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  • Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Going Down In Flame ... And She Might Follow It

    12/09/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Thanksgiving, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was putting a sunny face on the “final” Brexit deal she had managed to push through the European Union Parliament, saying she was confident that she could get it approved back home and bring an end to this tumultuous process. Unfortunately, she seemed to be very nearly the only one expressing such a positive view. The British press was quick to jump on the fact Parliament was almost uniformly against it, though for differing reasons. The Remain contingent wasn’t about to approve any deal because they don’t want to leave the...
  • How Emmanuel Macron hid behind the majestic walls of his presidential palace while [tr]

    12/09/2018 4:58:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2018 | Ian Gallagher and Ian Birrell
    All day long Emmanuel Macron skulked behind the majestic walls of his presidential palace while outside, his city – and his country – once again erupted in fury. Not only was the Elysee Palace guarded by hundreds of riot police but also armoured cars bearing machine guns and grenade launchers. Excessive perhaps, but few who spent any time in Paris yesterday would doubt that but for this formidable ring of steel, the mob would have surely tried to storm inside. It was a day of reckoning, a day of insurrection. And this time the revolutionary spirit was catching. There were...
  • Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back (@ the Bank of England)

    12/08/2018 12:34:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/07/18 | Will Martin
    Senior officials for the Venezuelan government have reportedly travelled to London for crunch talks with the Bank of England as they seek to repatriate more than $500 million of gold back to Caracas. **SNIP** Venezuela has in recent years been a major seller of gold, and this year alone it has sold about 26 tons, worth close to $900 million, to Turkey. In the past four years, Venezuela's gold reserves have decreased to about 175 tons from about 400 tons, Reuters reported, citing statistics from the country's central bank. Venezuela has been selling its sizeable gold reserves, built up under...
  • May warned she could be forced out if she pursues rejected Brexit deal

    12/08/2018 1:31:56 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Staff and agencies
    Theresa May could be forced to stand down if her Brexit deal is defeated in the Commons next week, a Tory former leader has warned, as a cabinet minister broke ranks to suggest the Norway-plus model as a viable “plan B”. Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith cautioned against May and her cabinet deciding to “brazen it out”, saying such an approach would be a “disaster”. “How the PM responds after the vote matters more than anything else she has done,” he told the Daily Telegraph (Ł). “I believe that if the response is, ‘we’ve lost but we will do this all...
  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • Ecuador: Julian Assange Can Leave Our Embassy After Deal With UK — And He Should

    12/07/2018 1:08:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Ecuador got the deal it wanted to end its six-year headache, but Julian Assange almost certainly did not. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced a deal that would allow Assange to leave their embassy in London in exchange for a guarantee not to face the death penalty. And that means … not much, really: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K....
  • Famed BBC TV Naturist Deranged Fearmongering at UN Conf.

    12/07/2018 12:28:48 AM PST · by rocknotsand · 24 replies
    David Attenborough’s climate change fearmongering makes him look a fool"by Andrew Bolt column in the Daily Telegraph (Australia) 5 Dec 2018 It’s embarrassing to see Sir David Attenborough make such a fool of himself after decades of brilliant filmmaking. Organisers of this week’s United Nations’ global warming conference, in Poland, asked the documentary superstar to make a speech that would wake the dead. And he gave it his best shot, trying to sound like an Old Testament prophet but so overdoing the fearmongering that he seemed deranged. “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” he thundered....
  • Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

    12/06/2018 4:21:29 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Solomon
    The whistleblower submission cited many of the same concerns as the internal legal reviews, but also alleged that evidence from foreign governments showed that some charity transactions were commercial in nature and therefore should have been taxed. The evidence amassed by the private investigators should give Congress plenty to explore at its hearing next week, and put the Trump Justice Department on the spot to answer what it has done to address concerns that the foundation’s lawyers raised and the private investigators uncovered. Quid pro quo donations, a culture of noncompliance, travel abuses and commingling of personal with charitable business...
  • Ecuador's president: 'The road is clear' for Assange to leave embassy

    12/06/2018 11:16:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno on Thursday said "the road is clear" for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave country's embassy in London, saying he has been assured Assange would not face extradition to faces charges abroad. The U.K. and Ecuador have been quietly discussing Assange's eventual departure from the embassy for months. "The road is clear for Mr. Assange to take the decision to leave,” Moreno said during a radio show on Thursday, referencing a written assurance he had received from Britain, according to the AP. Moreno added that Ecuador does not plan to force Assange out of the embassy,...
  • US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like ‘90s in Iraq

    12/05/2018 5:55:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 11:47 | none stated
    ERBIL — US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating the conditions for peace in Syria, while floating the idea of the United Nations enforcing a no-fly zone for parts of Syria. "Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force," he said on Tuesday, referring to the joint US-UK-Turkey no-fly zone in the late 1990s that protected Kurdish areas from the air force of Saddam Hussein. Jeffrey briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., after...
  • Brexit debate: My deal delivers on referendum, says May

    12/06/2018 12:47:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme her EU deal delivers on the result of the 2016 referendum.
  • Full Scale of Brexit Betrayal Revealed After British Government Forced to Publish Legal Advice

    12/05/2018 3:09:55 PM PST · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The scale of the deceit of Theresa May’s so-called “worst deal in history” deal has been dramatically revealed after the government was forced to publish a key legal document by a vote in Parliament. Members of Parliament received the document Wednesday morning, and it was due to the published to the public around 11:30. Yet scanned pages of the paper quickly spread on social media as opposition politicians shared what they had received. Controversially, the legal advice reveals that with Theresa May’s Brexit deal there would be regulatory and customs checks between Great Britain and Northern Ireland — in effect...
  • The New Patriarchy: How Trans Radicalism Hurts Women, Children—and Trans People Themselves

    12/05/2018 5:24:35 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Quillette ^ | December 4, 2018 | Helen Joyce
    ... Like all mammals, humans come in two sexes. (The existence of intersex conditions in no way changes this fact. It is a highly misleading umbrella term for rare developmental disorders of the genitals and gonads, some of which are so minor their “sufferers” do not even know about them, and hardly any of which raise any doubt as to whether an individual is male or female or where they place on any sort of putative “sex spectrum.”) Females produce eggs and bear young; males produce sperm and impregnate the females. Unlike other mammals, however, humans live in complex societies,...
  • Theresa May suffers three Brexit defeats in Commons

    12/04/2018 5:10:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 04 DEC 2018
    Ministers have agreed to publish the government's full legal advice on the deal after MPs found them in contempt of Parliament for issuing a summary. And MPs backed calls for the Commons to have a direct say in what happens if her deal is rejected next Tuesday. Mrs May said MPs had a duty to deliver on the 2016 Brexit vote and the deal on offer was an "honourable compromise". Mrs May was addressing the Commons at the start of a five-day debate on her proposed agreement on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and future relations with the EU....
  • "The Worst Deal in History": Theresa May's Surrender

    12/04/2018 1:12:25 PM PST · by detective · 30 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | December 4, 2018 | David Brown
    This Brexit "deal" is anything but good for the nation. This "deal" will cost the British taxpayer Ł60 billion; require that the British still comply with EU rules without having any say in what those will be, and worst of all, it permits the British to leave the EU only if the EU agrees. It commits the British effectively to subjugation by the EU in perpetuity, with no recourse should the British change their mind. It is a prison. It is also the first step of the EU toward its dream of global governance: unaccountable, untransparent, unelected by the public,...
  • Theresa May's government found in contempt of Parliament

    12/04/2018 11:40:03 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/4/2018
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time in history in a 311-293 vote in the House of Commons after a refusal to publish its full legal analysis on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, announced immediately after the vote that the government would publish the complete document.
  • Dan Hannan: The open conspiracy to foil Brexit is having its day, but it will fail

    12/04/2018 5:40:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Back in June, during what turned out to be his final weeks in the job, Boris Johnson, then the British Foreign Secretary, was recorded speaking at what he thought was a private dinner. “Imagine Trump doing Brexit,” declared the classical scholar excitedly. “He’d go in bloody hard. There’d be all sorts of breakdowns, all sorts of chaos. Everyone would think he’d gone mad. But actually you might get somewhere. It’s a very, very good thought.” Who can doubt, in retrospect, that Boris was right? I’ve said some hard things on this page about the 45th president, but credit where it’s...
  • Paul Manafort reportedly tried to make a deal with Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange

    12/03/2018 7:18:18 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/03/2018 | Nyshka Chandran
    Paul Manafort, the embattled former campaign chief of President Donald Trump, attempted to broker a deal between Washington and the government of Ecuador over Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the New York Times reported. During meetings with incoming Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May 2017, Manafort suggested he could help negotiate an agreement for the South American country to hand over Assange to the U.S., the Times said, citing people familiar with the talks.
  • James Lewis: The EU Reich versus Britain

    12/03/2018 3:15:16 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | James Lewis
    Europe has a neurotic compulsion to repeat the past. This is bad news, because nobody wants to repeat five (count 'em!) East-West wars exploding out of Europe over the last two centuries. But – the E.U. now has a better idea. It wants European nations to surrender to the German-French axis without a shot being fired. "Countries must give up their sovereignty and join the one-world government," German chancellor Angela Merkel remarked generously the other day. The E.U. Times, of all places, remarked that "[n]o, this isn't something Adolf Hitler said many years ago." Everybody in that part of the...
  • Longtime commentator, ex-pro Sherwen dies at 62

    12/02/2018 9:37:12 PM PST · by luv2ski · 29 replies
    Velonews ^ | December 2, 2018 | Andrew Hood
    Renowned as the voice of cycling, ex-professional and NBC Sports analyst Paul Sherwen died Sunday. He was 62. The cycling community was reeling Sunday at news of Sherwen’s death. One of the most well-known and familiar personalities in cycling, his career as racer and later as broadcaster stretched decades. Officials from NBC Sports, where he covered five Olympic Games as well as 33 editions of the Tour de France as a commentator, sent a message of condolences. “We are saddened to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Paul Sherwen, who passed away this morning at his home...