Radio Sputnik discussed Boris Johnson’s latest comments with Andreas Bieler, professor of political economy at the University of Nottingham. Sputnik: What do you make of this latest row over Boris Johnson’s remarks and him referring to Mrs. May’s plan as “wrapping a suicide vest around Britain and handing the detonator to Brussels”? He has received quite a bit of criticism from senior Tories. Andreas Bieler: That’s correct, and I think that there are two issues in relation to these remarks. On the one hand, it’s again a very inflammatory way with which Boris Johnson has chosen to make his point. A lot of senior Conservative members of the party made it very clear that they find this reference to a suicide vest highly inappropriate. The other issue is that it does reflect a deep split within the Conservative Party over how to position … [Read more...] about UK Tories Cannot Agree on a ‘Joint Position Vis-à-Vis the European Union’ – Prof
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Welsh voters face being left nearly £2,000 worse off in the event of no deal and now back remaining in the European Union, according to anti-Brexit campaigners. Some 44% of Welsh voters want a say on the outcome of the talks, polling for the People’s Vote campaign found. Welsh voters backed quitting the European Union by 53% to 47%, but now 51% would vote to remain compared to 49%, the YouGov study for the group found. The usual margin of error for polling is 3%. Peter Kellner, former president of YouGov, said: “With Wales now opposed to Brexit, albeit narrowly, this now means that all three nations in the UK outside England now back remaining in the European Union.” “This should concern all politicians who seek to preserve the integrity of the United Kingdom.” “The shift has been driven by Labour voters, where the swing to Remain is 6%, double the average for all Welsh voters. In the referendum two years ago, Labour supporters voted 66-34% for … [Read more...] about Wales now backs remaining in the European Union, according to poll
I cannot believe you winging Remainers. We had a vote to leave the EU full stop. We also understood what it meant and what we voted for to Leave and not still ruled by the EU and all the self-interests of the political elite. Why can’t you accept this? If we had a general election and god forbid Labour won would you be asking for a rerun because you realised they would bankrupt the country? No! So why are you asking with Brexit, after we’re promised we would get whatever the result is? Leave won! No wonder people don’t believe a word the useless politicians say. Most of your lot said if we didn’t join the euro currency our whole economy would be ruined. But again what happened? We were fine and did better than most. If we don’t leave this corrupt club you, The Independent, and the politicians will feel the wrath of the people who think you are all traitors to our country and to our democracy. Steve HawkesAddress supplied It would be a terrible thing to … [Read more...] about Letters: We voted to leave the European Union, just deal with it
By Peter Krekó “Tough guys have emerged in European politics” – this is how Viktor Orbán greeted the new Italian government after its formation in June. More recently, Orbán called Salvini his hero. The recent meeting between Viktor Orbán and Matteo Salvini – two favorite politicians of Steve Bannon, who wrote they are “redefining” European democracy - made big waves in the international media, creating widespread speculations that the two politicians will run a joint political platform and totally change the political landscape in Europe. Is it really going to happen? It is highly unlikely, and here are the reasons why. First: while Viktor Orbán and Matteo Salvini unquestionably have a lot in common - illiberal instincts, a hatred towards George Soros, and anti-immigrant and anti-EU rhetoric, they belong to different Party families. In the European Parliament, Salvini is three blocks’ distance from Orbán now, … [Read more...] about Will Salvini and Orbán rock the European Union? No!
(CNN)Here is some background information about the European Union. About the European Union:The European Union is an international organization made up of 28 European countries. It governs common economic, social and security policies of its member states. According to the EU website, the objectives of the EU are to establish European citizenship, ensure freedom, justice and security, promote economic and social progress, and assert Europe's role in the world. Membership is open to any country with a democratic government, a good human rights record, and sound economic policies. Read More The member states delegate sovereignty to the EU institutions to represent the interests of the European Union as a whole. Decisions and procedures stem from treaties ratified by the member states. The capital of the European Union is Brussels, Belgium. The EU is run by five main bodies: European Parliament, Council of the Union, European Commission, Court of Justice, and the Court of Auditors. … [Read more...] about European Union Fast Facts