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Brexit causes resurgence in pro-EU leanings across continent

Posted by seumasach on July 8, 2016

The Brexit project lives and breathes though it’s ability to project itself across Europe and bring low the Great Scarlet Whore of Brussels. Instead it may drive the European project forward. If true, these statistics will dismay Gove and his band of merry neoconservatives and Brexit is set to become the mother of all fiascos.

Guardian

8th July, 2016

Two weeks after Britain’s EU referendum, Europe has defied predictions that the UK’s vote to leave would inspire a surge in copycat breakaway movements, with establishment parties enjoying gains and populists dropping points in the polls.

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The EU could crumble like the Soviet Union if Britain leaves, Gove claims as he urges voters to ‘liberate’ the continent

Posted by seumasach on July 7, 2016

As Farage embarks on his mission to destabilize Europe via the domino effect, Brexit being nothing but the first domino, it is worth recalling Michael Goves words back in April which encapsulate the neocon viewpoint on Europe as the new Soviet Union

Daily Mail

19th April, 2016

Michael Gove has insisted the EU could crumble like the Soviet Union if Britain chooses to leave – urging voters to ‘liberate’ the continent.

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Germany’s Left Party backs creation of European security system With Russia

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2016

Sputnik News

6th July, 2016

Russia should be integrated into a new collective peace and security system which will add significantly to a more stable Europe, Sarah Wagenknecht, member of Germany’s Left Party, told Sputnik.

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The Tory leadership mystery: Why Did Michael Gove betray Boris Johnson?

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2016

Neil Clark

Sputnik News

4th July, 2016

Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister from 1964-70 and 1974-76, famously said that a week was a long time in politics. On Thursday (June 30), morning we saw that fifteen minutes was a long time too.

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London may lose, or share, merged stock exchange HQ after Brexit

Posted by seumasach on July 5, 2016

City AM

5th July, 2016

London is at risk of losing, or sharing, the merged headquarters of LSE and Deutsche Boerse in the wake of Brexit, City A.M. has learned.

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The new Mrs T and the City

Posted by seumasach on July 5, 2016

Cailean Bochanan

5th July, 2016

It seems that Theresa May’s victory is not so certain after all. Andrea Leadsom, the self-proclaimed successor to Mrs Thatcher, is all the rage amongst the rank file Tories. Her victory would certainly have repercussions. In Scotland the reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher as prime minister would certainly constitute that”material change of circumstances” that would trigger a new referendum on independence. In fact, a referendum would be unnecessary: a unilateral declaration of independence would go unopposed.

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Thought you’d finally heard the last of Nigel Farage?

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2016

 “I am very keen to help the independence movements that are springing up elsewhere in the European Union because I’m certain of one thing: you haven’t seen the last country that wants to leave the EU.”

For the neocons and associates, Brexit is nothing but the first domino which will lead to the disintegration of the EU. They see it as the new Soviet Union and would bring it down as, according to them, they brought down the Soviet Union. The EU or, rather, Euroland, now the pertinent organization, has become a barrier to certain City of London interests. In the event of collapse, they are confident they could dominate the residual “independent nations”.

While the brexiteers say they need more time to work out their strategy towards the EU, Farage has stepped down from his party leadership to kick start the real strategy: to fan the flames of euroscepticism and xenophobia the length and breadth of Europe.

Independent

4th July, 2016

Having won his war to get Britain out of the EU, he now wants to win the peace. Nigel Farage may be about to embark on a European tour

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All quiet on the Brexit front

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2016

Cailean Bochanan

4th July, 2016

Suddenly an eerie silence descends on Britain’s tumultuous political scene.

One or two shots are still going off: Gove has a drink problem according to the Johnson camp; Leadsom may have been stashing money offshore it is suggested and has been outed as a Remain supporter until only recently. Any remaining obstacles to Theresa May as prime minister are being removed. That’s all.

On the other side of the house the anti-Corbyn forces are going quiet. It looks like Corbyn will be staying.

The coup has failed. Neocon forces, those who gave us the Iraq War, have not seized control over both sides of the House.

Having “taken our country back” we now await events elsewhere to give us direction. Specifically, the US presidential elections. If our relationship with the EU is now in question the “special relationship” is no less so. Under Obama it appeared to come to an end and even now Kerry is talking up reversing Brexit. Trump may applaud British isolationism but intends the same for his own country. Clinton, if the FBI don’t take her out, remains the great hope of the Atlanticists and neocons. She promises the renewal of the Anglo-American partnership and hegemony.

We can expect May’s cabinet to reflects Britain’s suspension between Europe and America: on the one hand Gove or Fox, who would seek to trigger article 50 and commence hostilities against Europe and on the other Osborne, who still wants another special relationship. that with China, and , therefore, implicitly, to reverse Brexit.

Last Thursday vote has resolved nothing. The people have decided without, on either side, having the remotest clue what the stakes were. We are now undergoing a crash course in the geopolitical forces that are to shape the century.

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Liam Fox pencils in January 1, 2019, for Brexit

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2016

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, the Vote Leave campaigner added: “We need to spend money on our national security because you need to buy insurance in a dangerous world.”

Didn’t take long before the national security state raised its head. The Brexit agenda is a neoconservative agenda.

Evening Standard

3rd July, 2016

Tory leadership hopeful Liam Fox has pencilled in a date on which Britain could formally exit the EU if he becomes Prime Minister.

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May: cuts to EU migration MUST WAIT

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2016

Theresa May has emerged as the realist candidate, as opposed to the more swashbuckling four brexiteers. She knows that ending free movement would collapse large sectors of the British economy and that it’s not going to happen. Just like leaving the single market isn’t going to happen. Just like Brexit isn’t going to happen. She has already put back formally leaving via article 50 until next year. It doesn’t matter how many people voted for Brexit, it isn’t going to happen because it would trigger the economic, social and political collapse of Britain. That Brexit is a completely unrealistic prospect for Britain has become clear in the last few days. It should have become clear during the campaign. We are now in the mother of all messes. In order to extricate ourselves as soon as possible it is now up to the brexiteers themselves to admit that they had failed to grasp the situation or dishonestly tried to deceive the people.

Daily Express

THERESA May has claimed voters will have to wait for EU migration to fall to “sustainable” levels despite the nation voting to leave the free movement bloc.

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Hillary Clinton: the candidate of neo-conservative war hawks

Posted by seumasach on July 3, 2016

“Neoconservatives, who dominated the administration of US President George W. Bush, may be demonized by the left for their support of the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, Porter admitted. But, he argued, their hyper-interventionist position is not unacceptable among leftists who “fancy themselves to be national security analysts,” and “who are interested in American power in the world.” And, to many observers, Hillary Clinton is clearly one of these people.”

With the Clinton candidacy in the USA and issue of the neocon stable seeking to take control of both the Tory and Labour parties in Britain, the neoconservatism, the infection that just won’t go away, still breathes.

Sputnik

2nd July, 2016

Arch neoconservative Republican pundit Robert Kagan is surprisingly (or not) hosting a major fundraiser not for the Republicans but for Hillary Clinton.

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