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Savage. But don't worry, now that he's got Brexit done and is free from the constraints of the EU his gigantomaniac infrastructure projects will surely turn to unrivalled successes?
HS2, bridge over the Irish channel, easy peasy, a doddle...

https://twitter.com/BBCPolitics/status/1227670488467595264?s=09

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #infrastructure #HS2 #train #bridge

Twitter: BBC Politics on Twitter (BBC Politics)

 
Just you wait until Brexit has actually happened, we're only in the transition phase now. Just you wait until you have to make sure your (blue) passport is valid for at least six months. Just you wait until you need an international driving license just to drive a car in some EU countries. Just you wait until your travel insurance skyrockets because the EHIC won't be valid any more. Just you wait until you need to apply for a visa waiver before even traveling to the EU, like you already have to do before traveling to the US.

And yes, that's exactly what you voted for. Sovereignty goes both ways. If the UK "takes back control of its borders", so does the EU.

https://twitter.com/ColinBrowning14/status/1227906931450425344?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #travel #visa #passports #bluepassports #sovereignty #takingbackcontrol #youwonyouownit #youwongetoverit

Twitter: Colin Browning on Twitter (Colin Browning)

 
Should someone remind them that the UK could have had blue passports all along while in the EU? And that therefore blue passports are not in the slightest a sign of independence?

https://twitter.com/LeaveEUOfficial/status/1227953440413933568

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #passports #bluepassports #nonsense
 
The cabinet reshuffle in a nutshell:

https://twitter.com/davidschneider/status/1227939871001579520?s=19

#politics #UK #cabinet #reshuffle #Brexit #EU

Twitter: David Schneider on Twitter (David Schneider)

 
But isn't that what people voted for? And anyway, with everyone getting a fancy new blue passport (and happily paying for the privilege) it won't be an issue anyway?

BRITISH TRAVELLERS FACE BEING TURNED AWAY AT EU AIRPORTS OVER NEW PASSPORT EXPIRY RULES AFTER BREXIT

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #passports #travel #bureaucracy #redtape
 
I think that should read "the Tories/government", not "Britain". Lots of people have predicted this for years.

Britain finally admits that Brexit means the death of frictionless trade with Europe

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #frictionless
 
Surely this was all just the fault of the EU and a plot by the Remoaners and now that England is free from the chains of the EU he should have been acquitted?

'Brexit film' producer jailed for £500k loan application fraud

#Brexit #UK #EU #film #politics #fraud #sarcasm #fail
 
Something most Brexiteers won't understand until the rude, very rude, awakening. The UK will have to very costly replicate all the previously shared agencies, which will have to be filled with bureaucrats and technocrats. Said bureaucrats and technocrats will want to cover their asses, as they will be in the firing line otherwise if anything goes wrong, so there will be a lot of regulation. The same applies to minister who while talking about "cutting red tape" in their Sunday speeches and press releases will also want to cover their asses, again meaning more regulation.

And then there's all the customs paperwork UK exporters to the EU will most likely have to complete. That will probably create several tens of thousands of jobs, so there are at least some good news. That's not even really mentioned in the article.

Why Brexit will lead to more red tape, not less

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #trade #regulations #redtape #cuttingredtape
 
#Unions-Fraktionsvize
" #Deutschland sollte sich an nuklearer #Abschreckung beteiligen"
#CDU-Politiker Johann #Wadephul dringt auf eine Zusammenarbeit mit #Frankreich bei #Atomwaffen. #Paris solle diese unter ein gemeinsames #Kommando der #EU oder der #Nato stellen.

#CDU #CSU #Groko #Regierung #Atomwaffen #Nukes

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/cdu-politiker-johann-wadepuhl-deutschland-sollte-sich-an-nuklearer-abschreckung-beteiligen-a-b7d41d38-55dc-4ad3-b579-fd3a51398daf

...und die werden gewählt......
 
Didn't they promise that once we had left the EU there would be £350M/week for the NHS? Didn't they promise there would be dozens of amazing trade deals signed the minute after Brexit happened? Didn't they promise the UK wouldn't have to pay a single penny of the "divorce bill"? I guess a lot of Brexiteers must be feeling rather sheepish now.....

https://twitter.com/DouglasCarswell/status/1223719131851128845

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #promises #350millionNHS #tradedeals #YouWonYouOwnIt #YouWonYouBetterDeliver
 
I wonder what the ********* who put up these posters has to say about all the Brits moving to Spain and France (mainly) to retire in the sun but never bother to learn any of the local lingo (not to mention eating only English food at English pubs while reading English language newspapers).....

Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #language #English #Spanish #French #integration #immigrants #immigration
 
How pathetic and idiotic can the Brexiteers get? (I'm sure he knows there's a transition period, but that's obviously not the point of his tweet. He just wants to whip up the Brexit supporters (many of which will fall for this kind of nonsense) and try to rile the Remainers)

https://twitter.com/DanielJHannan/status/1223660421514698761

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #transitionperiod #DanielHannanIsPathetic #YouWonItYouOwnIt #YouWonYouBetterDeliver
 
An important point, which could still lead to enormous pressure on the government once Brexit all goes wrong and the promised sunlit uplands don't appear but jobs disappear as production is shifted from the UK to the continent (with the increased bureaucracy JIT etc simply won't be feasible any longer):
Despite the Conservatives' election success, polls conducted during the campaign suggested - as they had done for the last two years - that there was a small but consistent majority in favour of remaining in the EU.
Brexit: Do Britons now agree about leaving the EU?

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #YouWonYouOwnIt #YouWonYouBetterDeliver #rejoin #BBC
 
Now that the UK has left the EU the Brexiteers referendum mandate to take the UK out of the EU is gone, their strongest argument is gone. Now they need to show they can fulfil their promises of a better future. Meaning they're on the defence. They won it, they own it. They need to deliver. It's their fault if it goes wrong. And it's up to the Rejoiners to make the positive case to (re-)join the EU, the advantages it will bring when Brexit doesn't deliver what it was promised to deliver.

The end of the dream. The start of the resistance.

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #rejoin #YouWonYouOwnIt #YouWonYouHaveToDeliver #resistance #fightback
 
We pay £350M to the EU every week, ~~let's fund the NHS instead~~ let's pay it to US drug companies instead!

Trump will insist NHS pays more for drugs in trade deal, says ambassador

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #US #drugs #Trump #BorisJohnson #trade #tradedeal #tradetalks
 
This is a pretty good summary of the whole unholy mess we're in. And a reminder why we need to hold the perpetrators to account once it all goes really wrong.

Brexit Day is no cause for celebration – this is a moment of profound national shame

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #liars #BorisJohnson #NigelFarage #NationalShame #YouWonGetOverIt
 
This leaves a few open points/questions.....

https://twitter.com/davidallengreen/status/1223251120711258113?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #youwonityouownit #youwongetoverit

Twitter: David Allen Green on Twitter (David Allen Green)

 
I'm confused, an article like that in The Times? Aren't they supposed to support Brexit and sing its praises?

Promises to UK fishing industry were just another Brexit fantasy

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #fishing #fantasy
 
Wow, the Brexit celebrations are really popular, so unbelievably popular they couldn't even crowdfund the £500k needed to make Big Ben bong.....

Brexit: Big Ben bongs fundraising appeal closes

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #crowdfunding #BigBen #popular
 

#Brexit: The #EU is reducing its space by 1 #GB. 🤔😅


#joke #lol #just4fun #humor
 
Wow, rarely have I read so much empty drivel in one place. Meaningless platitudes instead of real plans and projects. Oh, and don't count me in when you talk about "us". This thing is yours, you wanted it, you own it, you sort it out, you better deliver on your promises. And if you don't we hold you accountable. Don't try to shift failure on us.

https://twitter.com/Jacob_Rees_Mogg/status/1221498577656188928?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #JacobReesMogg #nonsense

Twitter: Jacob Rees-Mogg on Twitter (Jacob Rees-Mogg)

 
Quite frankly, I don't really care. I'm just going to ignore their gloating. And then pay it back once it all goes wrong. "You won, you own it!", "You won, get over it!" I know we should be better than them, but quite frankly, I don't care any more. I'll let them gloat for now. Should they be right after all (which I'm pretty sure they won't be) then I'll be happy for them as it will also benefit me. But if they're not (which I firmly believe) then I feel I've earned the right to gloat and to blame. Then I feel I've earned the right to hold them accountable for the misery they have brought on to the country. Then I feel I've earned the right to rub their noses in it.

Brexit celebrations ‘rub our noses in it’, says Heseltine

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #gloating #youwongetoverit #youwonyouownit #brexitcelebrations #gettingbrexitdone
 
Well, it's hard to show solidarity with people who didn't want to listen, who gloated, who insulted you and called you names. It's hard not to say, "you won, get over it". It's hard not so say, "you won, you own it". Especially because when it all goes pear shaped there will be no apology forthcoming, only blame. Blame for those who warned, blame for those who tried to stop or at least soften the disaster they could see coming.

With Boris Johnson in control, the danger is that liberals will give up the fight

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #youwonyouownit #youwongetoverit #blame #fight
 
Benutzt hier jemand Windows? Und Office? Und einen Browser?

Und hat sich Sorgen gemacht, dass Microsoft in letzter Zeit so wenig versucht hat, ihren Usern unter illegaler Ausnutzung ihres Monopols ihre unterperformenden Ranztechnologien überzuhelfen, ob sie wollen oder nicht?

Gut, in Sachen erzwungene Windows-Updates und endlosem Rumgenerve, man möge Windows 10 installieren, war Microsoft eher nicht zurückhaltend. Aber es gab schon länger kein DU WIRST JETZT INTERNET EXPLORER BENUTZEN!!1! mehr.

Keine Sorge. Das Warten ist vorbei. Microsoft installiert jetzt allen Office 365-Usern ungefragt und ungebeten eine Chrome-Extension, die die Suchmaschine zu Bing umstellt.

Ach komm, Fefe, ich verwende Firefox, das betrifft mich nicht!
Support for the Firefox web browser is planned for a later date.
Ach komm, Fefe, das ist doch nur die englische Seite, sowas würden die sich in der EU nie trauen!
At this time, the extension will only be installed on devices in the following locations, based on the IP address of the device:
    - Australia - Canada - **France** - **Germany** - India - United Kingdom - United States
Doch, würden sie!

Es ist allerhöchste Zeit, dass die EU diese Firma mal in ganz kleine Teile zertrümmert. Alternativ müsste einfach ein Gericht urteilen, dass man denen die Arbeitszeit für das Rückgängigmachen in Rechnung stellen kann. Dann könnte ich damit auch gut leben.

#fefebot #benutzthierjemand #EU #microsoft
 
Benutzt hier jemand Windows? Und Office? Und einen Browser?

Und hat sich Sorgen gemacht, dass Microsoft in letzter Zeit so wenig versucht hat, ihren Usern unter illegaler Ausnutzung ihres Monopols ihre unterperformenden Ranztechnologien überzuhelfen, ob sie wollen oder nicht?

Gut, in Sachen erzwungene Windows-Updates und endlosem Rumgenerve, man möge Windows 10 installieren, war Microsoft eher nicht zurückhaltend. Aber es gab schon länger kein DU WIRST JETZT INTERNET EXPLORER BENUTZEN!!1! mehr.

Keine Sorge. Das Warten ist vorbei. Microsoft installiert jetzt allen Office 365-Usern ungefragt und ungebeten eine Chrome-Extension, die die Suchmaschine zu Bing umstellt.

Ach komm, Fefe, ich verwende Firefox, das betrifft mich nicht!
Support for the Firefox web browser is planned for a later date.
Ach komm, Fefe, das ist doch nur die englische Seite, sowas würden die sich in der EU nie trauen!
At this time, the extension will only be installed on devices in the following locations, based on the IP address of the device:
    - Australia - Canada - **France** - **Germany** - India - United Kingdom - United States
Doch, würden sie!

Es ist allerhöchste Zeit, dass die EU diese Firma mal in ganz kleine Teile zertrümmert. Alternativ müsste einfach ein Gericht urteilen, dass man denen die Arbeitszeit für das Rückgängigmachen in Rechnung stellen kann. Dann könnte ich damit auch gut leben.

#fefebot #benutzthierjemand #EU #microsoft
 
Soon reality will collide heavily with the empty slogans and promises made to win the election. Hopefully Boris Johnson and the Tories will be held to account.

Many in the north backed Brexit. They will soon begin to feel the costs

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #north #slogans #promises #brokenpromises #trade
 
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
 
Aktivistin
Italienische #Justiz bestätigt Freilassung von Carola #Rackete
Die italienische Justiz arbeitet die Festnahme der damaligen #Seenotretterin Carola Rackete weiter auf. Nun ist erneut ein #Gericht zu dem Ergebnis gekommen: Das hätte nicht passieren dürfen.

https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/carola-rackete-italienische-justiz-bestaetigt-freilassung-a-9fa0192a-5904-49c4-8fd3-6078b30dcee6

#Salvinilostronzo #legalamerda #Seawatch #Seebrücke statt #Seehofer #EU #Flüchtlinge #Mittelmeer #Migranten
 
#Leak: Das sind die #SMS, die von der #Leyen von ihrem #Diensthandy gelöscht hat

#Flintenuschi #EU

https://www.der-postillon.com/2020/01/ursu-leak.html

Sayonara, Suckers!
 
#Human #Rights #Watch zu #China
„#Supergau für die #Menschenrechte“

Die Organisation wirft #Peking vor, Menschenrechte brutalst zu unterdrücken. Die internationale #Politik hat die Situation sogar noch verschlimmert.

https://taz.de/Human-Rights-Watch-zu-China/!5655416/

#taz #HRW #Xi #Roth #Honglong #Uiguren #Trump #EU
 
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
 
Claus-Peter #Reisch:
"Vieles ist mir zu #linksradikal"
Politische Agitation und radikale Aussagen bringen die #Seenotrettung nicht weiter, sagt #Kapitän Claus-Peter Reisch. Er fährt nicht mehr für #Mission #Lifeline aufs Meer.

#Seebrücke statt #Seehofer #Mittelmeer #EU #Flüchtlinge
 
Europäische Netzpolitik: Die Rückkehr des Axel Voss - Golem.de

Dr Axel Votz....
#nieWiederCDU #EU
 
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
 
Jahresrückblick 2019 mit Martin Sonneborn: "Wir holen uns neue Probleme in die EU"

Mutter Theresa war wahrscheinlich auch eine #umweltsau
#EU #DiePARTEI #sonneborn
 
Jahresrückblick 2019 mit Martin Sonneborn: "Wir holen uns neue Probleme in die EU"

Mutter Theresa war wahrscheinlich auch eine #umweltsau
#EU #DiePARTEI #sonneborn
 
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