Category Archives: Brexit

Delingpole: Everything You Need to Know About This Dog’s Breakfast of a Brexit Fiasco

This Brexit is a dog’s breakfast of a cock-up of a disaster of a fiasco.

I’ve been looking for guidance from some wise columnist who can explain what is happening and then reassure me that it’s all going to be OK in the end. But such a person does not exist for the simple reason that no one knows anything: everything is up in the air, everybody is lying, cheating or on manoeuvres, everyone is partisan and betraying their own biases and wishful thinking. That’s why I feel free to offer my own hot takes on the issue, confident that no one can gainsay me because my guesses are as good as anyone else’s.

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“The Worst Deal in History”: Theresa May’s Surrender

This “deal” will cost the British taxpayer £60 billion; require that the British still comply with EU rules without having any say in what those will be, and worst of all, it permits the British to leave the EU only if the EU agrees. It commits the British effectively to subjugation by the EU in perpetuity, with no recourse should the British change their mind. It is a prison. It is also the first step of the EU toward its dream of global governance: unaccountable, untransparent, unelected by the public, and with no way out.

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France prey to ‘poison’ that caused Brexit says Emmanuel Macron, as he tries to defuse ‘yellow vest’ protests

Mr Macron has been under pressure to defuse popular anger over planned hikes in “green taxes” on diesel and petrol which has morphed into a wider revolt against basic living costs, high taxes, and a sense of state abandonment in suburban and provincial France.

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May Claims Brexit Deal ‘Brings Back Control‘, Critics Call it ‘Fax Democracy‘

British Prime Minister addressed the nation Thursday afternoon, shortly after news broke of a draft political agreement on Brexit having been struck with the European Union, claiming her deal was the right one for Britain — but even as she spoke questions were being raised over what that deal would mean for the United Kingdom.

Telling the news cameras that she had tasked British negotiators to work overnight to get an agreement on the draft document, Theresa May said: “this is the right deal for the UK. It delivers on the vote of the referendum, it brings back control of our borders, our money, and our laws, and it does so while protecting jobs, protecting our security, and protecting the integrity of the United Kingdom.”

I think Hard Brexit was best in the long term. The EU appears very much in control of Britain’s fate.

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The top 40 horrors lurking in the small print of Theresa May’s Brexit deal

This week, Theresa May’s government teetered on the point of collapse over her proposed Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement between the UK and Brussels led to Dominic Raab and Esther McVey resigning in protest. However, May’s remaining ministers have since attempted to rally around her at least in the short term. Speaking on Friday, Liam Fox – the International Trade Secretary – gave a speech in which he declared ‘a deal is better than no deal’. This is rather different to May’s old claim that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’.

So, is Fox right?

h/t RM

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Email leak: British Political Class ‘Colluding’ with Euro Politicians ‘Against Democracy’

Nigel Farage has revealed that the British political class are “colluding” with European counterparts to stop Brexit after an email leak.

The former UKIP leader and now LBC host is still an MEP, Member of the European Parliament, and revealed an email from colleague Alyn Smyth, the anti-Brexit, left-wing, Scottish ‘nationalist’ SNP, sent to every politician in the 751 member European Parliament, persuading them to help Remainers in Britain delay and ultimately defeat Brexit.

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Brexit tension leads U.K. to seek deeper ties with Canada

Brexit has hit another roadblock as the European Union (EU) and U.K. attempt to work out exactly what their future relationship will look like. Both sides are trying to come up with an outline of a post-Brexit relationship in time for a leaders’ summit set for Oct. 17-18 in order to stay on track for the March 29, 2019 leave date — exactly two years after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the departure process.

Because of the hurdles involved — such as coming up with a new trade agreement and new arrangements for Ireland — Susan le Jeune d’Allegeershecque, the U.K.’s high commissioner to Canada, said now is the time to focus on Canada.

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British army on standby in case of no-deal Brexit

The British government is in full on prepper mode right now, gearing up for the possibilities and problems that could come about as a result of a no-deal Brexit. The army is on standby to ensure peace and stability as well as to provide an infrastructure for the delivery of crucial supplies such as food, medicine, and fuel, especially in areas which could be the most prone to shortages. In order to provide for this scenario, the British government is also stockpiling necessary supplies.

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The EU is terrified that Britain will make a success of Brexit

Now that the EU white paper is out we can see that terms like vassal state, colony and homage were well chosen and that Donald Trump’s doubts are valid. The commitment to a common rule book that includes a pledge to enforce state-aid rules is effectively promising not to try too hard to be economically successful. And yet state aid has hardly been mentioned in the debate.

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Nigel Farage: “I think Theresa May is the worst prime minister we’ve had in my entire lifetime.”

Mr. Farage is hardly alone in his opinion. The 17.4 million (and growing, as a new poll shows a 15% increase in those wanting Brexit) who voted to LEAVE the EU have been furious in recent days over her deal to sign us up for the EU, just with limited power and more regulation, but pretending it is still Brexit.

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