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 If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.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

              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

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

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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

The British government’s legal reasons for stating that Prime Minister Theresa May has the power to begin divorce proceedings from the EU.

Source: Gov Sets Out Reasons to Bypass Parliamentary Vote on Leaving EU

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Europe will make Brexit “very painful” and ensure Britain is worse off outside the EU, Slovakia’s premier has said, as he dismissed the UK’s confidence about divorce talks as “bluff”.

source: Slovakia says Europe will make Brexit ‘very painful’ for UK

Engineering firm’s founder Sir James Dyson tells the BBC it would be suicidal for EU to impose tariffs on one of their biggest customers

Source: Dyson: EU exit will ‘liberate’ UK economy – BBC News

A NORTH and south divide is threatening to split the European Union in two amid growing calls for the single currency to be scrapped.

Source: EURO HAS FAILED: Mistrust and money wars sparks claims Juncker’s EU is finished

BELEAGUERED Angela Merkel is facing calls for a referendum to free German people of “EU slavery” in the wake of Britain’s sensational decision to cut ties with Brussels.

Source: MERKEL’S WORST NIGHTMARE: Germany calls for Referendum as ‘people want to be free of EU’ | World | News | Daily Express

 

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Britain owes the European Union tens of billions of euros that Brussels will insist is paid out before the country leaves the 28-nation bloc, sources in Brussels have told Handelsblatt’s sister publication WirtschaftsWoche.

Source: Handelsblatt Global Edition