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Tory-Brexit Poison Pill Written: DUP

by Oui Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 07:28:26 AM EST

More about the status of the expected non-negotiations on Tory-Brexit between Boris and the EU ... urgent!

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Boris Johnson saves trickiest Brexit challenge, Northern Ireland, for last | DW |

Northern Ireland is arguably both the most perilous, and the least soluble Brexit riddle taxing the UK prime minister. Even his more modest goal of convincing the power-sharing government to reconvene looks unlikely.

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The DUP's Arlene Foster went on the Republic of Ireland's RTE television on Wednesday morning to make precisely this case. "Let's be clear, nobody wants a no-deal situation," she said. "We want to find a way forward that's good for the UK, including Northern Ireland, and is good for the Republic of Ireland as well. Unfortunately, what we have met thus far is a belligerence and an intolerance towards Northern Ireland from Dublin, saying 'it's the backstop or nothing.'"

Foster was also asked about the Stormont impasse, the primary focus of Johnson's visit on Wednesday. "It's not a question of supporting the reintroduction of direct rule," Foster said. "Direct rule will come if there is no Stormont by October 31. It's not OK by me because I want to see devolution restored immediately."

'Torn apart' by Brexit: Northern Ireland residents fear border could reignite violence | CBC Canada |

In the meantime the deadlock between London and Brussels continues … or …?

David Frost sent as emissary to EU HQ in Brussels to not-negotiate …

UK Brexit negotiator to meet EU officials in Brussels despite Boris Johnson claim there would be no talks | The Independent |

The UK’s Brexit negotiator is heading to Brussels for meetings with EU officials, despite a claim by Boris Johnson that the UK would stay away until the bloc scraps the controversial backstop.

The prime minister said last week that he and his team would only sit down with the EU if it agreed to reopen the withdrawal agreement and ditch the Irish border policy, which Brussels has repeatedly said it will not do.

But despite Mr Johnson’s tough public message, his new Brexit chief, David Frost, headed to Brussels on Wednesday for two days of meetings with EU officials in Michel Barnier’s team.

Officials on the UK side downplayed the meetings as merely “introductory” and said they would not be negotiations, but merely an opportunity for the UK to lay out Mr Johnson’s position across three separate meetings.

“In his role as the prime minister’s Europe adviser, David Frost is visiting Brussels to have introductory meetings with key officials and to pass on the prime minister’s message in person,” a UK government spokesperson said.

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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 07:48:35 AM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 07:51:53 AM EST
Boris Johnson's man as "negotiator" in Brussels ...

It is not the role of British business to advocate against Brexit | @DavidGHFrost |

Hey David ... corporations are people too!

[Source: U.S. Supreme Court - highest voice to promote $$ capitalism in the New World]

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

by Oui on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 08:00:31 AM EST

[Source: The Independent]

Voters returning to the two main parties ... so what change? In the end when there are elections, the contest will be between the Conservatives and Labour and people will make their choice. Lib Dems and Green Party will suffer, the latter will hold their ground as the Green Revolt will march on. Labour should get on the ball and make clear where it stands on the major issues confronting the people of the UK.

Boris Johnson sends top EU envoy to deal with "no deal" - scrap the Irish Backstop

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

by Oui on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 08:15:59 AM EST
Flooding across Britain ... get used to it!

Whaley Bridge dam emergency - live: Reservoir wall at `high risk' of collapse as entire town near Manchester evacuated amid major flood fears

Damage should not have happened with timely maintenance ...

○ July 31st 2019 Toddbrook Dam overflows in Whaley Bridge, High Peak, Derbyshire
○ one hour ago Whaley Bridge Dam Collapse

Boris Johnson busy on urgent matters ... no-deal!

Britain's $7.6 billion no-deal Brexit spending spree | Reuters |

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

by Oui on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 05:18:15 PM EST
In the last 9 years budgets for flood defences have been slashed 20% and manpower reduced by 15%.

Such actions have consequenes, not that you'll hear that in the msm.


keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 04:44:14 PM EST
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Police drone footage of construction work behind the scenes ...

California Oroville Dam reporter Juan Browne explains the background and function of the Toddbrook Reservoir Dam - video.

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

by Oui on Mon Aug 5th, 2019 at 05:50:29 PM EST
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Jane Dodds beats outgoing Tory member Chris Davies, and says her first act will be to tell prime minister to rule out no-deal Brex.

What happened to Labour?

Lib Dems win Brecon and Radnorshire byelection, cutting Johnson Commons majority to one  

Brecon and Radnorshire: Share of the vote by party 2005-2017

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

by Oui on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 05:53:17 AM EST
In attack mode ...

Blaming Leo Varadkar for no deal is bizarre - even for Britain's media | The Guardian - Opinion |

Leo Varadkar, Ireland's prime minister, is being demonised by the Brexit-supporting section of the British press. His determination to stick by the backstop provision in the EU withdrawal agreement has particularly outraged the Daily Telegraph and the Sun.

Both papers, with tacit support from the Daily Express, are engaged in a tactic familiar to those who, down the years, witnessed the treatment that has been handed out to homegrown politicians such as Tony Benn, Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock and, of course, Jeremy Corbyn.

Varadkar is being groomed as the Brexit bogeyman ...

In order to ram home their propaganda, the papers have blamed him for the likelihood of Britain crashing out of the EU. A Sun editorial claimed that Varadkar would be responsible for "the potential chaos of a no-deal Brexit".

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The following day, the Telegraph's commentator, Nick Timothy (and former chief of staff to ex-prime minister Theresa May), also turned reality on its head by accusing Varadkar of being "the real threat to peace". He contended that the taoiseach's "hardline stance on the backstop risks bringing back a hard border and destabilising the Good Friday agreement". Not content with that, he then argued that Varadkar "doesn't understand the Good Friday agreement".

Johnson will 'abandon' DUP for free trade deal, Jonathan Powell predicts | The Irish Times |

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

by Oui on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 05:30:40 PM EST


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