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I’m including this screen shot as it will give you an idea of how your access to information can be controlled even from behind a fire wall.

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

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A quick run down of the stories that made it onto Alan’s Antics This week.

The full stories and more from Alan & the other contributors released each Friday at 5pm on Radiofreeuk.org or you can hear the 24/7 stream any time anywhere at radiofreeuk.weebly.org & tunein too!

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 If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.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

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has issued a public consultation on its policy regarding ‘homophobic and transphobic hate crime’ and I am about to commit thought crime.

 

Source: Crown Prosecution Service Public Consultation Petition – Sign this Petition in Defence of Freedom

CPS Policy consultation PDF

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