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Talks on the UK’s departure from the EU are deadlocked over Britain’s financial settlement.

Source: The UK’s EU divorce bill: Brexit money row explained | Euronews

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The European Union already has members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps under sanctions, which Trump on Friday singled out as he detailed a more aggressive approach to Tehran.

Source: EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation – Middle East – Jerusalem Post


Trump’s Russia connections have become an exceptionally inconvenient fact pattern.

Source: Trump’s coverup now makes sense – The Washington Post


Las Vegas is the rule, not the exception.

Source: When we talk about mass shootings, we are talking about white men – ThinkProgress


When you put together the efforts of the Spanish authorities to curb media coverage of the Catalan referendum, you have a deeply worrying picture.

Source: Spain’s disregard for Catalan press freedom is setting a dangerous precedent : The Conversation


Is this really how we should expect a, to an all intended purpose, civilised democratic country to act to an, on the whole, a peaceful gathering of persons. The governing and legal authorisations did not wish for this referendum to take place, but the elected assembly of Catalonia did.

Who is right and who’s wrong, or are all both right and wrong? Would it have been detrimental to allow this referendum to take place, for with Scotland the UK did allow, a few years ago, for one to take place.

Catalonia, has for some many years been wishing for its independence from Spain and does have some independence as it does have its elected assembly.

Unity creates strength and a break up could have disastrous consequences for all of Spain, even Catalonia, but should not the will of the people not be sought. Now, what will be the resulting outcome of what appears to be a high handed approach from the Spanish authorities. Could this not have the reverse effect and strengthen the independence cause.

Then there is the Basque question, will there be a strong resurrection re their own conflicts about Basque independence, which, in the past has been very violent and terrorist acts have been committed. This could then extend into France who also have their own Basque question of independence.

This is all occurring while the UK Brexit is proceeding, the resurgence of the far right in Germany and who knows where else in Europe.

Could this be the end of European unity, while the disunity within Europe had some bad consequences in the first half of the Twentieth Century.

Could be troubling times within Europe and then there is the Trump effect in America, which in itself could cause major conflicts especially with North Korea.

We say that for the past some 70 years there has been a fair amount of peace, but has there, There was the breakup of Yugoslavia, which created so many conflicts, the Americans and their allies in Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinians, the Middle East with Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, also Afghanistan, Russia and Ukraine, the UK with Ireland and Northern Ireland and more. Well, if that is peace, then what is War.

We may soon find out with Trump and North Korea, or will it be a conflict yet to occur.

Let’s hope and pray that for once again we all, or most of us, come through the storm.

Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – Oct.01: Spanish police fire rubber bullets near Catalan voting site: Spanish riot police smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum on Sunday and fired rubber bullets at protesters outside a Barcelona polling station #AceNewsDesk reports

Published on October 01, 2017 at 01:09AM: Several people were injured. The officers fired the rubber bullets while trying to clear protesters who were trying to prevent National Police cars from leaving after police confiscated ballot boxes from the voting centre………..The Spanish government has ordered police to stop the voting process, saying it’s illegal………..Catalan officials said 38 people were treated for mostly minor injuries #AceNewsDesk reports are provided by Sterling Publishing & Media News

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Has the Spanish Government scored an own goal, for no matter about the rights and wrongs, the legitimacy or not and the support for the Catalonia Independence referendum by the Spanish actions this could solidify support for the referendum which may or may not have been there originally.

To make matters even worse they instructed or the Spanish courts did to use excessive force to stop the referendum.

Courts do not usually create actions by themselves, but others have to make applications to them, was this the Spanish Government or one or more of their supporters. In bringing these many actions this may be increasing support for the Catalonian independence movement and be bringing it even closer to an affirmative conclusion.

Josep Goded

The detention of 15 high-ranking officials and the suspension of the Catalan government, last week by the Spanish government, in order to halt the referendum on independence set for tomorrow appears to have united separatists, federalists, and a significant number of unionists in defense of the vote.

“I have always been opposed to this referendum, because I am a federalist. However, the latest Spanish aggressions against Catalonia in order to humiliate our people is intolerable. That’s the main reason why I have decided to vote, and I will vote “YES” because I do not want to belong to a dictatorship like Turkey any longer. I think that the creation of a new state would give us the chance to build a more fair country and society” said David, a Barcelona citizen.

My family and I have always voted for unionist parties. We like Spain and most of our…

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Madrid’s heavy-handed approach to Catalonian independence is a mistake. It’s better to compromise and allow a degree of ‘autonomy-lite’, writes Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Source: From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won’t work | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian


President Donald Trump last weekend shared his thoughts on NFL football players who take a knee during the national anthem as a way of drawing attention to the problems of racism and police brutality. Trump said the protests were unpatriotic and the players should be fired.

We’ve been fact-checking Trump’s remarks and reactions to them this week.

 

Source: Fact-checks about the NFL, Donald Trump and the national anthem


JOHN MILLS, a Labour-supporting Brexiteer, has insisted the UK must stand strong and be prepared to walk away from the table in European Union negotiations.

Source: Brexit news: UK must be prepared to walk from EU says John Mills | UK | News | Express.co.uk

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