Tag Archive: European Union

Jun 09

Hung Parliament as Theresa drops the ball

After all the sound and fury, we have a hung parliament following yesterday’s General Election.  You can check the results on the BBC website here.  It looks very like the Conservatives will govern with the support of Ulster’s Democratic Unionist Party.  The figures add up. With one seat to declare, the Tories have 318 seats and …

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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 24

Abortion ship blocked as pressure builds

The Women on Waves abortion yacht

Pressure to legalise abortion is growing world-wide, thanks to international funding led by financier George Soros, Christian Voice has discovered. The billionaire is behind moves to repeal a pro-life constitutional amendment in the Republic of Ireland.  He is almost certainly also involved with a Dutch abortion boat run by the ‘Women on Waves’ group. The financier …

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Feb 20

Merkel says Islam not source of terror

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the 2017 Munich Security Conference

Angela Merkel has claimed Islam is not a source of terror, according to the Daily Express. The German Chancellor was speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference yesterday (Sunday 19th February 2017).  Furthermore, Mrs Merkel said the EU has a duty to accept even more refugees. US Vice President Mike Pence and Russian Foreign Minister …

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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 27

Theresa May to meet Donald Trump

Theresa May addresses the Republican Party

Today the Rt Hon Theresa May MP becomes the first world leader to meet President Donald Trump. The media is obsessed with their probable discussions on trade. The UK exports more to the US than we buy from them, so it could get tricky. But trade deals often focus on tariffs or the lifting of …

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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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