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Former British Prime Minister David Cameron attempted to have the editor of a national newspaper that strongly supported Brexit sacked during last year’s European Union referendum campaign, the BBC has reported.

Source: Cameron tried to have paper editor sacked over EU stance – BBC

Lisbon Treaty
Article 50
1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.

2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.

3. The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period.

4. For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 3, the member of the European Council or of the Council representing the withdrawing Member State shall not participate in the discussions of the European Council or Council or in decisions concerning it.

A qualified majority shall be defined in accordance with Article 238(3)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

5. If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.

And not forgetting of course, Section 2 – Provisions on the common security and defence policy Article 42.  By going through BREXIT we escape the military industrial complex that has been built by the EU.

Source: Article 50

The incoming chairman of the BBC said not enough viewers trust the media giant as he promised to ensure its coverage is impartial.

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Source: BBC Impartiality to Be Monitored ‘Scientifically’, Says Chairman

MEPs have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be held responsible for their “acts or omissions”. The draft report, tabled by Mady Delvaux-Stehres, a socialist MEP from Luxembourg, states current rules are “insufficient” for what it calls the “technological revolution”, and suggests the EU should establish “basic ethical principles to avoid potential pitfalls”.

Source: EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

Britons are taking advantage of laws in Portugal and Spain granting citizenship to the descendants of Jews expelled centuries ago.

Source: British Jews seek second passport after Brexit vote

              Acting on the Brexit vote without consulting Parliament is not legitimate as only 37 per cent of the population voted to leave the EU – and the Government is “enacting a kind of coup” by trying to do so, {Brainless} A C Grayling has argued. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, the philosopher dubbed the ‘brains of remain’ said a general strike should be called if the Government attempted to trigger Article 50 without a parliamentary vote or a second referendum.

Source: A C Grayling calls for general strike against Brexit and says bypassing Parliament vote is a ‘kind of coup’

The British government expects to lose its legal battle to start the Brexit process without going through parliament, and has drafted versions of a bill to put to lawmakers after the ruling, the Guardian newspaper reported on Tuesday.

Source: UK government expects to lose Brexit trigger case, making contingency plans – report

A top European conservative has leaked a 2014 agreement with the rival center-left alliance, saying a conservative should succeed Martin Schulz as European Parliament president. The liberals now see it differently.

Source: Conservative leaks secret deal on European Parliament succession | News | DW.COM | 10.01.2017

 

Survey finds more than a third of English people describe themselves as solely English or more English than British.

 

Source: English patriotism on the rise, research shows | UK news | The Guardian

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, adding uncertainty to the Brexit process less than three months before the UK is due to trigger its departure negotiations. Ivan Rogers, a highly regarded diplomat who had been due to end his four-year stint in October, stepped down

 

Source: Britain’s EU ambassador quits before Brexit trigger

Well it’s been a long time but I’m Back! After a long period of illness I am almost back to optimal performance, and it’s a new year so new challenges & new surprises ahead. Here then is the first post of 2017 looking at todays Brexit stories. We are cutting the ropes that have bound us, kicking out 2016 & moving forward to an EU free future.

Source(s) British-Irish trade Network – The Guardian

No vision, no courage, no leadership’ – Farage rips into Theresa May over Brexit failings

Source: Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden

theresa-may-article-50-729543Theresa May, currently in India to secure vital post-Brexit trade deal, appears to be drawing-up a rough copy of Article 50 in a bid to speed up Britain’s EU exit.

It means the proposals could be put before parliament sooner than first thought, setting the Brexit wheels into motion.

The UK voted for British withdrawal from the EU in the June 2016 referendum. In October 2016 the prime minister, Theresa May, promised a “Great Repeal Bill” which would repeal the 1972 act and import its regulations into UK law, with effect from the date of British withdrawal. The regulations could then be amended or repealed on a case-by-case basis.[7]

In R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, the High Court held that under the act, the government did not have the power to trigger the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union using the royal prerogative. Through passing the European Communities Act, Parliament had made European Union law part of UK law, which could be undone only by the action of Parliament, under the principle of Parliamentary sovereignty.

 

Source: Government Writing draft article 50 bill

jwalkera

It’s True, all those “Billions” in debt don’t actually excist and we could get rid of it all with the wiggle of a mouse, but we or rather our politicians don’t because debt makes money…. for the right people.

Behind the scenes of the flawed campaign to keep the UK in the EU. In this item we find out what it was like to work for Cameron & the IN campaign. To Be Honest it sounds like a right farce, take a listen…..

Source: Why we lost the Brexit vote