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  • UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA - Hogan

    11/14/2019 1:04:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | 13 Nov 2019 | Tony Connelly
    Ireland's EU commissioner Phil Hogan has said British consumers will expect the UK to sign up to the EU’s labour, environmental and food standards as part of a free trade agreement for which he will be chief negotiator next year. Giving an upbeat prediction of how quickly the trade negotiations could be concluded, Mr Hogan, the EU Trade Commmissioner-designate, said the EU would be ready to go "before St Patrick’s Day" next year,. However he said the UK would have to decide early on in the negotiations which EU rules they were prepared to sign up to. Speaking to RTÉ...
  • Europe boycotts Israel, where even newborns are in shelters

    11/14/2019 12:20:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/19 | Giulio Meotti
    The Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted a map of the areas most affected by Palestinian Arab rockets, explaining that “one million Israeli civilians are forced into shelters”. After the Israeli army eliminated the commander of the Islamic Jihad Abu al Atta in a building in the Shejaeya district of Gaza, terrorists from Gaza responded with the launch of over 250 missiles, reaching even Tel Aviv, Nathan A. Sales, coordinator of the US State Department for terrorism, revealed the total amount of money Iran is spending to finance anti-Israel terrorism: Iran provides 700 million dollars a year to Hezbollah and an additional...
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • Do we have to protect ourselves online from theEU?

    11/12/2019 7:32:02 AM PST · by fruser1 · 8 replies
    self ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | Self
    I’ve notice an interesting post script in articles on (DC area news station): “This website is not intended for users within the European Economic Area”. Is this supposed to keep them out of trouble if they post something deemed as “hate speech”? Maybe they’ve been doing it awhile and I just haven’t noticed it before.
  • General Election has shown there’s nothing to Nigel Farage and Brexit Party but bluster and

    11/11/2019 11:23:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | 12 Nov 2019 | The Scottish Sun
    BREXIT blowhard Nigel Farage finally exploded under the weight of his own pomposity yesterday. After delivering his last-chance ultimatum to Boris Johnson at the start of the election campaign, Mr Farage crumpled yesterday and ran away. He ordered the PM to dump his newly negotiated EU deal and give the Brexit Party a clear run in 150 strong Remain seats. Unless BoJo did as he was told, Farage threatened to split the pro-Brexit vote by standing in every constituency. But the PM just ignored him and watched poll support for the Brexit Party tick steadily downwards into single figures. Now...
  • Boris Johnson's Brexit trade deal with Trump would force the UK to accept food contaminated (tr)

    11/05/2019 2:38:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | November 5, 2019 | Thomas Colson
    Boris Johnson's planned post-Brexit trade deal with Donald Trump will lead to UK consumers being forced to consume products containing rat hairs and maggots, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn will warn today. In a speech in Essex Corbyn will warn that any agreement with the US would force the UK to accept existing US food standards which allow set amounts of maggots, rodent hairs and excrement in ingredients, as revealed by Business Insider last year. "Given the chance, they'll slash food standards to US levels where 'acceptable levels' of rat hairs in paprika and maggots in orange juice are allowed...
  • Brexit Party candidate stands down after saying she came from a star

    11/04/2019 7:14:31 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 49 replies ^ | November 4, 2019 | Emma Brazell
    A Brexit Party candidate has stood down after allegedly claiming that she ‘came from a star’ and believes world governments are working with aliens. Jill Hughes was confirmed as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Brexit Party in the Batley and Spen constituency in October. However, after Hope Not Hate looked into Brexit Party candidates’ backgrounds, the campaign group revealed that the ex-banker had a number of unusual beliefs. The Brexit Party confirmed to The Yorkshire Post that Hughes had stood down last week after the Hope Not Hate report came out on October 31. In comments posted on social...
  • General election 2019: Nigel Farage will not stand as candidate

    11/03/2019 3:34:40 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies ^ | November 3, 2019 | BBC
    Nigel Farage has said he will not be standing as a candidate in the general election on 12 December. The Brexit Party leader told the BBC's Andrew Marr he had thought "very hard" but had decided he could "serve the cause better" by supporting his party's 600 candidates "across the UK". "I don't want to be in politics for the rest of my life," he said. Mr Farage, who has stood for Parliament seven times previously, also criticised PM Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal. He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show the deal agreed earlier this month was "virtually worse...
  • Eric Ciaramella: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know [Massive Amount Of Info & Links]

    10/31/2019 3:20:55 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 70 replies
    Heavy ^ | 10/31/2019 | Tom Cleary
    Eric Ciaramella is a CIA analyst and former National Security Council staffer who has served in both the Obama and Trump administrations as a career intelligence officer. Senator Rand Paul tweeted a link to an article by Real Clear Investigations that named Ciaramella as possibly being the whistleblower who came forward with concerns about President Donald Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine, leading to an official impeachment inquiry. Ciaramella was named on social media in early October and by Real Clear Investigations on October 30, 2019, after weeks of speculation about his identity. According to the conservative-leaning Real Clear...
  • Five men acquitted of rape because unconscious teenage victim didn't fight back

    11/01/2019 11:51:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 01 2019 | Ivana Kottasová
    A court in Barcelona cleared five men of sexual assault charges on Thursday after saying the crime did not fit the legal definition of rape because the unconscious teenage victim didn't fight back. Under Spanish law, a sexual attack can only be classified as an assault or rape if the perpetrator uses violence or intimidation. Because the 14-year-old victim was unconscious, the five were convicted of a lesser charge of sexual abuse. The case renewed pressure on the government to reform the law and specify that any sexual act without consent is an assault. The Barcelona court sentenced the five...
  • Boris Johnson rejects pact with Nigel Farage

    11/01/2019 12:46:23 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | November 1, 2019 | BBC
    Boris Johnson has rejected the suggestion from Nigel Farage and Donald Trump that he should work with the Brexit Party during the election. The Tory leader told the BBC he is "always grateful for advice" but he would not enter into election pacts. His comments come after the US president said Mr Farage and Mr Johnson would be "an unstoppable force". Downing Street sources say there are no circumstances in which the Tories would work with the Brexit Party.
  • VOTE FARAGE, GET CORBYN Election: 90 key seats where votes for Brexit Party could help Jeremy

    11/01/2019 3:19:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | November 1, 2019 | Alex Matthews
    LEAVE voters in key Brexit battleground seats will deliver Jeremy Corbyn to No10 if they back Nigel Farage in the general election. Boris Johnson's hopes could be torpedoed if the pro-Leave vote is split with the Brexit Party in 90 constituencies - giving Labour a clear run.
  • General election 2019: Donald Trump criticises Johnson's Brexit deal

    10/31/2019 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | Oct 31st, 2019 | BBC
    Donald Trump has criticised Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the EU, saying it restricts the US's ability to do future trade with the UK. Speaking to LBC, he said that, without the deal, the two countries could "do many times the numbers" than now. The US president also took a swipe at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying he would be "so bad" as prime minister. Mr Corbyn accused him of "trying to interfere" in the UK general election to boost "his friend Boris Johnson".
  • Parties gear up for 12 December election battle

    10/30/2019 1:35:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | October 30, 2019 | BBC
    ... When the House of Lords approves the election bill today then we will be on course for a 12 December winter election. It is set to be one of the most unpredictable and epic elections of modern times. Unpredictable, because Brexit totally overshadows it, but also because Brexit has totally reshaped our politics, too. The main parties can no longer rely on the traditional class party residual loyalty. Instead, we have an emerging sort of identity culture politics which has changed the game entirely. And epic in the sense that the sort of promises the two main parties are...
  • EU agrees Brexit delay to January 31, eyes formal approval on Tuesday

    10/28/2019 5:27:41 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 October 2019 | Gabriela Baczynska, John Chalmers
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan.31, said the bloc’s chairman, Donald Tusk. “The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020,” Tusk said of the idea of a “flexible extension”, which means Britain could go earlier if its fractious parliament ratifies the divorce bill. The bloc now awaits an approval from London. Once that is in, a 24-hour countdown will start when member states can still object or else the decision will have been taken. “This will allow for the decision to...
  • The Left’s Dangerous Assault on Free Speech

    10/25/2019 7:57:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2019 | Arthur Milikh
    Strange days, indeed, when America’s free press opposes free speech. “Free speech is killing us,” headlined a New York Times op-ed. Its author, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz, argued that “hate speech” leads to violence. Worse, he claims it can cause totalitarianism and even genocide. To avoid this fate, Marantz says we must rethink the First Amendment, which would include government and private companies striving to limit “hate speech.” He agrees with a former American Civil Liberties Union official that one day in the not-so-distant future, legal “protection of hate speech” will “seem ridiculous in retrospect.” Some governments have...
  • That time Ukraine tried to join NATO — and NATO said no

    09/04/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT · by FreeReign · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 4 at 3:37 PM |
    ...During NATO's 2008 summit in Bucharest, Romania, the issue was discussed and, after opposition from France and Germany, a decision was made to offer neither Ukraine nor Georgia a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) — essentially a path for Ukraine to receive membership — at that moment. Vague promises of NATO membership in the future were made, but the United States later appeared to drop its support for NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia. Russia's brief war with Georgia in August 2008 helped underscore the decision's importance, but NATO and Ukraine held further talks in December. Again, however, no specific...
  • EU Envoys Agree That Brexit Extension Is Needed

    10/25/2019 4:16:40 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 9 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 25 Otober 2019 | AP
    EU Ambassadors have agreed on the principle of granting Britain's request for another extension to the Brexit deadline but have yet to decide on the length of the new delay.
  • Boris Johnson Is Close To Getting Brexit Done

    10/21/2019 4:42:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 21, 2019 | Sumantra Maitra
    One of the most baffling reactions among liberals since 2016 was to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump. I reside in England, and saw tweet after tweet from the Max Boots and Tom Nichols of the world on why these two, and Brexit and the election of Trump, are exactly the same. The reality, as always, is a lot more complicated. There is of course similarity in both events. Both were a rebel yell against orthodoxy in the respective countries. In the United States, it was by masses of people who oppose the elites’ conventional wisdom, from mass immigration from...
  • Brexit will happen on Oct. 31 despite PM’s unsigned delay request, UK says

    10/20/2019 11:21:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Reuters
    LONDON – The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay. The Brexit maelstrom has spun wildly in the past week between the possibility of an orderly exit on Oct. 31 with a deal that Johnson struck on Thursday and a delay after he was forced to ask for an extension late on Saturday. Johnson’s defeat in the British parliament over the sequencing of the ratification of his deal exposed the prime...