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  • Eric Clapton Collabs With Van Morrison On Anti-Lockdown Song, Gets Called ‘White Supremacist’

    11/27/2020 8:18:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    National File ^ | November 27, 2020 | GABRIEL KEANE
    Legendary rock-and-roll guitarist and vocalist Eric Clapton is collaborating with Van Morrison on a song called “Stand and Deliver” that is critical of United Kingdom’s laughably stringent COVID lockdowns and their effects on live music. Predictably, liberals on Twitter are seething uncontrollably over the news. Clapton, the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, told Variety magazine that he chose to collaborate with Morrison on the song after finding the effect of lockdowns on musicians “deeply upsetting.” “We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The...
  • Boris Johnson Says Call With Biden was ‘Refreshing’, Refers to Trump as the ‘Previous President’

    11/11/2020 9:55:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/2020 | Kurt Zindulka
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson described his phone call with former Vice President Joe Biden as “refreshing”, in an apparent dig at President Donald Trump, who he referred to as the “previous president”. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson revealed that he had spoken to the 77-year-old Democrat, to congratulate him after the mainstream media declared him the winner of the presidential election, as well as to discuss future ‘Build Back Better’ opportunities on issues such as climate change.
  • Boris Johnson congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on US election victory

    11/07/2020 10:08:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | November 7, 2020 | Thomas McArthur
    Boris Johnson has congratulated Joe Biden on his US presidential election victory, saying that the he is looking forward "to working closely together on our shared priorities." In a statement, the Prime Minister wrote: "Congratulations to Joe Biden on his election as President of the United States and Kamala Harris on her historic acheivement."
  • Miliband to Johnson: 'He hasn't read the bill'

    09/14/2020 3:20:31 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/2020 | BBC
    A proposed law giving Boris Johnson's government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU has passed its first hurdle in the Commons. MPs backed the Internal Market Bill by 340 votes to 263. During a heated debate before the vote, Labour's Ed Miliband criticised the bill, saying the UK was backing away from a deal the prime minister himself had signed earlier this year.
  • David Cameron leads former PMs attacking 'mistake' of scrapping DfID — as Boris Johnson says combining it with Foreign Office will end UK being used as 'giant cashpoint in the sky' [Department for International Development]

    06/16/2020 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:36 EDT, 16 June 2020 | David Wilcock
    Former Conservative prime minister David Cameron lashed out at Boris Johnson today, branding his decision to axe the UK’s foreign aid department a “mistake”. In what is believed to be his first policy intervention since quitting in 2016. ex-premier Mr. Cameron joined his Labour predecessors to criticize Mr. Johnson’s decision to scrap the Department for International Development. The Prime Minister told MPs in the Commons today it will be merged into the Foreign Office to create the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in a bid to “maximize British influence” overseas. He said the move would “unite our aid with our...
  • Boris is worried UK lockdown has gone too far, but only he can end it; The deaths caused by Covid-19 are shocking. But so, too, are the effects of the lockdown

    04/25/2020 9:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/25/2020 | Fraser Nelson
    At the end of last week, the Prime Minister was beginning to wonder if the country was taking his advice too much to heart. He asked us to stay at home - and we have. At each daily press conference, medical and scientific advisers talk about the plunge in use of transport and how well rules are being observed. What they don’t say is that this was not quite in their original plan. Government modellers didn’t expect such obedience: the expected workers to carry on and at least a million pupils to be left in school by parents. The deaths...
  • Former PM Cameron Says Second Referendum ‘Can’t Be Ruled Out’

    09/14/2019 8:06:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Former Prime Minister David Cameron has said that a second Brexit referendum cannot be ruled out, and opposed Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament. During an interview with The Times published on Friday, Mr Cameron was asked whether he thought there would be a second referendum, and responded: “I don’t think you can rule it out because we’re stuck.” “I’m not saying one will happen or should happen. I’m just saying that you can’t rule things out right now because you’ve got to find some way of unblocking the blockage,” he said, adding his voice to that of Remainer and...
  • Former PM Cameron ‘sorry’ for Brexit divisions

    09/14/2019 6:56:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2019 | Gregory Katz
    The British prime minister who called the Brexit referendum and then saw the public vote to leave the European Union says he is sorry for the divisions it has caused. David Cameron said in an interview published Saturday that he thinks about the consequences of the Brexit referendum “every single day” and worries “desperately” about what will happen next. “I deeply regret the outcome and accept that my approach failed,” he said. “The decisions I took contributed to that failure. I failed.” He admitted that many people blame him for the Brexit divisions that have deepened since the referendum and...
  • UK’s Johnson to suspend Parliament as his Brexit plans stall

    09/09/2019 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2019 | Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline, as he prepared to suspend Parliament and send rebellious lawmakers home until two weeks before Britain is supposed to leave the European Union. Lawmakers used the hours before the suspension to deliver new blows to Johnson’s teetering authority. An opposition-backed measure designed to stop Britain from crashing out of the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal became law after receiving the formal assent of Queen Elizabeth II. That came hours before legislators...
  • Remainer 'surrender Bill' clears first hurdle: MPs give second reading to law against No [tr]

    09/04/2019 9:39:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 4, 2019 | James Tapsfield
    The Remainer 'surrender Bill' cleared its first hurdle by a big margin tonight as MPs backed it at second reading. The legislation made it through the stage by 329 to 300 - a slightly bigger majority than the 27 secured by rebels last night. The latest blow to Boris Johnson came as plotters insisted Brexit must be delayed before an election is called - in case he wins and tries to force No Deal on October 3
  • Brexit: No-deal opponents defeat government

    09/03/2019 2:29:16 PM PDT · by FewsOrange · 75 replies
    BBC ^ | 3rd September 2019 | BBC
    Tory rebels and opposition MPs have defeated the government in the first stage of their attempt to pass a law designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit. The Commons voted 328 to 301 to take control of the agenda, meaning they can bring forward a bill seeking to delay the UK's exit date. In response, the prime minister said he would bring forward a motion for an early general election. Jeremy Corbyn said the bill should be passed before an election was held.
  • Boris Johnson loses Commons majority as Tory MP defects

    09/03/2019 9:15:22 AM PDT · by Meatspace · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/3/19
    LONDON — The governing Conservative party lost its majority today as one of its MPs defected to join the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats. Phillip Lee sat on the opposition benches on Tuesday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson stood to deliver a statement in the House of Commons. The move increases pressure on Johnson, whose majority was already looking shaky, but does not automatically trigger an election because that would require a separate vote.
  • UK trade minister Truss says NHS will not be put up for sale: The Telegraph

    07/28/2019 10:12:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2019 11:31 PM | Bhargav Acharya
    Britain’s trade minister Liz Truss has said the National Health Service (NHS) would not be put up for sale, as she prepares to discuss a free-trade deal with the U.S. in the next few weeks. “My main priority now will be agreeing a free-trade deal with the U.S., building on the successful phone call between the Prime Minister and President Trump,” she wrote in a Telegraph column late on Sunday. …
  • Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

    07/14/2019 9:28:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2019 | Jill Lawless
    A U.K. newspaper has published more leaked memos revealing a British ambassador’s blunt assessments of the Trump administration, including one in which the envoy to Washington claimed President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal to spite predecessor Barack Obama. In the May 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, U.K. Ambassador Kim Darroch called Trump’s decision to abandon the international accord “an act of diplomatic vandalism, seemingly for ideological and personality reasons” because the pact “was Obama’s deal.” Darroch wrote the memo after then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Washington in a failed attempt to persuade the...
  • Brexit: What is the Irish border backstop?

    06/19/2019 7:57:08 AM PDT · by Hostage · 65 replies
    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor ^ | June 11, 2019 | John Campbell
    A key part of the Brexit negotiations has been the border that separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The border is a matter of great political, security and diplomatic sensitivity in Ireland. Therefore the UK and EU agreed that whatever happens as a result of Brexit there should be no new physical checks or infrastructure at the frontier. This is where the controversial "backstop" comes in. Go on then, what is the backstop? The backstop is a position of last resort, to maintain a seamless border on the island of Ireland in the event that the UK leaves...
  • Watch out parliament, Farage warns at launch of new Brexit Party

    04/12/2019 7:36:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 12, 2019 7:10 AM | Elizabeth Piper
    Nigel Farage, one of the leaders of a campaign to leave the European Union, launched a new Brexit Party on Friday, promising to put “the fear of God” into lawmakers he accused of betraying Britain’s decision to quit the bloc. In the central English city of Coventry, Farage, 55, whose former party UKIP is credited by many with forcing Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership, told supporters his party was fielding an impressive team in next month’s European Parliament elections. […] “I’m doing this because … I did actually, rather stupidly, for a moment believe that we’d won,” Farage said,...
  • BREXIT BOMBSHELL: A German Brexit? A Scandal Of Subversive Statecraft

    03/14/2019 3:52:40 PM PDT · by Cboldt · 31 replies
    Politicalite ^ | March 7, 2019 | John Petley
    It was widely reported that Theresa May paid a visit to Angela Merkel in Berlin shortly before the Chequers meeting. What did they discuss? We weren't told at the time. According to a confidential source who has seen a complete transcript of the meeting, the two leaders agreed to a plan that Mrs May allegedly told the Chancellor would "appease" Brexit voters while nonetheless enabling her to get rid of those Tories who were (in her words) "against progress and unity in the EU." According to the transcript, Mrs May is also reported to have agreed "to keep as many...
  • Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government

    01/12/2019 3:35:04 PM PST · by NRx · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-12-2019 | Toby Helm and Michael Savage
    Labour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if – as expected – she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal. Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presence both for the “meaningful vote” on the prime minister’s Brexit blueprint on Tuesday and the following day. Labour whips have told MPs the no-confidence vote is likely to be tabled within...
  • UK halts cooperation with US on two ISIS fighters over possibility of death penalty

    07/28/2018 4:31:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    The British government has reportedly halted cooperating with the U.S. over two British members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) due to concerns they could face the death penalty. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, who are accused of involvement in the killing of more than two dozen hostages, are two members of a cell of ISIS fighters known as "The Beatles" because of their British accents. The U.K. government faced backlash earlier this month after agreeing to cooperate with the U.S. and share intelligence about the cases without seeking assurance that they would not face the...
  • Elderly former UK ambassador to the US, pro Trump visit, beaten bloody in London station.

    07/12/2018 8:33:02 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 39 replies ^ | 7/12/18 | Kristenn Taylor
    Former UK Ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer, 74, was beaten bloody by two attackers at Victoria Station in London on Wednesday, hours after he published an essay supporting President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK Thursday.