H/t reader I.G.:
“UKColumnNews 12/10/2017 [especially for those who believe Brexit is happening!]”
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FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Britain is prepared to abide by European Union rules and pay into the bloc’s coffers for two years after leaving the EU in March 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday in a conciliatory speech intended to revive foundering exit talks.
H/t reader squodgy:
“The betrayal of the British people by the establishment politicians and shadow government establishment is moving along steadily by fudging the exit until it is just too late.”
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And in case you forgot …
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) August 4, 2017
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So no Brexit BEFORE the coming financial collapse (and civil war)?
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) July 23, 2017
According to British officials both the Remain backing chancellor Philip Hammond and the Leave supporting Brexit secretary David Davis are championing a significant transitional period to give Britain breathing space.
Whitehall sources said Cabinet ministers want to ensure that the UK has as soft a landing as possible after Brexit whilst delivering on pledges to leave the Single Market and Customs Union.
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TONY Blair will splash almost £10 million on his newly-established anti-populism institute so he can “support” the bitter campaign to try and keep Britain within the crumbling European Union.
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The government has on Thursday published the bill – deemed “one of the largest legislative projects ever undertaken in the UK” – saying the legislation will “maximize continuity” on the day the UK effectively withdraws from the EU wherever it is “practical and sensible”.
The bill seeks to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act so that EU law no longer has precedence over UK law.
It copies all EU law into UK legislation so that individuals and businesses are not frustrated as Brexit comes into effect, but Parliament will then be able to change “amend, repeal and improve” the laws as necessary.
‼️ Oh dear! UK was a net payer! Albania would be a net receiver. Corrupt and criminal state and as a bonus 60% Muslims. OUCH!
— Onlinemagazin (@OnlineMagazin) July 4, 2017
Citigroup has warned clients that Theresa May’s position as prime minister is “unsustainable”, warning them to prepare for the government to collapse within a matter of months.
The multinational banking corporation believes the parliamentary majority which the prime minister secured through her deal with Ulster’s Democratic Unionist Party is “not comfortable enough for crunch votes”, according to a report in The Times.
A day after Brexit negotiations officially began, and seemingly unable to get over the result of democracy, George Soros is once again rattling his op-ed sabre, proclaiming the ignorance of British ‘brexit’ voters is about to get its come-uppance…
Economic reality is beginning to catch up with the false hopes of many Britons.
One year ago, when a slim majority voted for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, they believed the promises of the popular press, and of the politicians who backed the Leave campaign, that Brexit would not reduce their living standards. Indeed, in the year since, they have managed to maintain those standards by running up household debt.
This worked for a while, because the increase in household consumption stimulated the economy. But the moment of truth for the UK economy is fast approaching.
Soros said Britain’s eventual exit from the EU will take at least five years to complete, during which the country will probably hold another election.
If you are paying attention, you will see more and more stories positioned by the mainstream media steering the public away from a ‘Hard BREXIT’ and reminding people that, ‘the public mood has changed since the referendum,’ and that ‘maybe it’s easier for Britain to just stay in the EU.’
What The Guardian is carefully avoiding here, is the realpolitik thriving beneath this carefully spun headline. In fact all British media are avoiding the true nature of the BREXIT deception, which is that the Conservative Party never intended to take the UK out of the EU.
Brexit without a signed agreement looks increasingly likely as I suggested all along.
EU documents reveal “Painstaking Brexit Detail” down to the smallest item demanded by every nation.
The document also demands arbitration by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). These are both non-starters from the UK side.
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Sterling slumped overnight, and tensions between the UK and Europe escalated after EU negotiators hiked their initial demand for Birtain’s Brexit bill over recent weeks, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which in turn questions whether it owes anything at all before Brexit talks start next month. Hours before chief negotiator Michel Barnier was due to give more details on the EU’s standpoint, the Financial Times said the EU might seek an upfront payment in 2019 of up to €100 billion, drawing an immediate rejection from Britain’s Brexit Secretary David Davis that he would pay that sum.