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  • Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

    10/21/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 21, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most baffling reactions among liberals since 2016 was to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. I reside in England, and saw tweet after tweet from the Max Boots and Tom Nichols of the world on why these two, and Brexit and the election of Trump, are exactly the same. The reality, as always, is a lot more complicated. There is of course similarity in both events. Both were a rebel yell against orthodoxy in the respective countries. In the United States, it was by masses of people who oppose the elites’ conventional wisdom, from mass immigration from...
  • Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request, UK says

    10/20/2019 11:21:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Reuters
    LONDON – The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. The Brexit maelstrom has spun wildly in the past week between the possibility of an orderly exit on Oct. 31 with a deal that Johnson struck on Thursday and a delay after he was forced to ask for an extension late on Saturday. Johnson’s defeat in the British parliament over the sequencing of the ratification of his deal exposed the prime...
  • Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson's deal

    10/20/2019 11:05:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Parliament must be given "a straight up-and-down vote" on the PM's Brexit deal, No 10 says, after MPs delivered a major blow to his strategy on Saturday. Boris Johnson was forced by law to send a letter asking the EU for a new delay on Brexit, but did not sign it. The PM now wants MPs to say a clear "yes" or "no" to the deal on Monday, adding: "We cannot allow Parliament's letter to lead to Parliament's delay." It will be up to Speaker John Bercow to decide whether to allow the vote.
  • Boris Johnson set for Brexit showdown in historic day for UK politics

    10/18/2019 11:18:47 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | October 19, 2019 | Davide Reid
    After Theresa May’s three failed attempts to win over lawmakers, current U.K. leader Boris Johnson will put his own Brexit deal to the test during a historic Saturday sitting of the British Parliament. The House of Commons will sit from 9.30 a.m. London time “until any hour,” according to the latest agenda paper. The House is sitting on a Saturday for the first time since 1982, when the U.K. was at war with Argentina.
  • How to Pretend to Understand the Brexit Deal

    10/18/2019 12:28:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Barrons (Dow Jones) ^ | October 18, 2019 | Jack Hough
    Much of the discussion has seemed like an egg-centered debate: soft or hard, but it won't be over easy. A soft Brexit means staying closely aligned with the EU on trade, and is favored by Britons who oppose leaving. Hard means a clean break, and that could cost an estimated 9% of GDP cumulatively, along with 450,000 jobs. Pro tip: If a Brexit discussion gets too detailed, scare the other party off by insisting that a hard exit would "force the BOE back to the ZLB with more QE." Just in case your bluff is called, that's Bank of England,...
  • EU's Juncker says no need for more Brexit delay (Breaking: Agreement reached)

    10/17/2019 8:29:21 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 39 replies
    Times of India ^ | Oct 17, 2019
    BRUSSELS: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on their Brexit withdrawal deal on Thursday and said it meant there should be "no further delay". "We have a deal, and this deal means there is no need for any kind of prolongation," Juncker told reporters as he welcomed the British leader to EU headquarters ahead of summit talks. British MPs are expected to vote on the deal on Saturday. Pro-EU parliamentarians hope they can defeat it and Brexit can still be delayed to allow a general election or a new referendum on whether to leave the EU...
  • Johnson Finally Has Brexit Deal With The EU

    10/17/2019 2:53:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Colson, Adam Bienkov and Adam Payne
    LONDON - Boris Johnson has agreed the terms of a Brexit deal, paving the way for a historic vote in the UK parliament which could finally see the UK leave the European Union. Negotiators in the Belgian capital worked intensively on Tuesday and Wednesday to agree a revised version of the withdrawal agreement, which is set to be put before the UK Parliament on Saturday.
  • Barnier sets Johnson a midnight deadline for Brexit concessions

    10/15/2019 11:43:47 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 15 Oct 2019 | Daniel Boffey
    Michel Barnier has set Boris Johnson a midnight deadline to concede to EU demands and agree to a customs border in the Irish Sea or be left with nothing to take to the Commons.
  • Is Boris Johnson Actually Winning?

    10/15/2019 3:03:35 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 15th October 2019 | Tom McTague
    Boris Johnson has not won a single vote in the House of Commons... ..... And yet, despite everything, an intriguing question is bubbling up in London, even among some of those predisposed to hate anything Johnson does or stands for: Is he winning? ..... Whatever else can legitimately be leveled at Johnson’s door, he cannot (yet) be accused of making the same mistake. He has defined what he wants from Brexit—maximum sovereignty and no more delays. The rest of his policy flows from there. ..... Johnson’s political strategy at home is also showing early signs of success. In contrast to...
  • Liberal Democracy vs. Transnational Progressivism: The Ideological Civil War Within the West

    12/12/2002 6:53:12 PM PST · by Remedy · 112 replies · 5,115+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | October 26, 2001 | John Fonte
    In an article in the Wall Street Journal, on October 5, 2001, Francis Fukuyama declared that his "end of history" thesis remains valid twelve years after he first presented it shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Fukuyama’s core argument was that after the defeat of Communism and National Socialism, no serious ideological competitor to Western-style liberal democracy was likely to emerge in the future. Thus, in terms of political philosophy, liberal democracy is the end of the evolutionary process. To be sure, there will be wars and terrorism, but no alternative ideology with a universal appeal...
  • House Democrats call for ambassador to E.U. Sondland to resign

    10/07/2019 7:11:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 07 2019 | Josh Lederman
    A dozen House Democrats are calling for President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, to resign in the wake of revelations about his key role in the unfolding Ukraine scandal. The calls for his ouster come as Sondland prepares to be deposed Tuesday by House committees as part of their impeachment inquiry into the president. The list includes one presidential candidate — Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio. Sondland, a Trump political appointee, has emerged as a central player in Trump’s bid to persuade Ukraine’s new government to commit publicly to investigate corruption and the president’s political opponents....
  • The E.U. Orders Global Censorship of Comments Calling Austrian Politician a 'Corrupt Oaf'

    10/07/2019 1:02:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | 10.3.2019 2:15 PM | SCOTT SHACKFORD
    Whatever you do, don't call Austrian Green Party politician Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek a "corrupt oaf" or "lousy traitor of the people" on Facebook. If you do, the European Union (E.U.) has ruled that Facebook can be forced to take your comments down, regardless of where you are in the world. In all likelihood, you have no idea who Glawischnig-Piesczek even is, but you should definitely worry about today's ruling and how it impacts your ability to express your opinions about politicians online. I blogged about this case back in June when the E.U. was first considering it. Glawischnig-Piesczek is a retired...
  • British PM Johnson to EU: 'We're Packing our Bags and Walking Out' in 25 Days

    10/07/2019 8:07:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/07/2019 | Rick Moran
    If European Union leaders thought there would be any flagging or hesitation from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson when the Brexit deadline loomed, they were sadly mistaken.Johnson penned an op-ed in The Sun and The Daily Express that explicitly threatened a British exit from the EU with or without a formal agreement by October 31.Politico: “After decades of campaigning, three years of arguments and seemingly endless months of pointless delay, it is now just 25 days until the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union comes to an end. We will be packing our bags and walking out on October...
  • The Ukrainian MP Who Leaked Paul Manafort’s Secrets Speaks to Tablet

    04/12/2017 12:41:35 AM PDT · by Fedora · 39 replies
    Tablet ^ | 04/10/2017 | Vladislav Davidzon
    Serhiy Leshchenko, the Ukrainian MP who leaked evidence of Paul Manafort’s systematic corruption to The New York Times, kicking off the latest round of Trump-Russia scandals, is a former investigative journalist famed for his pedantic and forensic habits in parliament. . .Leshchenko and some of his journalist reformer friends, such as Mustafa Nayem, were brought into Ukraine’s parliament by President Petro Poroshenko on his winning parliamentary slate in 2014 as a way of showcasing his reformist credentials. Leshchenko has since become a fierce critic of Poroshenko, whose parliamentary faction he has never left. . .[Q:] Let’s return to Paul Manafort....
  • U.S. Wins $7.5 Billion Award in Airbus Subsidies Case (Largest anywhere. Ever.)

    10/04/2019 1:24:09 AM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Washington, D.C. – The United States has won the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization (WTO) history in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus. This follows four previous panel and appellate reports from 2011-2018 finding that EU subsidies to Airbus break WTO rules. Today’s decision demonstrates that massive EU corporate welfare has cost American aerospace companies hundreds of billions of dollars in lost revenue over the nearly 15 years of litigation. (please see link, for full article)
  • Poland sticks two fingers up to EU with plan to ignore Brussels plea

    10/03/2019 12:45:01 PM PDT · by aspasia · 41 replies
    ExpressUK ^ | 10/3/2019 | Rebecca Perring
    POLAND is on collision course with the EU over climate change after it vowed to plough ahead with its continued heavy use of coal. Piotr Naimski, Poland’s chief strategic energy adviser, said energy security is higher priority than sticking to EU emission goals. In an act of defiance, he said it was “not possible and not feasible” for Warsaw to meet the EU target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
  • Boris Johnson’s new Brexit offer now faces crucial test in Brussels

    10/03/2019 10:37:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/03/2019 | Holly Elliatt
    Brexit is now hanging in the balance after the U.K. government submitted last-ditch proposals to the EU as the departure date of October 31 fast approaches. The proposals involved new plans to get around the so-far intractable issue of the Irish “backstop” designed to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland. The new proposals would see would see Northern Ireland (a part of the U.K.) stay in the European single market for goods but leave the customs union. This would mean customs checks would take place but these would be away from the border, according to the U.K....
  • World Trade Organization authorizes US Tariffs on $7.5 bil. in goods from EU over Airbus subsidies

    10/03/2019 7:20:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/03/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The World Trade Organization handed down a ruling yesterday that because the European Union subsidized Airbus in its competition with Boeing, the United States could impose retaliatory tariffs on $7.5 billion in EU exports to the United States. The Wall Street Journal reports on the retaliatory tariffs being planned: The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said it would impose the tariffs starting Oct. 18, with 10% levies on jetliners and 25% duties on other products including Irish and Scotch whiskies, cheeses and hand tools. As a Scotch drinker, I am not happy about this, and wonder how many...
  • Massive $7.5B U.S. Award From WTO-Airbus Subsidy Case (trunc)

    10/03/2019 6:13:13 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 3, 2019 | Sundance
    Jumpin’ ju-ju bones – The Trump administration via U.S. Trade Rep Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross won a massive $7.5 billion award as an outcome of the World Trade Organization agreeing with the U.S. against the EU and Airbus subsidies. The WTO arbitrators decision is final and cannot be appealed. This win sets the stage for President Trump to deploy $7.5 billion in countervailing duties against products from the EU. Keep in mind, a final WTO ruling means the EU cannot retaliate against any WTO-authorized countermeasures. The downstream ramifications are very significant. Think about it: at 25% the...
  • 'COWARDS!' Minister reveals third election vote is ON as he slams cowardly Labour ‘turkeys’ in...

    09/25/2019 8:41:56 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 11 replies
    the sun ^ | 9/25/2019 | natasha clark
    ATTORNEY General Geoffrey Cox has revealed plans for a THIRD election vote - as he ripped into disgraceful Labour MPs for stopping the PM from going to the people. After Boris Johnson dashed back from New York to address furious MPs this afternoon, the Cabinet minister told the Commons to watch out for an "election motion that will be coming before the House shortly" Westminster is reeling today after the dramatic ruling from the Supreme Court yesterday which ruled Boris Johnson's advice to the Queen on shutting down Parliament was unlawful. As tensions ran high in Westminster on another dramatic...