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Unless something changes all that talk about "sovereignty" and "letting our own parliament decide our laws" was just yet another empty promise, certainly in regards to trade deals with all their legal, economical and societal consequences. It will just be another power grab by a Tory government with impacts lasting for generations, possibly forever.

Think Britain has sovereignty over trade deals? Not when MPs can’t stop them

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #tradedeals #tradedeal #sovereignty #takingbackcontrol #powergrab #Parliament #trade
 
I'm a bit confused now: From what I've seen a lot of Brexiteers are rather upset about the supreme courts judgement about Boris Johnson and his government shutting down parliament, claiming that "these unelected and unaccountable judges" are "trying to stop Brexit". Yet I'm pretty sure we were very recently (often by the same Brexiteers, not to mention Boris Johnson and his unelected and unaccountable spad Dominic Cummings etc) told that the prorogation had nothing to do with Brexit and was only (and really only!!!!!) to allow Boris Johnson and his team to prepare for a queens speech and a new governments policy decisions.

So if Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings didn't shut down parliament to prevent it from stopping Brexit, how are the judges trying to help stopping Brexit?

#Brexit #UK #politics #parliament #BorisJohnson #prorogation #supremecourt
 
Interesting point of view on all the theatre and kerfuffle today. Boris Johnson isn't showing his strength, on the contrary, he's showing how weak his position is. He wouldn't need to use all these tricks if he was acting from a position of strength, he would have the support of parliament (and the voters). But he doesn't, so he needs to use these dirty tricks. Which quite well could backfire. Badly.



#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #BorisJohnson #weakness #parliament
 
Why not threaten a nuclear strike? I mean, if ruling nothing out improves the UK's negotiation position, why not threaten a nuclear strike?
Brexit: suspending parliament should not be ruled out, says Dominic Raab
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #negotiation #strength #power #democracy #parliament #nuclearstrike
 

EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?


In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics,…
Article word count: 531

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19491061
Posted by sanqui (karma: 1193)
Post stats: Points: 181 - Comments: 68 - 2019-03-26T12:24:08Z

\#HackerNews #disastrous #eus #happens #internet #law #next #off #parliament #signs #what
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[1]Deeplinks Blog by [2]Veridiana Alimonti | March 21, 2019
[3]Hiperderecho, the leading digital rights organization in Peru, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today launched its second ¿[4]Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?), an evaluation of the privacy practices of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that millions of Peruvians use every day. This yearʼs...

[5]Deeplinks Blog by [6]Danny OʼBrien | March 1, 2019
Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers [7]found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is China’s largest province, and home to China’s Uighurs...

[8]Deeplinks Blog by [9]Katitza Rodriguez | February 21, 2019
Law enforcement access to data is in the middle of a profound [10]shake-up [11]across the globe. States are pushing to get quicker, deeper, and more invasive access to personal data stored on the global Internet, and are looking to water down the international safeguards around privacy and due...

[12]Deeplinks Blog by [13]Veridiana Alimonti, Annie Harrison | January 31, 2019

[14]International
[15]Deeplinks Blog by [16]Danny OʼBrien | January 18, 2019
Update, January 18: EU ministers have failed to [17]approve the compromise text—with Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, and Portugal all voting against the current Article 13/11 proposal. Keep up the pressure! If you’re in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Sweden...

[18]International
[19]Deeplinks Blog by [20]Danny OʼBrien | December 28, 2018
To the extent that 260-page regulations can ever be said to be “famous,” Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) certainly had its moment in limelight in 2018. When it came into force on May 25, it was heralded by a flurry of emails from tech companies, desperate to re-establish their...

[21]Deeplinks Blog by [22]Jillian C. York | December 26, 2018
This year, we refocused our attention on [23]Offline, our project that seeks to raise awareness of and provide actions readers can take to support imprisoned bloggers, digital activists, and technologists. Originally launched in 2015, Offline currently features six individuals from four countries whose critical voices have been silenced by...

[24]Deeplinks Blog by [25]Veridiana Alimonti | December 18, 2018
[26]Fundación Karisma, Colombia’s leading digital rights organization, just launched its fourth annual ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? report in collaboration with EFF. The results are even more encouraging than the ones seen [27]in 2017, with significant improvement in transparency - five companies published transparency reports, and four publicly explained...

[28]Deeplinks Blog by [29]Cory Doctorow | December 13, 2018
Today, EU negotiators in Strasbourg struggled to craft the final language of the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, in their last possible meeting for 2019. They failed, thanks in large part to the Directive’s two most controversial clauses: Article 11, which requires paid licenses for linking to news...

[30]Deeplinks Blog by [31]Danny OʼBrien | December 10, 2018
EFF, as part of a coalition of over sixty other human rights groups led by [32]Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International —[33]still have questions for Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO. Leaks and rumors continue to spread from Google about “Project Dragonfly,” a secretive plan to create a censored, trackable...

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next?


In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics,…
Article word count: 531

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19491061
Posted by sanqui (karma: 1193)
Post stats: Points: 181 - Comments: 68 - 2019-03-26T12:24:08Z

\#HackerNews #disastrous #eus #happens #internet #law #next #off #parliament #signs #what
Article content:




[1]Deeplinks Blog by [2]Veridiana Alimonti | March 21, 2019
[3]Hiperderecho, the leading digital rights organization in Peru, in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, today launched its second ¿[4]Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?), an evaluation of the privacy practices of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that millions of Peruvians use every day. This yearʼs...

[5]Deeplinks Blog by [6]Danny OʼBrien | March 1, 2019
Earlier this month, security researcher Victor Gevers [7]found and disclosed an exposed database live-tracking the locations of about 2.6 million residents of Xinjiang, China, offering a window into what a digital surveillance state looks like in the 21st century. Xinjiang is China’s largest province, and home to China’s Uighurs...

[8]Deeplinks Blog by [9]Katitza Rodriguez | February 21, 2019
Law enforcement access to data is in the middle of a profound [10]shake-up [11]across the globe. States are pushing to get quicker, deeper, and more invasive access to personal data stored on the global Internet, and are looking to water down the international safeguards around privacy and due...

[12]Deeplinks Blog by [13]Veridiana Alimonti, Annie Harrison | January 31, 2019

[14]International
[15]Deeplinks Blog by [16]Danny OʼBrien | January 18, 2019
Update, January 18: EU ministers have failed to [17]approve the compromise text—with Germany, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Finland and Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, and Portugal all voting against the current Article 13/11 proposal. Keep up the pressure! If you’re in the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland, Sweden...

[18]International
[19]Deeplinks Blog by [20]Danny OʼBrien | December 28, 2018
To the extent that 260-page regulations can ever be said to be “famous,” Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) certainly had its moment in limelight in 2018. When it came into force on May 25, it was heralded by a flurry of emails from tech companies, desperate to re-establish their...

[21]Deeplinks Blog by [22]Jillian C. York | December 26, 2018
This year, we refocused our attention on [23]Offline, our project that seeks to raise awareness of and provide actions readers can take to support imprisoned bloggers, digital activists, and technologists. Originally launched in 2015, Offline currently features six individuals from four countries whose critical voices have been silenced by...

[24]Deeplinks Blog by [25]Veridiana Alimonti | December 18, 2018
[26]Fundación Karisma, Colombia’s leading digital rights organization, just launched its fourth annual ¿Dónde Estan Mis Datos? report in collaboration with EFF. The results are even more encouraging than the ones seen [27]in 2017, with significant improvement in transparency - five companies published transparency reports, and four publicly explained...

[28]Deeplinks Blog by [29]Cory Doctorow | December 13, 2018
Today, EU negotiators in Strasbourg struggled to craft the final language of the Copyright in the Single Digital Market Directive, in their last possible meeting for 2019. They failed, thanks in large part to the Directive’s two most controversial clauses: Article 11, which requires paid licenses for linking to news...

[30]Deeplinks Blog by [31]Danny OʼBrien | December 10, 2018
EFF, as part of a coalition of over sixty other human rights groups led by [32]Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International —[33]still have questions for Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO. Leaks and rumors continue to spread from Google about “Project Dragonfly,” a secretive plan to create a censored, trackable...

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Is it time to start panic buying yet?

Currently I'm moving towards thinking it will be either Crash Brexit (formerly known as no deal Brexit) by incompetence (formerly known as accident) or no Brexit at all. I'd be very happy with the latter, but I fear the former is the more likely. Here's my reasoning:

As we know Theresa May's "deal" (it's not the deal anyway, just the withdrawal agreement) was just voted down again. Resoundingly. Tomorrow will see a vote about no deal. I think parliament will probably vote against no deal. So what happens then? In another vote parliament might then vote for an extension of article 50, but only just. But there's a catch: The UK can't unilaterally extend article 50, it can only ask the EU for an extension. To which the EU needs to agree unanimously. And the EU has already clarified that they will only consider an extension if the UK can present a clear reason and most importantly a clear plan how to resolve the issue. Which the UK can't. Because nobody has a f***ing clue how to fix this mess. Well, or at least not in a way they can agree on.

So the clock ticks down to the 29th of March when the UK will drop out of the EU by automatic operation of the law. Simple as that. Something the ERG nutcases will be very pleased with, and they will do their everything to achieve exactly that.

If no extension is granted because there is no agreeable proposal how and by when to resolve the issue but parliament still wants to avoid Crash Brexit, then it needs to get its act together and push through a revocation of article 50. Which the UK can do unilaterally. But at this point nobody is really talking about and at least at this point I don't see any real appetite for it either.

And all the while life is on hold, business is spending millions (or more likely billions) in trying to prepare, more and more international businesses are abandoning the UK, jobs are lost or not created and the economy suffers.

Interesting times we live in.....

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #crash #nodeal #remain #revovearticle50 #economy #parliament
 
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