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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:04 am
by RTH10260
New PM won’t get my blind loyalty, warns Theresa May
Henry Zeffman, Political Correspondent, Osaka
June 27 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

Theresa May has put her successor on notice not to expect blind loyalty from her on Brexit and insisted that he would have to win a majority in the House of Commons to leave the European Union.

The prime minister said that Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson would have to bring their Brexit plans before MPs for approval and played down their chances of persuading the EU to change the controversial Irish backstop.

Arriving in Osaka for the annual G20 summit — her final event on the world stage before leaving Downing Street in a month — Mrs May refused to commit to supporting whatever form of Brexit her successor pursues.


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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 pm
by Gregg
I don't think he's right on the law, suppose he is.


If you walk into the crosswalk in front of a bus that runs the light and kills you, you are totally right on the law.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:12 am
by RTH10260
Dominic Grieve: MPs may not be able to block no‑deal
Kate Devlin | Esther Webber | Bruno Waterfield
July 16 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

A senior Tory Remainer has warned that MPs may not be able to block a no-deal Brexit in parliament, hours after Boris Johnson set out a series of red lines that appear to make securing an agreement with Brussels less likely.

The frontrunner to be the next prime minister ruled out potential compromises on the Irish backstop question yesterday, including a time limit or unilateral exit mechanism.

Dominic Grieve, the former attorney-general, accused Mr Johnson of “playing to the tune of a growing extremism” over the issue.

But Mr Grieve, who has led parliamentary efforts to try to prevent a no-deal, admitted MPs may not be able to block it in the Commons.

The only option could be to bring down the government.


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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:58 pm
by Gregg
They are just bound and determined to phuck up what, 950 years of moderately improving society.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:36 am
by RTH10260
Sir Alan Duncan quits as Foreign Office minister before Boris Johnson’s expected victory
Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor
July 22 2019, 10:00am, The Times

Sir Alan Duncan’s exit is the first of what is expected to be several resignations before Wednesday when Boris Johnson is predicted to become prime minister

Sir Alan Duncan has quit as Foreign Office minister before Boris Johnson’s expected election as Conservative leader, saying it is “tragic” that the government has been dominated by the “dark cloud of Brexit”.

In his resignation letter to the prime minister Sir Alan said that Britain could have been the “dominant intellectual and political force” throughout the world were it not for Brexit.

He also paid tribute to Theresa May, saying that she “deserved better” and had displayed “faultless dignity and an unstinting sense of duty”.


Sir Alan is the first of what is expected to be several ministers who will quit between now and Wednesday, when Mr Johnson is predicted to become prime minister.



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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:37 am
by RTH10260
Philip Hammond to quit government if Boris Johnson becomes PM
Chancellor joins David Gauke in saying he could not work for leader seeking a no-deal Brexit

Peter Walker Political correspondent
Sun 21 Jul 2019 13.34 BST First published on Sun 21 Jul 2019 08.54 BST

Philip Hammond has confirmed he will resign as chancellor if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister next week, as the scale of opposition to a no-deal Brexit among some ministers became increasingly plain.

Shortly before the chancellor made his announcement, live on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, the justice secretary, David Gauke, made the same pledge to a newspaper. Tobias Ellwood, the defence minister, also warned that leaving the EU without a deal was not the answer.

Hammond and Gauke were among a number of ministers who defied government whips last week to abstain on a backbench motion that would make it much harder for Johnson to suspend parliament and thus stop MPs from blocking no deal.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... becomes-pm

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:40 am
by RTH10260
David Gauke vows to quit as justice secretary if Boris Johnson wins race to be prime minister
Prominent no-deal critic says crashing out of EU would lead to national ‘humiliation’

Harriet Line

David Gauke, the justice secretary, will quit the Government on Wednesday if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.

Mr Gauke, who has served in Theresa May‘s cabinet since she took office in June 2016, said he would not be able to serve under the former foreign secretary if he pursues a no-deal Brexit.

As the Tory leadership contest enters its final 48 hours, the prominent no-deal critic told the Sunday Times that crashing out of the European Union would lead to national “humiliation”.

And Mr Gauke said: “Given that I’ve been in the Cabinet since Theresa May came to power, I think the appropriate thing is for me to resign to her.”

The paper also reported that up to six Tory MPs are considering defecting to the Liberal Democrats should Mr Johnson beat his rival Jeremy Hunt and enter Number 10 – leaving him with no majority in the Commons.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 14021.html

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:42 am
by RTH10260
No-deal Brexit: Trade envoy quits over ‘cack-handed’ planning

Oliver Wright, Policy Editor
July 22 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

Britain will lose the benefits of an £800 million trade deal with Canada because of the government’s “cack-handed” move to slash import tariffs in a no-deal Brexit, the UK’s former trade envoy has warned.

Andrew Percy has resigned from his post claiming he had been “patronised” by the international trade secretary Liam Fox over his criticism of the plan.

The Conservative MP is understood to have warned Dr Fox that the move would make it much harder to “roll over” the existing trade deal between Canada and the EU, from which Britain benefits.

Dr Fox has pledged to “replicate” all 40 trade agreements the UK enjoys as an EU member, to avoid any “disruption of trade” if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead.


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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 am
by RTH10260
same
Brexit news: UK trade envoy quits in protest over no-deal policy threatening £800m Canada agreement
Exclusive: Andrew Percy attacks ‘cack-handed’ move to scrap import tariffs if UK crashes out in October – triggering Ottawa’s refusal to ‘roll over’ existing EU deal

Rob Merrick Deputy Political Editor

One of Liam Fox’s trade envoys has quit in protest that the government’s no-deal Brexit policy threatens the demise of an existing trade deal with Canada worth £800m.

Andrew Percy attacked the “cack-handed” move to scrap or slash tariffs on almost all imports if the UK crashes out of the EU – blaming it for Ottawa’s refusal to “roll over” its existing deal with the EU.

The Conservative MP felt “patronised” by the international trade secretary when he warned him the announcement would backfire, The Independent understands, walking away after almost two years in the Canada role.

The resignation is major embarrassment for Mr Fox, who has pledged to “replicate” all 40 trade agreements the UK enjoys as an EU member, to avoid any “disruption of trade” if Brexit goes ahead.

The controversy will also dog Boris Johnson if he wins the Tory leadership race and carries out his threat of a no-deal Brexit.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/p ... 12421.html

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:54 am
by fierceredpanda
No one can claim to be surprised at the Tory cabinet ministers announcing that they will walk ahead of BoJo's victory. Cameron started the party down the path of flirting with UKIP Lite populist ethno-nationalism (tastes great, less filling!) in 2015, and now they're going to reap the whirlwind. Boris' frontbench will probably be a rogues' gallery of spineless opportunists (Michael Gove) who will do anything to get ahead, and dangerous Brexit fantasists (Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Redwood) who will happily drive the car off the cliff and then blame "remoaners" for ruining everything.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:56 am
by Reality Check
Coming to a free trade agreement with the EU should be "one of the easiest in human history" because our rules and laws are already the same, the international trade secretary has said.
That was what Liam Fox said in July 2017.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:01 am
by RTH10260
Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM
Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister.

He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning 92,153 votes to his rival's 46,656.

The former London mayor takes over from Theresa May on Wednesday.

In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he would "deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn".

Speaking at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London, he said: "We are going to energise the country.

"We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.

"We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity."


https:// www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49084605

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:01 am
by RTH10260
:doh:

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:06 am
by Slim Cognito
"We are once again going to believe in ourselves, and like some slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the guy ropes of self doubt and negativity."
Like this?

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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:12 pm
by Sterngard Friegen
Many Brits have a suicide wish.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:27 pm
by fierceredpanda
Tomorrow's headline should be "John Bull Runs with Scissors."

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 pm
by p0rtia
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Many Brits have a suicide wish.
Yup. The same one I note in many Amerikans.

There is no joy in having company as our nations fall into lock step as we journey toward the abyss.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:28 pm
by Uninformed
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Many Brits have a suicide wish.
...and the number is increasing. How the hell did we get here. 92,153 Conservative party members decided this is the best their party has got. Bring on Climate change.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 pm
by AndyinPA
p0rtia wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Many Brits have a suicide wish.
Yup. The same one I note in many Amerikans.

There is no joy in having company as our nations fall into lock step as we journey toward the abyss.
Pushed by Putin.*


*Both countries were probably pretty ripe for this, though. :cry:

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:05 pm
by Sam the Centipede
European countries all (?) have multi-party politics. Even when two parties dominate there are other quite serious or potentially significant parties, unlike in the US. And many of those countries have seen populist or other right-wing parties wax and wane, their fortunes oscillating election by election.

So it's much more difficult to read a trend, and I don't think anybody can confidently predict what sort of government the UK will have in the fall, except that it's probably going to be a mess.

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:39 pm
by RTH10260
Brexit guerrilla Dominic Cummings plans a revolution in Whitehall
francis elliott, oliver wright

Few will have been as pleased by the anguished reaction to Dominic Cummings’s appointment to No 10 as the gap-toothed guerrilla himself.

While Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of the Brexit campaign mastermind was good, it missed his throaty laugh and acute sense of the absurd.

Mr Cummings, 47, has been throwing bombs at the establishment for at least 20 years. Having seen off Tony Blair’s flirtation with the euro as the campaign director of Business for Sterling, Mr Cummings scuppered an early attempt to introduce regional mayors before joining Michael Gove at the Department for Education.

If he was sceptical about Whitehall before his stint trying to reform it, he now became openly hostile to what he regarded as a complacent nexus of vested interests


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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:01 pm
by RTH10260

Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:04 pm
by RTH10260
5 days ago


Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:50 am
by RTH10260
Boris Johnson: preparing for no-deal Brexit is top priority
Steven Swinford, Deputy Political Editor
July 25 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

Boris Johnson has said that preparing for a no-deal Brexit is a “top priority” as he used his first prime ministerial address to the Commons to tell the EU that the Irish backstop must be “abolished”.

He said that preparations for a no-deal Brexit would have to be “turbo-charged” as he urged the EU to “rethink” its resistance to changing Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

The new prime minister said that a time limit on the Irish backstop would not be enough, saying that it must be scrapped because it effectively “signs away our independence”. He said that alternative arrangements to deal with the border were “perfectly possible” and that his team were prepared to meet European Commission officials “wherever and whenever they are ready”.


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Re: LEAVE Brexit Vote: Leave EU Thu 23 June - Market and US Election Impact

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:51 am
by RTH10260
Donald Tusk’s 12-word letter to Boris Johnson sets tone for Brexit battles ahead
Bruno Waterfield, Brussels
July 26 2019, 9:00am, The Times

The EU is braced for a no deal Brexit after Boris Johnson’s first speech as prime minister and the appointment of hardline cabinet ministers who are regarded with hostility in Brussels.

Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, sent his shortest letter of congratulations to the new British leader, curtly expressing the EU’s demand for the detail of his strategy.

“I look forward to meeting you to discuss — in detail — our co-operation,” he wrote.

The letter, a mere 12 words outside the standard formalities of congratulation sent to all new European leaders, was much less warm than Mr Tusk’s message to Theresa May in 2016, which looked forward to a “fruitful working relationship”.


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