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Theresa May's keynote speech at Tory conference - Oct. 2016

I want it to give British companies the maximum freedom to trade with and operate within the Single Market - and let European businesses do the same here.

But let's state one thing loud and clear: we are not leaving the European Union only to give up control of immigration all over again. And we are not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. That's not going to happen.  

We are leaving to become, once more, a fully sovereign and independent country - and the deal is going to have to work for Britain.

And that Britain - the Britain we build after Brexit - is going to be a Global Britain.

British Conservatives are closely allied to the Republicans in the US on free trade, less regulations, ecology, pollution and labor rights, or lack thereof. The Lisbon Treaty is a major stumbling block for Britain. Primarily, David Cameron and the right-wing of the Tories want to rid Britain of the legislation and jurisdiction of Brussels.

Their ideal world will end in no deal, thus a hard Brexit. I see no option whatsoever and the clock ticks.

The UK Referendum and the UK Environment - An Expert View (2015)

Related reading ...

How Xenophobia and Targeted Funding Sank Democrats
The Immigration Crisis in the American Southwest by Man Eegee on Jun 21st, 2005

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Thu Jul 5th, 2018 at 01:08:26 PM EST
and US common law: The apple does not fall far from the tree. Famous last words
There have been Brexit-related suggestions in some quarters that, because the UK is "leaving Europe", English contract law will be a less attractive option in international commerce as the chosen governing law of contracts. Actually, reason and experience indicates otherwise. English law has been the pre-eminent choice of governing law for international business contracts for decades, since long before the UK entered the EU.

9 March Draft Highlights, Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, pp 130

[W] Art. 153, Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning Parts Three and certain provisions of Part Five
Are not agreed at all.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Jul 5th, 2018 at 03:17:14 PM EST
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heh and coincidentally*, Bradwell v. The State, 83 U.S. 16 Wall. 130 130 (1872)
"It is to be remembered that at the time this statute was enacted we had, by express provision, adopted the common law of England, and, with three exceptions, the statutes of that country passed prior to the fourth year of James the First, so far as they were applicable to our condition."
Some here may still be amazed how often this sentiment recurs in US American common law and restatements. Orders of magnitude greater by contrast to cursory acknowledgement, if any, to "international law." US-UK do. not. do. international law, 'k?

*I was looking for something else, Harris vs. Quinn (2014), an event that had me quite out of joint at the time, into Taft-Hartley, and RAYGUN (1981). So it goes, the hand-wringing, too little, too late.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 04:45:37 PM EST
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what a load. WaPoo "explainers" from 1981.
Union Leaders Support PATCO Walkout
Federal Labor Panel Rules Against PATCO

Studs Terkel, AUDIO/EN
Jim Paulei of PATCO discusses the air traffic controller's strike and describes a day on the job.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 04:59:39 PM EST
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