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  • Brexit: The story of an island apart

    06/29/2016 12:31:49 AM PDT · by Cronos
    BBC ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mark Mardell
    ..It is the English Channel, that helps define our relationship with the rest of Europe. These isles have very rarely been in isolation from it, whether splendid or otherwise. How could it be, as one historian recently argued, when the Magna Carta was signed by French nobles and the Bill of Rights designed for a Dutch prince? But it has always kept a beady eye on other powers across the water. It has been often concerned with stopping other European powers dominating the continent, playing one off against another. ... there are only a couple of European countries who are...
  • EU BACKLASH: Brexit ‘TSUNAMI’ expected as 34 referendums set to rock union

    06/28/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 41 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 29, 2016 | Joey Millar
    THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is about to be rocked by a “political tsunami” with right-wing parties across the continent calling for dozens of in-out referendums. A study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) revealed so-called extreme “insurgent parties” are calling for a total of 34 public votes - with matters ranging from their countries’ membership of the EU to refugee policy. The ECFR report blamed Europe’s fear of Turkey joining the EU and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “refugees welcome” policy as major reasons behind a rapid rise in support for both right-wing and far-left, anti-EU parties and...
  • Dealing with a Financial Crisis under cover of Brexit Chaos

    06/28/2016 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 26 June 2016 | Wolf Richter
    Remember TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program that the US Congress approved to bail out banks and other companies during the Financial Crisis? $700 billion were authorized, later reduced to $475 billion. The Treasury eventually dispersed $432 billion. I bring this up because the ECB bailed out the European banks with more than TARP, in just one day: on Brexit Black Friday. The ECB saw what was happening to the shares of the largest banks on that propitious day. It saw a blooming financial crisis: Top UK Banks: •HSBC, the apparent winner in this fiasco, perhaps because of its exposure...
  • Richard Branson says cancels deal involving 3,000 jobs after Brexit vote

    06/28/2016 5:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    British entrepreneur Richard Branson today said his Virgin Group had pulled out of a deal involving 3,000 jobs after Britain voted to leave the EU. In a television interview, the billionaire businessman added that Britain was heading for recession after the pound slumped to its lowest level against the dollar in more than three decades in the immediate aftermath of last Thursday’s referendum result.
  • Brexit sore losers and NeverTrumps have a lot in common

    06/28/2016 4:21:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    cnbc ^ | 6/28/16 | Jake Novak
    One of the more common phrases you hear on social media and in political debates today is "elections have consequences." And that's true for the most part, as candidates and parties that win elections usually get more power and freedom to impose their favored policies. But it would be a lot nicer if elections had more than just consequences. It would be better if elections taught lessons, especially to those who lose the elections. But that's not what's happening right now in Britain.... ...And don't forget the most tragically clueless response of all: the push to have the entire referendum...
  • Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

    06/28/2016 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 16:25 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate “cherry-picking” in upcoming negotiations on their future relations. “The EU is strong enough to withstand Britain’s withdrawal,” she told the German parliament ahead of a crisis summit of the 28 member states in Brussels. […] “We will ensure there are no negotiations based on the principle of cherry-picking,” she said to applause. “There must be and will be a noticeable difference between whether a country wants to be a member of the European Union family or not.” She added:...
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received Ł50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • Reporter Interviews 160+ in France’s Largest Refugee Camp; You Won’t Believe What She Found

    06/27/2016 6:43:25 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 23 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Matt Palumbo
    Who thought trying to find a Syrian refugee in a refugee camp would be like finding a needle in a haystack? Rebel Media reporter Lauren Southern visited the Calais Jungle, a large refugee camp generally inhabited by those trying to eventually immigrate illegally to the UK. When the debate over Syrian refugees began in America, our main concern was that terrorists would slip through the cracks. For Europe, they’re finding non-Syrian “refugees” are slipping through. And contrary to the narrative Barack Obama created, that those opposed to refugee resettlement were afraid of “women and children,” there really weren’t many women...
  • House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks

    06/28/2016 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 28, 2016
    A damning report authored by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks – saying top administration officials huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya. The report released Tuesday pointedly blamed a “rusty bureaucratic process” for the slow-moving response the night of the attack. The report said despite orders from President Obama and then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to deploy, the first military force did not do so until more than 13 hours after the...
  • As in Britain, So Over Here

    06/28/2016 9:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Bill Murchison
    The president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, picking up on the precedent set by British voters, desires that the Southwestern empire where I make my home hold its own vote on seceding from the top-heavy politburo that seems to run America. Good luck on persuading the U.S. Army to march away from Fort Hood on command of whatever unlikely coalition the Nationalist Movement might assemble. On the other hand, the Supreme Court of the same country to which the nationalists would wave bye-bye reminded many on Monday of the pass to which we have come over the past 70 or...
  • Brexit Stuns the Globalists

    06/28/2016 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that supranational body of unelected bureaucrats. Small-c conservatives in Cameron's own Conservative Party rebelled against the liberals and globalists who dominate both major parties over there. Sound familiar? Everyone agrees that Donald Trump is the big winner of the vote. As the New York Times conceded, the "leave" voters are "eerily similar to Donald Trump's followers, motivated by many of the same frustrations and angers." Trump, who just happened to land in Britain as the results were...
  • Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing confidence of 172 MPs (trunc)

    06/28/2016 9:23:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2016 | Michale Wilkinson
    Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership (172 votes to 40) but is expected to battle on to force a contest in which Angela Eagle or Tom Watson is likely to be the rival candidate.
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Soros: ‘Brexit’ Vote Must Be Overturned Or the European Union Is ‘Doomed’

    06/28/2016 7:46:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    The Hungarian-American open borders advocate and billionaire George Soros has declared ‘Brexit’ could easily be overturned and that the European Union (EU) must then be “remade”, with power transferred from national governments to EU bodies. Speaking on a wide range of topics, the billionaire stated that popular “illiberal democracies” like Hungary must be remodeled, on “European values”.
  • History Predicts How Bad The Post-Brexit Market Volatility Will Get

    06/28/2016 4:27:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 42 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 272, 2016 | PAUL KATZEFF
    How long will the Brexit meltdown continue? How far will the market fall? It's impossible to say for sure, of course. But if history is any guide, then you should expect about a month of market weakness and nearly an 11% decline before the next upturn. WPERS_01_062716This could help guide any post-Brexit investment moves you're weighing. Friday's 3.6% tumble in the market -- measured by the S&P 500 -- jibed closely with the 3.5% average first-day market decline sparked by all sorts of shocking stock market news since World War II. That includes bombings and assassinations, according to a Monday...
  • After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory

    06/28/2016 6:59:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, with their unique history, language and culture, want to write their own laws and rule themselves. The English wish to remain who they are, and they do not want their country to become, in Theodore Roosevelt's phrase, "a polyglot boarding house" for the world. From patriots of all nations, congratulations are in order. It will all begin to unravel now,...
  • Nigel Farage jeered and booed as he tells MEPs they are 'in denial' over Brexit

    06/28/2016 6:31:25 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/28/2016 | By Michael Wilkinson
    Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were "in denial" about Brexit and that they had "never had a proper job before". His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber. Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was "a beacon of hope" to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: "Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked...
  • Farage tells EU Parliament: 'You're not laughing now' [video]

    06/28/2016 6:10:50 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/28/2016 | BBC Video
    Nigel Farage has told a session of the European Parliament that "the little people" had rejected "big politics" in order "to get their country back".
  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    06/28/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Bank of England President Mark Carney and the financial leaders of the City of London....
  • EU and Churchill’s Views

    06/28/2016 4:02:35 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 5 replies
    richardlangworth.com ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Richard M. Langworth
    Our attitude towards further economic developments on the Schuman lines resembles that which we adopt about the European Army. We help, we dedicate, we play a part, but we are not merged with and do not forfeit our insular or commonwealth character.Our first object is the unity and consolidation of the British Commonwealth….Our second, “the fraternal association” of the English-speaking world; and third, United Europe, to which we are a separate closely- and specially-related ally and friend….it is only when plans for uniting Europe take a federal form that we ourselves cannot take part, because we cannot subordinate ourselves or...
  • Britain's African migrants who backed Brexit

    06/28/2016 1:06:06 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 20 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 6 hours ago | bbc.com
    Better the devil you know, the pro-Brexit Africans said, arguing that the rest of Europe is notorious for its absence of colour in public office and cultural life - despite the many stars of African origin currently featuring in France's European football bonanza - and its marginalisation of generations of African migrants in forgotten high-rise estates. In any case, their argument went, the expansion of the EU had drastically reduced the job chances of Africans from the Commonwealth and beyond. Employers did not worry about visas for EU citizens, and a huge pool of labour with freedom of movement had...
  • Another Brexit: England ousted by Iceland in Euro 2016

    06/28/2016 12:29:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies
    CBS ^ | 27 June 2016 | AP
    <p>England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation after taking the lead in the fourth minute through Wayne Rooney's penalty.</p> <p>Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson took advantage of defensive shortcomings by England to put Iceland ahead by the 18th minute, and the Icelanders defended superbly in the second half to earn the biggest victory in their history.</p>
  • Britain can't leave the EU without MPs voting for it, top lawyers say

    06/27/2016 7:56:30 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    The country may just have voted 52% in favour of leaving the EU, but Brexit won’t become a reality unless voted for by members of Parliament, according to Geoffrey Robertson QC. The lawyer, who set up Doughty Street Chambers, says the referendum was “purely advisory”, and his sentiments have been echoed by Charles Flint QC in a letter to the Times. “Under our constitution, speaking as a constitutional lawyer, sovereignty rests in what we call the Queen in parliament,” Robertson told The Independent. “It’s the right of MPs alone to make or break laws, and the peers to block them....
  • Brexit boosts calls for Australia to leave the Commonwealth

    06/27/2016 7:34:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 76 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 27, 2016 | Telegraph
    Australia's republican movement says membership has surged in the wake of the Brexit vote, as Australians question the benefits of remaining part of “little Britain”. An “AusExit” campaign, including calls to remove the Union Jack from the flag and remove the British monarch as head of state, has gained momentum since Friday, when Britain voted to leave the European Union. Peter FitzSimons, the chairman of Australia’s republican movement, said Australia had belonged to the British empire but the historic ties between the nations had become less relevant because “Great Britain barely exists anymore”. “It’s one thing for the monarchists to...
  • Brexit and the Future of Europe

    06/27/2016 9:04:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | 25 June 2016 | George Soros
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to open her country’s doors wide to refugees was an inspiring gesture, but it was not properly thought out, because it ignored the pull factor. A sudden influx of asylum-seekers disrupted people in their everyday lives across the EU. ... The lack of adequate controls, moreover, created panic, affecting everyone: the local population, the authorities in charge of public safety, and the refugees themselves. It has also paved the way for the rapid rise of xenophobic anti-European parties – such as the UK Independence Party, which spearheaded the Leave campaign – as national governments and...
  • UK police 'tried to keep Polish rapist's identity a secret in case he was attacked by vigilantes

    06/27/2016 8:07:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 29 April 2016 | Tammy Hughes
    Police tried to keep the identity of a Polish rapist a secret because racial tensions were rife within in a community. Derbyshire constabulary applied for 20-year-old Marcin Jaworski to be added to the sex offenders register but asked for the hearing to be held behind closed doors. They said the rapist ‘lives in an area where there are high tensions between the Polish and British communities, to the extent that there have been episodes of violence between the groups’. (SNIP) n the past two years almost 400 foreigners either living or visiting Britain have been identified as being convicted sex...
  • India Stocks Up on Howitzers to Defend Its Border with China

    06/27/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    After a remarkably long wait of 30 years, the Indian Army will finally get its hands on new artillery guns. On Saturday (June 25), India’s defence ministry approved a proposal to purchase 145 ultra light howitzer guns from the British weapons manufacturer BAE Systems. The deal is worth about Rs5,000 crore ($750 million). The country’s defence ministry wants to give these guns to the Mountain Strike Corps—consisting of over 90,000 troops and to be raised by 2021—to defend India’s 4,000-kilometre-long border with China.
  • Poland 'shocked' by xenophobic abuse of Poles in UK

    06/27/2016 7:21:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 55 replies
    aljazeera.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Al Jazeera
    Poland's ambassador in London has expressed shock and concern about what he said were incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. Dozens of alleged racist incidents were reported to the police in parts of England over the weekend, including cases where Poles and other eastern Europeans were the victims of racial abuse. In Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, local media said police were investigating reports that signs reading "No more Polish vermin" had been distributed in the area, including outside schools, hours after the referendum's result - a 52 to 48 split...
  • Stacey Dash Applauds Brexit, Says It’s a Warning to Clinton Supporters

    06/27/2016 7:16:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Sam Reisman
    extraordinary evidence that socialism just does not work. It doesn’t work,” she said. The so-called Brexit (British exit) movement was spurred in large part by a desire to curb immigration and to get out from EU regulations and membership fees that Leave proponents argued were onerous and hurtful to the nation’s economy
  • Ratings agencies rip into UK's credit score after Brexit vote

    06/27/2016 6:49:17 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 39 replies
    Rooters ^ | 6-27-16 | Andy Bruce
    Britain suffered further blows to its economic standing on Monday as two top ratings agencies downgraded its sovereign credit score, judging last week's vote to leave the European Union would hurt its economy. Standard & Poor's stripped Britain of its last remaining top-notch credit rating, dropping it by two grades from "AAA" to "AA" and warning more downgrades could follow. Fitch Ratings also downgraded its ranking for Britain's creditworthiness by one notch, and similarly said more cuts could follow. The ratings agencies effectively added a rubber stamp to the market's view of the Brexit vote, as sterling tanked to a...
  • After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY!

    06/27/2016 6:08:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 107 replies
    Headline Politics ^ | June 26, 2016 | Wayne Dupree
    After Brexit, Sarah Palin Just Pissed Off Liberals In A HUGE WAY! The United Nations’ main purpose these days is working on climate change, global warming and taxing the United States. When they can make it rain in Ethiopia, then perhaps we can take them seriously. They have become a useless organization to which they were originally chartered for, and America needs to stop being its purse! Former VP candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is correct! The UN is made up of dictators, despots, murderers and rapists and we are paying them. Dump the fools in the middle of...
  • Boris Johnson for PM

    06/27/2016 6:03:16 PM PDT · by GunsAndBibles · 30 replies
    Express ^ | 6/28/16 | Macer Hall
    The former London Mayor, who is the clear frontrunner to be the next Prime Minister
  • Britain’s exit from European Union flags big changes across the globe

    06/27/2016 4:08:05 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 27th June 2016 | Rita Panahi
    WATCHING the unhinged and unrestrained hysteria of the Left has been a delightful side benefit of the Brexit poll. While the conservatives who campaigned for Great Britain to remain in the European Union have largely accepted the result with a measure of grace, elements of the Left have reacted with a level of hyperbole that is remarkable even by their shrill standards. There are even demands for a new poll from the Brexit losers who seem to think democracy is only a valid exercise if their side wins. But a referendum is not a game of rock, paper, scissors that...
  • Kremlin compares Brexit to Soviet Union fall

    06/27/2016 2:20:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | June 27, 2016
    Moscow compares an uncertainty following Britain's referendum on its exit from the E.U. to the Soviet Union collapse. Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Putin's spokesman, stated this on June 27, UNIAN news agency reports. He adds that Moscow supports the idea of reviving good ties between his country and the U.K.
  • France wants English scrapped as EU language

    06/27/2016 1:47:57 PM PDT · by snarkpup · 102 replies
    AFP via The Asian Age ^ | June 28, 2016
    The shock of the decision across the Channel to break with the European Union had barely begun to sink in when two French politicians demanded that Britain, before shutting the door, take its language along with it.
  • European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

    06/27/2016 11:35:08 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 166 replies
    Express ^ | 6/27/2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. Related articles Fury over plans for European-wide ‘tax harmonisation’ How the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels seized the power Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating...
  • Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh Scottish golf course

    06/25/2016 2:29:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 125 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 6/25/2016 | David Martosko
    Donald Trump welcomed Rupert Murdoch and his wife Jerry Hall for dinner at his luxurious golf course in northeast Scotland on Saturday, the final event of a two-day tour of his properties there. Murdoch, 80, arrived at around 5:15 with wife Jerry Hall, 59, a former model who was previously married to Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger. The pair rode up the road to the clubhouse in an SUV with Trump himself. The MacLeod House, a restored 15th Century mansion on the grounds of the Trump International Golf Links Scotland, was the site of the meal. After a visit to...
  • Brexit won because common sense prevailed

    06/27/2016 8:19:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 27, 2016 | By Charles Gasparino
    LONDON — The British people just did something sensible: They decided their own national and economic sovereignty is vital in determining their future — and rejected the notion that a bunch of well-educated bureaucrats in Brussels who run the European Union know how to run a small business in East London or Manchester or set trade policy for a great island nation. Now, say the elites, comes the roof-falling-in part. God forbid the average Brit should have some say in an immigration policy, which thanks to the EU diktat now mandates an open-borders regime that could make Donald Trump’s hair...
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Germany and France urge deeper EU 'political union'

    06/27/2016 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Jun 2016 14:37 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The foreign ministers of Germany and France on Monday called for ambitious steps to strengthen the European Union after Britain’s shock vote to leave the bloc. “We will… take further steps toward a political union in Europe, and we invite the other European states to join us in this endeavor,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault wrote in a joint position paper. The top diplomats of the two core EU founding members and biggest economies said that “Germany and France have a responsibility to strengthen solidarity and cohesion within the European Union”. But they also signaled a willingness to accept a...
  • Thousands Of British Refugees Make Dangerous Journey Across The Irish Sea

    06/27/2016 7:16:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Waterford Whispers News ^ | 27th June 2016
    THE IRISH coast guard has today issued a nationwide warning for the East Coast as hundreds of thousands of British refugees risk their lives to cross the Irish sea in an attempt to flee the impoverished and unstable nation. Dinghies overflowing with desperate migrants are so far half way through their journey, many with women and children aboard, wishing to make a new start on the Emerald Isle.
  • Sir Richard Branson calls for 'second look' at EU referendum [Elitist Hates the People]

    06/27/2016 7:35:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sir Richard Branson has called on Parliament to take a second look at the EU referendum. He believes the Leave vote has "opened a Pandora's Box of negative consequences" for Britain, fed on "false promises" by Brexiteers.
  • Parliament takes axe to 2nd EU referendum petition

    06/27/2016 7:26:07 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | 27 Jun 2016 at 11:14 | Andrew Orlowski
    A petition to nullify the UK’s EU referendum and hold another appear to be riddled with fraudulent data. Raw data examined reveals that many of the participants come from outside the UK, or use IP addresses outside the UK. ... “The sight of educated men and women trying to overturn a national referendum with an online petition is pathetic beyond belief,” wrote Chris Snowdon of the Institute for Economic Affairs. “Many of the arguments made by the Remain camp were fundamentally anti-democratic; they prefer to have an elite in charge with whom they agree [rather] than have a demos in...
  • Brexit Hits Fragile Global Economy, Putting Federal Reserve In A Bind

    06/27/2016 4:18:02 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6/24/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The unexpected U.K. vote to leave the European Union has predictably set off a flight to safety, sinking global equity markets and Treasury yields, while boosting the value of the dollar. The immediate consequences are the opposite of what the weak global economy... ...the U.K. only accounts for about 2.4% of global GDP... ...Brexit vote will provoke "a crisis of confidence... ...For now, though, uncertainty about the future of Europe and concern about the disruption of trade are likely to weigh on investment and growth. IHS Global Insight, which had been forecasting 1.5% GDP growth in Germany in 2017, now...
  • EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is [tr]

    06/27/2016 6:37:00 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julian Robinson and Associated Press
    EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit Angela Merkel has said the EU needs to stop other countries following Britain out of the door amid market fears that the bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit. The German Chancellor told her conservative party board in a conference call that it was necessary to prevent other European Union members going down the same path as Britain. Merkel is also said to have revealed that international financial markets are concerned the EU is 'no longer governable' in...
  • Pound Plummets To New Lows; British Banks Halted After Crashing

    06/27/2016 4:22:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | June 27, 2016
    After a modestly stronger open, which saw sterling rebound to just under 1.35, the British currency has taken another sharp leg lower in recent trading tumbling another 3%, to a low of 1.3224 - taking out Friday's post-vote lows when the currency plunged over 8% - and dropping to fresh 31 year lows, as it remains under heavy selling pressure as of this moment.
  • ‘Let’s not be hasty’: Despite EU push, UK politicians say no need for quick Brexit

    06/27/2016 4:55:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    R.T. News ^ | 06/26/16
    British politicians, including strong advocates of the Leave campaign, say there’s no rush in starting the process to exit the European Union. The people had their say Thursday, voting 52 percent to 48 per cent in favor of parting ways with the EU, giving the British government the green light to begin ‘divorce’ proceedings. However, there is a sense of reluctance on the part of many, including Brexit-backer Boris Johnson, even to consider invoking Article 50 for some time yet. Johnson, who was vocal on what he called the “anti-democratic absurdities of the EU” during the campaign, says there’s no rush...
  • Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum

    06/27/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria,...
  • Islam is the problem. (Boris Johnson - likely new leader of Brexit Britain)

    06/27/2016 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 26 replies
    The spectator ^ | 16 July 2005 | BORIS JOHNSON
    We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem....