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09 Feb 2019 22:24

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/nigel-farage-new-brexit-party-european-union-delayed-ukip-a8770711.html
A new Brexit Party has been officially recognised by the electoral regulator – and Nigel Farage has said he will stand as one of their candidates if the UK’s departure from the European Union is delayed.

The new party, which Mr Farage has put his weight behind, has been granted permission by the Electoral Commission to participate in upcoming elections.

It will be “mobilised” if Britain’s scheduled date of leaving the European Union – 29 March – is delayed by politicians.

Mr Farage said the new party “has my absolute full support” and added that he would stand for it in May’s European parliament elections if Britain has not left the EU by that point.

The former Ukip leader said the new Brexit Party should be viewed as a warning to MPs who have considered applying for an extension of Article 50, and insisted it would draw support from across the political spectrum.

Just when you thought it was safe to switch on the TV again. So is this the "torches and pitchforks" party to scare dithering Westminster MPs?
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09 Feb 2019 22:33

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-trade-deal-liam-fox-eu-tariffs-exports-africa-central-america-caribbean-a8770391.html
Some of the world’s poorest countries are being forced to agree potentially damaging trade deals with the UK by government “threats” in the rush to Brexit, campaigners say.

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, is accused of piling pressure on developing nations to “sign up blind” – without knowing the value of the deals – with a warning they will otherwise be lost.
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“This type of bad-faith negotiating – using implicit threats to get countries ‘over the line’ – is not a great way to start the UK’s independent trade policy.”

No developing country has gone public with criticism of the UK’s approach, but some are believed to have objected privately and displayed their unhappiness by refusing to re-sign the deals so far.


Bullying tactics and threats are Trump's M.O. too.
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10 Feb 2019 12:06

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11 Feb 2019 10:37

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11 Feb 2019 11:08



Gavin Williamson intends to argue in a speech at the Royal United Services Institute on Monday that a post-Brexit UK should redefine its role as a global power prepared to intervene against countries that “flout international law”, backed up by new military technologies and capabilities.
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Williamson is expected to conclude: “Brexit has brought us to a great moment in our history. A moment when we must strengthen our global presence, enhance our lethality and increase our mass.”


What? "increase our mass"? "enhance our lethality"? Geezus! Just say more money to the military - though a "great moment in our history" might not turn out to be a positive thing.
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11 Feb 2019 11:09

Pathetic, isn't it.

Full-on Brexit delusional mentality.
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11 Feb 2019 11:19



Remember your reading the Daily Mail! And a man with a book to sell - more bashing too of Corbyn as anti-Semitic but it's "by pro-Corbyn supporters on an official Facebook page for a local Liverpool Labour Party constituency."

Somebody posting something dumb on Facebook - who would believe it? :rolleyes:
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11 Feb 2019 11:57

Yes, but you are an intelligent reader and have spotted the sleight of hand.

Daily Mail readers? No chance, and even if they did it is what they want to hear so cognitive dissonance will be on full power.
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12 Feb 2019 10:43

Naked anti-Brexit campaigner challenges Rees-Mogg on live TV



https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/12/naked-anti-brexit-campaigner-challenges-rees-mogg-on-live-tv?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

:lol: Those that are familiar with Mogg's views on women will appreciate the brilliance of this lady
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12 Feb 2019 22:02

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47218687
Feb 27 th is the next time to get the popcorn out.
The 27 February votes are expected to come soon after Mrs May's planned meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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12 Feb 2019 22:08

macbindle wrote:Naked anti-Brexit campaigner challenges Rees-Mogg on live TV

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/12/naked-anti-brexit-campaigner-challenges-rees-mogg-on-live-tv?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

:lol: Those that are familiar with Mogg's views on women will appreciate the brilliance of this lady


I suppose she's not worried about the National Enquirer posting "revealing" photos of her! :D
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14 Feb 2019 22:11

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-14/u-k-parliament-throws-out-may-s-plan-to-renegotiate-brexit-deal?srnd=premium-europe
Theresa May has two weeks to save her Brexit deal, after she suffered another embarrassing defeat in parliament.

The House of Commons voted on Thursday by 303 to 258 against a motion endorsing the prime minister’s approach to resolving the Brexit deadlock, after a revolt from Euroskeptics in her Conservative Party. The defeat effectively strips May of her political mandate to demand changes to the withdrawal agreement in Brussels, and suggests she has little chance of fending off an attempt by Parliament to take control of the process on Feb. 27.
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While the prime minister’s office said in a statement her plan remains unchanged, she has until the end of the month to convince moderate members of her Conservative Party that she is capable of getting a deal through parliament before Britain crashes out of the European Union. Thursday showed she can’t even persuade her party to support her on a symbolic motion. That has left MPs who fear a no-deal Brexit wondering if they need to take the decision out of her hands.

There’s growing support for a cross-party plan to force May to take no-deal off the table. In a vote on Feb. 27 these MPs will begin the process of trying to pass a bill that would require May to seek an extension to Brexit talks if there’s no deal by March 13.


Is there an adult in the house? Even with a sensible deal and Brexit, the UK will suffer economically.
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15 Feb 2019 06:18

https://www.politico.eu/article/winston-churchill-history-lesson-for-brexit-britain/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_todayworld
To dare to criticize Winston Churchill in 21st century Britain is to risk the ire and outrage of the collective power of the media, the public and ministers of state. For to do so is to challenge the greatest sacred cow of them all — the myth of “Britain’s finest hour.”
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What Britain needs more than ever is less “Churchill history” and more actual history.

Perhaps a good place to start is in questioning the unassailable reputation of a man who was broadly disliked enough by many Britons during the war that they rejected him at the first post-war election.

“Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes,” wrote Bertolt Brecht. To which we might add, “and unnecessary referendums as well.”
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15 Feb 2019 07:26

The power of myth. Part of the same myth that drives Brexit. Also, an example of how a seasoned politician allowed himself to fall into an obvious trap centred on a reductive view of history.
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15 Feb 2019 18:49

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18 Feb 2019 10:53

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/feb/18/several-labour-mps-set-to-quit-the-party-politics-live
Today, seven MPs have left Labour and formed a new, Independent Group. They’re from different backgrounds but are united in their belief that we can can #ChangePolitics. Find out more: https://t.co/H4O2NANKaq pic.twitter.com/eU3nGaDTTT


Things are afoot!
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18 Feb 2019 15:38

Robert5091 wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/feb/18/several-labour-mps-set-to-quit-the-party-politics-live
Today, seven MPs have left Labour and formed a new, Independent Group. They’re from different backgrounds but are united in their belief that we can can #ChangePolitics. Find out more: https://t.co/H4O2NANKaq pic.twitter.com/eU3nGaDTTT


Things are afoot!


And they're already embroiled in a racism row...

https://twitter.com/JackDunc1/status/1097487890551005184
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18 Feb 2019 16:40

How inept does one have to be to choose those words when citing racism as a primary justification for leaving the Labour party....especially when sat opposite a Novara (ie. momentum mouthpiece) journalist who is, herself, a funny tint.

Not sure, but I think there seven might just sink without trace....
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18 Feb 2019 16:47

I'd say I'm shocked but honestly, I don't think I'd find anything in Politics shocking at the moment. I'm waiting for the other 6 to disown her though, considering one of the reasons they left was because of a belief that there is institutional racism within the PLP.

I'm unsure if Ash would agree with that characterisation, I've not read enough of her work or heard enough from her to know.

I see Angela has apologised:

https://twitter.com/angelasmithmp/status/1097518807357288448

Of course, she apologises for causing offence, not for being offensive.
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18 Feb 2019 22:26

"funny tinge","funny tint" - where's those on my colour swatch? :D
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