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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

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 If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.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

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’

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

Some of the most notorious jihadists in Europe used British welfare payments to fund international terrorism including in Paris and Brussels.

Source: Court Hears British Welfare Payments Used to Fund Paris, Brussels Terror Attacks

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

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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

Britain must go for a “hard Brexit” if it is to achieve its aims in leaving the European Union (EU), a senior German businessman has said.

Source: Only ‘Hard Brexit’ Can Work, Says German Business Chief

 

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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

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s opposition to a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada was countered by fervent praise for the deal from his deputy at a special parliamentary session on the issue on Wednesday.

Source: Austrian government split on opposition to EU-Canada trade deal | Reuters