Theresa May Touts “Secret” Brexit Deal With EU – Instantly Blocked By DUP


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A report in the Sunday Times is accurate, May has assembled a detailed “secret” Brexit plan that, among other details, would kill off the controversial Northern Ireland “backstop” that had become the main obstacle to further negotiations.

Working in secret, May has reportedly developed a detailed, 50-page plan for a Brexit treaty that will allow the entire UK to remain within the EU customs union – that is, until a final deal can be hammered out during the transitionary period, which Brexiteers fear could mean “forever”.

As part of the new “secret” deal, May has effectively scrapped most of her controversial four-page “Chequers plan”, and replaced most provisions governing the single market and customs union with an agreement to hash out a “Future Economic Partnership” – essentially an open-ended agreement to continue negotiations that leaves open the possibility of reaching a free trade deal like the one enjoyed by Canada, a provision that is bound to appease at least some of the Brexiteers.

However, the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) a Brexit-supporting Northern Irish party currently propping up Theresa May’s minority government has rejected concessions to the European Union (EU) which could have left Britisg citizens in the province subject to EU judges for years.

The Prime Minister had reportedly persuaded EU bosses to drop their insistence on splitting up the United Kingdom and separating Northern Ireland from the rest of Britain’s Home Nations with customs checks in a so-called “customs compromise”.

Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) had threatened to vote down the budget if the UK was divided in this way. Mrs May proposed to keep the entire UK tied to the EU’s Customs Union as a compromise, while Brussels was pressing for Northern Ireland to be subject to Single Market regulations as well.

Throwing this “compromise” out, the DUP’s Westminster leader Nigel Dodds said: “If Northern Ireland is subject to EU Single Market regulations, then it will also be subject to the European Court of Justice in some form as the arbiter of those regulations.

“This position leaves Northern Ireland a rule taker from Brussels. We’re confident we can get a good deal, good for all four corners of the United Kingdom.”

May has been despoerately trying to keep Britain tied to the EU by stealth ever since the process began, though she never committed herself in the brexit campaign, (she’s always been the kind of politicians that in public goes the way the wind is blowing, has revealed by her actions she is privately a rabid remainer and a globalist.

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Brexit has terrified ‘Brussels bubble’ – German insider

German Political Journalist Tanit Koch

The EU elite “lost faith in their own appeal and abilities” following the Brexit referendum vote and the surge in support for nationalist parties. The knee jerk response of the Brussels bubble was to try (and fail) to punish Britain for defing Brussels in the same way as they had punished small nations like Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which in their perception was the only way to prevent the EU breaking apart.

Top bureaucrats in Brussels are terrified at the prospect of the European Union breaking apart, according to a European expert. The fragility of the EU bloc since the financial crisis of 2008 is behind the punishment tactics and intransigence of negogiator Michel Barnier and other EU leaders.

Tanit Koch, now of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity” (TCEI) who previously worked as editor of German magazine Bild, said that the Brexit referendum result shocked the Brussels leadership, who did not have a clue how to respond. Her comments come less than two weeks before the major EU summit this month, at which the direction of Brexit and the future of the EU could be decided.

Koch told BBC’s The World This Weekend: “In the last two years, within Europe, especially within the Brussels bubble, they have lost faith in their own appeals and their own abilities.

“They are desperate for the European Union not to implode or break apart.

“It is not so much about punishing Britain as many in this country suggest.

“It is an honest fear that if a precedent is set, that someone who leaves gets a better deal, others will follow suit.”

Koch also revealed the extent to which EU federalisation dogma has taken hold among the top rank in the business world across Europe. She spoke of a recent meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and prominent German business leaders on Brexit. When Mrs Merkel insisted that the sngle market would not be compromised, raising the prospect of a no deal, the business leaders cheered.

She claimed that support of the “EU’s holy grail” meant more to the German CEOs than the huge expected hit to their businesses. The Daily Stirrer finds this a little far fetched as we know from our own sources that many German firms have lobbied for Merkel to support a reasonable deal for Britain.

Despite the apparent deadlock in recent months, a change of tone has emerged in the last week among EU leaders, after long months of them insisting none of their conditions was negotiable. Yesterday, European Council President Donald Tusk said he was confident that the EU and UK would secure a deal by the end of the year.

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Wetherspoons Boss Slams Labour MP In Bad Tempered Clash

 


Tim Martin (right) looks terrified by the face Labour MP Jess Phillips plans to use as her sdecret weapon in the Miss Uglyverse pageant.

The Wetherspoons pub chain owner Tim Martin was involved in an incendiary exchage with economically and politically illiterate, unfuckable feminist gobshite Jess Phillips, the Labour MP for some immigrant – laden inner city shithole in the midlands on the BBC’s Politics Live today.

In a fiery clash with the far left Labour MP, Martin said he remained confident a no deal would give a massive boost for the UK economy, including the chance for Britons to pocket an extra £600 if no withdrawal bill is paid to the . He argued that leaving the bloc without a new arrangement would allow Britain to get rid of import tariffs, transforming the country into a “free trading nation.”

Speaking on BBC Politics Live, the pub chain boss said: “I think we’d be better off with no deal. As soon as you start off on day one having to pay out a bill of £40billion – that’s £600 per person, £60million for Liz and Jess’ constituencies – it’s not a good deal.

“We’d be £40billion better off, you can abolish tariffs which apply on over 12,000 products, things that people buy every day in the shops. You can regain control of fishing and you can encourage foreign businesses to invest here because you can be a free trading nation.”

But Mr Martin’s claims were not met with the approval of Labour MP Jess Phillips, a supporter of uncontrolled immigration and just about every other economically and socially damaging policy put forward by the university brainwashed idiots of Labour’s Maoist fringe,  who interrupted him as he made an argument against “attaching ourselves” to EU trading policies.

Rolling her eyes, Ms Phillips joined in saying: “Attaching ourselves to the biggest market in the world would be a folly. Honestly. I was being sarcastic.” Like most Labour MPs, Phillips is too stupid to understand the EU is not a market, it is 27 separate markets, many of them barely significant in global economic terms, and with which Britain has an enormous trade deficit.

Mr Martin defended his argument, agreeing that it would be a folly for Britain to remain too commercially close to Brussels “if you lose your democracy as a result.”  He is of course right, the anti democratic nature of the EU is documented in Yanis Varoufakis’ book “Adults In The Room – My Struggle With Europe’s Deep Establishment” in which the former Finance Minister of Greece describes how he, on behalf of his country, tried to take on the EU establishment, with disastrous results as we have all witnessed over the past few years.

Britain, the fifth largest economy in the world and a nation of over sixty million people, is a somewhat tougher target for the bullies of Brussels, even under the current government under Theresa the Appeaser, it would be impossible to crush us as little Greece, along with Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus have been crushed by Brussels bullies. In fact, once free of the EU’s suffocating bureaucracy and with a half decent leader in place, we would be free to trade with emerging economies like India, Nigeria, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as increasing our trade with the USA, Japan, Russia, Canada and Australia.

And those EU nations which do trade with us, notably Germany, France, Italy, spain and Poland don’t want to lose their British market. Brussels is obsessed with creating a European political superstate, EU members just want to trade freely.

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Russia Says Time Has Come To Ditch The Dollar

Saturday 25 August

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As the US State Department unveiled the latest round of sanctions on Russia yesterday,  while the trade war with China that has seen tariffs imposed on a wide range of Chinese goods shows no sign of easing, Moscow signalled its intention to respond to this latest attack on its economy. In particular, the Russian government announced it is accelerating efforts to abandon the American currency in trade transactions, according to Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

The time has come when we need to go from words to actions, and get rid of the dollar as a means of mutual settlements, and look for other alternatives,” he said in an interview with International Affairs magazine, he told RT.

“Thank God, this is happening, and we will speed up this work,” Ryabkov said, explaining the move would come in addition to other “retaliatory measures” as a response to a growing list of US sanctions. It is time mainstream media in the west started reporting accurately what is going on. The official position of the US is that their sanctions are in retaliation for various Russian acts such as meddling in the US election process, but in reality the USA is trying to protect its position as issuers of the reserve currency, while Russia, China and a number of emerging economies resent the way the US uses the reserve currency to dictate matters in global trade.

Previously, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak has said that a growing number of countries are interested in replacing the dollar as a medium in global oil trades and other transactions.

“There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” Novak said.

According to the minister, it concerns both Turkey and Iran, with more countries likely to join the growing dedollarization wave.

Our reporting of this long running news thread tends to confirm his view.

“We are considering an option of payment in national currencies with them. This requires certain adjustments in the financial, economic, and banking sectors,” he said. Last week, we reported that the Kremlin was interested in trading with Ankara using the Russian ruble and the Turkish lira. India has also vowed to pay for Iranian oil in rupees. Some economists argue that modern technology removes the need for a reserve, the speed with which computer systems handle currency trades and conversions eliminated administrative bottlenecks.

Meanwhile, the world’s rapidly growing second-largest economy and Washington’s trade nemesis, China, has been taking steps to challenge the greenback’s dominance with the launch of an oil futures contract backed by Chinese currency, the petro-yuan. This is fully reported elsewhere in this page. China and Iran have already agreed to stop using the dollar in global trade as China has ramped up purchases of Iranian oil in defiance of US sanctions. India, Pakistan, the EU, Australia and Japan are also known to have made petr-yuan contracts.

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Macron Tells Trump:New World Order Starts Here

macron20trudeauMacron and Trudeau – the Canadian leader is taller but more stupid looking
Picture: Zero Hedge

Standing side by side with the other Globalist puppet world leader, Canada’s PC PM Justin bin Trudeau in Ottawa, French Grand-mère baiseur Emmanuel Macron said that he is ready to work with the six other Group of Seven members if U.S. wants to stand alone.

Responding to reports that US President Donal Trump does not care if he is isolated among the group from which Vladimir Putin is already excluded for not following the policies laid down by The Bilderberg Group, Macron commented: “You say President Trump doesn’t care. Maybe. But none of us are eternal and our countries, the commitments taken, go beyond us. None of us who have been elected by the people can say ‘all prior commitments disappear.’ It’s just not true, there is a continuity in state affairs at the heart of international laws. Sometimes we’ve inherited some commitments that weren’t core to our beliefs, but we stuck to them, because that is how it works for nations. And that will be the case for the United States – like for every great democracy”, Macron is reported by Bloomberg to have said.

Macron said he cannot rule out a G-6+1 situation at the upcoming G-7 meeting: “Maybe the U.S. President doesn’t care to be isolated but we don’t care being with the six together,” Macron says, adding they represent the values of a “global force” and an economic market.  Macron, a former Goldman Sachs office boy clearly fancies taking the mantle of globalist in chief from Barack Obama. Like Obama, his achievements now in power are falling way short of promises made when he was campaigning.

The French president then emulated another Obama trick by making a thinly veiled threat that he cannot possible carry out: “the combination of the six markets of the G-7 group is bigger than the U.S. market” and cautioned Trump that “there is no global hegemony if we can organize” adding he will “fight against hegemony”

Russia, China, Iran, India and Brazil may be fighting against US hegemony but the EU is dependent on the US for security and far more vulnerable in a trade war than the US. And Trump is not a man to be intimidated by threats.

In the run up to what looks like being the most confrontational and acrimonious G-7 meeting since the series began in 1975), it is being reported that Germany chancellor Angela Merkel  was already laying down plans for the Toronto showdown among the world’s top political leaders, vowing to challenge Donald Trump on virtually every issue, from trade to climate, and warning that the lack of room for compromise means leaders may fail to agree on a final statement, an unprecedented event at a summit of the world’s 7 most advanced nations.

Addressing German lawmakers on Wednesday, two days before the G-7 summit is due to begin in Toronto Canada, Merkel said that Trump’s “America First” doctrine shows that “we have a serious problem with multilateral agreements.” She added that failure to find common ground could lead to the highly unusual step of host Canada issuing a concluding statement not agreed by all participants, according to Bloomberg. We the punters should not be unduly worried about this, ‘common ground’ at these jollies is usually a meaningless and mealy mouthed compromise which commits everybody to doing absolutely nothing except hammer us for more taxes.

 

UK ‘complicit in Yemen’s destruction’ – activist attacks government on eve of Saudi visit (VIDEO)

The UK’s arms for oil deals with Saudi Arabia make it “utterly complicit in the destruction of Yemen,” Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) activist Andrew Smith, speaking on RT’s Going Underground said. The government has committed to billions of pounds worth of arms deals with Saudi Arabia, one of the UK armaments industry’s largest customers. The Islamic fundamentalist kingdom is driving the coalition waging an air-and-sea campaign against Houthi forces in Yemen. The fighting has led to 10,000 deaths and left millions more in need of humanitarian aid as supplies of food, pure water and medical supplies cannon reach the beleaguered nation.

The UK/Saudi relationship is such that the kingdom’s Crown Prince and effective ruler Mohammad bin Salman will visit the UK on March 7. Bin Salman’s visit is expected to be the precursor for further UK-Saudi arms deals. The Prince will be entertained by members of the British Royal Family at Windsor Castle.

CAAT is one of several groups organizing protests against visit. In the interview with Afshin Rattansi, Smith attacked the UK government and foreign secretary for hypocrisy, stating: “Even Boris Johnson has called it [Yemen] the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, yet it’s a humanitarian crisis caused in part by weapons licensed by Boris Johnson and his colleague.

That condemnation may embarrass the government as the UK stands accused of concealing the extent of its support for Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen. A significant increase in the number of arms-export licenses from the UK to Saudi Arabia has been revealed by the Middle East Eye.

Since 2015 and the start of the war in Yemen, the UK has reportedly used standard arms licenses to sign off on over $6.4 billion of arms deals to Saudi Arabia. The deals have included fighter jets and munitions.

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