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  • Jeremy Corbyn just signalled that Labour won't try and block Brexit

    11/03/2016 4:11:11 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 24 replies
    BIA ^ | 4th November 2016 | Shehab Khan
    Jeremy Corbyn indicated that the Labour Party will not try and block Britain’s departure from the European Union after the pivotal High Court ruling in London on Thursday said that Prime Minister Theresa May has to get approval from parliament to trigger Article 50. “Labour respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union,” the Labour Party leader said in a statement. “But there must be transparency and accountability to parliament on the terms of Brexit.”
  • Public trust in Facebook and Twitter has fallen to new low, study finds

    01/22/2018 9:44:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 January 2018 • 8:37AM
    Trust in social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter has reached a new low, a major credibility survey has warned, over concerns they do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites. Most people think the online companies are not regulated enough (64 percent) and lack transparency (63 percent), according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Just over half (57 percent) believe social media firms take advantage of users’ loneliness, and 62 percent think they are selling people’s data without their knowledge. A third (34 percent) do not think social media...
  • Brexit Talks: If the EU Doesn't Negotiate in Good Faith, Britain May Go it Alone

    01/11/2018 1:01:27 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-11-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, one of the most influential Brexit spokesmen, had a meeting with EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier yesterday. Although Barnier didn't want to meet with Farage initially, he eventually relented to the British politician's requests. Their meeting was scheduled, and the two men spoke about the negotiations between Britain and the EU about the former leaving the union. Farage was adamant about speaking personally with Barnier because he wanted "to make sure Barnier heard some pro-Brexit views that I suspect the Conservative government has not yet explained to him." It became clear early on in the...
  • Theresa May forced to step in to stop blazing row between Cabinet Ministers over defence funding

    12/09/2017 11:56:10 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | December 10, 2017 | Ryan Sabey
    THERESA May stepped in to stop a blazing row between two top Cabinet Ministers, it emerged last night. Tensions between Chancellor Philip Hammond and new Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson over defence funding boiled over in a heated Commons row. The PM was forced to step in and break up the ‘toe to toe’ row during a Brexit vote on Wednesday night. A source said: “She made it clear the two of them should grow up and calm down. “After slugging it out toe to toe, they trudged off like naughty schoolboys.” One Tory MP said: “The PM could see it...
  • Andrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race (Theresa May will be next UK PM)

    07/11/2016 4:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 62 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 July 2016
    Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK PM - with Theresa May now set to succeed David Cameron. Mrs Leadsom said she did not believe she had sufficient support to lead a "strong and stable government". She also said a nine-week leadership campaign at such a "critical time" for the UK would be "highly undesirable". The energy minister said Mrs May was "ideally placed" to implement Brexit, and wished her the "greatest success". A source close to the energy minister told BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg "the abuse has been...
  • Andrea Leadsom speech to be Prime Minister (She's impressive - Video)

    07/05/2016 6:26:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Video Link
  • Theresa May: Cutting EU migration will have to wait (She doesn't get it)

    07/03/2016 4:31:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Voters will have to wait before migration can begin to be cut despite Britain deciding to leave the European Union, Theresa May has warned. The Home Secretary, who is the front-runner in the Conservative leadership election, promises to reform the EU’s rules on “free movement” of people, which currently allow an unlimited number of migrants to move to the UK to live and work. However, she stops short of promising to abolish free movement altogether, warning that it will “take time” before the numbers of immigrants come down. The issue of cutting migration is one of the critical battlegrounds in...
  • May And Leadsom Fight For Leadership As Gove Out (Breaking news)

    07/07/2016 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16:23, UK, Thursday 07 July 2016 | Sky News
    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out for the Conservative leadership after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest in the second round of voting.
  • Nigel Farage interview | Bass Cover

    07/06/2016 9:46:02 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | Seb Read Music
    Jamming to some classic Farage.
  • Who are the people who elect Britain's next Prime Minister? (interesting info)

    Britain's next prime minister, tasked with negotiating the country's exit from the European Union, will be chosen by Sept. 9 following a vote of the ruling Conservative Party's 150,000 grassroots members. After two votes by Conservative lawmakers, the two candidates for the job are interior minister Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, a junior energy minister. For more information on the candidates see: Below are the key details of how the next leader is chosen and who gets to decide: *snip* WHAT DO THEY WANT NEXT? - A YouGov poll conducted after the referendum showed 63 percent of the party's members...
  • Johnson pulls out of Tory leader race

    06/30/2016 3:57:24 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 53 replies
    Breaking: Boris Johnson: I'm not standing as Tory leader
  • Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup

    06/26/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the middle of this transformation is none other than Boris Johnson, the leader of the successful "Leave" campaign, who however has cause to celebrate tonight because according to the Sunday Times, the former London mayor has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister. Justice minister Michael Gove, who together with Johnson led the "Leave" campaign, called Johnson on Saturday to say he would back him for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Reuters added. The Sunday Times said interior minister Theresa May was expected to enter the leadership contest in the...
  • David Cameron announces resignation as UK votes to leave EU

    06/24/2016 5:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 101 replies
    -excerpt- He said that "the British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected... the will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered." "There can be no doubt about the result." Cameron gave no timetable for his departure, but said that he wanted a new leader to be in place by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor who campaigned for the UK's departure from the EU, is tipped by bookmakers as Cameron's likely successor. Johnson, who was greeted by a booing crowd...
  • British voters unleash a transatlantic tsunami And it's headed for American shores.

    06/24/2016 7:39:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Joseph J. Schatz and Ben White
    LONDON — British voters didn’t just shock the world and the financial markets by voting to leave the European Union hours ago: They also ignored President Barack Obama, handed Hillary Clinton a potential economic burden and injected new energy into the populist currents roiling politics on both sides of the Atlantic. The surprise 52 percent - 48 percent result in favor of leaving the European Union — which British networks projected just before 5 a.m. local time — came after a tense night of vote-counting throughout the United Kingdom. British Prime Minister David Cameron later announced he's resigning, citing a...
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "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," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 76 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a “contagion” of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be “very, very foolish” to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...
  • Brexit live: David Cameron to step down over EU referendum result

    06/24/2016 12:37:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 143 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 June 2016 | Andrew Sparrow, Matthew Weaver
    Quote from CameronI was absolutely clear [in the referendum] about my belief that Britain is stronger, safer and better off inside the European Union. And I made clear the referendum was about this and this alone, not the future of any single politician, including myself. But the British people have made a very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everthing I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months. But I do not think...
  • Polls give boost to Cameron's fight against Brexit

    06/18/2016 11:31:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 18, 2016 | William Schomberg and Paul Sandle
    The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union regained its lead in two opinion polls published on Saturday, giving a boost to Prime Minister David Cameron who is battling to avoid a historic "Out" vote in Thursday's referendum. A third poll also showed a change in momentum in favor of the "In" camp and Cameron got the backing of a leading newspaper when the right-leaning Mail on Sunday urged its readers to vote to remain in the EU. "We are now in the final week of the referendum campaign and the swing back towards the status quo appears to...
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

    06/16/2016 9:14:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Express ^ | June 17, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    With just a week until the EU referendum, the under-fire Tory leader is priced at 5/2 to leave Downing Street before the end of June. William Hill has also cut its odds on George Osborne to cease to be Chancellor by the end of this year – from 7/4 to 5/4. It comes after 65 Tory MPs vowed to vote against Osborne's proposed "emergency Budget" of swingeing cuts in the event of Brexit. Vote Leave campaigner and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson is 5/2 favourite to replace Mr Cameron while Mr Osborne is priced at 9/2. Pro-EU Home Secretary Theresa May...
  • Britain's authority within EU will rise after 'In' vote: PM Cameron

    06/12/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:06pm BST | Kylie Maclellan
    Britain’s influence in the European Union will be stronger if it votes to remain in the bloc in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday with the latest polls showing Britons almost evenly split over whether to stay or go. One poll published late on Saturday gave a two-point lead to supporters of “Remain” and the other showed those in favor of Brexit were one point ahead. In an interview on BBC television, Cameron — whose “In” campaign has been branded as scaremongering by pro-Brexit supporters for warning of the risks of quitting the 28-nation EU...