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  • Brexit: Why the Globalists Lost:

    06/24/2016 11:59:25 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari & Milo Yiannopoulos
    There's panic in the skyscrapers. A popular revolution against globalism is underway, and Britain has struck the first blow. To the dismay of political, financial, and media elites, the country has chosen to put identity and sovereignty above a plus-one-or-minus-one change in GDP, and vote to leave the hated European Union. As with the USSR, the attempt to superimpose a manufactured civic identity over proud nation-states with rich and complex histories has run against the grain of human nature. The elites, so wrapped up in statecraft and economics, never paused to consider basic human psychology. It’s not just Britain, you...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good for Freedom, Good for Growth Trump is the Big Winner, Obama got Crushed

    06/25/2016 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus. That’s the mythology, and it’s an important one. So while...
  • Germany says 'won't let anyone take Europe from us'

    06/25/2016 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Jun 2016 11:38 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Saturday that the EU would weather the shock of the British vote to leave the union as he convened crisis talks. “I am confident that these countries can also send a message that we won’t let anyone take Europe from us,” he said heading into a meeting in Berlin of his counterparts from the EU’s six founding members. […] Steinmeier called the European Union “a successful project of peace and stability” and said that there was a “strong desire” within the bloc to defend and strengthen it. …
  • Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

    06/23/2016 4:37:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-23-16 | ISI LEIBLER
    The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation. The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages. Its failure is largely due to the inability of democratic countries to face reality and devise a united strategy to vanquish these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. Instead, Western leaders bury their heads in the sand and cravenly resort to policies of appeasement, even though there is not a single...
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:12:56 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 53 replies
    express.co.cuk ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | JONATHAN OWEN
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra Ł2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.
  • Obama: EU and Britain both ‘indispensable partners’

    06/24/2016 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/24/16 | AFP
    President Barack Obama, who had warned against Britain quitting the European Union, said Friday that Washington would respect the British voters’ decision to do just that. The US leader said Britain and the European Union would both remain “indispensable partners” of the United States and that the “special relationship” with London would endure. “The people of the United Kingdom have spoken, and we respect their decision,” Obama said, in a statement from his White House office. But, in a nod to Washington’s frustration that its ally has been unwilling to back a European project seen as a cornerstone of Western...
  • 'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'

    06/24/2016 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Jun 2016 16:27 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Britain leaving the EU means trouble ahead for Germany — and its hardest task will be convincing the Brits to drop a self-defeating ideology, a leading foreign policy expert told The Local. German business has a lot of vested interest in British markets, explains Josef Janning, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) in Berlin. And that means Germany will have its work cut out negotiating a settlement which gives Britain access to the single market after it leaves the European Union. […] Being integrated into the single market will mean the UK will have to “swallow the...
  • '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 · 73 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...
  • (Flashback) Nigel Farage insults Herman van Rompuy, calls EU President a "DAMP RAG"

    Nigel Farage at his best! Calling out these global elites!
  • MARKET MELTDOWN Ł100billion wiped off FTSE 100 as within minutes as world markets go into freefall

    06/24/2016 2:51:23 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    The Sun ^ | 24 Jun 16 | John Pettitt
    MORE than Ł100billion was wiped off the London FTSE 100 this morning within minutes and the value of the pound crumbled as world markets were gripped by Brexit panic. The City was facing its third biggest fall of all time, shedding 458 points in a massive selloff, with shares in Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland tumbling by around 30 per cent. Experts warned of more carnage to come with fear gripping world markets seeing Japan briefly shut down and European stock markets all in free fall. Britain also looked set to lose its triple-A rating after 52 per...
  • Germany shooting: man killed after opening fire at cinema in Viernheim {Moslem??}

    06/24/2016 4:44:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 35 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 June 2016 | Philipp Oltermann
    An armed and masked man has been shot dead by German special police officers after storming a cinema complex in Viernheim, in the Hesse region. The gunman had taken several hostages, all of whom escaped uninjured. A number of people inside the cinema were lightly injured when police deployed CS gas, reports said. Police said they had no indication of the motives of the man who entered the Kinopolis complex at about 3pm local time, shortly after the start of the first screenings of the day. ..One of the hostages, identified by Bild as 16-year-old Almir Almilovic, was quoted as...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • Cameron Government using Rain as Excuse to Close Polls Early

    06/23/2016 11:23:38 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    The polls in England are closing early due to rain. But most likely, they are told to close because the vote may be against the government. So this may be yet another dirty trick to deny the people any real democratic process. This is more likely than not going to increase civil unrest from here on out. Just stupid. This is the poster child for why people should vote online. But then again, how can government rig the elections if they cannot be in charge of counting the votes?
  • Police shoot gunman dead after he stormed German cinema, opened fire, tear gas, hostages

    06/23/2016 9:14:29 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | By Sarah Dean For Mailonline and Allan Hall In Berlin
    A masked gunman has been shot dead by police after storming a German cinema complex and opening fire. The man entered the cinema complex in Western Germany at about 3pm carrying a gun and munition belt. The gunman apparently entered the Kinopolis cinema 'Rambo-style' with a gunbelt of cartridges draped across his shoulder and his weapon in his hand. (...)
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Police shoot dead gunman who took hostages in German cinema

    06/23/2016 8:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    Yahooooo!............ ^ | June 23, 2016 | by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Andrew Roche
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A gunman took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police shot him dead, a police spokesman told the N-TV television channel, adding that no other people were injured. German television showed pictures of heavily armed police, wearing helmets and body armor, storming the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim and a couple fleeing the building. German media said earlier that the masked man had opened fire at the cinema complex in the small town near Frankfurt. Police shot the man dead after elite forces stormed the complex, the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper reported, citing the interior...
  • Payback: Israel Destroys Home of Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed US Veteran

    06/23/2016 4:39:34 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 22, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Israeli military has demolished the home of the Palestinian terrorist who fatally stabbed American tourist and former U.S. Army officer Taylor Force in a terror attack back in March. Ten others were also wounded in the attack. The troops entered the West Bank village of Hajjah early on Tuesday to knock down the residence of Bashar Masalha. […] Force was a Vanderbilt University graduate student visiting Israel during a school trip. He previously graduated from West Point and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Masalha was killed by police after the attack. The assault was part of...
  • Gunman reportedly opens fire in German movie theater, several wounded

    06/23/2016 8:05:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 23,2016 | FoxNews.com
    DEVELOPING: A gunman in a mask stormed a movie theater in western Germany Friday and opened fire wounding several people, local media reported. Investigators would not immediately confirm the number of wounded, but described it as a "threat situation." The Kinopolis movie theater is located in Viernheim, approximately 40 miles south of Frankfurt. Police in the nearby city of Mannheim sent officers to support the operation, spokesman Norbert Schaetzle told reporters.
  • Soros says pound fall after Brexit would be bigger, more disruptive than 'Black Wednesday'

    06/22/2016 10:50:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:43am EDT | Guy Faulconbridge
    George Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the pound in 1992, said that a British vote on Thursday to leave the European Union would trigger a bigger and more disruptive sterling devaluation than the fall on Black Wednesday. Soros used Quantum Fund in 1992 to bet successfully that sterling was overvalued against the Deutsche Mark, forcing then-Prime Minister John Major to pull the pound out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM). Soros, in an opinion piece in the Guardian newspaper, said that in the event of a British exit, or Brexit, the pound would fall by...
  • Jewish man beaten in Berlin for wearing kippah [R.O.P.]

    06/22/2016 12:33:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Jun 2016 15:03 GMT+02:00
    A young man reported being attacked in the east of the capital in Tuesday evening by a group of three men who spotted his religious skullcap. The attack happened at around 9:30 pm in the Alt-Treptow neighborhood, police report. According to the 21-year-old victim, three men of Arabic appearance reacted to his kippah — a religious cap worn by Jewish men — and then started to insult him. The men then went on to kick and punch him before running away from the scene. …
  • Germany wants to strengthen gun registry to fight terror

    06/22/2016 12:20:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Jun 2016 09:13 GMT+02:00
    State interior ministers have submitted a proposal to federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizičre regarding the trade and background of weapons, according to publishing group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND). “Terrorism and criminality are not stopped by national borders,” said Mecklenburg-Vorpommern interior minister, Lorenz Caffier. […] The plan would make it easier to exchange information about weapons across the EU, as well as trace the entire ownership history of a weapon. …
  • 'Leave' side ahead in fresh Brexit poll on last day before referendum

    06/22/2016 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | June 22, 2016 11:43 a.m. ET | By Sara Sjolin
    ***************************************************EXCERP*********************************Financial markets are on a knife's edge ahead of the Brexit referendum on Thursday, with sterling and European stocks whipped around by changes in polls and booking odds. According to the Financial Times' Brexit poll tracker, 44% are would like to remain in the EU, while 45% want to leave.
  • Major blow for Cameron as EU boss tells PM: There’ll be NO more reform if you Remain

    06/22/2016 9:01:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    UK Express ^ | June 22, 2016 | Greg Heffer
    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker today dismissed Mr Cameron’s eve-of-referendum pledge he will push for changes to migration rules if the UK stays in the EU beyond the historic referendum in less than 24 hours time. It represents a major blow to the Tory leader’s hopes of persuading still undecided voters to vote Remain with the promise of a further renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with Brussels. In a newspaper interview today the Prime Minister said he can “guarantee” a Remain result will give him the mandate to push eurocrats for greater reform of the 28-country bloc.
  • {UK} Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

    06/22/2016 7:26:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | April 2016 | Nigel Farndale
    ..We have the same Protestant work ethic as the Germans. We enjoy the same things, such as brass bands, rambling and driving German cars. We both consider the sausage the height of culinary sophistication. We prefer beer to wine. And guess which country has taken over from Germany as having the worst reputation for reserving sun loungers with towels? That’s right, us, according to a survey for Travel Supermarket. Imitation? Flattery? We both love rules, prudence, and ironic, self-deprecating humour of the kind personified by Henning Wehn, the darling of Radio 4 comedy, who wears a stopwatch to time his...
  • BREXIT Debate - Live on BBC America and various radio

    06/21/2016 12:14:44 PM PDT · by fision · 9 replies
    6/21/2016 | BBC
    Great debate 3 - 5pm EDT
  • German court rules in favor of ECB crisis-fighting tool [European Central Bank bond-buying]

    06/21/2016 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Jun 2016 10:19 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that a key crisis-fighting tool of the European Central Bank complies with German national law. The constitutional court ruled that the ECB’s 2012 bond-buying plan called Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) complies with German law. OMT — though never actually used — was part of ECB’s President Mario Draghi’s landmark promise to do “whatever it takes” to save the battered euro at the height of the crisis in 2012. […] The promise of OMT was that the ECB could, if necessary, buy up unlimited amounts of government bonds from debt-stricken countries that had pledged reforms...
  • Brexit would lead to new focus on EU common security

    06/21/2016 3:19:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Jun 2016 17:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    France and Germany are divided on what to do in the event of a Brexit. But common EU security is an area of agreement. Even within the German coalition government, parties are not singing from the same hymnbook on what to do in the case of a Brexit, as some feel there should be a return of powers from Brussels to individual nations. “Germany does not have a plan to follow because the government is divided on its post-Brexit strategy,” said conservative daily Die Welt. Consequently, several sources believe that the EU partners would turn their attention to issues where...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • Erdogan loses appeal against German media boss

    06/21/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Ya-Hoooooo! ^ | June 21, 2016 | unattributed AFP
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out. Erdogan had sought a court order to stop the Axel Springer media group's chief Mathias Doepfner from repeating support for a TV satirist who crudely insulted the Turkish leader. After failing to get an injunction from a lower court last month, Erdogan also lost an appeal before the higher regional court in the western German city of Cologne. The judges said they considered Doepfner's letter of support "a permissible expression of...
  • German court capitulates to imperial ECJ in landmark ruling

    06/21/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06-21-2016 | Ambrose E. Pritchard
    Germany’s top judges have warned in a landmark case that they will not tolerate any measure or legal finding from the European Union that clashes with the higher principles of the German Basic Law, but have retreated on a crucial point, implicitly bowing to EU primacy. The ruling by the German constitutional court in Karlsruhe reiterates a long-standing position that Germany does not accept claims of judicial supremacy by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). But the wording is weaker than its explosive ruling on Lisbon Treaty in 2009 and marks a climb-down. “The court has asserted its residual right...
  • David Cameron invokes Churchill in 'we stay and fight' plea for Remain vote

    06/19/2016 11:34:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 89 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 June 2016 | Press Association
    ..."If we choose to leave, we can leave but let's be clear if we do leave we are walking out the door, we are quitting, we are giving up on this organisation which even if we leave will have a huge effect on our lives, our children, on our opportunities, on our businesses," he said . "I don't think Britain at the end is a quitter. I think we stay and fight. That is what we should do. That is what made our country great and that's how it will be great in the future. "At my office I sit...
  • EU referendum: Leave lead at two

    06/20/2016 3:10:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    YouGov ^ | June 20, 2016 | YouGov
    Latest YouGov / The Times EU referendum voting intention: Remain 42%, Leave 44%, Don't know 9%.
  • Pope Francis meets Miss Germany at Wed Audience

    06/21/2016 4:00:12 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | June 15, 2016 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met several people following his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, including 26 year-old Lena Bröder – Miss Germany 2016 – who also happens to be a teacher of religion and home economics in Germany’s school system. Bröder is also the author of a volume, Das Schöne in mir - Mit Glaube zum Erfolg – “The Beautiful in me: with faith to success” – due on bookshelves in Germany later this month. German wire service reports quote Bröder as calling the meeting with Pope Francis, “moving,” and as saying that she told the Holy...
  • ‘Yeah, Baby!’ Liz Hurley Backs Brexit, Slams Cameron Over Turkey And Migration

    06/20/2016 10:15:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/16 | Liam Deacon
    The actress, model and underwear designer Elizabeth Hurley is getting behind Brexit, using her social media presence to campaign for Britain to leave the European Union (EU). The Bedazzled and Austin Powers star began her personal Brexit push earlier this month June, when she urged her half a million followers on Twitter to register to vote. “Every vote counts #Brexit”, she added on the micro-blogging site. Soon after she began retweeting messages from Vote Leave, the official campaign to leave the EU, and its leader Boris Johnson. The issues of immigration and the accession of new member states appear to be...
  • Potential Political, Market Fallout From Brexit (video)

    06/20/2016 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 17, 2016 | Mornings with Maria (Bartiromo)
    Fairfax Global Markets CEO Paul Dietrich on the potential market implications of a British exit from the European Union, the state of the U.S. economy and the 2016 presidential race.
  • ‘Spanking kids is why US is more violent than Germany’

    06/20/2016 5:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 111 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jun 2016 12:01 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    As the United States continues to debate gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, The Local speaks with a criminologist about how parenting practices rather than laws have made Germans less violent. […] … (T)he truth behind why Germany sees far less gun violence per capita than the United States goes deeper than the legal structures, argues German criminologist Christian Pfeiffer, who has conducted research on this topic for years. “America is a completely different world,” Pfeiffer told The Local. “The laws are a result of a public that believes in fear. The laws reflect a culture of...
  • E.U. Countries Warn Britain on ‘Brexit’: You’ll Pay if You Leave Us

    06/19/2016 8:58:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 June 2016 | Steven Erlanger
    The rest of the European Union nations are looking at the possibility of a British departure from the bloc with disbelief, trepidation and anguish. But they are also preparing to retaliate. If Britons do vote in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union, they can expect a tough and unforgiving response, with capitals across the Continent intent on deterring other countries from following the British example, European officials and analysts said. In other words, Britain will be made to suffer for its choice. With other issues pressing, including Greek debt, the migrant crisis and terrorism, the largest and...
  • Dutch Populist Geert Wilders: If Britain Leaves the EU, the Netherlands Will Follow Suit

    05/31/2016 6:49:17 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michael Van Der Galien
    The European Union has had a bad couple of years. There were the major crises in southern European states, especially in Greece; support for the EU has eroded; and the Dutch voted against an EU treaty with Ukraine last month. That's bad enough for the federalists in Brussels, but it may get even worse in the month ahead. In June, British voters will decide whether their country remains in the EU or will cease to be a member state. Although most recent polls show the Remain camp in the lead, they realize they can't afford to make any unforced errors....
  • The Queen 'backs Brexit': Her Majesty reported to have revealed Eurosceptic views to former [tr]

    03/09/2016 6:21:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 9, 2016 | Rebecca English, James Slack, and Tammy Hughes
    Buckingham Palace last night moved to deny extraordinary claims that the Queen backs Brexit in the EU referendum. She is said to have told former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg during a lunch at Windsor Castle that she thought Europe was going in the wrong direction, according to The Sun. A source told the paper the pro-EU then deputy PM was reprimanded by the Queen – who is politically neutral in public – for ‘quite a while’ over the issue of Europe.
  • Revealed: Queen backs Brexit as alleged EU bust-up with ex-Deputy PM emerges

    03/09/2016 6:58:22 PM PST · by mojito · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/9/2016 | Unattributed
    The Queen has been hailed as a backer of Brexit tonight after details emerged of an extraordinary alleged bust-up between her and Nick Clegg over Europe. Her Majesty let rip at the then Deputy PM during a lunch at Windsor Castle, The Sun has been told. The 89-year-old monarch firmly told passionate pro-European Mr Clegg that she believed the EU was heading in the wrong direction. Her stinging reprimand went on for “quite a while”, leaving other guests around the table stunned. The account of the bombshell lunch during the last government - which a handful of other government ministers...
  • 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...
  • Germany slams NATO 'warmongering'

    06/18/2016 5:02:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Jun 2016 12:48 GMT+02:00
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticized NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing it as “warmongering”, the German daily Bild reported. Steinmeier pointed to the deployment of NATO troops near borders with Russia in the military alliance’s Baltic and east European member states. “What we should avoid today is inflaming the situation by warmongering and stomping boots,” Steinmeier told Bild in an interview to be published Sunday. …
  • Germany should 'lead new EU' after Brexit: Polish statesman [Lech Walesa]

    06/18/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 17 Jun 2016 09:52 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish president Lech Wałęsa believes Germany should lead either a deeply reformed, or an entirely rebuilt EU, in the wake of a possible Brexit. Wałęsa’s comments come as a series of opinion polls show a growing lead for the campaign rallying British voters to leave the 28-nation EU in a landmark referendum on June 23rd. “Germany in particular must calculate what would be better for development (of the EU): do we create a completely new organization… or do we fix the old EU?” Wałęsa told AFP during an interview in Gdańsk, the cradle of...
  • Germany sets conditions for EU banking union

    06/18/2016 3:44:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Jun 2016 08:12 GMT+02:00
    Germany on Friday set its conditions to deepen banking union in the European Union, demanding that risks be reduced at Europe’s banks before deposits could be guaranteed EU-wide. Many EU governments such as France and Italy see a deposit guarantee across Europe as the next logical step to avoid the problems that brought on the euro debt crisis and the financial collapse of 2009. At talks in Luxembourg, the EU’s 28 finance ministers agreed for the first time to an EU roadmap towards a deposit guarantee scheme across Europe. …
  • Merkel urges EU in/out campaigns to moderate language after Jo Cox death

    06/18/2016 12:11:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Henley, Oltermann and Chrisafis
    Angela Merkel has called on campaigners in Britain’s EU referendum debate to moderate their language ahead of next week’s vote, as political leaders and officials across Europe paid tribute to the killed Labour MP Jo Cox. The German chancellor, who described the attack on the pro-European West Yorkshire MP as “terrible” but declined to link it directly to the referendum, called for all involved to respect the beliefs and opinions of others. “Otherwise, the radicalisation will become unstoppable,” she said. “Exaggerations, and radicalisation of part of the language, do not help foster an atmosphere of respect. We know how important...
  • Putin calls to improve ties with the EU despite sanctions

    06/17/2016 6:34:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2016 9:01 AM EDT | Nataliya Vasilyeva
    Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders on Friday to improve ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed their plans to invest more in Russia despite the weight of the sanctions, some of which the European Union extended just as Putin was speaking. “Politicians should meet the businessmen halfway, show wisdom, long-term thinking and flexibility,” Putin said. “We need to bring back trust to Russia-European relations and restore the level of cooperation.”...
  • Now Switzerland WITHDRAWS its application to join the EU just a week before British vote

    06/17/2016 12:54:52 AM PDT · by Ken H · 60 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 16, 2016 | Charles Peat
    SWITZERLAND has withdrawn its application to join the European Union just a week before Britain votes on its own EU membership.
  • Half of Turkish Germans hold Islam above state law

    06/16/2016 3:13:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:21 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    A wide-ranging new study by the University of Münster shows that Germany’s Turkish community still has very conservative views on the role of religion in society. The survey provides an often contradictory picture of social attitudes among Germany’s 2.7 million people of Turkish origin. A total of 47 percent of the 1,201 respondents said that “following the tenets of my religion is more important to me than the laws of the land in which I live.” But the study also reveals that this viewpoint is much more firmly held by the first generation (57 percent agreement) — Turks who emigrated...
  • Top German Eurocrat says Brexit would be GOOD for the EU because Brussels would grab 'more [tr]

    06/16/2016 8:39:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    Brexit would be good for the EU because it would allow Brussels to grab more 'power and strength,' a top German Eurocrat has said. Günther Oettinger, the European Commission's digital chief, said Britain's exit would allow the EU to 'develop a new perspective' and 'gather new dynamics'. Brussels would be able to speed up development of its common security policy, foreign policy and anti-terrorism powers because Britain is one of the main opponents to further European integration, he said.