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  • Leaked TTIP Deal to Merge U.S. and EU Triggers Outrage

    05/06/2016 9:12:27 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alex Newman
    Outrage is growing on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean following a massive new leak of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a globalist “trade” agreement negotiated between the Obama administration and the European Union. The leaked documents are being used, properly in some cases, to portray the treaty as a giant handout to Big Business cronies. Just as importantly, the almost 250 pages of text also confirm once again that the controversial new “trade” regime aims to merge the regulatory regimes of the United States and the EU under unaccountable transnational institutions. In short, the threats to...
  • Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU

    05/05/2016 10:33:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    twitter.com/guardian ^ | 8:19 PM - 5 May 2016 | The Guardian ✔ ‎@guardian
    Donald Trump backs Brexit, saying UK would be 'better off' without EU https://t.co/58PabVSPEc— The Guardian (@guardian) May 6, 2016
  • Proposal to Fine EU States for Not Taking in Migrants 'Unacceptable' (Poland/Hungary Refuse)

    05/05/2016 7:33:56 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 10 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 5-4-2016 | Pool
    "For my part, I found the decision unacceptable. This is a kind of blackmail by the Commission, which intends to force the reception of migrants," Zoltan Balczo said, adding that Budapest "cannot be forced to receive migrants who are totally unsuitable for integration." The Hungarian and Polish foreign ministers slammed the EU plan to punish member states for not accepting their quota of refugees, with Hungary's Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto calling it "blackmail" and his Polish counterpart Witold Waszczykowski saying it sounded like an April Fool's joke.
  • Brexit Leader: ‘Keep Sending Obama Over’

    05/04/2016 8:35:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 4, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Brexit leaders are thrilled President Barack Obama came out against them, because they are seeing a bounce in the polls. Arron Banks, the British entrepreneur leading a grassroots effort to leave the European Union, said he hopes the president continues urging the United Kingdom to remain a member state, during a trip to Washington last weekend. Banks, the chairman of Leave.EU, met with government officials and think tanks to gain support for “Brexit,” the movement to leave the European Union, when the U.K. votes on the EU referendum on June 23. Banks said issues of immigration and economics should make...
  • E.U. Will Hit Nations Rejecting Refugees With $300,000 Per Head Fine

    05/04/2016 4:48:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 40 replies
    freebeacon ^ | May 3, 2016 | Natalie Johnson
    European nations that turn away refugees could be forced to pay roughly $300,000 in fines for each individual rejected, European Union officials are expected to announce Wednesday. The plan is part of the European Commission’s plan to overhaul its current asylum rules that neared collapse last year after more than a million refugees and migrants flooded across E.U. borders, the Financial Times reported Tuesday. The reshuffle is aimed at alleviating the strain on frontline nations, including Greece and Italy, that have grappled to absorb the heavy incursion of migrants. Officials who saw the proposal in advance said the fine would...
  • Greenpeace Leaks U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal Documents

    05/02/2016 6:55:54 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 2 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/2/2016 | sewell chan
    LONDON — The Dutch chapter of the environmental activist group Greenpeace leaked on Monday what it called a trove of documents from the talks over a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States. The proposed deal, which President Obama would like to see finalized before he leaves office, has already received criticism on both sides of the Atlantic. According to Greenpeace, the documents indicate that American trade negotiators pressed their European counterparts to loosen important environmental, consumer protection and other provisions as part of the deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The documents,...
  • EU military police carry out ‘extremely WORRYING’ civil unrest crisis training

    04/30/2016 7:24:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 4/30/2016 | Vincent Wood
    The training, which took place in the German North Rhine-Westphalia province was designed to prepare troops as part of the EU’s Lowlands Gendarmerie programme. Breitbart London reported that the exercise was attended by 600 members of various European police and military forces, in a bid to prepare the united troops of the European Gendarmerie Force. The military police group is made up of seven European nations, including Spain, Romania, Poland and Germany, and aims to quell post conflict scenarios within EU member states. The group’s website reported that: “The aim of the [2016, April 15th] Comprehensive Live Exercise will be...
  • Europe will 'soon have more Muslims than Christians' [Revelation 18]

    04/26/2016 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4/26/2016 | Staff
    Muslims will soon outnumber Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister has claimed. Speaking at a hearing into the Brussels attacks, Koen Geens said the European Community may not realise it "but this is the reality". His comments were followed by Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon warning against Europeans "making an enemy of Islam" describing it as "the worst thing we can do". Speaking at the EU Parliament, Mr Geens said: 'In Europe, very shortly we're soon going to have more practising Muslims than practising Christians' "That is not because there are too many Muslims, it is because Christian are...
  • Mr Obama's catchphrase is 'Yes, you can!' - so why is he telling us Brits 'No, you can't'?

    04/23/2016 12:02:11 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Apr, 2016 | CHARLES MOORE
    It is bad form to attack a fellow columnist, so I must be kind to the President of the United States of America, who appeared in this slot yesterday. As his political career draws to a close, Barack Obama is proving that he has a great future as a journalistic commentator. I salute him: the newspaper trade needs all the talent it can get in these trying times. Besides, it is reassuring to know that he is a friend of this country. One of his first acts as president was to remove the bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval...
  • 'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate

    04/22/2016 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | Adam Shaw, Greg Palkot, and The AP
    President Obama looks set to wade into the contentious debate in the United Kingdom over whether or not the nation should remain a member of the European Union – and some Brits are angry at the president’s intrusion into a delicate UK issue ahead of a major vote.
  • Boris Johnson suggests 'part-Kenyan' Obama may have an 'ancestral dislike' of Britain

    04/22/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4/22/2016 | MATT DATHAN, POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Brexit will leave Britain permanently poorer, George Osborne warns

    04/18/2016 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    aol.co.uk ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | PA
    Quitting the European Union would leave households Ł4,300 a year worse off, George Osborne warned as he prepared to release in-depth Treasury analysis on the cost of Brexit. Britain's economy would shrink by 6% by 2030 if the country replicated Canada's trading agreement as advocated by Boris Johnson, according to the Chancellor. The 200 page Government report assessing the long term costs and benefits of EU membership and life outside shows the country would be left "permanently poorer". In an article for The Times, Mr Osborne said: "The conclusion is clear: for Britain's economy and for families, leaving the EU...
  • Brussels terrorist starred in Muslim integration documentary

    04/16/2016 4:05:56 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/4/16 | Tova Dvorin
    One of the Brussels bombing terrorists starred in a Swedish documentary about Muslim integration, a Swedish newspaper revealed Friday - before becoming a jihadist nearly 10 years later. Osama Krayem, 23, starred in the 2005 film when he was 11 about his successful integration into Malmo society. The film, Without Borders — A Film About Sport And Integration, features the suspect describing how the Malmo soccer team helped him acclimate to life in Sweden - and, according to critics, illustrated “the essential role of sport for integration." “Osama was sullen and stayed in the background," Christer Girke, marketing manager for...
  • Endgame for the IMF-EU Feud over Greece's Debt

    04/10/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne
    Spiegel ^ | 03 April 2016 | Yanis Varoufakis,
    The feud between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European side of Greece's troika of creditors is old news. However, Wikileaks' publication of a dialogue between key IMF players suggests that we are approaching something of a hazardous endgame. Ever since the first Greek 'bailout' program was signed, in May 2010, the IMF has been violating its own "primary directive": the obligation not to fund insolvent governments. As a result, the IMF's leadership has been facing a revolt from its staff members who demand an exit strategy arguing that, if the EU continues to obstruct the debt relief necessary...
  • Soros Co-opting Churches to Push New World Order

    04/06/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 04 April 2016 | Alex Newman
    After bankrolling everything from the Obama campaign and Occupy Wall Street to open-borders activists and revolutionary movements around the world, billionaire globalist George Soros has a new target: churches and pastors in the nation of Georgia that are worried about surrendering their future to the European Union. Yes, the same EU that Soros, a self-described atheist, recently said was on the “verge of collapse.”
  • Dutch leader promises to stop ratifying EU-Ukraine deal after resounding 'no' vote

    04/07/2016 10:21:22 AM PDT · by protest1 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 7 April 2016 | Senay Boztas, Martin Banks, and David Blair
    Holland’s prime minister accepted on Thursday that his government “plainly cannot go on” with ratifying an association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine after voters decisively rejected the treaty. The final outcome of an “advisory” referendum showed a “no” vote of 61 per cent and a turnout of 32 per cent – just above the 30 per cent threshold needed for the result to be valid. The poll was hailed as a boost for Eurosceptics across the continent, including those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU. Nigel Farage, the leader of Ukip, described the Dutch result as a...
  • Polls open in Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine trade deal

    04/06/2016 6:24:02 AM PDT · by mac_truck
    AP ^ | 4/6/2016 | Mike Corder
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch voted Wednesday in a referendum on a far-reaching free trade deal meant to foster closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union that has run into opposition in the Netherlands where many see it as evidence of unwanted EU expansionism. The non-binding vote in the Netherlands exposes deep divisions about this country's place in Europe and comes less than three months before British citizens decide in their own referendum whether to leave the EU altogether. Dutch opponents of the EU-Ukraine association agreement argue its ultimate goal is bringing Kiev into the EU. Supporters...
  • David Cameron: leaving European Union would be 'act of self-harm'

    04/05/2016 12:22:04 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Press Association
    Leaving the European Union would be an “act of economic and political self-harm”, David Cameron has warned. The prime minister said leaving the single market would be “needless and reckless”
  • Russia Drops Out of EU'S Top Three Trading Partners

    04/04/2016 1:11:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    themoscowtimes.com ^ | Apr. 01 2016 | The Moscow Times
    Russia's share in trade with the European Union dramatically reduced last year, pushing the country out of the top three main trading partners of the EU, the European statistics agency Eurostat reported Friday.
  • Trump reads The Vicious Snake [Joel 1-2, Rev 9]

    04/04/2016 9:28:18 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 2016 | Rust E
    The Vicious Snake
  • The European Union Can Go Straight to Hell [Eurabia]

    04/04/2016 7:51:04 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 4/4/2016 | Michael Lumish
    Raphael Ahren, writing in the Times of Israel, tells us: Without the Israeli-Palestinian conflict there would be no Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the European Union's envoy to Israel said Monday, arguing that the best way to fight BDS is to take steps to advance a two-state solution. "The most effective antidote against the BDS movement is to solve the Palestinian issue. If there were no Palestinian issue, there would be no BDS movement," Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen said at a conference in Jerusalem. The EU does not expect Israel to be able to solve the conflict unilaterally, the ambassador stressed....
  • Brexit? Voters can be yours for Ł25 each

    04/03/2016 2:25:36 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 29 March 2016 | Philip Cowley
    ...a difference of Ł25 a year is sufficient to produce decent majorities in favour of each outcome. In other words, you can alter the outcome of this particular vital British constitutional decision for just under 50p a week.
  • Europe Courting Godfather Erdogan

    04/01/2016 5:57:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 31, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Erdogan has boasted that he is proud of boldly blackmailing EU leaders into paying him protection money. Erdogan's threats were almost criminally sinister: "... the EU will be confronted with more than a dead boy on the shores of Turkey. There will be 10,000 or 15,000. How will you deal with that?" According to the agreement, 80 million Turkish citizens will have visa-free access to the European Union. The nightmare scenario for a desperate EU is that no matter how much it bows to extortionist demands from Turkey, the migrant crisis will continue to grow. Even if Turkey closes down...
  • Europe has 900 'no-go areas' - including London and Paris claims Hungary

    04/01/2016 8:20:50 AM PDT · by protest1 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 1 April 2016 | Corey Charlton
    London, Paris, Stockholm and Berlin are among the European cities featuring some 900 'no-go areas' of large immigrant populations, Hungary's government has claimed. On a new website aimed at drumming up opposition to the EU's proposed migrant distribution scheme, the country claimed authorities in the regions had 'no control' over residents. It also claimed that in these areas 'with a high number of immigrants', the 'norms of the host society barely prevail,' the site said.
  • Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened [Joel 1, Rev 9]

    03/28/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/25/2016 | Staff
    Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that terrorism would be on the rise in Europe if Western leaders help to destabilize the two countries, but no one listened. As a result, Libya and Syria have been plunged into chaos and now Europe has to grapple with a string of gruesome terrorist attacks. Broken windows of the terminal at Brussels national airport are seen during a ceremony following bomb attacks in Brussels metro and Belgium's National airport of Zaventem, Belgium, Brussels Attacks Again Confirm That Terror, Not Russia, is Real ‘Existential Threat’ to West The latest...
  • Breaking: Uprising In Europe, Slovenia Chants "Donald Trump, Donald Trump!"

    03/25/2016 10:12:06 AM PDT · by IChing · 13 replies
    RedStateWatcher ^ | 3/25/16 | Unknown
    Predominantly Catholic nation Slovenia 'choking under the surge' of Muslim refugees. After Brussels terrorist attacks and with the European Union estimating that 3 million more migrants will arrive in Europe this year, the patience of Slovenians, traditionally known for tolerance, is wearing thin. Today, anti-Muslim protesters in Slovenia chanted "Donald Trump, Donald Trump!". It looks like Europe is rising again. (VIDEO AT LINK) The people of Slovenia felt only sympathy for the thousands of migrants who flow chest-deep across freezing rivers to reach Slovenia from Croatia, trudging day and night by his house right at the border. That is, until...
  • Brussels attacks also shatter confidence in Europe's open borders

    03/23/2016 5:55:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    LA LA Times ^ | March 23, 2016 | Matt Pearce and Sheldon Chad
    The physical damage was easy to see. The attackers' bombs shattered an airport terminal and a subway station. But when one of the European Union's top leaders expressed his sympathies to the men, women and children hurt and killed in Brussels on Tuesday morning, he hinted that the three attackers purportedly acting on behalf of the extremist group Islamic State had caused even greater damage. "These attacks have hit Brussels today, Paris yesterday," said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. "But it is Europe as a whole that has been targeted." When the European Union was created in 1993, one of...
  • The Cruzite Delusion

    03/22/2016 10:57:23 AM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 126 replies
    vanity ^ | 3/22/16 | M. Thatcher
    Cruz: "It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for America weakening NATO withdrawing from NATO we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamist terrorist attack."Cruz supporters: "How dare you say Cruz is blaming Trump for Brussels? Cruz said no such thing."
  • It’s time for the governments of Europe to fall

    03/22/2016 7:41:24 AM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Brussels wounded It’s time for votes of no-confidence. It’s time for the governments of Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and more to fall. I’m not talking about violent revolution. There are mechanisms for the peaceful replacement of governments in most European nations at times when the existing government is seen widely to be inadequate for the task at hand. It is time to put those mechanisms to use. The existing governments are responsible for policies that have turned Europe into a war zone, and that war is just beginning. The political and media elites have failed Europe and the...
  • BREAKING: Brussels Metro Station Attacked

    03/22/2016 1:27:53 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 314 replies
    Explosion at Brussels metro station close to EU institutions: Belgian broadcaster RTBF.
  • [EU] Commission’s gun proposal shot down by Parliament committee

    03/21/2016 10:04:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | By Daniel Mützel | EurActiv.de | Translated By Samuel Morgan
    The European Commission wants to make purchasing firearms in the EU more difficult and has cited the Paris attacks as the main contributing factor. However, Parliament has voiced its concerns about how effective its proposal will be. EurActiv Germany reports. A general ban on semi-automatic weapons, strong regulation of blank-firing guns, stricter rules for museums and collectors, and a closer exchange of information between security authorities are some of the proposals contained in a new package of measures drawn up by the Commission last November and which is currently making its way through the gauntlet that is the European Parliament....
  • Migrants vanish from popular Aegean island crossing point

    03/21/2016 12:34:21 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | Nina Lamparski
    ..Nearly every night over the past year, men, women and children have used the cover of darkness to scramble into small inflatable boats and set off into an uncertain future. On Friday, around 500 Syrians left from the beach being scanned by the radar van. Yet 24 hours later no-one turned up.
  • 'Brexit' could cost Britain Ł100 billion and a million jobs - CBI

    03/21/2016 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | reuters
    A British vote to leave the European Union could cost the economy Ł100 billion and 950,000 jobs by 2020, according to research commissioned by employers' group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The CBI said "Brexit" would deliver a serious shock to the British economy, regardless of any trade deals the country could negotiate with its former European partners. "This analysis shows very clearly why leaving the European Union would be a real blow for living standards, jobs and growth," CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn said in a statement on Monday. "The savings from reduced EU budget contributions and regulation are...
  • EU and Turkey Agree to Deal to Turn Back Refugees

    03/19/2016 3:50:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 18 March 2016 | Duncan Robinson,
    The EU and Turkey on Thursday night hardened their positions over the EU’s latest migration plan, leaving many disputes still to be resolved on a big-bang proposal to systematically turn back migrants reaching Greek islands. EU leaders agreed a negotiating position that further diverged from Ankara’s demands, setting the stage for a clash on Friday over key legal, practical and political elements of the package. These include Turkey’s refusal to apply full international standards on refugees, a Cypriot veto on opening parts of Ankara’s EU-membership talks, and Greece’s demands for thousands more staff to implement the plan. Differences also remain...
  • WATCH: Hungarian PM denounces political correctness, mass Muslim migration

    03/19/2016 10:16:27 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    The Rebel ^ | March 18, 2016 | Victor Laszlo
    Here is the complete translation of Viktor Orban's speech: The destiny of the Hungarians has become intertwined with that of Europe’s nations and has grown to be so much a part of the union that today not a single people — including the Hungarian people — can be free if Europe is not free. And today Europe is as fragile, weak and sickly as “a flower being eaten away by a hidden worm.” Today, 168 years after the great Wars of Independence of the European peoples, Europe, our common home is not free! Ladies and Gentlemen, Europe is not free....
  • EU referendum: Households 'worse off' after Brexit

    03/18/2016 2:28:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    bbc.com ^ | MARCH 18, 2016 | bbc
    If the UK leaves the European Union, British households could be on average as much as Ł1,700 a year worse off, a think tank has said. In the longer term, the average cost to households could be up to Ł6,400, according to the Centre for Economic Performance. It says a decline in trade would cost the economy "far more" than would be gained from lower EU contributions.
  • European Union Reaches Deal With Turkey to Return New Asylum Seekers

    03/18/2016 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MARCH 18, 2016 | JAMES KANTER
    The European Union and Turkey reached a deal on Friday to return new asylum seekers who arrive in Greece from Turkey, a significant step in the bloc’s effort to deal with the migrant crisis that has roiled the Continent. The leaders of the 28 nations in the bloc and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey approved the accord after two days of talks and over strenuous objections from humanitarian groups, who said the deal violated international law on the treatment of refugees.
  • John McCain: Britain's EU membership 'vital' for U.S. security

    03/18/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | March 18, 2016 | Nash Riggins
    The former presidential hopeful and chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee reckons the looming threat of a so-called "Brexit" will hurt the global economy and weaken the West....David Cameron welcomed McCain's harsh words on Friday morning and labelled the statement an "important intervention" in the fight to safeguard Britain's EU membership. Important intervention by @SenJohnMcCain – UK membership of EU vital for security & prosperity of both Europe & U.S. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 18, 2016
  • EU, Turkey clinch deal to return migrants

    03/18/2016 8:51:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 03/18/2016
    The accord aims to close the main route over which a million migrants and refugees poured across the Aegean Sea to Greece before marching north to Germany and Sweden in the last year. But deep doubts remain about whether it is legal or workable. ... "Agreement with Turkey approved. All illegal migrants who arrive to Greece from Turkey starting March 20 will be returned!" Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka tweeted from inside the meeting. A senior EU official said Davutoglu had indicated Ankara would accept the proposal if the EU leaders approved it. He was expected to join the EU...
  • Queen refuses to return to London to meet President Obama

    03/17/2016 7:46:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/17/16 | Ephraim Hardcastle
    The Queen refuses to come to London to meet President Barack Obama next month. Instead, accompanied by his security circus, he’ll trundle to Windsor in his bomb-proof, seven-ton limo for lunch. He’s due to stand alongside the PM and urge Britain to stay in the EU. ‘But he’d be well advised not to give a pro-EU sermon over lunch after the row about the Queen supporting Brexit,’ says my source. (Photo) Princess Anne will be at Cheltenham today to present the Gold Cup, sprinkling royal stardust on the festival’s incontinent punters. Unlike Ascot, where the Gold Cup was renamed to
  • European Central Bank to Launch New Stimulus Program [Revelation 13]

    03/17/2016 2:38:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/14/2016 | Charles Scaliger
    Last week, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi (shown) tried to do an impression of former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Although "Helicopter Ben" — he of the massive, innovative "stimulus" monetary policies enacted in response to the Great Recession, which pumped trillions of new dollars into the global economy — has been retired from the helm of the Fed for several years, he casts a very long shadow indeed. Draghi's own newly enacted stimulus, designed to boost Europe out of persistent economic malaise, not only takes a few pages out of the Bernanke playbook, it moves central banking into...
  • The biggest European markets deal in decades is going ahead

    03/16/2016 12:46:32 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    businessinsider ^ | Oscar Williams-Grut
    The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has agreed merger terms with German stock exchange operator Deutsche Borse. LSE said in a statement on Wednesday that both parties "have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended all-share merger of equals." The deal will be done through a new UK holding company. LSE shareholders will own 45.6% of the new merged companies while Deutsche Borse investors will hold the rest. The deal is one of the biggest market tie-up in decades, creating a new company with a likely market capitalisation of at least Ł20 billion.
  • Mayor of London Savages Obama’s Anti-Brexit Intervention

    03/15/2016 5:14:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/16 | Guy Bentley
    London Mayor and Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Boris Johnson warned President Barack Obama recently that Washington, D.C. should not interfere in Britain’s European Union referendum.The British people will decide for the first time in 40 years Jun. 23 whether their country will stay in the EU or whether it will leave and forge a new path outside the Brussels institutions. Obama, who is visiting the UK in April before heading to Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, is reportedly going to make the case for Britain remaining in the EU. Obama is popular in the UK and his endorsement...
  • Macedonia forcibly returns thousands of refugees to Greece

    03/15/2016 1:09:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03.15.2016 | Helena Smith in Idomeni
    Thousands of desperate refugees who had made a dramatic push into Macedonia – bypassing its sealed border by wading through the freezing waters of a river – were forcibly returned to Greece on Tuesday amid heightened tensions between the two countries. As Athens and Skopje engaged in a war of words over the episode, hundreds of exhausted men, women and children began streaming back into the muddy, waterlogged camp they had sought to flee barely 24 hours earlier. “They hit everyone – women, children, men – and said ‘you are going back’,” said Halad al-Hassan, 32, from Raqqa, the Syrian...
  • Trump without the hair? EU's migration policy gets rough

    03/14/2016 10:15:22 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 March 2016 | Paul Taylor
    Europe's emerging migration policy is looking increasingly like Donald Trump without the hair. Except that, unlike the Republican presidential frontrunner, who wants to make Mexico pay for a wall to keep migrants out of the United States, the Europeans are willing to pay their neighbor Turkey to do the job for them. Seven months and a million migrants after Chancellor Angela Merkel declared a "welcome culture" for Syrian refugees in Germany, the European Union is rushing to erect "No vacancy" signs along its internal and external borders. Under fierce political pressure in her own conservative camp and from an insurgent...
  • London’s mayor tells Obama to butt out of E.U. debate

    03/14/2016 3:38:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Washingon Post ^ | 03/14/16 | Karla Adam
    LONDON — The mayor of London has a simple message for President Obama over Britain’s upcoming referendum on membership in the European Union: Butt out. In a strikingly combative article published Monday, the flamboyant mayor, Boris Johnson, accused the United States of “exorbitant hypocrisy” in urging the United Kingdom to vote to stay in the bloc, given that the former defends its own sovereignty with “hysterical vigilance.” Johnson's strident criticism in the Telegraph newspaper comes amid reports that Obama will visit the United Kingdom next month and will urge Britons to vote to remain in the 28-nation E.U. The London...
  • Boris Johnson: “Butt Out, Mr. Obama”

    03/14/2016 10:47:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 13 Mar, 2016
    When I heard from the Baron today that our current president is planning to go to Britain to make a case to the public for staying in the European Union, I was momentarily stunned. What happened to ‘leading from behind’ and letting other countries handle their own affairs? By now we’re all jaded by this president. He does nothing for free, nothing in which there is not some eventual pay-off to him. So sticking his nose into Britain’s affairs should come as no surprise, given his track record of the last interminable years of his time in office. Or maybe...
  • Boris Johnson: Americans would never accept EU restrictions – so why should we?

    03/14/2016 8:44:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | March 14, 2016 | Boris Johnson
    I love America. I believe in the American dream. Indeed, I hold that the story of the past 100 years has been very largely about how America rose to global greatness – and how America has helped to preserve and expand democracy around the world. In two global conflicts, and throughout the Cold War, the United States has fought for the founding ideals of the republic: that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.
  • Can the UN legally impose a solution on Israel? [Joel 3]

    03/11/2016 10:42:41 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/10/2016 | Ted Belman
    A movement is afoot to get the UN to predetermine borders between Israel and the future 23rd Arab state and to recognize "East Jerusalem" as its capital. Such predetermination would be in violation of the Roadmap which calls for a negotiated solution where "negotiated" implies freedom to say "no". [...] David Solway in The United Nations: Public Enemy Number One recommended that the US withdraw from the UN. He recites in a detailed way what is wrong with the UN and why it is the enemy of the US and freedom. But his polemic left out a reference to the...
  • Poland’s Constitutional Crisis Deepens

    03/10/2016 2:56:51 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    atlanticsentinel.com ^ | March 10, 2016 | Nick Ottens
    Poland’s constitutional crisis deepened on Wednesday when the country’s highest court rejected a series of changes to the way it operates. The ruling conservative Law and Justice party immediately said it would not accept the court’s decision.