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Liam Fox slapped down by No 10 on post-Brexit trade deal

Posted by seumasach on July 27, 2016

The implosion of the Leave camp which began on the day of their pyrrhic victory will be a sight to behold. As Farage goes on his roving commission to bring down the EU, Fox is off to sell out the country to the USA. Meanwhile Redwood and the others look down their noses at a purely imaginary scenario concocted by the British press about membership of the single market accompanied by a seven year emergency brake on immigration. They truly are no-hopers. No matter how many people support you if you have no practicable policy you are doomed.

Politics Home

27th July, 2016

New International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was slapped down by No 10 last night over comments he made about Britain’s post-Brexit trade with the EU.

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‘No good opportunities flowing from Brexit’

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2016

UTV

25th July, 2016

Northern Ireland’s First Minister and Martin McGuinness held separate press conferences after the meeting, with Sinn Féin’s Mr McGuinness stating his party’s assessment of the referendum results “is that there is absolutely no good news whatsoever about Brexit.”

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Remain: an open door for Corbyn

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2016

Cailean Bochanan

25th July, 2016

Jeremy Corbyn is on safe ground in making a U-turn over Brexit. He had originally insisted that Article 50 should be triggered immediately but now seems to have backed down on this and is talking about the possibility of a second referendum after negotiations have been completed. Of course, there will be no negotiations until Article 50 is triggered but let’s not get bogged down in technicalities.

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NI group to bring Brexit challenge

Posted by seumasach on July 25, 2016

ITV

25th July, 2016

A cross-community group comprising politicians, including former Justice Minister David Ford and human rights activists is to bring a legal challenge to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

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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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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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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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Globalists v. globalists

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2016

Cailean Bochanan

2nd July, 2016

Pundits of every hue, seduced by the image of true -born Englishmen wielding pitchforks in the face of the dark forces of Mammomisn, are interpreting the Brexit vote as a victory over “the globalists”. As if the likes of Rupert Murdoch are not globalists.

Rather than elite versus people the contest is very much within elites and both sides are globalists.

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UK home secretary rules out invoking Article 50 on Brexit before 2017

Posted by seumasach on July 1, 2016

We heard that article 50 could not be invoked until we had a brexit prime minister i.e. until the Autumn. But the game is to string things out as long as possible. Now we’re into 2017 by which time we hope to have set the eurosceptic ball rolling. Look out for further delays allowing for the French elections in April, 2017. And so on ad infinitum. As May says:”Brexit means Brexit”. Oh, yes!

Sputnik

30th June, 2016

The UK home secretary emphasized that invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on leaving the European Union should not happen before the end of 2016.

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