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  • The PBOC just fixed the yuan at its weakest level since December 2010

    06/26/2016 6:28:37 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 5 replies
    The People’s Bank of China have set the USD/CNY fixing for Monday at 6.6375, some 0.9% weaker than Friday’s fixing level of 6.5776. The figure, well above Friday’s close of 6.6150, was the weakest fixing level seen since December 2010.
  • Why Leftists Love Unaccountable International Regimes - And Why We Should Be Wary

    06/26/2016 5:49:38 PM PDT · by walford · 3 replies
    Free Republic | 06/26/2016 | walford
    In the context of the recent "Brexit" referendum in the UK, the following is a discussion as to why the Left is so fond of unaccountable international organizations -- and why we should therefore be wary. "[Anxiety about the economy, terrorism and mass migration are providing] fertile terrain for reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism." - US Vice-President Joe Biden***Obama Says Brexit Vote Reflects Fears of Globalization *** "People are waking up to realize that, look, this is potentially a misguided protest vote, but it is a protest vote, and politics is not working for a lot...
  • Poll: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton in tight races in battleground states

    06/26/2016 4:39:03 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 26 Jun 2016 | Anthony Salvanto
    Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They're often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and forth between the parties in the last two elections, where it's Clinton 44 percent and Trump 42 percent. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom this week, many wondered if the same sentiments...
  • Post Brexit Consequence – Rebuked Hillary Clinton Silent, Media Fill Void…

    06/26/2016 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Sundance
    After the Orlando terrorist attack Hillary Clinton went into a modified sub surface communication status called “radio infrequent”. Tenuous times require those who communicate via poll-tested and political wind-driven soundbites to move carefully amid unfamiliar terrain. Now, as predicted, after the “anti-globalist” Brexit result, Hillary Clinton goes further into the status of “radio-silent”. Full Stop (stay quiet, stay deep), and stay away from visibility until the consultants can gauge the best course. In modern U.S. elections polls can have two purposes: #1 is to display the current status of any given election. #2 is to provide a preferred media narrative...
  • "Brexit" Discussion and Analysis - Guest Anthony James Rundell OBE [radio]

    06/25/2016 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 2 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 25, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Interview with guest Anthony James Rundell OBE begins 33:00 into the program... ANTHONY JAMES RUNDELL OBE TALKS “BREXIT” & MORE… LIVE Saturday (6/25) 8 AM EST!!! Anthony James Rundell joins the USA Transnational Report on June 25, 2016! Anthony “Tony” James Rundell is resident in London but travels extensively in the Middle East. He has a company in United Arab Emirates where he deals in antiquarian Islamic books and early copies of the Koran. His connections with Abu Dhabi go back some 60 years before the oil wealth came on stream. He half lives in France and is well versed...
  • Scotland can have a second referendum, but it must decide on a currency first

    06/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 50 replies
    I believe that the currency issue did more than anything to deliver the late swing to No in the last referendum. The question of the choice between the pound, euro or a currency of Scotland’s own was never clarified, and that was fatal to the cause of independence in 2014. Unless the issue is resolved before another referendum I strongly suspect that this issue might again be fatal to the cause of Scottish independence. There are only four options. They are the pound, the euro, the US dollar or Scotland’s own currency.
  • Germany should 'lead new EU' after Brexit: Polish statesman [Lech Walesa]

    06/18/2016 4:40:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 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...
  • 2016 Polls: Brexit Issues Driving Voters in Battleground States

    06/26/2016 11:01:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | CBS
    CBS releases 2016 polls from battleground states like Florida, Colorado, and Wisconsin, showing that a significant number of voters are sympathetic to messages similar to the successful “Brexit” campaign in the UK’s EU Referendum. rom CBS News: Battleground states are called battlegrounds for a reason: They’re often close, and 2016 looks like no exception. Hillary Clinton holds narrow leads over Donald Trump across a number of key states of Florida (up three points, 44 to 41 percent); Colorado (Clinton 40 percent, Trump 39 percent); Wisconsin (Clinton up 41 percent to 36 percent) and North Carolina, which has flipped back and...
  • Liberal Media Gets Punked by 4Chan – Petition for Second Brexit Vote was Spammed

    06/26/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Mainstream media outlets in Great Britain and the US were running news Sunday of a stunning petition that shows 2 million people want a new Brexit vote. Over “two million” signed the referendum in less than 24 hours! The BBC, The Mirror, France 24, The Telegraph, Manchester Evening News, The Guardian… all reported on the bogus petition. But they got punked. The poll was manufactured by 4Chan and Anonymous hackers who loaded up the signatures with fake names from The Vatican, Ghana, North Korea and elsewhere.
  • 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...
  • Obama accuses Trump, GOP of spreading hate (Obama sucks Oxygen out of Hillary, Bernie)

    06/26/2016 10:33:09 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2016 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Friday night lashed out at Donald Trump and the Republican Party, accusing them of spreading hate and bigotry.
  • Gingrich at FOX News Sunday- Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT; 6/25

    06/26/2016 10:37:15 AM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/25/2016 | Chric Wallace
    Newt Gingrich at FOX News Sunday - Talking About Hillary Clinton's & Trump's Comments on BREXIT
  • French PM: Europe must stop being finicky and intrusive

    06/26/2016 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 26th, 2016 | by Ingrid Melander
    The European Union must stop being nit-picky and intrusive, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday as the bloc scrambled to handle the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave. The Brexit vote to leave the EU has deepened fears among mainstream politicians across Europe about the rise of eurosceptic, anti-establishment parties, particularly in France, where the far-right National Front is increasingly popular. That concern has also prompted mainstream French politicians on the left and right to call for an overhaul of Europe, in a country where surveys show disillusionment with Brussels is growing. "We must put an end to...
  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Breitbart London
    A British opposition lawmaker says Parliament should stop the “madness” Iand overturn the result of a referendum calling for Britain to leave the European Union. Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s national vote was non-binding and “our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.” David Lammy ‏@DavidLammy 21h21 hours ago Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below 16,725 retweets 15,684 likes              
  • Barack has decided that armed self-defense “defies common sense”

    06/26/2016 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    “Did you see how dark it was? It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” This was Bill Clinton’s response to a suggestion that law abiding people with firearms of their own might have been able to save lives by stopping Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen at the Orlando nightclub Pulse. Of course, Bill was comfortably surrounded by armed security during his Bloomberg television interview, as was Barack during his speech in Orlando a few days later. But Obama offered an even more pointed dissent from those who believe the little people should be permitted the means of preserving their...
  • The 6 Things Obama Doesn’t Want You to Know About the Islamic State

    06/26/2016 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    counterjihadreport. ^ | June 24 2016 | DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA
    It’s official. The Administration of President Barack Obama does not want you to understand the danger that you, your friends, your family, and your loved ones are in. With the recent attempt at the Cabinet level of the U.S. Government by Attorney General Loretta Lynch to censor what the terrorist responsible for the greatest terror attack since 9/11 was saying on the phone to the 911 dispatcher during the Orlando massacre, we have the smoking gun of Orwellian “Newspeak” in America. Barack Obama and his political appointees and cabinet members have been trying for more than five years to explain...
  • “Bad Policy From A Good Leader?” The Demise Of The European Union

    06/26/2016 8:24:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Leigh Bravo
    The dissatisfaction in the United Kingdom seems somewhat similar to the rise of the American middle and working class and the ever building support for Donald Trump If you found yourself asking “why” the United Kingdom voted to remove itself from its family within the European Union yesterday, then you are not alone. Many across the globe are trying to understand, predict outcomes and second guess the people of the United Kingdom. To understand this divide, we must start with the most powerful and prominent leader of the European Union, Angela Merkel. Who is she, and what has she done...
  • Britain Rattles Postwar Order and Its Place as Pillar of Stability (Via Drudge)

    06/26/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 25, 2016 | By JIM YARDLEY, ALISON SMALE, JANE PERLEZ and BEN HUBBARD
    But it is the flow of people into the European Union that has had the greatest geopolitical impact, and helped to precipitate the British vote. Stabilizing Syria and permanently curbing the refugee flow could be one of the critical factors in determining whether Europe can steady itself politically. Before the refugee crisis, the European Union was already an unwieldy and unfinished entity. Its contradictions and imperfections were exacerbated by the economic crisis. Yet it was the onset of more than a million refugees marching through Greece and the Balkans toward Germany that may ultimately prove to be the most destabilizing...
  • 'Britain-Israel relations will not significantly change'

    06/25/2016 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    srael and Britain’s relations will not change once Britain leaves the European Union (EU), British ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said on Friday. Speaking to Channel 2 News after UK residents voted to leave the EU in a referendum and Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation, Quarrey said, “The relationship between Britain and Israel will not change significantly.” "...lies...more lies...self delusion..." .....
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • Solution to some of the brexit questions: Ireland votes to join the UK

    06/25/2016 8:19:55 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 57 replies
    Self | 6/25/16 | Self vanity
    What does everyone think about the possibility of Ireland joining the UK?
  • European parliament chief slams Turkey over Cyprus boycott

    05/28/2012 11:34:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Monday, May 28, 2012 | unattributed
    The European Parliament's chief criticised Turkey Monday for threatening to freeze ties with the EU when the bloc's rotating presidency shifts to Cyprus, which Ankara does not recognise as a sovereign state. "I criticise this. This is not possible," said Martin Schulz, the European Parliament's president, who is in Ankara for an official visit. "I take note that a candidate state says to us we will not negotiate during the presidency of a member state of the European Union," he said. Cyprus takes over the six-month rotating presidency of the EU on July 1, and Turkey has threatened to freeze...
  • Ankara's "Economic Miracle" Collapses Changes in Turkey

    12/22/2011 9:50:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    meforum.org ^ | 12-21-11 | David P. Goldman
    Turkey's high-flying economy, which expanded at a 10 percent annual rate of gross domestic product growth during the first half of 2011,[1] will crash-land in 2012. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan's "economic miracle," to use the Daily Telegraph's admiring words,[2] depended on a 40 percent annual rate of bank credit expansion, which in turn produced a balance of payments deficit as wide as that of southern Europe's crisis countries. Markets have already anticipated a sudden turnaround in the Turkish economy. The Turkish lira (TRY) fell by a quarter between November 2010 and September 2011, making it the world's worst performing...
  • Turkey signs deal with Turkish Cyprus on gas exploration, expands sea borders

    09/27/2011 8:08:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Turk ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkey and Turkish Cyprus signed a deal on Wednesday in New York to establish a ground for offshore gas exploration in a move set to escalate the already high regional tensions over Mediterranean energy reserves and border issues. On Tuesday, the Greek Cypriot administration confirmed that drilling had begun in a southeastern offshore block, adjoining a gas field in Israeli waters reputed to be the world's largest gas reserves find of the past decade. With the latest agreement the ethnic Turkish northern half of Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, marked its marine borders with Turkey and will issue licenses...
  • Russia Sends Nuclear Submarines To Patrol Cyprus (Turkey) Waters - Report

    09/18/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Fennie · 14 replies
    Cyprus News Report ^ | August 25, 2011 | Sarah Fenwick
    Russia has sent two nuclear-powered submarines to patrol Eastern Mediterranean waters around Cyprus and enforce the island's right to explore for undersea oil and gas in its territorial seas, according to information from Defencenet.gr, citing a Russian FM spokesman.
  • The Eastern Mediterranean Sea is Starting to Get Crowded

    09/15/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 12 replies
    As regional powers attempt to rise, other regional powers will react. This is particularly true in this era of globalization. Turkey is now riding a learning curve. Here is how the latest is unfolding. Turkey warned Thursday it will declare a border on the continental shelf if the island of Cyprus proceeds with offshore oil and gas drilling activities. The Foreign Ministry's announcement came a day after Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias announced that U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' southern coast despite Turkey's attempts to prevent such a...
  • Turkish PM says Syrian leader overshadowed his legitimacy

    09/12/2011 5:30:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    World Bulletin Net ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadowed his legitimacy. In a televised interview with the Al-Jazeera, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "when we came to the political power nine years ago, there was a 30-year resentment between Turkey and Syria. We made great efforts to improve relations with Syria with which we share 910 kilometres of border. We always proposed al-Assad to release political prisoners, make constitutional amendments and start multiparty system. Unfortunately, none of these reforms were made. I paid a visit to Aleppo earlier this year. I told al-Assad that we were...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...
  • 135-Meter Statue of Angel to be Erected on Cyprus on Russia's Initiative

    09/12/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/12/11
    *** The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in USA and the Buddha Statue in ChinaMoscow, September 12, Interfax - 135-meter monument representing an angel with a dove will appear in southern shore of Cyprus near "fruit" capital of the island - town of Limassol. The idea of the project Good Angels of Peace symbolizing peace and charity has appeared in Russia five years ago. The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the USA and Statue of...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • EU to reward Turks after Cyprus vote

    04/26/2004 5:42:16 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 70 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/2004 | Sebastian Alison
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Voicing exasperation at Greek Cypriots for rejecting a U.N. plan to reunite their island, the European Union is looking for ways to reward the minority Turkish Cypriots for backing the plan. EU foreign ministers vented their frustration at Saturday's split referendum result as they arrived in Luxembourg on Monday for their last meeting before the bloc enlarges to admit 10 new members -- including a still divided Cyprus -- next Saturday. "We're all profoundly disappointed that this historic opportunity has been lost," EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten told reporters. "I don't think the leadership of the...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    newsbuters.org ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • Germany says 'won't let anyone take Europe from us'

    06/25/2016 5:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 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. …
  • US Media Ignores Obama's Role in Brexit Disaster

    06/25/2016 8:04:11 PM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24-June-2016 | David A. Patten
    Watch any of the TV news talk shows Friday and almost all have ignored one important fact: the Brexit 'Leave' victory was another humiliating loss for President Barack Obama. In fact, some British polls even showed that voter sentiment moved decidedly in favor of Brexit after Obama traveled to Britain and urged a "no" vote. British voters delivered a stinging rebuke to Obama on Thursday when they opted to leave the EU by a 52 percent to 48 percent margin. So strong was the backlash to Obama's blatant attempt to influence the Brexit vote – polls following his April visit...
  • 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...
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 99 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • Brexit: Why the Globalists Lost

    06/24/2016 11:59:25 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 69 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 · 17 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...
  • 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.
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets Ł60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the Ł60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Dow falls 650 points; financials tracking for worst day since 2011

    06/24/2016 12:33:40 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 64 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/24/us-markets.html ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dow falls 650 points; financials tracking for worst day since 2011 Evelyn Cheng
    Just wait until EU member countries start falling like dominoes.
  • Brexit should be a wake-up call to US liberals: don’t assume Trump will lose

    06/24/2016 5:38:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | June 24, 2016 | Andrew Prokop
    In the wake of the UK’s vote Thursday to leave the EU, comparisons of Brexit's  success to the rise of Donald Trump have been flying far and wide. This is only natural, since anti-immigrant, anti-elite, and nationalist sentiments played major roles in both shocking phenomena. Of course, many of these analogies are too facile. The US faces no comparable controversy over regulations from a transnational economic bureaucracy. The US electorate is much more diverse than Britain’s. Trump himself has massive weaknesses in personality, popularity, and campaign mechanics that an issue-oriented campaign doesn’t. And where "Leave" and "Remain" were essentially...
  • Brexit SPREADS across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums

    06/24/2016 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 57 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | June 24, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    POLITICIANS across Europe have called for their own referendums in the wake of Britain's historic decision to quit the EU. Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a referendum on whether to keep the Euro. Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: "We want a consultative referendum on the Euro. “The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a 'Euro 2’. The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries...
  • Ellie Goulding, Cher, Bastille, Others React To #Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:20:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    CBS SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | HAYDEN WRIGHT
    Overnight, the passage of a U.K. “Brexit” referendum that will separate Great Britain from the European Union triggered a sharp decline of the British pound, Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation, and congratulatory remarks from presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. British and American celebrities alike reacted to the upheaval—which could transform Europe for generations—with a mixture of shock and disappointment.
  • Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results

    06/24/2016 12:46:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    United States Senate ^ | June 24, 2016 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on ‘Brexit’ Results June 24, 2016 | 202-228-7561 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued a statement in response to initial reporting of ‘Brexit’ returns. Sen. Cruz urged the United States to respect the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum on its membership in the European Union: “The British people have spoken clearly: They choose to leave the European Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “The results of the ‘Brexit’ referendum should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C. that some free nations still wish to preserve their national...
  • Britain's decision to leave the EU is Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare

    06/24/2016 11:28:22 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 111 replies
    The global implications of the Brexit vote are just beginning to be felt. And nowhere will the outcome of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union be more closely scrutinised than in New York City. As the Stock Exchange opens on Wall Street, a few miles away in Brooklyn dozens of the most brilliant minds in the Democratic Party will gather at the Hillary Clinton for President HQ to work out where the vote leaves their candidate. The immediate answer is: in grave danger. With the referendum proving, once again, the utter contempt for mainstream politicians felt by the...
  • Protester Interrupts Trump in Scotland, Hands Out Swastika Golf Balls

    06/24/2016 11:22:41 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stepped up to the podium at his press conference at Trump Turnberry in Scotland on Friday, a protester jumped up — interrupting the start of the press conference — to hand out golf balls with swastikas on them.
  • Trump: Scotland and Brexit, an advertorial for his golf course, and then goes full statesman

    06/24/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Old habits die hard for Donald Trump, apparently. Addressing the world’s media in a press conference at his golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, he used the first ten minutes or so to promote his property. To say the least, we have never seen a potential president mix his business interests with the political stage. As I write, he is responding to questions from the media and saying sensible things about Brexit, emphasizing that the British people are taking back control of their destiny. It is pretty impressive. I can only conclude that Donald Trump is a statesman in progress. And...
  • President "You Didn't Build That" speech re: Brexit at Global Entrepreneurial Summit (oh the irony)

    06/24/2016 11:05:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 18 replies
    Live thread for those with the stomach to watch. Persronally, I don't have the stomach for it.
  • As Europe’s sceptics cheer Brexit, its enthusiasts mourn

    06/24/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Economist ^ | 24 June 2016
    The shocked reactions of many European leaders suggested they had not fully absorbed the possibility of a vote for Brexit. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, called a crisis meeting of parliamentary leaders and cabinet members. In Rome, the Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, convened an emergency meeting of ministers and scrapped a scheduled summit of his party’s leaders. France’s president, François Hollande, held a long emergency session at the Elysée. When he emerged his tone was measured (he promised to continue to work closely with Britain), but he added that the EU now needed a “leap forward” to ward off the...