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  • Johnson Finally Has Brexit Deal With The EU

    10/17/2019 2:53:33 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2019 | Thomas Colson, Adam Bienkov and Adam Payne
    LONDON - Boris Johnson has agreed the terms of a Brexit deal, paving the way for a historic vote in the UK parliament which could finally see the UK leave the European Union. Negotiators in the Belgian capital worked intensively on Tuesday and Wednesday to agree a revised version of the withdrawal agreement, which is set to be put before the UK Parliament on Saturday.
  • UK Supreme Court Rules Proroguation of Parliament 'Unlawful'

    09/24/2019 3:14:29 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Mr Johnson suspended - or prorogued - Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying it was to allow a Queen's Speech to outline his new policies. But the court said it was wrong to stop Parliament carrying out its duties in the run-up to the Brexit deadline on 31 October. Downing Street said it was "currently processing the verdict".
  • UK’s Johnson to suspend Parliament as his Brexit plans stall

    09/09/2019 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 9, 2019 | Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached to ensure Britain leaves the European Union by the Oct. 31 deadline, as he prepared to suspend Parliament and send rebellious lawmakers home until two weeks before Britain is supposed to leave the European Union. Lawmakers used the hours before the suspension to deliver new blows to Johnson’s teetering authority. An opposition-backed measure designed to stop Britain from crashing out of the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal became law after receiving the formal assent of Queen Elizabeth II. That came hours before legislators...
  • British PM Boris Johnson's brother Jo resigns from Parliament

    09/06/2019 1:45:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/19
    'In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest,' Jo Johnson wrote. Jo is opposed to a no-deal Brexit. In a surprising move, Boris Johnson's younger brother Jo Johnson announced on Thursday that he is resigning from his positions as Tory MP and minister in what The Guardian called "an extraordinary blow" to Boris Johnson's...
  • KASSAM: The Queen Just Saved Brexit By Neutralizing Parliament

    08/28/2019 7:21:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 102 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2019 | kassam
    She’s not “just a figurehead.” Her Majesty The Queen is Britain’s final constitutional backstop. On Aug. 28, she acted in the interest of the majority of people in Britain. She approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament from early September to mid-October. The move paves the way for Johnson to follow through on Brexit. The British people voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, but Parliament has sought to thwart the people’s will for the last three years. Parliament has of course done itself no favors as of late: originally voting in favor of the referendum...
  • Trump smiles: Populists defeat globalists in European parliamentary elections

    07/09/2019 6:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/2019 | By Robert B. Sklaroff
    Coincident with burgeoning attention in America to Spygate, Steve Hilton's Positive Populism has swept the European Union.  The revolution has predictably exploded. This not only reinforces the decision of Great Britain's P.M. Theresa May to resign, but also corroborates the downfall of German chancellor Angela Merkel (who will not seek election as party leader) and portends the departure of French president Emmanuel Macron (who was defeated by nationalist Marine Le Pen in French European Parliament elections).  The "Three Ms" are not the only losers, for Brussels has been rebuffed for its open-border policies throughout the E.U., notably in Italy, where...
  • Narendra Modi is what Trump would be without constitutional restraints [BARF Alert x 2]

    06/15/2019 12:06:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | June 13, 2019 | Shikha Dalmia
    Both my native country, India, and my adopted country, America, are liberal democracies that are right now in the thrall of right-wing populist demagogues -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India's case and President Donald Trump in America's. Few would deny that between the two, Trump is the crazier one -- a showboat with impulse control issues. Modi, by contrast, a humble tea stall owner once, is a veritable picture of discipline and restraint. Yet Modi, who got re-elected by a landslide last month, is potentially more dangerous because Indian democracy lacks strong institutional checks on his illiberal ambitions. In...
  • Guyanese parliament brings down government, triggering elections

    12/22/2018 3:33:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 22, 2018 | Neil Marks
    GEORGETOWN (Reuters) - Guyana’s parliament voted late on Friday in favor of a no-confidence motion in the government, triggering new elections in March in a surprise defeat for President David Granger as he seeks to develop the nation’s oil sector.
  • UK Labour leader hosted Hamas members in Parliament

    08/21/2018 4:58:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/8/18 | David Rosenberg
    UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn hosted a meeting with radical Islamists, including activists affiliated with the Hamas terror organization, in the British Parliament just months before he became head of the UK Labour Party, a new report revealed Tuesday. According to a report by the Daily Mail, in 2015, six months before he won control of Labour and became Opposition Leader, Corbyn hosted a meeting in Parliament with a group of Hamas backers and other radical Islamists. Photographs provided by the Daily Mail.... .....
  • When Senator Leyonhjelm told me to ‘stop shagging men’, I had to speak up

    06/29/2018 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 29, 2018 | Sarah Hanson-Young
    Yesterday the Senate was asked to vote on whether the best thing to do to prevent the assault, rape and murder of women is to arm them. I voted no, because I don’t believe that putting more weapons in the hands of the public will make women safer in their homes or on the streets at night. I also don’t think that women should continue to be made to have to take responsibility for the violent crimes and behaviour that some men perpetuate. Truth is, every woman I know has felt unsafe or intimidated at some point, whether it was...
  • Italy election: hung parliament on the cards as populist parties surge – live!

    03/04/2018 8:39:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04 March 2018 | staff
    The euro has recovered some lost ground and is trading at $1.232 so it’s looking like a bit of score-draw for the single currency so far. It’s a bit of a different picture for the Italian stock market which seems set to fall sharply later today. Futures trading points to a 1.3% drop in the Italy 40 index of leading companies, according to online trader IG. ...Italy’s ruling centre-left Democratic Party has admitted it had suffered a “clear defeat” in a general election after coming in third according to projections. ...More than 50% of Italians voters supported populist parties. ...The...
  • Turkey's President Takes a Victory Lap

    02/08/2018 5:25:45 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    Stratfor ^ | 2/8/2018 | Sinan Ciddi Board of Contributors
    Following a referendum vote on sweeping constitutional changes in April 2017, Turkey's government will transition from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency after the next presidential election in 2019. The odds of a free and fair election are slim given the measures incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken — and the further measures he will take — to ensure he comes out on top. Though former President Abdullah Gul would be Erdogan's most credible challenger, he is unlikely to run in the next presidential race.
  • Nadine Dorries Under Fire After Admitting She Shares Her Office Computer Password With Staff, Others

    12/05/2017 12:57:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/4 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Nadine Dorries comes under fire after admitting she shares her office computer password with staff and interns as she tries to defend porn-row Deputy PM Damian GreenA senior Conservative MP was under fire today after admitting sharing her computer password with staff and even short term interns. Mid Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries claimed the behaviour was standard practice around Parliament despite being a breach of IT security rules. House of Commons handbook rules state: 'Staff must not share passwords.' Ms Dorries was accused of a 'cavalier attitude to data security' after her posts on Twitter. The MP made her stand...
  • High Court rules Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce ineligible to serve in Parliament (Australia)

    10/26/2017 11:26:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Turnbull Government has lost its one-seat majority after the High Court ruled Barnaby Joyce's election invalid because of his New Zealand citizenship. Mr Joyce will now face a by-election. The court also found former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were not validly elected, along with One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the National Party's Fiona Nash.
  • Catalan Parliament Declares Independence From Spain

    10/27/2017 7:14:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/27/17
    The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. The move was backed 70-10 in a ballot boycotted by opposition MPs. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began when Catalans backed independence in a disputed vote earlier this month. What powers does Catalonia have?The case for and against independenceReality Check: Police violence in Catalonia The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part in the...
  • 15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against British PM Theresa May

    07/23/2017 5:31:59 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Sunday, July 23, 2017 | PTI
    "No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn - and no one wants him," Conservative MPs who were present reported May saying. LONDON: Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report. Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament's summer break could prove critical for May's future as British prime minister, 'The Sunday Times' reported. "The numbers change...
  • Parliament hit by cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

    06/24/2017 8:15:25 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 24 JUNE 2017 • 4:10PM | Ben Riley-Smith, assistant political editor
    Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has left MPs unable to access their emails if not in Westminster. MPs were alerted to the hack on Friday night and have reported problems getting into their email accounts on Saturday. The attack comes just days after reports that passwords of ministers were being flogged online after hacking groups managed to gain access. The parliamentary authorities are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to protect the network and ascertain the scale of the damage.
  • Britain was just 2,000 votes from the abyss where Corbyn would have been Prime Minister

    06/11/2017 4:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 11, 2017 | Dan Hodges
    Just over an hour before the polls closed on Thursday, I took a call from a member of the Shadow Cabinet.  ‘There’s a strong possibility Jeremy’s going to resign tonight,’ they said. ‘He’s not going to Labour HQ from his count. They’re going to try to keep him away from people, and see if they can get him to change his mind.’ There was no need to keep him away from people. The people were coming to him – in numbers not seen for a Labour leader since the 2001 Blair landslide.
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • May to seek snap election for 8 June (UK)

    04/18/2017 3:15:08 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 18th April 2017
    UK PM Theresa May announces plan to call snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership following the EU referendum.