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  • The Empty Plinth

    07/27/2016 4:31:58 PM PDT · by relictele · 6 replies
    Self / Vanity | 27 Jul 2016 | Self
    THE EMPTY PLINTH Clint Eastwood’s empty chair monologue at the 2012 RNC convention was a bit of a head-scratcher in theory and in execution but Clint is no fool and his metaphor was as close to outright mockery was the cowed-by-consultants GOP Establishment were likely to get, with only Eastwood’s demigod status keeping the nervous nellies from quashing the whole thing. Literally, a chair is a seat at a table. Figuratively, it means participation if not outright leadership and responsibility for a group, usually of decision-makers. An empty chair, obviously, represents a vacuum of power despite the very real and...
  • Oops! Secretary of State John Kerry Bumps Into Door of 10 Downing Street

    07/19/2016 11:10:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth McGlaughin
    The man holding the door presumably thought Kerry was going to stay outside and shut the door, just as Kerry turned to step inside. Kerry then smacked into the door to the sound of the crowd audibly gasping. Whoops!
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Angry Dead ‘White People’ In France Stealing Their Limelight

    07/15/2016 8:42:23 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Liam Deacon
    Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters have claimed the deadly terrorist attack in France was “to make people lose attention” [sic] in their movement and focus on “white” lives instead. “Ok I’ve come to the conclusion that what happened in Nice was to make people lose attention off [sic] #BlackLivesMatter and focus and unite against us”, wrote Twitter user Semsa, who is based in London but says “Egypt’s the motherland”. She has since made her account private. “Don’t #PrayForNice we are fighting a civil war against whites. #BLM”, tweeted Franklin Omar, an activist who also appears to be from London, and...
  • Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

    07/11/2016 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Jul 2016 14:32 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German property firms expect a boom in Frankfurt as financial businesses move activities and staff out of London in the wake of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Monday. A majority of 72 percent of respondents believed financial center Frankfurt, rather than rivals Dublin, Paris, or Amsterdam, would gain the most from Britain leaving the European Union, the study of 555 firms by consultants Ernst & Young (EY) found. The German property market as a whole would get a boost from Brexit, 57 percent of those polled said, with large majorities expecting prices for commercial and residential properties to increase....
  • Terrorists attack London transit system at rush hour (This Day in History)

    07/07/2016 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    On the morning of July 7, 2005, bombs are detonated in three crowded London subways and one bus during the peak of the city’s rush hour. The synchronized suicide bombings, which were thought to be the work of al-Qaida, killed 56 people including the bombers and injured another 700. It was the largest attack on Great Britain since World War II. No warning was given. --SNIP-- Of the four suicide bombers, three were born in Great Britain and one in Jamaica. Three lived in or near Leeds in West Yorkshire; one resided in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
  • Andrea Leadsom speech to be Prime Minister (She's impressive - Video)

    07/05/2016 6:26:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
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  • The 5 Conservatives Vying to Become Britain’s Next Prime Minister

    07/01/2016 4:23:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | SEWELL CHAN
    Boris Johnson’s surprising announcement on Thursday that he would not seek the leadership of the British Conservative Party — and by extension, succeed David Cameron as prime minister — leaves five candidates for the job. In a series of votes, Conservative members of Parliament will whittle down the list to two finalists, and the party’s roughly 150,000 members will choose between them. The process is expected to be completed by Sept. 9. The Conservative Party, which won a majority in Parliament last year, has a five-year mandate that lasts until 2020. But given the turmoil after voters decided that Britain...
  • Nigel Farage: I'm being betrayed by Vote Leave (video)

    06/30/2016 9:54:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    Video Link This film was shot of Sunday, but it contains several interesting behind the scenes bits of intel as to what is going on in the UK regarding Brexit.It appears the reason Boris Johnson dropped out was that he was unwilling to tow the line of immigration. It is also discussed that Cameron may be gone much more quickly that earlier believed.
  • Theresa May: Cutting EU migration will have to wait (She doesn't get it)

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

    06/30/2016 3:57:24 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 53 replies
    Breaking: Boris Johnson: I'm not standing as Tory leader
  • Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York's JFK

    07/01/2016 7:48:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1 | Charlie Moore
    A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York's JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend. The account said that attacks would be carried out on planes 'flying from Heathrow [Airport] to the US' and warned that 'there will be a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK airports.' The threat was revealed by SITE Intelligence Group - the world's leading non-governmental counterterrorism organization - on its website.
  • Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

    06/30/2016 4:46:31 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 30, 2016
    Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. In a speech in London - billed as his campaign launch - Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed... Addressing reporters in a new conference just moments before the deadline for nominations passed, Mr Johnson said the next Conservative leader would have to unify his party and ensure that Britain stood tall in the world. "Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person cannot...
  • Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup

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

    06/26/2016 7:10:27 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2016
    (AP) – Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has reverberated through London’s boisterous LGBT pride festival. The flags of European nations flew at the annual Pride in London parade, which ended with a rally in Trafalgar Square. London Mayor Sadiq Khan told the crowd of thousands that Europeans in London are “our friends, our families and our neighbors.” Khan says “I recognize the huge contribution you make to our city, you are welcome here. I make you this promise as your mayor. That won’t change.” Voters in London overwhelmingly supported staying in the EU, but a majority outside the...
  • David Cameron announces resignation as UK votes to leave EU

    06/24/2016 5:35:53 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 101 replies
    -excerpt- He said that "the British people have voted to leave the EU and their will must be respected... the will of the British people is an instruction which must be delivered." "There can be no doubt about the result." Cameron gave no timetable for his departure, but said that he wanted a new leader to be in place by October when his Conservative Party holds its annual conference. Boris Johnson, a former London mayor who campaigned for the UK's departure from the EU, is tipped by bookmakers as Cameron's likely successor. Johnson, who was greeted by a booing crowd...
  • Brexit petition hits TWO MILLION as Brits call on Parliament to force through(T)

    06/25/2016 11:54:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 6/25/2016 | Steve Robson , Georgia Diebelius
    A petition calling for a second EU referendum has topped TWO MILLION signatures - more than doubling the highest signed in parliamentary history. The popular petition, which was started just one day ago, attracted so many signatures when it first opened that the government's website crashed. The enormous surge followed the initial 100,000 signatures which were created in a bid to get London Mayor Sadiq Khan to declare the capital as independent. Protesters are hoping that Khan will call for London to be classed separately from the UK and therefore be able to apply to join the European Union.
  • France orders Britain to trigger Article 50 and choose new PM ‘within days’

    06/25/2016 4:54:27 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 132 replies
    FRANCE today told Britain to appoint a new prime minister within “a few days” and to immediately quit the EU by soon triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Speaking in Berlin following a meeting of the six founding member states of the EU, French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told the UK not to play a “cat and mouse” game following the historic Brexit vote. He said: “Of course a new prime minister must be appointed, that will probably require a few days but this is quite urgent.
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • Mayor of London response to European Union referendum result

    06/24/2016 1:50:48 PM PDT · by Celerity · 23 replies
    London.gov.uk ^ | 6/24/16 | Sadiq Khan
    24 June 2016 . . Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said: "I believe that Britain is better off within the European Union, but the British people have clearly spoken today, and their democratic will must now be fulfilled. "I would like to praise David Cameron for the dignified way he has reacted to the message sent by the British people in his words at Downing Street today. I agree with the Prime Minister that Britain can survive and prosper outside the European Union. "I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and investors...
  • After Brexit, London mayor Sadiq Khan tells immigrants: “You are very welcome here”

    06/24/2016 12:44:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 41 replies
    News Fast Company ^ | June 24, 2016 | Sadiq Khan
    Following the U.K.'s decision to Brexit, Khan took to Facebook on Friday to express his support for the many London residents who hail from other parts of Europe: I want to send a clear message to every European resident living in London - you are very welcome here. As a city, we are grateful for the enormous contribution you make, and that will not change as a result of this referendum. There are nearly one million European citizens living in London today, and they bring huge benefits to our city - working hard, paying taxes, working in our public services...
  • HSBC, Standard Chartered Fall on Early Results of UK Vote

    06/24/2016 4:10:40 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 24 June 2016 | NewsMax
    London-based banks HSBC Holdings Plc and Standard Chartered Plc tumbled in Hong Kong after early results from Britain’s European Union referendum indicated greater support for an exit than academics had forecast. HSBC, which made about a third of its 2015 revenue in Europe, fell as much as 3.1 percent and Standard Chartered as much as 3.7 percent. Financial institutions including JPMorgan Chase & Co., HSBC and Deutsche Bank AG warned ahead of Britain’s vote that they could shift some operations from London if the U.K. left the EU. HSBC would probably move about 1,000 investment bankers to Paris in the...
  • Obama: UK-US Trade Deal Would Be Back Of Queue (arrogant oligarch Obama!)

    06/24/2016 3:13:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | 4/22/16
    Barack Obama has said a trade deal between the UK and US would be at the "back of the queue" if the UK left the European Union. The President said a free trade arrangement would not happen "any time soon" in the event of Brexit. Speaking alongside Prime Minister David Cameron at the Foreign Office, he said: "I think it's fair to say that maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement. "But it's not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to...
  • '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...
  • 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?
  • Trump Scotland visit dredges up U.K. controversies (vomitus maximus ALERT)

    06/23/2016 11:24:19 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump leaves for Scotland Thursday, briefly escaping his turbulent presidential campaign to attend the official opening of a remodeled golf resort bearing his name. The foreign trip, Trump's first as the presumptive Republican nominee, will bear none of the traditional marks of the ritualistic campaign voyage abroad that White House hopefuls have embarked on in recent years. Trump is not slated to meet with any foreign leaders or visit historical sites but instead attend to his multibillion-dollar business interests. The trip -- an unconventional venture emblematic of the real estate mogul's campaign -- comes on the heels of the...
  • Her Majesty The Eurosceptic Queen: EU Courts ‘Denigrate’ Britain By Protecting Terrorists

    06/23/2016 6:43:26 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jun 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II thinks European courts that protect Islamist hate preachers “denigrate” Britain and has demanded her dinner guests “Give me THREE good reasons” to remain inside the European Union (EU). The loaded challenge has been widely interpreted as an expression of Euroscepticism since the Royal biographer Robert Lacey made the revelation in a blog post in the Daily Beast. The EU and the European Court of Human Rights are known for their history of protecting the “rights” of extremists and blocking deportations. Last night Breitbart London revealed that Islamist hate preacher, terrorist apologist and Caliphate agitator Anjem...
  • 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.
  • Armed man opens fire in German cinema complex, up to 50 hurt: media

    06/23/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 06/23/2016 | Madeline Chambers
    A masked man with a gun and ammunition belt opened fire in a cinema complex in the small western German town of Viernheim, near Frankfurt, injuring between 20 and 50 people and barricaded himself inside, German media reported on Thursday.
  • '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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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%.
  • U.K. Vote on Whether to Leave Europe Imperils Global Climate (ROTFLMAO!!!)

    06/17/2016 12:54:15 PM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jean Chemnick
    If it "brexits," the United Kingdom would likely chart its own course within the U.N. climate process, seeing its influence shrink overall while pro-coal Poland gained clout within the group of nations in opposition to more climate-ambitious Germany and France, analysts said.
  • ‘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.
  • Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

    06/19/2016 9:44:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Boadasting Corporation ^ | June 19, 2016 | Katty Kay, Presenter
    The two most surprising political phenomena of this year have been the rise of Donald Trump and the success of the Leave Europe camp in Britain's referendum on Brexit. Few pundits saw either coming (and full disclosure, I include myself here, particularly on Trump) - but we should have and now would be a good chance to make up for past oversight by looking at how the two are linked. Next week, polls suggest, Britain may pull out of the European Union. Opinion polls currently have the 23 June referendum too close to call but the Brexit camp (those in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Project Grief: Remain's Dirty Politicking Has Hit An All-Time-Low

    06/17/2016 10:49:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | James Delingpole
    Dear Remainers,The morning after a senseless tragedy which has appalled the whole of Britain I’d like to ask you a simple question: Is there any depth to which you will not stoop in order somehow to snatch victory in this EU referendum? The answer I’m getting from some of you is: “Nope. None.”
  • Goodbye Dave? Bookmakers slash odds on Cameron quitting within the next TWO WEEKS (Tory Revolt)

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

    06/17/2016 1:02:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16
    The London Shomrim stopped a thief from robbing a member of the House of Lords earlier this week. The Jewish Chronicle reports that two youths riding bicycles attack Lord Glasman, a Labour Party peer, near his Stoke Newington home. Fortunately, several members of the Jewish neighborhood watch organization saw the incident and chased down the attempted muggers. They then held the suspects until police were able to take over. "Thank you for your exemplary work, that you do every day and for what you did yesterday," said Lord Glasman. "You make all people in our community safer, even me. It...
  • How a Ban on Tea Kettles Could Drive Britain to a Brexit

    06/16/2016 12:38:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 45 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | June 15, 2016 | Liz Peek
    As is so often the case, a momentous decision may be triggered by something quite small. Indeed, the future of the western world may come down to this: a squabble over tea kettles. The Brits are riled up by the imminent threat that the EU, driven by its aggressive climate agenda, will outlaw the electric tea pots that the English have relied upon for generations to produce their daily fix of Earl Grey and toast. New “eco-design” regulations governing small appliances have been on the EU shelf for months, delayed by officials correctly worried they might ignite a firestorm of...
  • Remain Campaigners Rush To Blame Brexit For MP Attack MP Shot

    06/16/2016 11:18:44 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 30 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 6/16/16 | Breitbart London
    Remain campaign supporters are rushing to blame Brexit backers for today’s horrific attack on Labour MP Jo Cox. Just an hour after a 52-year-old man allegedly shot and stabbed Mrs. Cox, who had been campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU, many online are seeking to tar with the same brush all those behind Brexit. There is currently no indication that the attacker was a Brexit campaigner, and reports over his shout of “Britain First” – the name of an anti-EU nationalist group – have had doubts cast upon them by Channel 5 news.