Category: European Union

Oliver Letwin is in charge!

Sir Oliver Letwin, the Grinch's loyal attack dog.

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What kind of Brexit?

Theresa May has stated Britain will leave the EU's Single Market after Brexit. Does the May Deal do that?

There is everything to pray for as her majesty’s ministers meet today and tomorrow to discuss what kind of Brexit they will propose to the European Union as negotiations move onto the UK’s trading relationship with the EU. The BBC’s Norman Smith says some ministers, ‘like Chancellor Philip Hammond and Home Secretary Amber Rudd’ want …

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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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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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Austria has not voted for the Elite!

Austria has seemingly embraced an EU-friendly, migrant-welcoming view of the world in electing Alexander Van der Bellen as its President and rejecting the Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer. Herr Van der Bellen, a former leader of the Green party, said he would be an “open-minded, liberal-minded and above all a pro-European president”.  Herr Hofer might feel …

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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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The European Union’s Tower of Babel

Five months after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union by the grace of God, we are no nearer to knowing what kind of relationship Theresa May’s administration intends. Tony Blair has weighed in to what he sees as a vacuum.  He will want the closest possible association with the EU.  Behind the disparaging …

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Hammond must deliver on Brexit

News is emerging that Chancellor Rt Hon Mr Philip Hammond MP is working against Brexit. Mr Hammond was a disaster as Foreign Secretary, funding Jihadist groups in Syria and encouraging them with his ‘Assad must go’ mantra. President Assad was and is the only guarantor of stability in Syria. He protects the religious minorities such as Christians, Alawites …

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