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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm

Seems the Queen no longer has that power.

https://www.businessinsider.com/weirdes ... 015-5?r=UK
The Queen previously wielded the power to dissolve Parliament and call a general election, but the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act put an end to that in 2011. Now a two-thirds vote in the commons is required to dissolve Parliament before a five-year fixed-term is up.
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The Queen still technically owns all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins in the waters around the UK, in a rule that dates back to a statute from 1324, during the reign of King Edward II, according to Time.
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Volkonski wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Seems the Queen no longer has that power.

https://www.businessinsider.com/weirdes ... 015-5?r=UK
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The Queen still technically owns all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins in the waters around the UK, in a rule that dates back to a statute from 1324, during the reign of King Edward II, according to Time.
I met this member of the royal household last year
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Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal
Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary even if deal agreed close to deadline

Matthew Weaver and Dan Sabbagh
Thu 31 Jan 2019 13.40 GMT First published on Thu 31 Jan 2019 09.43 GMT

Jeremy Hunt admitted that article 50 may have to be extended to avoid the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal on 29 March, earning him a rebuke from Downing Street even though his comments were technically correct.

The foreign secretary, speaking to the BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, conceded that a delay might be necessary if an agreement with the EU was reached just days before the March deadline – although the prime minister has consistently ruled out seeking any extension.

Asked if a technical delay would be necessary, Hunt said: “That depends on how long this process takes. It is true that if we ended up approving a deal in the days before the 29 March, then we might need some extra time to pass critical legislation. But if we are able to make progress sooner then that might not be necessary.”

At a Downing Street briefing, when asked about Hunt’s remarks, the prime minister’s spokesman asserted: “The prime minister’s position on this is unchanged. We will be leaving on 29 March.”


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The lying hard line Brexitiers like Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage have come up with a new last minute lie. It centers around a provision in the GATT treaty called article 24 that they claim would allow a 10 year exemption on tariffs for the UK after withdrawal from the EU.

This Brexit Trade Myth Needs Busting Now - The latest attempt by hardline Brexiters to dress up a no-deal exit as acceptable should be put out of its misery now.
Evangelists for a no-deal Brexit haven’t given up. On the contrary, they have been emboldened by this week's vote in parliament, by polls showing support for a no-deal exit, and by a new plan that they claim will give Britain a quickie divorce from the European Union with none of the pain experts predict. If it all sounds too good to be true, it is.

Jacob Rees-Mogg and other Brexiters have flogged the proposal incessantly as the best solution to the current political impasse. The Daily Express has dubbed it a “secret weapon.” It is the key to a newly hatched Plan B, supported by both hardliners like Rees-Mogg and some moderates in Theresa May’s Conservative party. If the prime minister fails to return from her negotiations in Brussels with what Boris Johnson has called a “freedom clause” to get out of the Irish backstop, expect Brexiters to push what they call an Article 24 arrangement.

Most of us aren’t well-versed in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the 1948 agreement to reduce trade barriers that is now part of the World Trade Organization. But Article 24 is well-known to experts as the rule that allows groups of countries to discriminate in favor of each other without having to treat all trading partners equally, as the WTO's most-favored nation rules require.

Brexiters argue that the U.K. and the EU can use Article 24 – and especially paragraph five's provision for an “interim” arrangement that can last up to 10 years while a permanent deal is being negotiated – to agree a zero-tariff deal with the EU until a long-term free-trade agreement is developed. Presto: Brexit happens on March 29 with no food and medicine shortages, no Irish backstop, no border controls and no panic. If only.
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Reality Check wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 am
The lying hard line Brexitiers like Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage have come up with a new last minute lie. It centers around a provision in the GATT treaty called article 24 that they claim would allow a 10 year exemption on tariffs for the UK after withdrawal from the EU.

This Brexit Trade Myth Needs Busting Now - The latest attempt by hardline Brexiters to dress up a no-deal exit as acceptable should be put out of its misery now.
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Funny how none of them asked the EU if they were to sign up for such a article 24 agreement. :dazed:

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Post by Gregg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm

The UK is going to be almost a third world country in 5 years if they don't figure this out. They really, really, need to just call the whole thing off.
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Post by Mikedunford » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm

Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
The UK is going to be almost a third world country in 5 years if they don't figure this out. They really, really, need to just call the whole thing off.
Things keep going the way they are, we're going to beat them there.
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Post by Uninformed » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Things keep going the way they are, we're going to beat them there.
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Post by Gregg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:26 pm

Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
The UK is going to be almost a third world country in 5 years if they don't figure this out. They really, really, need to just call the whole thing off.
Things keep going the way they are, we're going to beat them there.

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Post by Dan1100 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:01 am

Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm
Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:56 pm
The UK is going to be almost a third world country in 5 years if they don't figure this out. They really, really, need to just call the whole thing off.
Things keep going the way they are, we're going to beat them there.

:yeah:
A race to see who gets annexed by Canada first?
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Post by Mikedunford » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:44 am

Dan1100 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:01 am
Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Mikedunford wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:44 pm


Things keep going the way they are, we're going to beat them there.

:yeah:
A race to see who gets annexed by Canada first?
If I was Canada, I'm not sure I'd be in any huge rush.
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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:45 am

Dan1100 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:01 am
A race to see who gets annexed by Canada first?
:think: :think: :think: :think: :think:
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Perhaps the invigorated and enlarged Canada will reprise the colonial antics of Europeans of earlier centuries in its treatment and renaming of annexed regions? The USA – such an unimaginative name! – will be split into two administrative units, the southern part (with Spanish and Canadian as its official languages) will be named North Mexico and the northern half (official languages Algonquian, Dene, Siouan and French) will be South Canada. Examinations to enter the SCCCS (South Canada Colonial Civil Service) will be tough! Forming the remainder of Greater Canada will be some of the Eastern Trudeau Islands, the largest being Prince William Island, also known in French as Grande Bretagne. The northern part of Prince William Island, known as Antiqua Scotia, will be allowed to secede and rejoin the European Union while the southern part (Oldfoundland and Old South Wales) will be governed by Viceroy Bieber. When asked about this apparent generosity to the First Nations of Antiqua Scotia, Emperor Justinian shrugged his shoulders and replied "Pffft! Have you tasted haggis and neeps? Have you heard bagpipes?"

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Post by Adrianinflorida » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:47 am

Mikedunford wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:44 am
Dan1100 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:01 am
Gregg wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:26 pm



:yeah:
A race to see who gets annexed by Canada first?
If I was Canada, I'm not sure I'd be in any huge rush.
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May vows to 'battle for Britain and Northern Ireland' in Brussels Brexit talks
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek a “pragmatic solution” to the impasse over Brexit when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels in the coming days.

Writing in The Sunday Telegraph newspaper , May said she would be “battling for Britain and Northern Ireland” when she returns to speak to EU politicians.

UK MPs last week backed a call for May to return to Brussels to secure a new Brexit deal that puts “alternative arrangements” in place of the controversial backstop — a kind of insurance policy designed to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.

Under the backstop, the UK would remain in a customs union with the EU in the absence of a trade deal, and Northern Ireland would stay aligned to some EU rules.

Critics say that an unlimited backstop would effectively give the EU a veto on future British trade arrangements with other countries, and weaken economic ties between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

May argued that lawmakers would be “happy with the current backstop if there was a time limit or unilateral exit mechanism.”

“I will be armed with a fresh mandate, new ideas and a renewed determination to agree a pragmatic solution that delivers the Brexit the British people voted for, while ensuring there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland,” she wrote.

However, EU leaders have maintained that the Withdrawal Agreement, including the backstop, cannot be renegotiated.

Despite the challenges, May insisted in the article that she would “deliver Brexit on time”.

In an interview with Sky News, British trade minister Liam Fox said it would be "irresponsible" for the EU to refuse to reopen negotiations over the Brexit deal.

"Are they really saying that they would rather not negotiate and end up in a 'no-deal' position?" Fox told Sky News.

"It is in all our interests to get to that agreement and for the EU to say we are not going to even discuss it seems to me to be quite irresponsible."

Fox also suggested that delaying the exit date might be admissible if the UK just needed more time to get the necessary legislation in place for a smooth exit.

"There is a big difference between if we had an agreement and we need some time to get the legalities done, that is one thing," Fox said. "I think to extend simply because we hadn’t reached an agreement would not provide any impetus for that agreement to be reached."


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Post by Lani » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:55 pm

Nissan scraps plans to build new SUV in U.K. amid Brexit uncertainty
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Carmakers have been some of the most outspoken critics of the continuing uncertainty over Brexit, because they rely on “just in time” manufacturing techniques that continuously supply plants in Britain with parts produced on the continent. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said last week that the industry was on “red alert” after investment and production plunged.

Jaguar Land Rover has announced global cuts of some 4,500 jobs, with the lion’s share coming in the UK. JLR, Honda JP:7267 and BMW DE:BMW have all announced plans to idle their factories in the days after Britain is set to leave the EU in hopes of avoiding potential chaos at the borders.

But Nissan’s announcement is potentially more damaging for the government because of the prominence it gave to securing the carmaker’s investment in October 2016, four months after British voters decided to leave the EU.

The government said at the time that Nissan’s commitment showed major manufacturers retained faith in the U.K. economy after Brexit. More than two years of political chaos over implanting that decision has put that faith to the test.
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Post by Volkonski » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:51 pm

If Brexit interferes with the production of new episodes of Dr. Who I am going to be very angry. The UK won't like me when I am angry. :nope:

Britain has a Brexit emergency evacuation plan for the queen.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... 5cdf2084d0
Queen Elizabeth II and members of the British royal family are to be secreted away to an undisclosed location outside London if a no-deal Brexit scenario incites riots, British media reported Sunday.

With Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union slated for March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May is running out of time, lawmakers can’t stop squabbling, and Brits are stockpiling items as varied as bicycle parts and bottles of wine. Indeed, uncertainty is rife, but, thanks to plans dating to the Cold War, the queen, at least, will be saved.

“These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War but have now been repurposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal Brexit,” a source from the British Cabinet Office told the Sunday Times, which chose not to reveal any additional details about the location.

“If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites,” Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, told the Times. “Where and how they will evacuate them is top secret and I can’t discuss it.”
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:30 am

Irish farmers 'receive promise of financial support' from EU in case of no-deal Brexit

By Euronews • last updated: 04/02/2019 - 17:41

Following concerns voiced by Irish farmers regarding a no-deal Brexit, the European Commission said they would provide financial aid to Irish farmers in the case of a no-deal Brexit.

Phil Hogan, the agriculture commissioner for the EU, said that the EU was "ready for all eventualities" if a hard-exit triggered a crash within the Irish agriculture industry.

Due to shared borders, geographical proximity and shared commercial interests, a no-deal Brexit could result in additional financial stress placed on the Irish agriculture industry. It is projected that a no-deal exit could result in losses in earnings and also in significant job cuts.

This financial support from the EU has helped to quell the nerves in some portions of the agriculture industry. Take, for instance, in the Irish beef industry. In a figure provided by the Irish Farmers Association, those in the cattle industry have the potential to lose up to 70,000 jobs.

As a result of the proposed EU support package, hundreds of millions of euros could help to soften the blow of job losses and cuts in earnings.


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Post by Gregg » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:31 am

Volkonski wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:51 pm
If Brexit interferes with the production of new episodes of Dr. Who I am going to be very angry. The UK won't like me when I am angry. :nope:

Britain has a Brexit emergency evacuation plan for the queen.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... 5cdf2084d0
Queen Elizabeth II and members of the British royal family are to be secreted away to an undisclosed location outside London if a no-deal Brexit scenario incites riots, British media reported Sunday.

With Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union slated for March 29, Prime Minister Theresa May is running out of time, lawmakers can’t stop squabbling, and Brits are stockpiling items as varied as bicycle parts and bottles of wine. Indeed, uncertainty is rife, but, thanks to plans dating to the Cold War, the queen, at least, will be saved.

“These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War but have now been repurposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal Brexit,” a source from the British Cabinet Office told the Sunday Times, which chose not to reveal any additional details about the location.

“If there were problems in London, clearly you would remove the royal family away from those key sites,” Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, told the Times. “Where and how they will evacuate them is top secret and I can’t discuss it.”
Sandringham, I would normally guess Balmoral but there might be some political reasons for the Queen not to leave England and Windsor would be too obvious, although being a real live fortress might be easy to defend.

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:16 am

Gregg wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:31 am
Sandringham, I would normally guess Balmoral but there might be some political reasons for the Queen not to leave England and Windsor would be too obvious, although being a real live fortress might be easy to defend.
Balmoral (in the north-east of Scotland) might open the possibility of some good old-fashioned history.

FX: wibbly-wobbly images of men wearing kilts, big horny deer, whisky stills, Mel Gibson, bagpipes, etc. introducing a dream sequence ...

Brexit happens, Scotland's population is angry at being dragged into a mess created by English politicians, and a tartan revolution occurs.

The SNP-led Parliament repeals the Act of Union of 1700-something which united the thrones of Scotland and England (England includes Wales) and declares Scotland a republic.

Popular anger continues. Mrs E. Windsor is now no longer Queen Elizabeth of Scotland but remains Queen of England, New Zealand*, Canada, etc. Scots have long memories of their history, or at least of a fictionalized version of their history and recall the treatment of their own leaders.

So, echoing the earlier Queen Elizabeth's treatment of Mary, Queen of Scots, they decide to imprison Elizabeth, Queen of Sassenachs, at Balmoral as a bargaining counter in negotiations.

Yeah, not very likely. We now leave the Twilight Zone.

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Even Donald Tusk has had enough

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:47 am

ninja'ded

but for the record and cause all meadia has highlighted it
Donald Tusk: 'special place in hell' for those who promoted Brexit without plan
European council president also says remain movement has no effective leadership

Jennifer Rankin and Peter Walker
Wed 6 Feb 2019 14.59 GMT First published on Wed 6 Feb 2019 12.54 GMT

Donald Tusk, the European council president, has said there was a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, while he reiterated the EU’s refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal treaty.

Speaking to journalists after meeting the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, Tusk also took aim at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, claiming there was a leadership void at the heart of the remain movement.

His comments prompted a frosty response from Downing Street and open anger from the Democratic Unionist party and other Brexit advocates.

Tusk, who has never disguised his hopes that the UK might change its mind, said he knew there were “still a very great number of people” in the UK, on the continent and in Ireland who wanted to reverse the decision.


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:57 am

Donald Trump to visit UK in December for Nato summit

US President Donald Trump is expected to visit the UK in December for a Nato summit, the alliance's secretary general has said.

Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement that "the Allies have agreed" to meet to discuss security challenges and how Nato can adapt to keep people safe.

Theresa May said it would be an "important opportunity" to modernise.
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The announcement of Mr Trump's December trip led the Liberal Democrats to say they would be "front and centre to protest his visit", while the Green Party tweeted "we'll be there to greet him".


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Post by kate520 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:05 am

I confess to not following Brexit closely. I have not seen much mention of Russians in what I have read. I thought this was part and parcel of Putin’s destabilization plan for Europe and the world? No?
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