Tag: Brexit

Parliament Again Votes on Future of Brexit, No-Deal, and Compromise Arrangements

The UK Parliament is again voting on the Brexit process Wednesday evening, part of a series of votes on whether the government will respect the democratically expressed will of the British people or not which follows a heavy defeat for the British government Tuesday night. Two of the votes Tuesday night expected around 1900 are […]

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This superb Straight Outta Compton/Brexit mashup is so good it nearly alleviated my Brexit anxiety for a fraction of an instant

As Theresa May continues to pilot the United Kingdom toward a catastrophic, epochal collision with the Brexit iceberg — even as her ministers are busy slashing every available lifeboat — Politics Joe have released a flat-out brilliant video casting the PM and her Minister for Ghastly Cosplay Jacob Rees-Mogg (that is, “Snoop Mogg”) as […]

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Can Jeremy Corbyn Save Britain From Brexit?

For most of his career, Jeremy Corbyn, the LabourMP for Islington North since 1983, has been well respected in activist circlesand parodied in parliamentary ones. Between 1997 and 2010, under the Labour governmentsof first Tony Blair and then Gordon Brown, Corbyn voted against his party anunrivaled 428 times. Not that […]

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Brexit: MPs Sink to a New Collective Low of Incompetent Acquiescence

Yves here. I’m glad to see someone call out Parliament after having seen May successfully play it again and again. How many time has she moved back the date of the required Meaningful Vote? Ignored Cabinet resignations and even an unheard of censure? Let us understand all that happened: May […]

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France fines UBS €3.7b for helping rich French residents launder more than €10b

Swiss banking giant UBS has been hit with the largest fine in French history: €3.7b, the result of a 7-year investigation of the bank’s role in helping the wealthiest French citizens hide €10b from tax authorities. The fine is more than ten times larger than the next-largest fine in French history, when HSBC paid […]

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Brexit: May Running Down the Clock by Backing Yet-Again-Nixed Renegotiation of Withdrawal Agreement

You have to give Theresa May credit for being clever, or at least more clever than the various MPs that were braying that Parliament would take control of Brexit yesterday. No such thing happened, not even close. For starters, all Parliament was voting on were motions, and motions are not […]

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Brexit “Singapore on the Thames” Fantasies

Yves here. The UK’s post-Brexit “Singapore on the Thames” pretenses should be laughed out of the room. Anyoe who has been paying attention knows that the UK and its Crown Dependencies are already a monster tax haven; pray what more is there to be gained with Brexit? And as this […]

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Queen Calls for ‘Common Ground’ in Apparent Reference to Brexit

Queen Elizabeth II has urged “coming together to seek out the common ground,” in comment believed to be in reference to the Parliamentary deadlock over Brexit. Speaking at the Sandringham Women’s Institute meeting on Thursday, Her Royal Highness reflected on “a century of change,” in comments reported by The Telegraph, saying, “Of course, every generation […]

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Brexit Boost: New Zealand PM Vows to Stand by Britain ‘Whatever You Decide’

The Prime Minister of New Zealand has vowed her country will stand by Britain after Brexit, encouraging it to leave the EU on terms which will allow the Kiwis to deepen their commercial ties to the mother country. Jacinda Ardern highlighted the fact that “four in every five New Zealanders still claims British heritage; our […]

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Cabinet Minister Warns Blocking Brexit Will Unleash ‘Political Tsunami’

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Trade has warned that if politicians refuse to respect the people’s vote for Brexit it could unleash a “political tsunami” with “unknowable consequences” for the stability of the realm. Cabinet Brexiteer Liam Fox wrote in the Sunday Telegraph that “failure to deliver Brexit would produce a yawning gap between Parliament […]

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CRUSHED: Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Defeated by Record-Breaking Margin in Parliament

Members of Parliament have thrown out Theresa May’s contentious Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union in the long-awaited “meaningful vote” on the deal. The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal was crushed by a historic margin of 202 in favour to 432 against, paving the way for a vote of no-confidence in the Government by the Opposition, […]

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