BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all. The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit warned Tuesday that the country will have less than 18 months once talks begin and that it won’t be allowed to pick and choose what parts of the EU it wants to keep.
The British government, meanwhile, agreed for the first time to publish details of its plans for Brexit before formal talks start — though how much detail it would disclose remained an open question. While steering away from specifics on what a Brexit deal might look like, EU negotiator Michel Barnier, who took up his post months ago after Britain voted in June to leave the EU, said formal procedures at the start and end of the talks will cut into the time Britain has to leave. Continue reading »
The British Advocate General in the European Court of Justice – the most senior UK member – has said that the final legal decision over Britain’s exit from the European Union – aka Brexit – will be settled in the Luxembourg court, not one in Britain.
Eleanor Sharpston QC was speaking ahead of a decision by the UK Supreme Court over whether UK Prime Minister should have the legal right to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, triggering the formal start of Brexit negotiations, or the UK Parliament itself.
I’ve been saying this for a long time, and I’ll say it again here — in life there are only two kinds of people: those who know and those who don’t. Some might claim there is a third option: those who don’t want to know. In any case, if you want to be able to foresee geopolitical and social trends, you have to be one of the people who know.
Above all else, in order to know you must be willing to step outside of the confusion and theater of the circus and look at developments from above. If you are biased and retain too many sacred cows you will never understand how the world works. You will be too busy trying to reinforce your own fantasies to see anything else.
Beyond this, you must also understand that political and social developments are not random; they are either reactions to deliberate policies of special interests or they are driven by policies of special interests. Therefore, these developments are predictable and can be calculated (to a point). Continue reading »
The European Union hopes to ratify plans for a combined, continent-wide army on Tuesday night, which could lumber the UK with an annual bill worth hundreds of millions of pounds, despite Britain’s intention to leave the bloc.
EU politicians met in Brussels on Tuesday morning to thrash out details of the proposed force and will later vote on establishing an “EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defense forces personnel.”Continue reading »
Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson are joined by Alex Thomson from Eastern Approaches for today’s news, including:
START George Osborne gets a gong from the Queen
03:00 More media panic over Donald Trump
09:30 Similarities in media rhetoric between Trump and Brexit
20:40 One Guardian journalist calls for Trump assassination
22:15 The Guardian calls on Facebook to do more to prevent “fake news”
28:00 The ramifications of Brexit on the German economy
32:30 Junker demands faster EU military integration
44:45 The Common Purpose agenda continues
52:00 The Scottish government and EU fund programme to educate 2 year old children about their gender alternatives
In the aftermath of last week’s surprising decision by a UK High Court to force a parliamentary vote on Article 50, a hard – or even soft – Brexit suddenly has been put in question, having thrown the government’s plans to launch a two-year divorce process by the end of March into disarray, and sending the Pound soaring. So in her first public statement since the vote, British Prime Minister Theresa May, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said she is confident of overturning the ruling and vowed that she would deliver a full exit from the European Union, hitting back at critics of her Brexit strategy who have threatened to try to block the process in parliament.
In her op-ed, May signaled she would resist any attempt to force her to change her approach to leaving the EU:
“The people made their choice, and did so decisively. It is the responsibility of the government to get on with the job and to carry out their instruction in full,” May wrote. She said members of parliament who regretted the referendum result “need to accept what the people decided”. Continue reading »
“All wasted. The point is, and Farage knew it all along, that the PTB banksters got a shock when Joe public voted OUT, and have been in damage limitation ever since.
This enforced procrastination, which is a legal right forces the Government to debate the matter of Brexit BEFORE applying the trigger of Article 50 escape plan, but it gives the PTB time and enables pressure to be brought by the MI5 & 6 DIRTMONGERS on any disobedient MP’s, threatening their careers & incomes, and they’re all wimps, closet fags or paedos with no principles other than greed, so are totally exposed to pressure from above.
So, the whole thing will eventually be shelved, and then the UK will wake up to the deception.”
Moments ago, sterling reverted to its familiar downward sliding trajectory and took a steep move lower following a Bloomberg report that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is “battening down the hatches for coming Brexit talks, instructing officials to avoid any back-door contacts that could hand the U.K. an advantage”, citing people familiar with the discussions.
According to the report, Merkel’s chancellery is receiving U.K. diplomats but refusing to grant U.K. any favors in advance of the official negotiations. It adds that some government ministries are instructed to shun official contacts with U.K. counterparts that could reveal negotiating positions.
German message in private is same as in public: can’t start discussions before U.K. triggers Article 50 exit clause.
On top of previous demands such as a “fair but inferior deal” for the UK, the EU now wants a €20 billion divorce settlement as the UK’s “fair share” of inane projects the UK agreed to as part of the EU.
EU officials insist the UK is on the hook for past spending commitments.
In her first public meeting after a summer break in the tiny village of Brachay in northeastern France, Le Pen portrayed herself as the sole credible defender of law and order and national unity, saying the best way to combat terrorism was the ballot paper. Continue reading »
In what the Telegraph dubs a victory for Eurosceptics, the conservative newspaper reported overnight that Britain’s new Prime Minister, Theresa May, will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before formally triggering Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. “Her decision will come as a blow to Remain campaigners, who had been hoping to use Parliament to delay or halt Brexit entirely.”
The United Kingdom could remain in the European Union until late 2019 as civil servants are struggling with Brexit, and elections in France and Germany may hold up the start of exit negotiations, ministers have privately warned.
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to enact Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, which would start a two-year countdown to leaving the bloc.
However, she might have to postpone it because her new Brexit and international trade departments are not ready, according to The Sunday Times.Continue reading »
“I think not. The parrots were only doing as they were told. I still believe the populace were herded into Brexit under a false ‘identity/immigration’ banner. For years now, because the core of the Rothschild dynasty is resident in England, logically, they would want it to be the base for the future of their next economic structure. This article kind of sets off down that road, but also points to israel becoming more entrenched as a major player than certain forecasts predict.”
I believe London, as well as Frankfurt (former Rothschild residence), will be destroyed.
As a new bailout is being prepared by the Bank of England, there are questions about what, if any, actions will actually be taken to leave the European Union under the new prime minister, who actually campaigned for ‘Remain’ but has so far appointed pro-Brexit cabinet members.
The new Prime Minister in the UK, Theresa May has announced that she will not pursue Article 50 proceedings to leave the EU anytime during 2016, setting the stage for putting off the split that the referendum called for.
Proclaiming his support for new British PM Theresa May, former UKIP head Nigel Farage explained “she has said ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and I believe her,” before announcing plans for his European Referendum Tour during a much at the Republican national convention yesterday. Farage told Politico that he would start a tour of European cities in September to help spread the appetite for referendums on EU membership beyond the UK.
“One of the joys of not continuing as party leader is having more time, so I will be traveling around Europe helping other independence movements, but I won’t be telling them how to vote,” Farage said. Continue reading »
“The IMF has serious credibility problems. It has been seriously wrong for years. I hope that one of the things that the new government does is push to have some credible people running this institution… rather than the clowns currently running it,” exclaimed UKIP MP Douglas Carswell, pointing out Lagarde’s legion of fools flip-flop that the British economy will grow faster than Germany and France in the next two years – only weeks after its doom-laden warnings about Brexit.
One week ago, against the advice of its political establishment, Britain narrowly voted to leave the European Union. Within a few days, that establishment was in the process of a full-scale implosion: the country is effectively without government or opposition, shorn of leadership, bereft of direction. As the pound crashed and markets tanked, the chancellor of the exchequer went missing for three days while Boris Johnson, the most prominent member of the Leave campaign, spent the weekend not sketching out a plan for the nation’s future, but playing cricket and writing his column for the Telegraph. Having asserted its right to sovereignty, the country can now find nobody to actually run it.
Gary Younge, editor-at-large for The Guardian presents a laser-sharp analysis of the Brexit zeitgeist and British leadership’s WTF? happens next. All hell’s broken loose. Who’s in charge? Who would want this task? Boris Johnson says, “That person cannot be me.” Understandable. Who wants to receive a big, fat failing grade before the course work even begins?
As we reported yesterday in the latest twist of the post-Brexit “falling dominoes” where UK property funds have frozen assets and suspended redemptions, which has so far seen over half of the the £25bn in UK property sector suspend trading including such names as M&G Investments, Standard Life and Threadneedle, UK’s asset management giant Aberdeen not only halted redemption requests, but triggered a 17% cut to its asset values for anyone who wants to withdraw their money.Continue reading »
I have said it many times in the past – when elitist criminals start openly admitting to their schemes it means that they are ready to pull the plug on the current system. They simply don’t care anymore who knows their plans because they think that victory is inevitable.
There have been more subtle and less prominently published calls for a “new world order” in the past, to be sure. However, at no other time have I seen international financiers and their puppet political mouthpieces so brazen about calling for global centralization than in the wake of the successful Brexit referendum. It is as if the Brexit flipped a switch in the existing narrative and set loose a flood of new propaganda, all aimed at convincing the general public that central banks must combine forces and act as one institution in order to combat an economic crisis that isn’t even visible to laymen yet.
“Liberty Blitzkrieg…really scared about the prospects that we are all being led to War & it will be hot.”
What is coming is much worse than a financial crash. Former Wall Street analyst turned journalist, Michael Krieger, contends, “In my writings, when I first came out of Wall Street, I focused on debt, I focused on economics and I focused on financial markets. I did all of that stuff, but I stopped doing that for one simple reason. It was obvious to me . . . that this thing had only one way to go, which is a complete collapse of everything. We’re going to need to start over. There’s too much debt. There’s too much corruption. There’s too much BS. There’s too much war. There’s too much everything that is bad in this world, and debt is one aspect of it. Are we going to have to wipe out the debts one way or the other? Of course, we will. I guess the reason I have stopped talking about that and writing about that is because it is so obvious. So, what I have been doing over the last three years is getting people aware and engaged on everything, not just the economics, but the political corruption. Every single industry in this world is basically hitting peak corruption, peak shadiness, peak violence and peak everything. So, it’s not just the debt or the economies that are going to collapse, it’s everything, the political establishment and the social fabric. All of these things we have been living under our entire lives will be replaced by something else. . . . The only question is, are we going to get something better or are we going to get something worse?”
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Michael Krieger, founder of LibertyBlitzkrieg.com.