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  • Theresa May faces catastrophic defeat in major Brexit vote as allies warn: ‘Winter is Coming’

    01/15/2019 10:57:32 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 20 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/15/19 | Adam Shaw
    Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a significant and potentially catastrophic defeat on a major Brexit vote in Parliament Tuesday, a defeat that could eventually lead to anything from no Brexit at all to a general election -- as May's allies took a page from “Game of Thrones” and ominously warned: “Winter is Coming.” Parliament will vote later Tuesday on May’s withdrawal agreement with E.U. leaders, ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc at the end of March. It is a vote that May is expected to lose heavily, but the severity of the loss is likely to determine...
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 166 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.
  • Live Coverage of Brexit Vote in Parliament

    01/15/2019 10:11:24 AM PST · by NRx · 22 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 01-15-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the run up to tonight's BREXIT vote in Parliament.
  • Brexit deal vote day: May facing huge defeat and vote of no confidence in the government

    01/14/2019 9:21:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Craig
    Theresa May is heading for a crushing defeat on Brexit vote D-day in the Commons, despite a series of last-minute appeals to rebel Tory MPs to back her EU withdrawal agreement. Senior MPs are predicting a defeat for the prime minister of between 100 and 200 votes, which is likely to be followed by Jeremy Corbyn calling a vote of no confidence in the government. Mrs May's allies insist that whatever the scale of the defeat she has no intention of quitting or calling a general election, but she will come under enormous pressure to unveil a Brexit Plan B....
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • BREXIT: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

    01/14/2019 9:15:26 AM PST · by McQ444 · 12 replies
    Express ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | JOE BARNES
    BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed plans on how airlines would meet “ownership and control requirements in all possible scenarios” of Brexit.
  • French riot police are now using semi-automatic weapons with live ammunition (snip)

    01/14/2019 9:59:26 AM PST · by rellimpank · 58 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | Sophie Law For Mailonline
    French riot police are now using semi-automatic weapons with live ammunition against Yellow Vest protestors as Macron's law and order crisis spirals
  • Germany admits EU is already building a 'united' army - thanks to France

    01/11/2019 6:27:12 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 01/11/2019
    Germany's defense minister has revealed a controversial European joint army is "already taking shape"- thanks to her French allies. Germany and France are now the "driving forces" in European defense and they would stand together in the face of any land assault, said Ursula von der Leyen.
  • News from around the Middle East as it relates to Bible prophecy from Amir Tsarfati 1/14/19

    01/14/2019 8:48:47 AM PST · by firebrand · 11 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 14, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    More on the Israeli strikes at Damascus airport. What's going on in Iran, some bad and some good! The discovery of Turkey's part in supplying armaments for the Ezekiel war. The United States and the Kurds. The two main forces in Europe, and the continuing fight against the emerging New World Order. A word of caution about the dangers from within Christianity itself.
  • REPORT: Anti-Brexit MPs Plot Coup to Stop UK Making Clean Break from EU

    01/13/2019 4:14:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Remain-supporting backbench MPs are conspiring to upend Parliamentary protocol and seize control of Brexit from the Government in attempts to stop a WTO exit or even to prevent the UK from leaving the EU altogether, according to The Sunday Times. A group of cross-party backbench, or non-Governmental, MPs are said to be tabling an amendment to change House of Commons rules so that backbenchers’ motions could precedence over Government business, according to sources speaking to the newspaper of record. Downing Street is said to be concerned that that could result in laws being passed to stop the UK leaving the...
  • EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

    01/13/2019 6:12:44 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party's leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians. "I can understand them. Switzerland is a beautiful country. But what is clear is that there is a shortage of these professionals in Germany. And then Polish doctors work in our country, and in turn there is a shortage of them in Poland," he told Swiss tabloid Blick am Sonntag.
  • Asylum seeker attacks pregnant woman – Unborn baby dies

    01/13/2019 2:47:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 31 replies
    A 25-year old asylum seeker from Afghanistan stabbed a pregnant woman in the German city Bad Kreuznach so badly, her unborn baby died. The incident took place in a hospital in Bad Kreuznach Friday night. The man and the woman, a 25-year old Pole, had a dispute. He stabbed her several times with a knife. The victim was life-threateningly injured, but could be saved during operation. Her unborn child didn’t survive.
  • Protesters attempted to storm City Hall as Yellow Vest protests entered 9th week in France

    01/13/2019 2:29:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 11 replies
    More than 84,000 people took part in the protests in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, and other French cities on Saturday. Clashes eventually erupted at the iconic Champs Ulysses and Arc de Triomphe, with police using tear gas and water cannons to calm the angry crowds, RT reports. In Paris alone, 156 people were arrested during the standoff, with most of them put in custody, the law enforcers said. In Nimes, protesters attempted to storm City Hall and police deployed tear gas against them. Clashes were also reported in Bourges in central France, where the local authorities said that 5,000...
  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government

    01/12/2019 3:35:04 PM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-12-2019 | Toby Helm and Michael Savage
    Labour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if – as expected – she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal. Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presence both for the “meaningful vote” on the prime minister’s Brexit blueprint on Tuesday and the following day. Labour whips have told MPs the no-confidence vote is likely to be tabled within...
  • EU Army ‘Already Taking Shape’ Brags German Defence Minister

    01/12/2019 8:17:46 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 January 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Germany’s defence minister has confirmed that “a united EU military is becoming a reality,” after her ally and Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “real European army.” “Europe’s army is already taking shape,” Ursula von der Leyen wrote in an opinion piece for Handelsblatt on Thursday. “Germany and France are the driving forces in defense,” Ms von der Leyen boasted, adding that “We’re moving even further ahead with our close partner France” after the two countries agreed to sign a “new Elysèe Treaty” which, amongst other efforts to, in effect, merge aspects of the two countries, includes...
  • Macron Govt: Yellow Vests Have Destroyed 60 Percent of Speed Cameras

    01/10/2019 7:52:33 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 29 replies
    Many Yellow Vests, whose protests grew from an objection to a “green” tax on fuel — now abandoned — which was seen as falling disproportionately on the non-metropolitan working class, see the country’s thousands of speed cameras as part of a “racket” designed to generate extra revenue for the state rather than preserving life, especially since the speed limit was dropped to 50 miles per hour on many roads in 2018. They did indeed raise over a billion euros in fines in 2017, according to the Court of Auditors, and were expected to raise significantly more in 2019.
  • ‘Blood was running down my face’: German AfD MP recalls details of ‘politically motivated’ attack

    01/10/2019 6:04:53 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/19
    German police say the AfD party chairman in Bremen was knocked down with a “lightning-quick” blow in a suspected “politically motivated” attack that left Frank Magnitz unconscious and with a “bone-deep laceration” to his forehead. The account of events surrounding the attack on the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bremen on Monday night still remains murky, because the victim of the assault was left senseless in the ambush. Magnitz told RT that he has never seen his attackers, who crept up on him from behind just as he passed two construction workers after leaving a New...
  • Hungary's Orban now throws weight behind Italy and Poland's ‘European SPRING’

    01/10/2019 4:30:28 PM PST · by aspasia · 22 replies
    Express ^ | January 10, 2019 | SIMON OSBORNE
    ITALY’S firebrand deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is trying to create a populist alliance to take on the Brussels establishment in a showdown over the future of the European Union. . . . "Italy and Poland will be protagonists of a new Europe, with less bureaucracy and more attention to families and security. "A great Polish and a great Italian like St John Paul II said Europe must claim its identity, its diversity, its Jewish-Christian origins that only in Brussels dare to deny.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, another thorn in the side of the EU, called the united front...