily · 127 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 17, 2019 | Ian Gallagher
    Prince William and Prince Harry are expected to divide their shared household in the next few weeks to help ease tensions between them and their wives. Courtiers have also suggested that the ending of their ‘double act’ and the creation of separate courts reflects their changing responsibilities. It is understood the key split will be in their communications team. In recent months, the Palace has struggled to contain a tide of negative Meghan headlines, with aides understood to be frustrated that their advice would occasionally fall on deaf ears.
  • Hundreds stranded as British airline collapses

    02/17/2019 9:51:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/17/19 | Gregory Katz
    LONDON — Hundreds of passengers throughout Europe have been stranded by the abrupt collapse of the British regional airline Flybmi. British Midland Regional Limited, which operates as Flybmi, said it’s filing for administration - a British version of bankruptcy - because of higher fuel costs and uncertainty caused by Britain’s upcoming departure from the European Union. “Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and a lack of confidence around bmi’sability to continue flying between destinations in...
  • The War On Churchill

    02/15/2019 3:11:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/15/19 | ScotchOikos
    The character and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill is once again under assault by the radical left. Why are they going after him? What about other beloved “heroes” from history? Should our civilization even have founding heroes and myths?
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/15/2019

    02/15/2019 5:10:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will take executive action invoking emergency powers to help secure the nation's southern border and sign the bill coming out of Congress that only provides limited funding for a border barrier. A figure of eight billion dollars in spending on a barrier...... From Syria a local media report that Russian military police in the area of the Kurdish city of Manbij are operating joint patrols with the Turkish military..... It was called a conference on "peace and security in the Middle East". Some 60 nations represented at the conference in Warsaw this but only two nations with high...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 2/13/2019

    02/13/2019 3:41:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump praising the work of Senator Richard Shelby, Republican of Alabama, in reaching a deal for funding a barrier on the nation's southern border..... He was arrested in Mexico just over two years ago, escaped from prison there twice, then extradited to the United States last year and now Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman found guilty of ten federal charges in New York Tuesday..... The leader of the "New Right" Party in Israel, Naftali Bennett, says that religious Israelis are used by Benjamin Netanyahu at election time, but then he abandons them afterwards..... The messaging and the message from Prime...
  • With Iran squeezed out, U.S. oil takes on new rivals in Europe

    02/11/2019 10:04:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 11, 2019 | By Olga Yagova and Devika Krishna Kumar
    Only a few years ago, before the hydro-fracking and shale revolution overturned the economics of U.S. oil production, the United States was the world's largest oil importer by far and prohibited exports of oil by law. Now shipments of U.S. crude into Europe have just hit a new record. January imports were 630,000 barrels per day, still - behind Russia and Iraq but above other OPEC producers including Nigeria and Libya. Higher U.S. crude exports have been helped by lower supplies of Iranian and Venezuelan crude, which Washington has put under sanctions, scaring buyers across the world. In the whole...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/11/2019

    02/11/2019 4:45:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Chinese government media has produced a video purported to be that of a Muslim Uighur musician reported to have died in a Chinese detention facility. The video dated Sunday shows Abdurehim Heyit saying he is in good health..... The ISIS holdouts are under assault from the US backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in what is reported to be the final assault to take the Islamic State out..... Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat Senator from Minnesota, announced her candidacy for President Sunday..... Politics in Israel and Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, ordered a probe into...
  • Chimps use branches to build ladder in daring zoo escape

    02/10/2019 12:14:58 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 10, 2019 | Associated Press
    Zookeepers say a group of chimpanzees used branches weakened by a storm to make a ladder and escape from their enclosure at the Belfast Zoo. Video filmed Saturday by visitors to the Northern Ireland zoo showed several primates scaling a wall and perching atop it, with one walking down a path outside the enclosure. Zookeeper Alyn Cairns said trees in the chimps’ enclosure had been weakened by recent storms, allowing the animals to break them and fashion a ladder to escape.
  • A 'Duty to Hate Britain'

    03/27/2018 10:31:13 AM PDT · by cutty · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | March 27, 2018 | Douglas Murray
    At Brooklands College in July 2017, Ahmed Hassan was awarded a prize as "student of the year". He used the £20 Amazon voucher he received to purchase the first of the ingredients he needed to build his bomb. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave seems almost to suggest that "violating" the law of the Quran and Islam is an offense in itself -- one worth noting alongside the crime of putting a bomb on a packed commuter train. ... Ahmed Hassan .. left a homemade bomb on the train. At Parson's Green tube station, the device detonated. Fortunately for the commuters, which included...
  • Remember the tiny baby balloon in England? You'll LOVE what Italians did

    02/09/2019 7:41:09 PM PST · by MNDude · 49 replies
    It's Yuge!
  • The E.U.: Hell hath no fury

    02/09/2019 2:01:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nicholas J. Kaster
    In the midst of negotiations to implement Brexit, E.U. president Donald Tusk sneered that there was “a special place in hell” for those who pushed Brexit “without a plan,” a comment seemingly designed to foil an agreement. The Brexiteers have responded in kind. Nigel Farage tweeted that after Brexit, “we will be free of unelected bureaucrats like you and run our own country.” He added, “Sounds more like heaven to me.” Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP, said that Tusk’s comment “shows exactly why the British people rejected the EU in the first place.” “Britain is implementing the will of the people,”...