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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
 
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
 
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
 

It is time for the US to have a female president!


#politics #Election #Humor #Feminism #Satire
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A federal judge has granted North Dakota Republicans the ability to block Native Americans from voting


United States moving away from being a democracy every day.

The country is turning into an apartheid style society.

#politics #election #racism #apartheid
 

A federal judge has granted North Dakota Republicans the ability to block Native Americans from voting


United States moving away from being a democracy every day.

The country is turning into an apartheid style society.

#politics #election #racism #apartheid
 
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
 
This guy spotted a newspaper article explaining the situation in the Middle-East in a couple of concise sentences.
Ehhhhrrrmmmm?
As the headline says: Clear as mud.

#middle-east #politics #confusing #political-opportunism #there-is-no-plan
 
This guy spotted a newspaper article explaining the situation in the Middle-East in a couple of concise sentences.
Ehhhhrrrmmmm?
As the headline says: Clear as mud.

#middle-east #politics #confusing #political-opportunism #there-is-no-plan
 
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)

 
#politics #DemocraticDebate #MayorPete #mansplaining
Mayor Pete wins mansplaining contest in otherwise substantive Democratic debate
Warren, Sanders and Klobuchar benefited from an improved format — but Buttigieg seemed mean and Biden rudderless
The results were illuminating. Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts all came across the actual grown-ups in the room. Sanders, as usual, impressed with his moral clarity. Klobuchar is an unapologetic centrist, but presented a strong case for her competence as a leader and ability to pull the levers of power to get things done. Warren, in particular, took advantage of the time to show off her earnest intelligence and in-depth knowledge of both policy and the strategies needed to get those policies passed.
Buttigieg came across — there's no nice way to say this! — as a mansplainer. He tore first into Warren, and then, in case anyone missed the pattern, went after Klobuchar for good measure. He leaned heavily into every disagreement with the two women on stage, drawing them into long fights that got straight-up nasty — in direct contrast with the rest of the night, when candidates emphasized how much they liked each other, even when disagreeing.
Buttigieg fans online insisted that he was only responding to criticism, but the truth is that Warren had not mentioned him by name, only mentioning big-money fundraisers, when the mayor took his shot. He pounced right away with a hectoring, condescending tone, repeatedly using the phrase "purity tests" and then applying one of his own, trying to shame Warren for making money in her private legal career.
He even outright said "I know this isn’t likely" that Warren doesn't have the capacity to go home and enjoy "the holiday spirit", which was an ugly, sexist moment, leaning heavily on misogynist stereotypes about ambitious women being joyless and lacking nurturing feelings.
Then, in case there was any confusion about Buttigieg's preferred spat opponents, he pulled the same trick with fellow centrist Klobuchar,...
 
#politics #DemocraticDebate #MayorPete #mansplaining
Mayor Pete wins mansplaining contest in otherwise substantive Democratic debate
Warren, Sanders and Klobuchar benefited from an improved format — but Buttigieg seemed mean and Biden rudderless
The results were illuminating. Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts all came across the actual grown-ups in the room. Sanders, as usual, impressed with his moral clarity. Klobuchar is an unapologetic centrist, but presented a strong case for her competence as a leader and ability to pull the levers of power to get things done. Warren, in particular, took advantage of the time to show off her earnest intelligence and in-depth knowledge of both policy and the strategies needed to get those policies passed.
Buttigieg came across — there's no nice way to say this! — as a mansplainer. He tore first into Warren, and then, in case anyone missed the pattern, went after Klobuchar for good measure. He leaned heavily into every disagreement with the two women on stage, drawing them into long fights that got straight-up nasty — in direct contrast with the rest of the night, when candidates emphasized how much they liked each other, even when disagreeing.
Buttigieg fans online insisted that he was only responding to criticism, but the truth is that Warren had not mentioned him by name, only mentioning big-money fundraisers, when the mayor took his shot. He pounced right away with a hectoring, condescending tone, repeatedly using the phrase "purity tests" and then applying one of his own, trying to shame Warren for making money in her private legal career.
He even outright said "I know this isn’t likely" that Warren doesn't have the capacity to go home and enjoy "the holiday spirit", which was an ugly, sexist moment, leaning heavily on misogynist stereotypes about ambitious women being joyless and lacking nurturing feelings.
Then, in case there was any confusion about Buttigieg's preferred spat opponents, he pulled the same trick with fellow centrist Klobuchar,...
 
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
 
Yesterday’s election in the UK has overshadowed a less important but pretty spectacular development in the South Pacific: The archipelago of #Bougainville, which is home to 200.000 people, has voted for #independence in a #referendum. A crushing majority of 98% voted for secession from Papua New Guinea which means that the world is likely to have a new nation pretty soon.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/bougainville-independence-newest-nation-vote-papua-new-guinea-south-pacific-a9242291.html #NWOnews #PapuaNewGuinea #NewGuinea #Oceania #politics
 
Yesterday’s election in the UK has overshadowed a less important but pretty spectacular development in the South Pacific: The archipelago of #Bougainville, which is home to 200.000 people, has voted for #independence in a #referendum. A crushing majority of 98% voted for secession from Papua New Guinea which means that the world is likely to have a new nation pretty soon.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/bougainville-independence-newest-nation-vote-papua-new-guinea-south-pacific-a9242291.html #NWOnews #PapuaNewGuinea #NewGuinea #Oceania #politics
 
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
 
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