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  • Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions - police

    01/22/2019 10:23:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | January 23, 2019 | BBC
    The "febrile" atmosphere around Brexit could be exploited by far-right extremists, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer has warned. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 18 terror plots were foiled in Britain since 2017, four of them far-right. He said a "far-right drift into extreme right-wing terrorism" was a concern but officers were working to ensure groups did not gain a "foothold". Mr Basu added leaving the EU with no deal would be "very bad" for policing. The head of the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism operations was speaking at the launch of a new cinema advert aimed at encouraging people to report...
  • Macron & Merkel Booed Before Signing ‘European Army’ Treaty

    01/22/2019 5:55:17 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    InfoWars ^ | 1/22/19
    Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were booed during the signing of a treaty that takes another giant leap towards establishing a European army. Video footage shows the two leaders posing for photographs in Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany earlier today as a chorus of jeers can be heard in the background. According to Sputnik, “the treaty will reportedly strengthen the existing ties between Germany and France, in particular, in the fields of economic, foreign and security policy, education and culture, research and technologies, climate and environment, as well as cooperation between border regions and civil societies” and “is intended as a step towards...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • WATCH: Democrats Freak Out After President Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium

    01/18/2019 4:02:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
  • Pelosi: We Were Going To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan — But Trump’s Letter Created A Security Risk

    01/18/2019 12:18:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2019 | Allahpundit
    I can’t believe we had to wait almost 24 hours for her to reply to yesterday’s White House letter. We live in the Netflix era. We should be able to binge-watch every episode of this pitiful melodrama in a day. “After President Trump revoked the use of military aircraft to travel to Afghanistan, the delegation was prepared to fly commercially to proceed with this vital trip to meet with our commanders and troops on the front lines,” [Pelosi spokesman Drew] Hammill said.Overnight, he added, a new State Department threat assessment indicated “that the President announcing this sensitive travel had...
  • 'A complete humiliation', a 'crushing defeat' and Brextinction: Global media reacts to Brexit vote

    01/16/2019 1:01:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Holly Ellyatt
    Following the resounding defeat of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament last night, the global media are giving their reactions to the vote - and they're not holding back. May's deal was roundly rejected by British members of Parliament (MP) with 432 MPs voting against it and 202 approving it, marking the worst political defeats in parliamentary history. The leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no-confidence in May's government following the vote on the contentious "Withdrawal Agreement", essentially it's blueprint for leaving the European Union. The U.K. government now...
  • LIVE: Updates as MPs reject withdrawal deal [May loses vote, 202-432!!]

    01/15/2019 11:52:41 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2019 | BBC staff
    MPs reject the EU withdrawal deal It is defected by 432 votes to 202 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in the government The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March
  • Brexit deal vote day: May facing huge defeat and vote of no confidence in the government

    01/14/2019 9:21:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Craig
    Theresa May is heading for a crushing defeat on Brexit vote D-day in the Commons, despite a series of last-minute appeals to rebel Tory MPs to back her EU withdrawal agreement. Senior MPs are predicting a defeat for the prime minister of between 100 and 200 votes, which is likely to be followed by Jeremy Corbyn calling a vote of no confidence in the government. Mrs May's allies insist that whatever the scale of the defeat she has no intention of quitting or calling a general election, but she will come under enormous pressure to unveil a Brexit Plan B....
  • Brexit is in peril, UK PM May warns ahead of vote on her deal

    01/14/2019 8:52:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | JANUARY 14, 2019 | Kylie MacLellan
    Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday that Britain’s planned exit from the EU could be derailed, a last-ditch effort to win over Brexit-supporting lawmakers who have repeatedly said they will vote down her divorce deal. The fate of the United Kingdom’s March 29 exit from the EU is deeply uncertain as parliament is likely to reject May’s deal on Tuesday evening, opening up outcomes ranging from a disorderly divorce to reversing Brexit altogether. Amid the deepest crisis in British politics for at least half a century, May and EU leaders exchanged letters giving assurances on her withdrawal agreement, though...
  • Theresa May to warn Britain more likely to stay in EU than leave under No Deal if MPs reject (tr)

    01/14/2019 12:15:28 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | January 14, 2019 | JASON COLLIE
    Parliament is more likely to block Britain's exit from the European Union than allow it to crash out without a deal, Theresa May is set to warn as she launches a last-ditch plea to MPs to back her Brexit deal. The Prime Minister will use a speech on the eve of the critical Commons vote on her exit plan to urge MPs to consider the "consequences" of their actions on the faith of British people in democracy. She is expected to reiterate her warning that "catastrophic harm" will be inflicted to trust in politicians if they fail to implement the...
  • Brexit failure a catastrophic breach of trust, says May

    01/12/2019 11:02:45 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | BBC
    A failure to deliver Brexit would be "a catastrophic and unforgivable breach of trust in our democracy", Prime Minister Theresa May has warned. Writing in the Sunday Express, Mrs May pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal in Tuesday's crunch Commons vote. Not doing so risks the UK leaving the EU with no deal or Brexit not happening at all, she said. Meanwhile, No 10 is said to be alarmed at the prospect of MPs taking control of Brexit if Tuesday's vote is lost.
  • EU Army ‘Already Taking Shape’ Brags German Defence Minister

    01/12/2019 8:17:46 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 January 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Germany’s defence minister has confirmed that “a united EU military is becoming a reality,” after her ally and Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Emmanuel Macron’s call for a “real European army.” “Europe’s army is already taking shape,” Ursula von der Leyen wrote in an opinion piece for Handelsblatt on Thursday. “Germany and France are the driving forces in defense,” Ms von der Leyen boasted, adding that “We’re moving even further ahead with our close partner France” after the two countries agreed to sign a “new Elysče Treaty” which, amongst other efforts to, in effect, merge aspects of the two countries, includes...
  • Swedish Journalist: Teachers Have ‘Surrendered’ to Rising School Violence

    01/11/2019 11:10:15 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte has spent time lecturing in schools across Sweden and claims that violence is on the rise because many teachers have simply given up on attempting to deal with the problem. “Threats, beatings, and stabbings now occur every day in Swedish schools and it increases dramatically. At the same time, teachers are getting less power while authorities and politicians are completely paralysed,” he noted. In a recent article on school violence, SVT revealed that within the last five years Sweden had seen 224 incidents involving various kinds of weapons including knives. In the last year alone, there...
  • EU Army Plans Advance as Germany Tells France to Give UN Security Council Seat to Brussels

    01/10/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by aspasia · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/9/2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Germany has told France to give its permanent seat at the UN Security Council to the European Union so that the bloc can “speak with one voice” as it advances its defence plans. German vice chancellor and finance minister Olaf Schloz made the proposal during a speech on the future of the EU in Berlin on Wednesday claiming it would be a “bold and smart goal,” reports The Brussels Times. “If we are to take the European Union seriously, the EU should speak with one voice within the UN Security Council. In the medium term, France’s seat could be converted...
  • Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours

    01/09/2019 1:37:27 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | BBC
    Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May's government in a Commons Brexit vote. It means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May's EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. It could also open the door to alternatives, such as a referendum.
  • Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)

    01/08/2019 3:27:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies ^ | 1/8/19 | sundance
    The New York Times is quick to the typeset to explain how Brussels is desperately offended because President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have lowered the importance of the EU. Officials from the European Union are apoplectic that U.S. officials have downgraded their status amid the official registry of diplomatic protocols. (snip) -- BRUSSELS — The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.
  • Germans happiest to pay taxes to fund infrastructure

    01/04/2019 6:18:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2019 | Alexander Pearson
    People in Germany believe their fellow citizens are happier to pay taxes for public spending than people in many other countries, a United Nations-backed study has found. The news comes as lawmakers call on the German government to increase public investment or cut taxes amid a budget surplus. […] Strong economic growth and low unemployment helped Germany record a €48.1 billion budget surplus in the first six months of 2018. That favorable position has split political opinion on what the government should do with the extra cash. Lawmakers from the Greens and the Left Party want more investment, while center-right...
  • “There’s no democracy in the European Parliament, it’s a joke!” – Former Czech President

    12/29/2018 4:23:39 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    Václav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic talks with Echo TV about the Central European Visegrad Group and the future of Europe. Klaus fears democracy “is gone” in Europe and he lashes out at the European Union and the gap between elitist governments and their citizens. Around 6 minutes into the interview Klaus is asked: Do you think that there is a chance to talk frankly about the very serious issues that determine the future of Europe, which were also the subject of the conference? The former President answers: “Mass migration co-organized by the European political elite based on...
  • elizabeth carter discusses the future of UK as no-deal brexit looms

    12/29/2018 2:14:47 PM PST · by SteveH · 6 replies
    cgtn ^ | dec. 28, 2018 | elizabeth carter Elizabeth Carter discusses the future of UK as no-deal Brexit looms