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Excellent essay, well argued and written. Someone who understands the bigger picture and thinks further.

It’s not just British leavers – the rest of Europe is responsible for Brexit, too

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #future
 
What they don't mention: this works both ways. It also stops UK citizens from moving to the EU without a work permit. If the EU member states (as that's largely a country decision) appliy the same or similar criteria many UK citizens will struggle to get a job in Europe. Language skills? Mostly lacking. Summer job in the tourist industry? Probably too low paid. Retirement in sunny Spain or France? Only if you're rich and can afford it.
All of this is rarely mentioned in the press and pretty much never by the politicians. I wonder why?

Immigration system will 'put people before passports' - PM

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #immigration #emigration #retirement #expat #pointsbased
 
Not a good outlook for "Global Britain"....

“Global Britain” in a cold climate: Michael Cox and Tim Oliver on Brexit in 2020

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #GlobalBritain #deal #tradedeal #China #USA #Commonwealth
“Global Britain” in a cold climate: Michael Cox and Tim Oliver on Brexit in 2020
 
Oh, is Boris Johnson's honeymoon over already? Or is the Mail finally waking up to the reality what an empty politician with no real concepts but lots of empty slogans they supported?

https://twitter.com/MoS_Politics/status/1218640185451253760

#UK #Brexit #politics #BorisJohnson #emptyslogans #reality
 
Peek inside this fascinating effort to map Britain's subterranean tubes – a deep sprawl of unrecorded infrastructure beneath our feet • The Register

Very fascinating.
#uk #cartography
 
Of course nobody could see this coming. The EU defending their interests with all means available to them instead of just rolling over and giving the UK everything it wants. I mean, what is the EU thinking?

Won't be long until the headlines in the Murdoch & Co press will scream about the unreasonable bully boy tactics EU. And mention that the UK won the war. And something about Dunkirk spirit.

Brexit deal: EU may threaten 'to block' City's access to its markets

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #tradedeal #negotiation #access #city #banking #business #finance #trade #trading
 
An important appeal and call to action: Make the Brexiteers own it. All the pain and suffering they will bring on to the country now is theirs. Let them not get away with any excuses or attempts to shift the blame. They won. So they own it. Every single bit of it.

Week in Review: Make them own it

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #YouWonGetOverIt #Tories #Conservatives #YouWonItYouOwnIt
 
It will be interesting to see how the EU countries reciprocate (to my knowledge this is largely for the individual countries to decide, the EU can only give recommendations). Once the first cases of Brits being deported from Spain, France etc because they didn't register there hit the tabloids the uproar will be huge.

With his majority in place, Johnson chips away at EU citizen's rights

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #immigration
 
Some interesting pointers why Singapore on Thames is unlikely to happen (despite the fantasies of the ERG and their ilk)

Boris Johnson comes to power just as free market economics is going out of favour…

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #economy #capitalism #deregulation #trade #freemarkets #business
Boris Johnson comes to power just as free market economics is going out of favour…
 
A lot of people will be up for a rude awakening. A very very rude awakening. A very very painful awakening.

Blackfriar: The UK is in danger of thinking that at least Brexit is now “done”

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #GettingBrexitDone #RudeAwakening
 
While not directly Brexit related and there are plenty reasons I think this still matters. The influence and importance of the UK as well as related to it interest in the UK is waning. Yet the UK is leaving a powerful body (the EU) through which it could indirectly exert a lot of influence. I firmly believe it's the wrong decision and anyone believing the UK can increase or even regain its influence by leaving the EU is deluded.

Why fewer US students want to learn about UK these days

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #global #politics #influence
 
But hey, it's what the voters wanted, adding fuel and complexity to an already challenging disruptive global scenario.

Another groundhog year of Brexit ushers in a decade of disruption

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #economy #trade #growth #Asia #USA #disruption
 
I thought Boris Johnson's plan was clear? Government by pointless soundbites and slogans. Apply a bit of ooomph to the Brexit negotiations and Getting Brexit Done. Make Britain Great Again. Learn from Trump with permanent campaigning instead of actually governing.

Boris Johnson told to 'stop campaigning and start governing'

#UK #politics #BorisJohnson #government #Brexit #EU #KenClarke #policies
 
Could very well turn out to be very close to the truth....

https://twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1208333108472434688?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #China #India #deal #tradedeal #negotiation #politics #trade

Twitter: Russ on Twitter (Russ)

 
Yes, when you're rich you can stop freedom of movement for everyone else, but simply buy it for yourself. Simple.

Exclusive: The Brits who won't Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #fom #FreedomOfMovement
 
I doubt both. Johnson won't say a word and it won't be the end of the conservatives. At least not as long as Labour and Libdem are as useless as they are now.

https://twitter.com/cliodiaspora/status/1207437918068973574?s=19

#Brexit #UK #politics #Tories #conservatives #Labour #LibDems #parties

Twitter: Prof Tanja Bueltmann on Twitter (Prof Tanja Bueltmann)

 
Hahaha hahaha hahaha.....
In October, the British Meat Association (BMA) warned that pigs in blankets may be in short supply this year due to a lack of seasonal EU workers across UK meat plants.
Wetherspoons hit by 'temporary' pigs in blankets shortage

#Brexit #UK #EU #workers #pigsinblankets #politics #Wetherspoons
 
Some good arguments why Boris Johnson won't "get Brexit done" by the deadlines he promised. Despite all the bluster during the election campaign (and more bluster to come over the next year) it's quite likely there will be another "extension" (although of course it won't be called that. It will be some other term, trying to disguise it)

So Boris Johnson is going to ‘do’ Brexit – but what are the actual options?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #GetBrexitDone #delays #extension #trade #deal #tradedeal
 
Surely with the UK holding all the cards they don't need to be match fit? Just a short game of poker surely shouldn't be too tough?

UK not 'match fit' for Brexit talks, says former May aide

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiations #matchfit #holdingallthecards #deal #tradedeal
 
Interesting and a bit scary analysis. Not sure if I buy it entirely, I think a lot of the vote was also an "ABC" vote ("Anyone But Corbyn"), as quite a few voters were plainly scared of him, even when they disliked Johnson immensely. Still, there are some interesting points in this analysis.

For Johnson’s Tories, the collapse of public trust isn’t a problem – it’s an opportunity

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #vote #voting #trust
 
While you can't entirely compare it (as some people would have probably voted differently under a different system) it still gives an indication.

My guess is if the UK had a proportional system some of the smaller parties (e.g. Greens) would have more seats (as people currently don't vote for them as in most places it's a wasted vote) while most of the larger parties (Tories, Labour and also the SNP) would have fewer seats, in some cases significantly.

#Brexit #UK #EU #Germany #election #generalelection #voting #FPTP #proportional
reshare from @Thorsten 'Das Leben, das Univers…' Leemhuis(1/6)

https://twitter.com/nicosemsrott/status/1205488627838533634

#brexit
 
 
The problem is that tariffs are mostly quite low and therefore largely irrelevant anyway. What matters is regulatory alignment, similar rules, a level playing field, recognition of standards and all those things. All of which the UK will largely lose with leaving the EU. But that's something that won't go into the heads of politicians thinking in terms from decades ago

Brexit: Free trade deals 'won't offset leaving EU'

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #deal #tradedeal #economy
 
Of course nobody saw that coming. Because of course ending Freedom of Movement only applies to stopping those pesky Eastern Europeans coming to England. English folk have always worked and lived abroad, every Brexiteer claimed.

Brexit hits UK ski and holiday staff overseas

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #workingabroad #FreedomOfMovement #ski
 
Always remember, this is what people wanted. They knew what they were voting for. They fully understood all the implications of what they were voting for. And they love the idea to give up sovereignty about their personal health data to a foreign power.

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson’s NHS plan: trading patient data

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #health #NHS #data #siliconvalley #business
 
No surprise that this nonsense comes from the man who probably doesn't even know the number of his own children. Or at least doesn't want to admit to it. Let alone look after them all.

Will getting Brexit done create another baby boom in the UK?

#Brexit #UK #BorisJohnson #politics #babyboom #babies #nonsense
 
But that's what people voted for! They knew what they were voting for!

Britain’s reign as a world superpower is over – and it’s all thanks to Brexit

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #politics #power #globalpower #decline
 
Silence. Tumbleweeds. A big void.

https://twitter.com/Doozy_45/status/1202372967029727232?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #deals #economy #business

Twitter: Matty 🇬🇧🇪🇺 on Twitter (Matty 🇬🇧🇪🇺)

 
And then they are surprised that people are losing trust into politics, politicians and parties? Who thought this was a good idea? Who signed this off?

Tories pretend to be factchecking service during leaders' debate

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Tories #misinformation #lies #factcheck #fake #mislead
 
I wonder how many people have pointed out to him that the last two world champions are France and Germany. Who are both in the EU.....

https://twitter.com/SteveBarclay/status/1194966699621208064?s=19

#Brexit #UK #England #EU #politics #football

Twitter: Steve Barclay on Twitter (Steve Barclay)

 
Oh, the irony. Very good analysis!

Long read | Brexiteers might have succeeded, but Brexit will fail

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #success #failure
Long read | Brexiteers might have succeeded, but Brexit will fail
 
Oh, the irony. Very good analysis!

Long read | Brexiteers might have succeeded, but Brexit will fail

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #success #failure
Long read | Brexiteers might have succeeded, but Brexit will fail
 
Let's just trade on WTO rules, they said. That's easy, they said. No bother at all, they said.

Australia and others ask for Brexit trade compensation

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #economy #WTO #Australia
 
Blimey, even the British Brexit Corporation (BBC) is fact checking Boris Johnson. And points out that he's mostly delivering hot air but nothing substantial. Pretty much all his key promises and claims are exaggerated or even false.

General election 2019: Boris Johnson's speech fact-checked

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #election #generalelection #factcheck
 
So as they are not really a party but a company (Brexit Party LTD) and they are going to have a contract with "the people", can "the people" or individuals sue the company of it doesn't deliver?

https://twitter.com/christopherhope/status/1192056431429722115?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #TheBrexitPartyLTD #manifesto #contract

Twitter: Christopher Hope📝 on Twitter (Christopher Hope📝)

 
What are the bets that nothing will happen with this until at best at least until after the election, but more likely until after they pushed through Brexit, if ever?
The revelation comes as it was confirmed that prosecutors have received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police that could lead to criminal charges against the Vote Leave campaign, which was spearheaded by Johnson and Cummings.
Johnson ‘knew about Vote Leave’s illegal overspend’, says MP

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #VoteLeave #overspend #illegal #election #generalelection #referendum
 
And that is why it is a waste of time and money trying to reach and convince these people. They simply cannot be reached, let alone convinced, by facts, truth and well founded arguments. Much better to go after eg "homeless" Tory Remainers who feel abandoned by Boris Johnson but are lifelong Tory voters for other reasons.
“Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals can believe them,” runs the old line. But the converse also applies. Some ideas are so stupid that only the uneducated can believe them – and Farage is proving that Brexit is top of the list.
The more Nigel Farage plays Brexiters for fools, the more they seem to like it

#Brexit #UK #EU #election #generalelection #BrexitPartyLTD #NigelFarage #politics
 
Marina about the upcoming "The People" vs "The Establishment/Elites" election:

Johnson, Corbyn and Farage are all for ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. This could end badly

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #thepeople #theestablishment #theelites #Tories #Labour
 
Just a gentle reminder for those with short memories:

'Monstrous interference': UK pols furious at Obama's plan to intervene in EU debate
‘A monstrous interference,” Farage told Fox News Thursday. “I’d rather he stayed in Washington, frankly, if that’s what he’s going to do.”

“You wouldn’t expect the British Prime Minister to intervene in your presidential election, you wouldn’t expect the Prime Minister to endorse one candidate or another. Perhaps he’s another one of those people who doesn’t understand what [the EU] is,” Farage said.
And:
London Mayor Boris Johnson -- who was born in New York and has expressed strong support for the UK-U.S. relationship -- accused Obama of hypocrisy.

"I just think it's paradoxical that the United States, which wouldn't dream of allowing the slightest infringement of its own sovereignty, should be lecturing other countries about the need to enmesh themselves ever deeper in a federal superstate," Johnson said Tuesday.
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #USA #Trump #Obama #NigelFarage #BorisJohnson #interference
 
I don't really like the term "thought provoking", but to me this article for a change really does that. It really makes me think and wonder what Britain and Global Britain actually mean and what it might mean over the coming decades. Some interesting thought experiments.

2040: And what’s life going to be like in the “Untied Kingdom”…?

#Britain #UK #EU #politics #Britain #GlobalBritain #thinking
2040: And what’s life going to be like in the “Untied Kingdom”…?
 
Looks like the Brexiteers are pulling out Project Fear. Big time. £10 trillion is around 4-5 times the entire British economy. Which is going to disappear over night. Yeah, right....

https://twitter.com/DmitryOpines/status/1189936533803012096?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #ProjectFear #lies #propaganda #Economy #Tories #Labour

Twitter: Dmitry Grozoubinski on Twitter (Dmitry Grozoubinski)

 
Gnihihihihihihihihihi....

https://twitter.com/ByDonkeys/status/1189886692657905664?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #Halloween #BorisJohnson #Tories #VoteLeave

Twitter: Led By Donkeys on Twitter (Led By Donkeys)

 
And yet we're going to waste a decade or more on a political vanity project called Brexit (where one of the slogans supporters often repeat is that Britain needs to grow more of its own food....). The children and grandchildren and grand-grandchildren of today's Brexiteers will one day ask, "why did you waste your time on Brexit instead of stopping the destruction of our environment?

Climate change could leave southern Britain ‘unable’ to support crops

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #environment #climatechange
 
I've just read that the Tories have started to campaign with the hashtag #BritainDeservesBetter. May be I'm missing something, but haven't they been in power for almost the whole last decade? Surely everything should be just fine and dandy? Or are they admitting that they have failed? Is this classic Dom genius at work again?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #Tories #generalelection #slogan #BritainDeservesBetter
 
And yet the Tories proclaim to be the party of business and the economy.. Then why are they so desperate to make the country poorer?

Brexit deal means ‘£70bn hit to UK by 2029'

#brexit #UK #EU #politics #economy #poorer #Tories
 
So Boris Johnson gets the election he so desperately wanted. And by doing that he actually throws the Remainers a lifeline. Many think the Tories will easily win this election. While it is possible that he wins it I think there's still a good chance that he'll rue the decision to go after an election instead of sitting it out and somehow pushing through his WA. He was quite close. Now if the Remainers get their act together and Boris Johnson messes up a few times (plenty of opportunities for him to do that) there could very well be another hung parliament (among other reasons because there's a good chance the old two party system is dead). There could even be "grand coalition" of Labour, LibDems and SNP as almost certainly nobody will enter a coalition with the Tories if they don't get a majority.

This could get very interesting. And very very nasty.

Election 2019: Remainers have one last chance

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #vote #voting #Tories #Labour #LibDems #SNP #party
 
Not surprising at all I think. And I believe very plausible and possible I'd the "smaller" parties get it right. Both the Tories and Labour are past their sell by date for a growing part of the population

Professor John Curtice Makes Surprising Prediction For General Election 2019

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #election #generalelection #Tory #Labour
 
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