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  • France orders Britain to trigger Article 50 and choose new PM ‘within days’

    06/25/2016 4:54:27 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 109 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 · 27 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 · 40 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.
  • The European Union: An Un-Democratic Leviathan That Britain Might Just Escape

    06/16/2016 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    The Stream ^ | June 16, 2016 | Stephen Meyer
    The European Union: An Un-Democratic Leviathan That Britain Might Just Escape By Stephen Meyer Published on June 16, 2016 • Stephen Meyer America’s closest ally, Great Britain, stands on the brink of a profound decision, one that could determine whether it remains the free, prosperous democracy that has worked closely with the United States since World War II, or goes on morphing into something much smaller and sadder — a bullied province of that unaccountable oligarchy called the European Union.Britain will make the decision next Thursday, in a referendum to exit the EU. The odds are looking stronger every day that the “Leave” voters will prevail....
  • British MP Murdered with "Homemade" Gun, Knife

    06/16/2016 1:30:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A British Labor MP has been murdered when she intervened in an altercation between two men, on of whom has been reported to have mental issues.  Witnesses at the scene reported that the gun used appeared “homemade”.  A knife was also used.  The MP was reportedly shot three times and stabbed several times.  From uk.businessinsider.com: An eyewitness report given to the BBC said that Cox was attacked after becoming involved in an altercation between two men. “There was a guy who was being very brave and another guy with a white baseball cap who he was trying to control...
  • Brexit is the only way the working class can change anything

    06/16/2016 11:27:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 15 June 2016 | Lisa Mckenzie
    Working-class people’s voices are rarely heard outside their communities, and almost never within the political or media sphere. However the EU referendum debate has opened up a Pandora’s box of working-class anger and frustration. It is clear that the Westminster politicos are quite unnerved by this. Even I am surprised by how the referendum has captured the attention and the imagination of the same people that only last year told me they had no interest in the general election “because ‘they’ are all the same”. In working-class communities, the EU referendum has become a referendum on almost everything. In east...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Labour MP Jo Cox DIES after being shot three times in the street near her office

    06/16/2016 10:36:15 AM PDT · by traumer · 166 replies
    A Labour MP has died after she was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed in a shocking attack as she arrived at her constituency surgery. Mother-of-two Jo Cox, 41, was airlifted to hospital after a gunman opened fire on her in Birstall near Leeds. Witnesses said the man was at the office before she arrived and shot her three times, once in the head, before stabbing her as she lay on the ground. Her husband Brendan tweeted a photo of his wife two hours after she died from catastrophic injuries. He later urged people to 'fight against the hatred that...
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Hosts EU ‘Remain’ Rally With Hijab-Clad Women Forced To Stand At The Back

    06/16/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan gave a speech in Manchester on behalf of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign, with women noticeably absent from the front of the crowd. In an effort to bolster the ailing Remain campaign, newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan has gone on a road trip across the country to try and boost support for remaining in the European Union (EU). A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded...
  • 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.
  • SUN SAYS We urge our readers to beLEAVE in Britain and vote to quit the EU on June 23

    06/13/2016 3:47:48 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 19 replies
    The Sun ^ | June 13, 2016 | The Sun
    WE are about to make the biggest ­political decision of our lives. The Sun urges everyone to vote LEAVE. We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels. Throughout our 43-year membership of the European Union it has proved increasingly greedy, wasteful, bullying and breathtakingly incompetent in a crisis. Next Thursday, at the ballot box, we can correct this huge and ­historic mistake. It is our last chance. Because, be in no doubt, our future looks far bleaker if we stay in Outside the EU we can become richer, safer and free at long last to forge our own destiny —...
  • German bonds go negative for first time as investors panic over surge in support for Brexit

    06/14/2016 7:57:01 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 14, 2016 | MATT HUNTER
    The price of rock-solid German government bonds has rocketed over fears of a possible Brexit. Interest rates have fallen to record lows meaning investors are looking for safe havens to park their cash. As investors flock to place money in German government 10-year bonds their price has risen The bonds, which are considered a benchmark of financial security, known as Bunds, are now not paying any money back because demand is too high. Today the Bund yielded minus 0.028 percent - meaning it was costing anyone who held the investment.
  • Labour MP Jo Cox shot in West Yorkshire – latest updates

    06/16/2016 9:09:05 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 38 replies
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | June 16, 2016 | Mark Tran
    The MP for Batley and Spen, is in a critical condition after being shot and stabbed several times in her West Yorkshire constituency. Witnesses said the attack occurred after the MP became involved in an altercation involving two men near her weekly advice surgery. A Labour source confirmed Cox was shot and stabbed after she had concluded the drop-in session for constituents at about 1pm. Cox suffered “serious injuries and is in a critical condition”. She was taken by helicopter to Leeds general infirmary. Police also confirmed a man in his late 40s to early 50s nearby suffered slight injuries...
  • Labour MP Jo Cox Shot Near Leeds: Eyewitness

    06/16/2016 6:07:42 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 129 replies
    Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox has been shot and injured in Birstall near Leeds, an eyewitness has said. Ms Cox was elected as a Labour MP at the general election in 2015 and has two children. An eyewitness said the 41-year-old was left lying bleeding on the pavement after the incident. The attack took place near the town's library where she held advice surgeries.
  • UK MPs call to end funding to anti-Israel NGOs

    06/14/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    British MPs on Tuesday debated their country's funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs, with several legislators questioning why the government's aid agency is spending so much on extremist organizations which undermine Israeli democracy. The debate on foreign aid at the UK House of Commons was prompted by a petition which garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures - well over the 150,000 needed to force a nonbinding parliamentary discussion on the issue. That petition calls for the UK government to end its policy of spending a fixed 0.7% of national income on overseas aid, and was launched after an expose...
  • Brexit Campaigns Suspended After British Lawmaker Critically Shot By "Britain First" (Jo Cox dead)

    06/16/2016 9:18:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 172 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 06/16/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Update: 52-year-old man arrested after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in street outside her constituency surgery has been named as Tommy Mair. A brief public data history search reveals that Mair had psychological problems: Thomas Mair, 46, started volunteering at the park after learning about the opportunity through the Mirfield-based Pathways Day Centre for adults with mental health problems. He said: "I can honestly say it has done me more good than all the psychotherapy and medication in the world. "Many people who suffer from mental illness are socially isolated and disconnected from society, feelings of worthlessness are also...
  • London's Muslim Mayor Hosts EU 'Remain' Rally With Hijab-Clad Women Forced To Stand At The Back

    06/16/2016 8:37:52 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 16 Jun 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A photograph from one of Mr. Khan’s speeches in Manchester posted on the Guido Fawkes blog reveals that in at least one of his speeches, meant to galvanise Labour voters in the north of England, women were excluded from the front row and relegated to the periphery of the event.
  • Dutch PM says he’s ‘totally against referendums’

    06/13/2016 1:00:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 06/13/2016 11:29 | (EurActiv.com with agencies)
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte today (13 June) admitted a referendum called by euroskeptic groups on whether to back closer ties between Ukraine and the EU had been “disastrous” after voters soundly rejected the pact. “I’m totally against referenda, and I’m totally, totally, totally against referenda on multilateral agreements, because it makes no sense as we have seen with the Dutch referendum,” Rutte told a conference of European MPs. “The referendum led to disastrous results,” he added. …
  • Spain’s once mighty socialists succumb to populist rage

    06/14/2016 11:35:34 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 6/14/2016 | Tobias Buck
    ... "The fact is that in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, voters have come to associate the centre-left with many of the (unpopular) policies traditionally championed by the right: austerity, deregulation, liberalisation, free trade." ...
  • London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains [Islamic Conquest]

    06/14/2016 4:15:50 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/13/2016 | Staff
    Adverts promoting negative body images will be banned across the Transport for London (TfL) network from next month. As part of his mayoral election manifesto Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting "unhealthy or unrealistic" body images. The advertising watchdog received 378 complaints in 2015 about a weight-loss advert that asked customers if they were "beach body ready?" Mr Khan has now asked TfL to set up its own advertising steering group. The Protein World "beach body ready" promotional posters were defaced in Tube stations and a petition was started calling for the adverts to be banned, however the Advertising...