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The world finally realises that yes, Brexit means Brexit

October 8, 2016

Jeremy Warner

 

 

"No one said it was going to be easy. At this stage, last week’s “flash crash” in sterling looks as if it was more of a technical glitch of the type that has become relatively common in currency markets than a fundamental reappraisal of prospects for the UK economy. Much of the ground lost in those eight minutes of hectic algorithmic trading was later recovered. It was an anomaly, rather than a comment on the UK economy.

 
Nevertheless, it occurred against a backdrop of growing international concern over where precisely the UK is heading, and is therefore more than just a curiosity. I have been out in Washington for much of the past week for the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, and I can report a distinct change in mood.
 
This may sound hard to believe to a UK audience, but it is only just dawning on international policymakers and bankers that Britain is deadly serious about leaving the European Union. You would be amazed how many of them were of the opinion that in practice Britain would not go through with it.

This changed with Theresa May’s Conservative Party conference speech last week, which was almost obsessively read and commented on here in Washington. What is more, all her signalling was of a relatively “hard” exit, rather than the soft Brexit most assumed that the country would wish to pursue in its own economic self-interest.
 
In markets, there are growing fears that the heart will be allowed to rule the head, leading to an irrational and economically harmful outcome.
 
Much of what Mrs May said was aimed at her own tribe. It was meant for domestic consumption, not the international scene.
 
Yet consumed internationally it was, and rightly or wrongly, it has been quite widely perceived as evidence of a country turning in on itself and away from the rest of the world. Great exception has been taken to her derogatory  reference to those who think of themselves as “citizens of the world”, though she may have been referring as much to stateless, non-tax paying corporations as anything else."
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Someone is spinning towards a second referendum to stay anayway. I'm sure article 50 won't be activated until the people have been heard(ed) once again.

 

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During the EU referendum, Vote Leave claimed leaving the EU could save the UK £350m a week in contributions. But an unnamed cabinet minister has told Newsnight that the UK may end up "paying quite a lot" of that money to secure access to the single market. But a leading light in the Brexit campaign said they now expected the UK could still end up paying as much as £5bn a year into EU funds, in return for access to the single market.

 

One senior Whitehall official said the UK would be unlikely to pay into the main EU budget after Brexit. But the official said the UK may instead pay into special EU funds - possibly including one to help the economic development of new member states in central and Eastern Europe - as a way of securing preferential trading terms.

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Unnamed cabinet ministers and senior officials were never a credible souce in my book.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37627308

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Fresh British veg 'could be wiped out by Brexit'

October 18, 2016

 

"A leading farmer has warned that British vegetables will disappear from supermarket shelves if post-Brexit immigration controls prevent thousands of Eastern Europeans from working in the UK.

 
Guy Poskitt, who grows 80,000 tons of carrots and parsnips a year in Yorkshire, says it is impossible to find enough British labourers to do the work.
 
Last year the number of EU nationals in the UK rose by an estimated 180,000 but the Government is committed to reducing total immigration to the tens of thousands.
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"If you took migrant workers out of the supply chain you would within five days have no fresh British produce on the supermarket shelves," Mr Poskitt claimed.
 
He told Sky News he pays agencies £9.50 per hour for temporary labourers and that without workers from Eastern Europe the industry would collapse.
 
"[My business] would have to close; we could not serve our customers without the availability of migrant workers," he said.
 
Picking pumpkins from a nearby field for supply to major supermarkets, a group of Czech labourers said they are puzzled about why some people say they are no longer welcome.
 
"I take home £50 or £60 a day here but just £30 for work in Prague," said 21-year-old Patrick Dumka, as he stood in the muddy field that is his workplace for nine hours a day.
 
He picks more than 1,000 pumpkins during each shift in all weathers, taking just an hour's rest in a makeshift shelter, and joked that the British are too lazy to do the work."
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Tx Jarvis     wonder what they will float next?
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Cabinet split threatens to derail May’s Brexit talks

Nov. 15, 2016

" Whitehall is working on more than 500 Brexit-related projects and could need to hire 30,000 extra civil servants, according to a leaked memo prepared for the Cabinet Office.
Splits within the cabinet also mean that the government may need another six months to decide on its priorities, according to the assessment by a consultant working for the department.
The memo, dated November 7 and titled Brexit Update, says that “major players” in industry are expected to “point a gun at the government’s head” after ministers gave assurances that the carmaker Nissan would not suffer when Britain left the EU.
It is critical of Theresa May’s governing style, saying that her tendency of “drawing in decisions and details to settle matters herself” cannot be sustained, and predicting that senior civil servants may have to intervene.
The prime minister has said that she will trigger the formal start of exit talks by the end of March. However, the memo circulated within Whitehall suggests civil servants are struggling to cope with the workload and timetable.
“Individual departments have been busily developing their projects to implement Brexit, resulting in well over 500 projects, which are beyond the capacity and capability of government to execute quickly,” the memo, seen by The Times, says. One ministry has said that it needs a 40 per cent increase in staff to cope with its Brexit workload, adding: “Every department has developed a ‘bottom-up’ plan of what the impact of Brexit could be — and its plan to cope with the ‘worst case’. Although necessary, this falls considerably short of having a ‘government plan for Brexit’ because it has no prioritisation and no link to the overall negotiation strategy.”
The government could take another six months to agree on its priorities for leaving the EU and on what its negotiating strategy will be, the consultant discloses.
“Despite extended debate among permanent secretaries, no common strategy has emerged,” the memo says.
Division within Mrs May’s cabinet is hampering preparations and the memo identifies a split between the “three Brexiteers” — Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox — on one side and Philip Hammond, the chancellor, and Greg Clark, the business secretary, on the other."

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posted by britreddit on reddit original source is IBTimes from the UK pay to read article, here

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/cabinet-split-threatens-to-derail-may-s-brexit-talks-hxfwmv2td

 https://www.reddit.com/r/brealism/comments/5d1e96/cabinet_split_threatens_to_derail_mays_brexit/

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We're not letting EU go! German finance minister warns that Britain could still be paying into Brussels coffers in 2030

James Tapsfield    Nov. 18, 2016

"German minister raises prospect of UK still paying into EU coffers in 2030
PM is attending mini-summit with Angela Merkel and Barack Obama 
May expected to discuss Brexit with EU counterparts including Merkle

Britain could be forced to write cheques to Brussels until 2030 despite leaving the EU, the German finance minister has warned.
Wolfgang Schauble delivered his blustering warning as Theresa May flew into Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel and other world leaders.
Mr Schauble said post-Brexit Britain would be bound by tax rules restricting it from granting incentives to keep investors in the country.
He also insisted there will be no special deal to curb freedom of movement if the UK wants to remain part of the common market.
Signalling that the bloc is determined to take a tough line in looming negotiations, Mr Shauble - a key ally of Mrs Merkel - said: 'Until the UK's exit is complete, Britain will certainly have to fulfil its commitments.
'Possibly there will be some commitments that last beyond the exit… even, in part, to 2030."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3948808/We-not-letting-EU-German-finance-minister-warns-Britain-paying-Brussels-coffers-2030.html

 

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This is pretty funny

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Trump tweeted in the early hours that he would like to see the right-wing, anti-immigration politician appointed to represent Britain "as their ambassador to the United States," adding: "He would do a great job!"

The suggestion was posted hours after Trump said he would immediately withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — a major move that was announced in a YouTube video with no reporters present.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/britain-dismisses-trump-tweet-suggesting-brexit-s-farage-ambassador-n687066

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Desperate EU leaders and Remainers accused of plotting to block Brexit

Nov. 26, 2016       David Maddox

"REMAIN supporters and EU leaders have been accused of plotting to block Brexit. Leave campaigners reacted with fury after Maltese premier Joseph Muscat said the EU was “not bluffing” about ending British access to the single market

His intervention coincided with comments by Tony Blair who said Brexit could be reversed by a second referendum if the “pain” of leaving could be increased to change voters’ minds. There was also anger at another former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, who shared a platform with Mr Blair during the referendum.

He claimed Brexit was “the tyranny of the majority” and suggested the will of British voters should be ignored. In a further attempt to undermine Brexit, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny claimed it would be impossible for Britain to leave the EU in just two years.

Last night Ukip leader Nigel Farage said he “would not be surprised if there was collusion”.

And Richard Tice, cochairman of Leave Means Leave, said: “Remainers and EU leaders seem to be collaborating. They are panicking because they know the UK has the upper hand.”

Ukip leadership candidate Suzanne Evans said the plot showed why Britain needed to get out now.

“From day one after the referendum result there has been a plot by hardline Remainers and the European Union, who are contemptuous of British democracy, to reverse the result and force Britain to stay in the EU,” she said."

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/736699/EU-leaders-Remainers-block-Brexit-Europe-UK

 

 

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Breaking: UK House Of Commons Votes For Brexit!

Dec. 8, 2016     Neil Stevens

 

"Supporters of the European Union wanted to stall the “Brexit” plan to have the United Kingdom quit, by suing to insist that Parliament must vote. You see, the leftists wanted to overturn the will of the people in what David Cameron called a binding referendum.

Well whoops: Brexit just passed the House of Commons. Big time.

Brexit passed the House of Commons today, in a resolution supporting the Government’s plans, supporting that the timetable for triggering the Lisbon Treaty’s Article 50 – the secession article – by a 461-89 vote. That’s a huge margin, and leaves no doubt that leaving the EU is the will of the people and of the House.

However they’re mindful that Prime Minister Theresa May had better make a good deal too, because the Labour Party’s resolution that “Parliament’s responsibility to properly scrutinise the government” passed 448-75.

Congratulations to the UK on voting for sovereignty."

http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2016/12/07/breaking-uk-house-commons-votes-brexit/

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6 months since Brexit - really?  OMG time is flying.

CGI: SIX MONTHS ON, BREXIT RIFT AMONG BRITONS REMAINS WIDE

Posted By: RumorMail [Send E-Mail]
Date: Monday, 12-Dec-2016 12:18:37

 

CGI's varunvarde2007:

“I’m very, very excited about the future,” says Chris Mendes, a 31-year-old software engineer who supports the anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP), which helped drive the “Leave” vote.

But Thomas Cole, a 33-year-old political analyst who used to work at the European Commission in Brussels, says the future is still up for play.

Under pressure from members of her Conservative party and EU leaders, Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to begin formal exit talks by the end of March.

But she is fighting a legal challenge against calls for MPs to take the final decision on triggering Brexit, amid concerns that parliament, which overwhelmingly wanted Britain to stay in the EU, will try to block it.

http://www.rumournews.in/world/36731/six-months-on-brexit-rift-among-britons-remains-wide/

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=64180

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Project Fear Brexit predictions were 'flawed and partisan', new study says

Jan. 5, 2017      Christopher Hope

"Predictions by the Treasury ahead of the Brexit vote have been brought into question by a study which says that leaving the European Union will halve net migration, give British workers a pay rise and help to solve the housing crisis.

The report from the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge examined the possible future scenarios following the referendum decision to leave the EU.

George Osborne, the former chancellor, was heavily criticised in the run-up to the referendum for a series of bleak Treasury assessments about Britain's prospects outside the EU, which became known as "project fear".

However the academics' report forecast that if controls on migration from the EU were introduced in the middle of 2019, net migration would fall to around 165,000 from 2020.

The fall would be a 50 per cent drop in net migration – currently running at more than 330,000 a year – but would not deliver the Government’s promise of cutting it to tens of thousands a year.

The report was heavily critical of the Treasury’s forecasts about the prospect of Britain agreeing a new free trade deal after Brexit.

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It said: “There are probably only two practical options. One is a free trade agreement along the lines of the one Canada has just signed or else no agreement on trade in which case you fall back on WTO rules.

“The impact of both of those is pretty uncertain. We have looked very carefully at what the Treasury has said about this and we find its work very flawed and very partisan.”

Average earnings are forecast to rise by more than 2 per cent a year, partly because of lower levels of migration after Brexit.

The report said: "Our equations for earnings suggest that earnings will rise by more than 2 per cent as employment rates reach a peak in 2017 and especially as migration reduces from 2019."

The report also forecast that house prices will become more affordable for people on lower incomes.

Inflation is forecast to rise to around 3 per cent by the end of 2017. It said: “It will be higher than it has been for some years. The big question is will inflation get out of hand and we don’t think it will."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/05/project-fear-brexit-predictions-flawed-partisan-new-study-says/

 

Theresa May to set out 'Brexit vision' and warn UK will quit single market if it is not given control over borders

Jan. 4, 2017          Peter Dominiczak, political editor  Steven Swinford, deputy political editor 

"Theresa May will threaten to take Britain out of the single market unless the UK is given full control of its borders in a significant Brexit speech designed to counter claims she has no plan for leaving the EU.

The Prime Minister will outline her “vision for Britain outside of the EU” in a major speech later this month that will focus on the economy and immigration.

Both David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, and Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, are having “significant” input into the speech, sources said."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/04/theresa-may-set-brexit-vision-warn-uk-will-quit-single-market/

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House of Commons backs Brexit bill giving PM power to start EU withdrawal

Feb. 8, 2017

"The Brexit bill allowing the UK government to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union has past the final stages in the House of Commons leaving Britain potentially just one month away from triggering article 50.

The European Union (Notice of Withdrawal) Bill sailed through an initial vote last week by a margin of 498 to 114. It past its final Commons test on Wednesday night, by 494 votes to 122, keeping the government’s March timetable to trigger Brexit talks on track. The bill must now be approved by the House of Lords before it becomes law.

The vote came after three days of debate in which pro-EU MPs tried to pass amendments guaranteeing Parliament a bigger role in the negotiations with the bloc, in attempts to prevent a ‘hard Brexit’ in which Britain would lose access to the EU single market.

The amendments were defeated, but the government promised lawmakers on Tuesday they would get a vote on an exit deal before it is finalized by the EU.

On Wednesday, MPs debated and voted down several amendments, including whether to allow EU nationals to stay in the UK. The Commons did not stage a third reading debate on the bill because of time constraints. Former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond said that the last time the Commons passed a bill in this manner was when the Defence of the Realm Act was passed in 1914."

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https://www.rt.com/uk/376728-brexit-commons-bill-debate/

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Scotland plans new independence vote as Brexit nears

March 13, 2017    Alice RITCHIE, with Mark MCLAUGHLIN

"London (AFP) - The risks to Britain of its vote to leave the EU were laid bare on Monday when Scotland's nationalist government announced a new independence vote in anticipation of the imminent start of the Brexit process.

Legislation empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to formally begin withdrawing from the European Union is expected to become law by Tuesday, allowing her to start Brexit at any point.

But Downing Street sought to play down speculation she would immediately trigger Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon treaty, starting the two-year divorce process.

"We have been clear that the prime minister will trigger Article 50 by the end of March," her spokesman said, heavily emphasising the word "end".

The prospect of an imminent start to negotiations to pull Britain out of the EU, after four decades of membership, was however enough to push the Scottish nationalist government into calling a fresh independence vote.

As the price for cutting immigration, May has said Britain will leave Europe's single market -- a move that the Scottish National Party (SNP) in power in Edinburgh has warned would be highly damaging to jobs and growth.

SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said since the June referendum vote for Brexit that Scotland, where a majority wanted to stay in the EU, sought a different future."

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/brexit-set-begin-bill-enters-final-stages-020554858.html

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Now Brussels set to slap ANOTHER Brexit bill on UK with demands for €100BN for ‘EU army’

March 25, 2017  Siobhan McFadyen

THE European Union is demanding members states spend an extra €100billion (£86billion) to fund its controversial army battlegroups

"And Brussels will attempt to force the UK taxpayer to contribute to the fund, which includes winding up failing operations in Africa, despite Britain preparing to leave the bloc.

A text adopted in Strasbourg last week set out the “constitutional, legal and institutional implications of its common security and defence policy”, in which Brussels’ defence mandarins claim “EU citizens expect more EU action in defence and security”.

The text reveals jaw dropping aspects of the bloc's defence outlining a plethora of acronyms which take into account its "EU Global Strategy".

It sets out that the EU needs more money for its military strategy and states: "[It is] essential to increase national defence expenditure to two per cent of EU GDP.”

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/782517/Brexit-EU-Army-Brussels-Battlegroups-100-billion

Sweden gives Brexit divorce ultimatum and demands £52 billion to 'pay for the goodies'

March 27, 2017

"SWEDEN has waded into the Brexit debate insisting the UK will not be able to only 'pay for the goodies' without sharing the burden of responsibility of the EU's failing policies"

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/784189/Brexit-Sweden-demands-article-50-EU-exit-UK

 

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Nigel Farage: EU like Mafia gangsters over Brexit (05Apr17)

 

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8-min video: Stefan Molyneux - "Brexit: The Betrayal | United Kingdom's EU Referendum"

Posted By: hobie [Send E-Mail]
Date: Saturday, 22-Jul-2017 17:59:59

 

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Brexit: The Betrayal | United Kingdom's EU Referendum
Published on Jul 22, 2017

Over a year after the United Kingdom's European Union Referendum where the democratic vote proved that citizens wanted their country to regain their sovereignty - it appears that a massive betrayal has occurred. As Brexiteers and Remainers debate about leaving the single market, it appears open borders immigration policy will continue far into the future.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4716092/Five-years-EU-migration-Brexit-source-says.html

https://youtu.be/xgYGEROAAms

Source http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=79709

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Farage is BACK: Fury over Theresa May’s offer to Brussels sparks leadership bid

David Maddox       Sept. 23, 2017

"NIGEL FARAGE is “thinking hard” over the next few days about whether to make a comeback as Ukip leader on the back of fears that the historic referendum vote has been betrayed by Mrs May and the Conservatives.

Ukip’s former donor, billionaire businessman Arron Banks last night led calls for the party’s leadership contest to be scrapped and for Mr Farage to be reinstated as leader.

He Tweeted: “The UKIP leadership election has to be stopped, Farage needs to be back.”

And a senior Ukip figure told the Daily Express, that “high level conversations have been had” about Mr Farage returning.

He said: “The country is facing a crisis, Brexit has been betrayed and we need Nigel back to lead us in the this fight. He is the only person for the job in these circumstances.

“After discussions Nigel is having a hard think about what to do and will decide in the next few days.”

Mr Farage has been Ukip leader three times and this would be his fourth time in the job.

However, he has previously promised that if Brexit was betrayed he would come back to lead the fight to win it all over again."

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/857687/brexit-news-theresa-may-speech-eu-nigel-farage-ukip

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'We'll be asking why we didn't leave earlier!' Tory MEP on why Brexit WILL be a success

Ajay Nair          Sept. 28, 2017

"TORY Brexiteer Daniel Hannan has insisted the UK will be asking itself “why we didn’t leave earlier” in 10 years from now.

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The MEP conceded Britain would have to bear “a bit of a pain” but argued it would be worthwhile in the long-term.

Speaking during a segment on Channel 4 News, the politician likened the EU divorce to moving to a “nicer” house.

He said: “Most things that are worth doing involve some transitional cost, I think we all know that. You move house, however much nicer the new place is than the old one, the move itself is still a bit of a pain.

“But 10 years from now, when we’re living in a democratic, prosperous, free and global Britain, the only question we’re going to ask is – why we didn’t leave earlier?”

Mr Hannan said the UK would “pay what’s due” but insisted trade with the European Union was not “an act of generosity”.

He said: “Britain has an interest in the success and stability of the EU27 so I think we all agree we’re going to pay what’s due and obviously if we stay part of programmes on education or research, we’re going to pay our share of the bill.

“But you don’t pay just to trade with another country – trade is not an act of generosity, an act of kindness.

“In fact, every non-EU country in Europe, with the sole exception of Belarus, has free trade with the EU. It’s possible to have a common market without a common government.”

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/860163/Brexit-news-latest-eu-uk-european-union-daniel-hannan-conservative-channel-4-news-video

 

 

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George Soros hits back over 'toxic' attacks on his pledge to stop Brexit saying his passion for Britain came from fleeing to the country after growing up under Nazi rule

Feb. 10, 2018   Simon Walters

 

"Billionaire financier George Soros last night denounced ‘toxic’ attacks on him after he gave £400,000 to a new anti-Brexit campaign.

Hungarian-born Mr Soros denied his money was ‘tainted’ and dismissed a claim he should ‘butt out’ of UK politics.

Following reports the tycoon was ‘secretly plotting’ to stop Brexit – comments some claim are anti-Semitic – Mr Soros said his passion for Britain came from fleeing here after growing up under Nazi and Communist rule. 

Writing in today’s Mail on Sunday, he:

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- Slaps down former Tory Chancellor Norman Lamont for saying his intervention in the EU debate was ‘dubious’ because he was a foreigner;

- Insists he has never hidden his support for the EU, and believes in ‘calm, rational discussion’ not the ‘toxic’ abuse he has been subjected to;

- Argues Brexit has already seen other EU economies ‘powering ahead while Britain lags behind’ – and it would soon get ‘more painful’.

His response was his first public comment since it emerged last week that he is funding ‘Best for Britain’ which wants to reverse the referendum result. Pro-Brexit critics said the 87-year-old, who made £1 billion when the UK crashed out of Europe’s ERM in 1992, has no right to meddle.

But he says he has no intention of cancelling his donation, and insists he has never made a secret of his anti-Brexit views.

‘The formative experience of my life was the occupation of Hungary by Nazi Germany in 1944,’ he says. ‘Being Jewish, I would have probably perished had my father not arranged false identity papers and hiding places for his family and other Jews. I learned aged 13 how important it is what kind of political regime prevails.’

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Lord Lamont may criticise his foreign roots, writes Mr Soros, but he has a home and business here – just like ‘well-known Brexiteer’ and fellow US citizen Rupert Murdoch, owner of the pro-Brexit Sun newspaper.

The billionaire also claims that Brexit was ‘a tragic mistake’, writing: ‘The fact that conditions are unsatisfactory does not mean that they can’t get worse. That is what has happened in Britain.

‘Before the referendum Britain was doing better economically than the rest of Europe. But this has now been reversed, with Continental economies powering ahead while Britain lags behind.

‘The effect of the uncertainties created by Brexit on the British economy will become much more painfully obvious in the next six months as the divorce process enters its most contentious phase.’

And he claims Brexit has turned young against old. ‘Young people under 35 voted overwhelmingly to Remain and it was only over 55 that a majority supported Brexit. Old voters have overruled young voters who will have to live with the consequence of Brexit for decades ahead.’"
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5376631/George-Soros-denounces-attacks-Brexit-intervention.html

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EU civil war: United front CRUMBLES as Tusk SHUTS DOWN European Parliament Brexit plan

March 14, 2018          Aurora Bosotti

"EUROPEAN Council boss Donald Tusk shut down European Parliament Brexit coordinator Guy Verhofstadt after he set out plans for an "association agreement" to keep Britain closer to the bloc as the EU's united front crumbles."

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"Arch-federalist Guy Verhofstadt unveiled splits in the European Union with his proposals for a much softer Brexit arrangement between Brussels and London.

The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator suggested the EU could seek to strike an "association agreement" with Britain to maintain closer ties after Brexit – but he was solemnly shut down by European Council boss Donald Tusk.

Mr Tusk said: "Unfortunately what we are working on is kind of a dissociation agreement, not an association agreement.

"Brexit, the decision of the British referendum, was about dissociation, not association."

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Mr Verhofstadt wants the ‘association agreement’ to include access to European bodies like the European Medicines Agency after Brexit.

The plans for closer ties paves the way for a closer, more flexible and dynamic relationship between Britain and the EU.

But Mr Tusk dismissed his proposals, promising to explain to his colleague the purpose of Brexit."
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https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/931830/Brexit-news-latest-today-EU-European-Union-Donald-Tusk-Guy-Verhofstadt-video

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UK's Johnson warns of Brexit 'meltdown' in secret tape

June 9, 2018         Alice Ritchie

 

"London (AFP) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson risked a fresh Brexit row on Friday after being secretly recorded predicting a "meltdown" in the negotiations and implying US President Donald Trump might handle them better.

Prime Minister Theresa May responded to his latest indiscreet remarks by saying only that Johnson had "strong views about Brexit" while the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier called the foreign minister's contributions "always very stimulating".

Speaking in Brussels, Barnier responded to accusations from other British eurosceptics that the EU side was being too tough by warning that he would not be "intimidated by this form of blame game".

May said Brexit was "a complex process," adding that the contentious issue of the post-Brexit future of the Irish border -- dismissed by Johnson as "so small" -- was in fact "very important"."

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/uks-johnson-warns-brexit-meltdown-secret-tape-143856441.html

 

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Brexit bill becomes law, allowing UK to leave European Union

Ryan Gaydos  AP       June 26, 2018

"The British government’s so-called Brexit legislation that would allow the country to leave the European Union became law Tuesday after Queen Elizabeth II gave her approval.

House Commons Speaker John Bercow announced that the European Union Withdrawal Bill received royal assent and passed into law. The announcement was cheered by pro-Brexit officials.

“I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that her Majesty has signified her royal assent to the following acts ... European Union Withdrawal Act 2018,” Bercow said."

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brexit-bill-becomes-law-allowing-uk-to-leave-european-union/ar-AAzb6OT?OCID=ansmsnnews11

 

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Boris Johnson resignation: Will Theresa May's government collapse or will she get her Brexit plan passed?

Lizzie Bucan      July 9, 2018

 

"Boris Johnson has followed David Davis in quitting the government in the second sensational resignation from Theresa May's top team in 24 hours.

The Eurosceptic foreign secretary was holed up in his official residence for most of the day before finally deciding to quit, missing a summit on the West Balkans, which he was due to host, as well as an emergency Cobra meeting to discuss the Salisbury poisoning.

The news came hours after Mr Davis's resignation as the Brexit secretary, with both men understood to be deeply unhappy with the prime minister's new Brexit plan, which was agreed at a crunch summit at her Chequer's retreat on Friday.

But what does this mean for the beleaguered prime minister?

Is the government collapsing? 
In a word, no. Ms May still has a mandate and the support of much of her party, but these resignations have made her vulnerable.

Mr Johnson and Mr Davis are both big figures in the Conservative party, and Ms May has long been too weak to sack the ex-foreign secretary - despite a serious of humiliating and damaging gaffes."
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/boris-johnson-resigns-theresa-may-government-collapse-brexit-plan-chequers-david-davis-a8438926.html

This I found interesting

May accused of banning US president from meeting Farage on visit to UK

https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/may-accused-of-banning-us-president-from-meeting-farage-on-visit-to-uk-37078372.html

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My deal is the only Brexit deal - wreck it at your peril:

THERESA MAY's steely warning to Tory rebels AND those bully boys from Brussels 

July 14, 2018    Theresa May

"Our Brexit deal for Britain seizes the moment to deliver the democratic decision of the British people and secure a bright new future for our country outside the European Union.

It restores our national sovereignty, so that it is our Government that decides who comes into our country, our Parliaments that make our laws and our courts that enforce them.

It puts an end to the vast membership subscriptions we pay to Brussels, delivering a Brexit dividend to support domestic priorities like our long-term plan for the NHS.

It grasps the opportunities of an independent trade policy, freeing us to forge new trade deals with allies across the world – including America, where President Trump has made it clear he wants a trade deal and is now confident we will be able to do it.

And it enables us to build the new economic and security partnerships we want to see with the European Union. Because Brexit isn’t about trading with other countries instead of trading with Europe, it is about doing both."

Theresa May said: 'This is the scale of the opportunity before us and my message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize. If we don¿t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all'

Theresa May said: 'This is the scale of the opportunity before us and my message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize. If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all'

This is the scale of the opportunity before us and my message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize.

If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.

This is a time to be practical and pragmatic – backing our plan to get Britain out of the European Union on March 29 next year and delivering for the British people.

I know there are some who have concerns about the ‘common rule book’ for goods and the customs arrangements which we have proposed will underpin the new UK-EU free trade area."

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5954683/THERESA-MAYs-steely-warning-Tory-rebels-bully-boys-Brussels.html

 

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BREXIT & The Nazi Connection To The EU & The Royal Family w/Christopher Everard

 

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A View From the Intelligence Side on BREXIT

I just found this vid, and haven't seen it yet but dropping the link so people can watch.

I'm glad he's still with us.......

Streamed live on Jul 20, 2018

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