Tag: Brexit

WATCH: PM Theresa May Faces Toughest Parliamentary Questioning Since Neville Chamberlain in 1940

Theresa May has faced arguably the toughest day in Parliament by any British prime minister since Neville Chamberlain’s Norway debate in 1940. The analogy was drawn by Sky News’s political correspondent Lewis Goodall after the prime minister faced hostile question after question on Thursday during House of Commons debate on the proposed UK withdrawal agreement, […]

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Brexit: Brexit Minister Raab Resigns; May to Face Hostile Parliament. Update: Two More Resignations, Bringing Total So Far to Four

It would be nice to go into some of the details of the Brexit agreement, but one point seems not to have gotten the attention it warrants. PlutoniumKun pointed out yesterday that May was putting a lot of emphasis on the draft status of the deal. Later in the day, […]

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‘The Worst Deal in History’: Brexiteers Respond to Theresa May’s ‘Slave State’ Agreement With Europe

The Prime Minister has betrayed the principles of Brexit and is subjecting the United Kingdom to political slavery at the hands of Brussels, Brexiteers have said, as the details of the Prime Minister’s deal leaked to Irish media Tuesday afternoon. Brexiteers within the Conservative party met Tuesday as the news emerged of a “technical level” […]

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Prime Minister Calls Cabinet to Downing Street After Brexit Deal Reportedly Agreed with EU

A “technical level” Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Britain’s state broadcaster reported Tuesday afternoon, leading Prime Minister Theresa May to summon her cabinet to Downing Street to buy into the agreement before it is revealed to the British public. Just hours after the Cabinet — the group […]

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Enter Boris?

Boris Johnson—formermayor of London, gadfly of the British political establishment, and, mostrecently, Brexit’s cheerleader-in-chief—has a colorful range of rebuttals when asked about his evident desire to be primeminister. “As I never tire of saying, my chances of becoming prime minister areonly slightly better than being decapitated by a frisbee, blinded […]

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How UK (and US) Surveillance Creates Havoc for Personal Data Movement Post Brexit

By J. Scott Marcus, a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, and an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory policy regarding electronic communications. Originally published at Bruegel The UK government would like to keep EU-UK data transfers largely the same following the country’s separation from the EU. But talks have yet […]

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UK Contests European Court of Justice Case on Article 50 Withdrawal, Averring No Way Will It Back Out of Brexit

Wellie, for those of you who were hoping that the UK might wake up from it derangement,1 channel its inner Emily Litella, and say “Never mind” to Brexit, the Government has dug itself in deeper on its current plans. Some readers had pointed hopefully to a case lodged at the […]

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‘It’s Just Chaos’ – Pro-Brexit and Pro-EU Tories All Turning on Theresa May over Negotiations

MPs from both the Brexiteer and EU loyalist wings of the Tory Party are turning on Theresa May over her “chaotic” mismanagement of negotiations with the bloc. The Prime Minister campaigned against Brexit during the 2016 referendum and has made concession after concession to Brussels, but the bloc has still stonewalled her on the border […]

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App for UK Conservative Party conference exposes all attendees’ private info

The UK Conservative Party’s annual conference is about to kick off in Birmingham, and the Tories have distributed an app ahead of time to all attendees: senior ministers, government officials, members of the press, party members, and others. The app has a fatal design-flaw: anyone could login as any attendee, provided that you […]

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Powerline: It’s Official, Google Is a Democratic Party Front

John Hinderaker writes for Powerline about the leaked video posted by Breitbart Wednesday in which the Masters of the Google Universe bemoan the election of Donald Trump and pledge to take action against that deplorable decision by the voters: Someone leaked to Breitbart an hour-long video of an “all hands” Google meeting that was held just after […]

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Bono Gives Nazi Salute While Mocking Swedish Populists at Paris Show

Irish rock star Bono gave a Nazi salute during a show in Paris, while mocking the success of the Swedish populist party, Sweden Democrats, in Sunday’s general election. Performing as his dark “alter-ego” Mr. MacPhisto in Paris on Sunday, the 58-year-old rocker gave the Nazi salute twice before shouting “Åkesson!” a reference to the Sweden […]

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Hard-Brexit fantasists dislike hard economic realities | William Keegan

It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of fantasists. Worried that the government was not making enough preparations for the possibility of no deal being reached in the “negotiations” with the other 27 members of the EU, the voluble Brexiters within and without the cabinet called for evidence. They have got it, in spades. The […]

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The UK’s largest estate agency is on the verge of bankruptcy

Countrywide is the UK’s largest property agents (they own estate agencies like Hamptons International, Bairstow Eves and Bridgfords), with 900 locations and 10,000 employees, and they’re selling off shares at fire-sale prices in a desperate bid to raise £140 million to service their massive debts; the sum is 300% of the company’s market cap, […]

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More Brexit Grim Tidings: WTO Warns Ireland to Prepare for Crash-Out; Deutsche Moves Half of Euro Clearing Ops to Germany; Food Freakout

I had hope to write a bigger picture Brexit piece today, but administrative duties got in the way. However, the latest Brexit stories will hopefully provide readers with more grist for conversation in the meantime. I got 2/3 of the way through this post and found I was outdone by this tweet, which is both […]

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Michel Barnier Nixes Theresa May’s Customs Union Scheme as Bad Brexit Dynamics Worsen

Not surprisingly, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has rejected Theresa May’s customs plan. But what was striking was that despite Richard North seeing Barnier as having candy-coated some issues, on the whole Barnier seemed to take a sharper tone with the UK than before. Barnier is enough of a pro that it is unlikely […]

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Facebook finally hands over leave campaign Brexit ads

The UK parliament has provided another telling glimpse behind the curtain of Facebook’s unregulated ad platform by publishing data on scores of pro-Brexit adverts which it distributed to UK voters during the 2016 referendum on European Union membership. The ads were run on behalf of several vote leave campaigns who paid a third company to […]

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Brexit Crash Out Virtually Certain

On the one hand, a great deal appears to have happened with respect to Brexit in the last two weeks, with David Davis and Boris Johnson resigning from Government and Theresa May stating that she will lead the Brexit negotiations. Despite the threat of an ouster, she’s still the last woman standing. However, in reality […]

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