EU executive says ‘significant’ differences in Brexit talks – Reuters


BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive said on Thursday that “significant divergences” persisted in its talks with Britain on their new relationship from 2021.

Britain left the EU in January and is in a standstill transition period with the bloc to give the two sides time to forge a new relationship on everything from trade to security.

 

Source: EU executive says ‘significant’ differences in Brexit talks – Reuters

David Starkey issues brutal analysis of ‘bizarre’ Supreme Court ruling against


Remainers have been pushing to not leave the EU since David Cameron came up with the Referendum and maybe for many years before.

When the Referendum result was announced, not leaving the EU should have been off the table, with only leaving with a deal or no deal the options.

To then, for remainers to campaign for no deal to b e off the table, was and still is illogical, except to ensure a deal is put forward which while saying it is a deal to leave when in reality it is not, in fact a deal in name only, such as the May deal. But then the remainers would not vote for that because it was adeal to leave.

Say I was the EU and looked at thr turmoil in Westminster where remainers are blocking leavers every move, would I offer a good deal to leave, yes, the answer would be NO.

For the EU can see that, if the remainers win, there will be no deal option, in effect the best card to play for leavers. In fact, they would see that the worst option for the EU would be a deal and the best to remain, which as I stated before should not be an option after the 2016 Referendum.
Leavers are arguing about democracy, but by their own actions they are showing democracy does not work, well only within their own terms.

Remainers should in fact withdraw and leave all decisions to leavers.

If the referendum in 2016 had gone the other way then the above would have been in reverse.

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David Starkey insisted the speech Lady Hale gave before the ruling appeared closer to one given at a ”hustings” rather than a judicial debate.  The language was verging on the political – it was political.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1183113/Brexit-news-David-Starkey-Supreme-Court-ruling-prorogation-Boris-Johnson-Parliament-latest

GW: The Cabal on both sides of the pond are becoming increasingly desperate.  They are now pulling any sort of trick & pressing any button they can find.  A good example of this is Jesse Philips’ irrational explosion in HofC.  She needs anger management classes & perhaps she should not even be there if she can’t control her emotions.  These people are thinkings with their feelings rather than with cold hard intellect.  Any way you look at it (((they))) are thwarting the democratic process & I guess deep down it is getting to them.  Their shadowy masters are jaagging their strings pretty tightly now & (((they))) are choking.

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(LUXEMBOURG) #Brexit Deal Or NO Deal But our PM Boris Johnson should not be humiliated or cow-tow to these EUROCRATS who want only a deal on their terms and its time for ‘ Bulldog Spirit ‘ and NOT mealy mouthed comments from Brussels #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services


Source: (LUXEMBOURG) #Brexit Deal Or NO Deal But our PM Boris Johnson should not be humiliated or cow-tow to these EUROCRATS who want only a deal on their terms and its time for ‘ Bulldog Spirit ‘ and NOT mealy mouthed comments from Brussels #AceNewsDesk reports | Ace News Services

The three questions that will decide the next general election | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian


When answers are in short supply, sometimes the best we can do is try to ask the right questions. Some of those dive into legal and constitutional arcana, as experts try to work out how Boris Johnson can climb out of the hole he has spent this last week digging ever deeper for himself. Now that the opposition parties have refused to accede to his cunning plan for an October election, and will next week see passed into law their demand that he seek an extension of Britain’s EU membership, he’s left with a series of unpalatable alternatives – from breaking the law to resignation to tabling a motion of no confidence in himself.

Still, even if it’s later rather than sooner, polling day is coming. So here goes with the three questions that will decide the next election and, with it, the fate of Brexit.

First, when? Given the procedural chicanery and willingness to trash established convention we’ve witnessed these last few days, nothing is certain, despite today’s move to block a poll before 1 November. What’s at stake here is the context in which the election will take place. Johnson’s preference has always been to face the voters before the exit deadline, lest he be cast as having failed in his “do or die” mission to leave by 31 October. This is the prize the opposition has agreed to deny him, forcing him, they hope, to confront the electorate in November as a failure, guilty of either treachery or incompetence. Their hope is that Johnson’s inability to take Britain out of the EU will pump new air into the Brexit party balloon, thereby splitting the leave vote that Johnson had bet everything on uniting around himself.

 

Source: The three questions that will decide the next general election | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian

Brexit news: Ireland panics over no-deal Brexit – ‘Ports not ready’ | World | News | Express.co.uk


Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin claimed Ireland’s Government hasn’t adequately prepared the country for the “mayhem” a no deal Brexit would bring. The unpreparedness of ports is one of the sticking points for Mr Martin, alongside with the possible return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. Mr Martin said: “I am told the ports are not ready. Dublin Port is not ready for a no deal Brexit, despite what you hear.

 

Source: Brexit news: Ireland panics over no-deal Brexit – ‘Ports not ready’ | World | News | Express.co.uk

Fox says would be surprised if EU refuses to renegotiate Brexit terms – Reuters


CAIRO (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox said on Tuesday he would be surprised if the European Union did not agree to attempts to renegotiate the country’s exit deal, and that it was up to both sides to avoid a no-deal exit.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who failed three times to get the deal approved by parliament, has said she will resign on June 7 and several of those vying to replace her have said they plan to seek changes to the agreement.

“If the EU doesn’t want to negotiate any changes – which I think would be unfortunate and I think would be quite surprising – then I think that of course does increase the chance of a no deal exit,” Fox said during a trade visit to Egypt.

Fox was in Egypt after Bombardier, which has a manufacturing base in Britain, was named as the preferred bidder for a 3 billion euro ($3.35 billion) monorail in Egypt.

Britain is due to leave the EU with or without a deal on Oct. 31, and the EU has repeatedly said its position is not open for renegotiation.

But, Fox said: “It’s in everybody’s interests that we try to find a compromise agreement that enables us to leave with stability, with predictability for our European partners as well as for the UK itself.”

 

Source: Fox says would be surprised if EU refuses to renegotiate Brexit terms – Reuters

After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle – Reuters


After a punishing night when acrimonious divisions over Britain’s departure from the European Union were plain to see, contenders for the leadership of the governing Conservatives said the results were a demand to deliver Brexit no matter what.

Taking a different tack, the opposition Labour Party said a public vote – a new national election or second referendum – was the way to reunite the country. It pledged to make sure any new eurosceptic Conservative leader would not take Britain out of the EU without a transition deal to help protect the economy.

But with Farage’s Brexit Party, which prefers a no-deal Brexit, capturing the greatest number of votes for seats in the European Parliament, closely shadowed by a group of fervently pro-EU parties, Conservatives and Labour were under pressure to commit clearly to either side of the debate.

Almost three years since Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU and barely two months after the originally planned departure date, lawmakers remain at loggerheads over how, when or even whether the country will quit the club it joined in 1973.

For the Conservatives, who will name a new leader by the end of July, many of the would-be successors see the European vote outcome as proof they must seek a cleaner break with the EU, with several saying they would leave without a deal – a move some senior pro-EU Conservatives regard as foolhardy.

For Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, pressure will mount to embrace a second referendum without qualification – something he has said would be needed to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

But what is clear from a vote which many used as a protest is that Brexit – which forced Prime Minister Theresa May to say she will resign on June 7 after failing to deliver Britain’s departure – risks shattering the election prospects of both the main parties.

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace May as party leader and prime minister, said the election message was “if we go on like this, we will be fired”.

“We can and must deliver. No one sensible would aim exclusively for a no-deal outcome. No one responsible would take no-deal off the table,” Johnson, who was also London mayor, said in his regular column in the Telegraph newspaper.

 

Source: After EU poll disaster, Britain’s main parties gird for no-deal Brexit battle – Reuters

UK MEP Richard Ashworth’s speech warning Europeans of ‘cautionary tale’ of Brexit receives standing ovation – inews.co.uk


  • He said no Prime Minister had ever explained the benefits of the EU
  • His speech received a standing ovation

British MEP Richard Ashworth’s speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday claiming Brexit was a “cautionary tale” to Europe has received a significant response on social media getting shared by many across the continent.

The MEP for South East England, who had the Conservative Party whip removed after voting against Brexit proceeding to the next stage of negotiations in October, gave a speech in what is expected to be one of the final debates UK parliamentarians can participate in ahead of Brexit.

Watch: Donald Tusk calls on European Parliament to represent British people 

He welcomed the comments made by European Council President Donald Tusk, who had called on the MEPs in Strasbourg to be open to the UK participating in the Parliament’s next term in the event of an extension.

He welcomed the comments made by European Council President Donald Tusk, who had called on the MEPs in Strasbourg to be open to the UK participating in the Parliament’s next term in the event of an extension. ‘I want to say thank you’

 

Source: UK MEP Richard Ashworth’s speech warning Europeans of ‘cautionary tale’ of Brexit receives standing ovation – inews.co.uk

Donald Tusk says there’s ‘a lot of space’ in hell for people pushing no-deal Brexit


That there maybe, but there is also a ‘lot of Space in Hell’ for the EU and possiblely the remain MPS.

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