NICOLA STURGEON has been a prominent anti-Brexit voice since the referendum and wants Scotland to be an independent state inside the EU – but she has been accused of having an ulterior motive by columnist Toby Young in a newly-released report.
LONDON (Reuters) – The fury of the Brexit ‘inferno’ is so intense that it could tip the United Kingdom towards violence unless politicians tone down their rhetoric, the husband of a lawmaker murdered a week before the 2016 EU referendum said on Thursday.
Cabinet Minister Amber Rudd resigned from the Tory Party last night in protest at Boris Johnson’s sacking of the rebel Tory MPs who voted last week to block a No Deal Brexit.
In a devastating parting salvo, the Pensions Secretary — one of only a handful of Remain supporting Ministers in Mr Johnson’s Cabinet — said she thought there was ‘no evidence’ that Mr Johnson was trying to strike a deal with Brussels.
Announcing that she would be standing as an independent Conservative in her Hastings and Rye constituency, Ms Rudd attacked the Prime Minister’s decision to deselect 21 Tory rebels as an ‘assault on decency and democracy’.
Ms Rudd was criticised by her former Remain allies after pivoting to sign up to Mr Johnson’s Cabinet and backing his pledge to leave the EU ‘do or die’ and had been under huge pressure over her ‘pivot.’
After just 43 days in office, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gotten himself into a dire fix. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way out — for him or for the country he nominally leads.
Thanks to a series of miscalculations, Johnson’s party is cracking up, his government is collapsing, and his political strategy is backfiring. This week, he ejected 21 rebels from the parliamentary Conservative Party after they joined the opposition to stop him from forcing the country out of the European Union without an exit agreement. To restore his authority and a workable majority, the prime minister then called for a prompt general election — and lost that vote as well, failing to muster the necessary two-thirds support.
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.
A definitive shift in Labour’s Brexit policy has been put on hold after the Unite union dug its heels in against moves to throw the party’s full weight behind a second referendum and a Remain vote.
Hopes that a change in position would be agreed on Tuesday at a crunch shadow cabinet meeting were dashed after the union’s intervention in talks with Jeremy Corbyn.
Senior shadow cabinet ministers including Tom Watson, the deputy leader and Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, will continue to press for full-throated support for a Final Say vote, but now believe they will have to wait longer for a breakthrough.
Inevitably, the media – and a coterie of remain-supporting MPs in and out of the Labour Party – have spun last night’s European Parliament election results to support a claim that results for pro-referendum parties, primarily the LibDems, mean Labour must abandon its manifesto commitment to enacting the 2016 Brexit result and commit to a ‘new referendum with remain on the ballot paper’.
But if a picture paints a thousand words, the one below speaks volumes. Taken from the BBC’s EU vote results page, it combines two colour-coded results maps, one showing the density of LibDem votes across the country – and the other the density of Brexit party support in the same election:
This is a long worn tactic of the EU to delay and delay and possibly force other votes until the EU get their way.
What the EU do not appreciate is that these tactics only serve to increase the resolve to leave and is one of the main reasons, why I myself and I believe many others in the UK voted to leave.
In fact if I was not lied to in 1975 I would have voted to leave then, but I made the mistake of voting to remain, well I will not be fooled a second time by the irresponsible and underhand EU.
Unfortunately the young voters of today are not aware of the irresponsible nature of the EU and are taken in by the lies from the EU.
The EU only want our money and nothing else.
Initially we did not wish to join the EEC, but did wish to in 1967 but De Gaulle vetoed our application.
‘Great Britain initially declined to join the Common Market, preferring to remain with another organisation known as the European Free Trade Area, mostly consisting of the northern European countries and Portugal. By the late 1950s German and French living standards began to exceed those in Britain, and the government of Harold Macmillan, realising that the EEC was a stronger trade bloc than EFTA, began negotiations to join.
De Gaulle vetoed the British application to join the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1963, famously uttering the single word ‘non’ into the television cameras at the critical moment, a statement used to sum up French opposition towards Britain for many years afterwards. Macmillan said afterwards that he always believed that de Gaulle would prevent Britain joining, but thought he would do it quietly, behind the scenes. He later complained privately that “all our plans are in tatters”.’
We did not join until 1973 when De Gaulle was no longer in office.
In fact I now believe that De Gaulle was right and we should never have joined. But I am also in agreement with De Gaulle the the EEC should never have proceeded down the road of Political Union and should that Have been so we may have not voted to leave in 2016.
De Gaulle did not wish for political union as he feared France would lose its independence and this is my fear, now, that the UK will lose its independence if we remain.
These EU people delude themselves if they believe that the British people will simply let Brexit die. They really don’t know the British people very well do they? We have long memories & do not give in to foreign threats or intransigence. when Nigel Farage returns to Brussels with 70 Brexit MEPs they will get a flavour of what their attempts to block our decision is going to cost them. And as Corporal Jones would say: ”They won’t like it up ’em.”
This poll shows clearly that support for Brexit has not waned, but this is not reflected in Parliament and certainly not in the Lords, so who will win the People or Parliament/Lords.
Unfortunately in both Houses they have their own agendas and Brexit is not in them.
For Brexit not to occur what will the outcome be for the Country and Parliament/Lords, perhaps the abolishment of at least one and maybe more.
Remainers need to understand that being in the EU is not a democratic process as the European Commission is the power base, not the European Parliament.
The remainers are arguing for a democratic process to remain in the EU, which itself is undemocratic.
A referendum is a pure process of a democratic process, but not only are the Remainers failing to stand by the result, they are actively going against it. Is that not the opposite of a democratic process, but a dictatorship.
Say we did have ANOTHER Peoples Vote and it was still in favour of Leave, would Remainers demand another and another until they got a result they wish for.
But then what is to stop Leavers enacting the same process, this could go on to infinity.
Is this similar to the SNP in Scotland?
We need to leave the EU, which means the ‘Single Market and the Customs Union’ and see how it goes. For only then will it be possible to ascertain who lied the most, be it Remain or Leave. For both did lie or bend the truth.
Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of legendary British rock band, The Who, has compared the European Union to the “f**cking mafia,” after being asked whether Brexit would be “bad for British rock music.”
In an interview with Sky News at Wembley Stadium, Daltrey, who has publicly backed Brexit, became visibly riled at questions on the thorny issue of Brexit.He rejected any notion that leaving the EU would have a negative impact on music bands touring Europe.
“As if we didn’t tour Europe before the f**king EU. Oh give it up! If you want to be signed up to be ruled by a f**king mafia, you do it. Like being governed by FIFA.”
In an interview with the Telegraph in May last year, the 75-year-old singer lashed out at what he sees as the democratic deficit demonstrated by the EU as an institution – insisting that he…
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