Brexit has been a Marmite issue since David Cameron so recklessly played the referendum card. His mistaken belief that the country had more remainers than leavers has left us in a political turmoil. Not since the disastrous folly of signing our country up to the Iraq War has British politics been committed to such a perilous adventure without regard for an exit strategy. Despite it’s silly soundbite of a name, Brexit is not an endgame or an exit strategy at all. In May’s incapable hands, Cameron’s folly has turned to disaster and the Tories’ mired negotiations with the European Union have made their Brexit an unalluring entrance to decades of economic uncertainty. As she wages this unholy Tory war of attrition against the EU, May creates only more hostile environments for our workforce, with yet more awaiting us the other side of this nasty party’s very nasty EU divorce project. Inward investment is stalling, jobs are being … [Read more...] about Labour Must Be Bold Enough To Rise With The Turning Tide, And Restate The Case For Britain To Remain In The EU
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RUSSIA caused outrage when it vetoed plans to set up an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Its the 12th time Russia has used its vetoing powers - but where does the world come from and who else has that authority? What does veto mean? Veto derives from Latin and the literal definition is: "I forbid." In terms of international affairs or a democratic body, it refers to the power used to stop an official action. Vetoing authority can be absolute, as in the United Nations Security Council, or limited. For instance two-thirds of the US House Senate can overrule a presidential veto. In the UK, the royal veto - or "withholding Royal Assent" - was last exercised in 1708 by Queen Anne with the Scottish Militia Bill 1708. How does veto power work in the EU? There are two broad ways of voting in the Council of the European Union: Unanimity - where everyone has to agree - and qualified majority voting (QMV). With QMV, the most common method of decision-making, each member … [Read more...] about What does veto mean, how does veto power work in the EU and which countries have veto rights in the UN security council?
A NEW “Museum of Brexit” will commemorate Britain's historic decision to quit the EU and go it alone. Set up by prominent Eurosceptic they want to gather campaign memorabilia from the past 40 years and tell the story of our decision to leave the bloc. Campaigners are looking for as many documents about the movement to free us from Brussels as possible – so that when historians look back at the referendum it will not be ‘told by the side who lost’. But while items like the “original Ukip fruitcake” could end up in there, they say it is a serious endeavour with an “academically scrupulous” sentiment. Gawain Towler, until recently Ukip’s longstanding head of communications, is one of those behind the plans –saying if he and others don’t so this “then nobody will”. Speaking to The Sun he said he is worried without a digital trail historians will only have one side of the Brexit story to go on – … [Read more...] about A new ‘Museum of Brexit’ will commemorate Britain’s historic decision to quit the EU and go it alone by gathering campaign memorabilia from the past 40 years
Picture: AFP By Nomi Byström Whistleblower Christopher Wylie’s revelations on the exploiting of voters’ data have been heavyweight not once but twice. In the European Union too, personal data of millions was harnessed to influence choices at the ballot box: to vote for leaving the European Union in the Brexit referendum of 23 June 2016. As for voters themselves, they were oblivious to what was done with their information. But Wylie’s insights also affirm how truth can be stranger than fiction. Perhaps this is also the reason why, despite attempts to draw attention to the abuses of data for years, scholars, journalists and civil society organisations have had an uphill struggle to make their voices heard. The March revelations did not come out of the blue. Rather, they have brought much-needed attention to what has been known about shady and nothing short of unlawful campaigning activities. Violating the UK Data Protection Act, enormous, politically … [Read more...] about Personal data was weaponised against democracy in the EU – and can be again
UK Politics By Tom Moseley Political reporter 28 February 2018 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42979920 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit It's English law, in English - but the courtroom is in Paris.According to French reports, the new "international chamber" is an attempt to … [Read more...] about Why English courts are opening in the EU