Tag Archive: Article 50

Mar 30

Avaaz – Fake Activist Remoaners

Sir Tim Barrow duly delivered Theresa May’s Article 50 letter to Donald Tusk yesterday.  Meanwhile, the fake ‘grass-roots’ activist group Avaaz was moaning about ‘A day most of us hoped we’d never see’. Just to make sure they spread their catchment net as widely as possible, they claimed ‘And still others of us hoped would …

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Mar 24

Treaty of Rome: signed where and why?

Italian Poster celebrating the Treaty of Rome

European Leaders are gathering in Rome, the Emperor Hadrian’s ‘Eternal City’, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.  The Treaty was signed on 25th March 1957. The champagne quaffing will however be somewhat tempered by the imminent arrival of That Article 50 Letter.  UK Prime Minister Theresa May is set to start the Brexit process …

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Feb 09

Article 50 Bill passes House of Commons

The Article 50 Bill, more properly the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, has passed all its stages in the House of Commons. The SNP tabled a whole raft of amendments at Committee Stage.  Labour tabled some others.  The House voted on some of them and defeated all it voted on. That meant there was no …

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Feb 02

Article 50 Bill – How your MP voted

Rt Hon David Davis arguing for Article 50 in the House of Commons

Members of Parliament have voted on principle to allow Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and begin the UK’s process of leaving the European Union. The House of Commons defeated a negating amendment, tabled by the Scottish Nationalist Party, by a majority of 236 votes.  MPs then carried the Second Reading of the Bill by …

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Jan 24

Article 50 – UK Parliament will decide

The judges of the UK Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled this morning the UK Parliament must give its assent before the Government can trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union. The verdict was arrived at by a majority of eight judges to three. It means the Government cannot rely on the ‘prerogative powers’ of the Crown.  Instead, …

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Nov 28

Brexit and the EEA

The ‘Remoaners’ are at it again.  As part of their anti-Brexit campaign for the UK to stay in the EU, they intend to launch a legal challenge. This one is not over Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty but over a certain Article 127. Confused? Article 127 is the exit clause for the European Economic Area. The so-called …

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Jul 14

Prayer for Cabinet appointments

Last night, new Prime Minister Theresa May made six senior appointments, covering the three great offices of state (Chancellor, Home Office, Foreign Office), and created two new post-Brexit positions.  Continue to pray for her appointments today. BORIS JOHNSON The most astonishing appointment last night was that of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.  Mr Johnson is said …

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