Category: European Union

Apr 07

Missile strike follows Idlib ‘gas attack’

US destroyers launch a missile strike

President Trump has launched a missile strike against Syrian airfields.  The pretext is the alleged release of chemical weapons in the town of Khan Sheikhun the rebel-held Syrian Idlib province on Tuesday. According to the BBC, the Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired from Navy destroyers USS Porter and USS Ross.  They say they targeted ‘aircraft, …

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Mar 30

Avaaz – Fake Activist Remoaners

Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz campaign director

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?

The BBC's David Willey attended the signing on behalf of Reuters news agency

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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Mar 14

Abortion Bill passes as Tory MPs stand by

Maria Caulfield opposed abortion on-demand

A Parliamentary Abortion Bill to repeal laws against the practice was given a First Reading in the House of Commons yesterday (13th March 2017). The Ten Minute Rule Bill abolishes Sections 58 and 59 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.  See how that matters here.  (All our links open automatically in a new …

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Feb 20

Merkel says Islam not source of terror

Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif

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 09

Syrian Christians not welcome in UK

Churches in Syria have been looted and damaged by jihadists

The United Kingdom has let in very few Syrian Christian refugees. UK Christians assumed the Government would favour their brothers and sisters.  But a Christian aid charity says this has not happened. the UK has been ‘out-sourcing’ refugee selection to the UN.  But this has meant a lack of balance in refugee numbers. Out of over …

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Feb 02

Article 50 Bill – How your MP voted

Dr Andrew Murrison MP

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

Tam Dalyell, who died yesterday

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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