Nigel Farage sensationally claimed today that it would be better to delay Brexit than leave under Boris Johnson's new deal. The Brexit Party leader lashed out at the compromise hammered out by the Prime Minister with Brussels and claimed it would be thrown out by MPs. They are set to vote on the 11th hour agreement in historic session in the House of Commons on Saturday. Mr Farage told Sky News today: 'Look I would much rather we had an extension and a chance of a general election than accept this dreadful new EU treaty.' Mr Farage told Sky News today: 'Look I would much rather we had an extension and a chance of a general election than accept this dreadful new EU treaty' The Brexit Party leader lashed out at the compromise hammered out by the Prime Minister (pictured with Jean-Claude Juncker today) with Brussels Asked a similar question by the BBC he said: 'I would very much like us to leave on the October 31 but I understand that the Benn Act has been passed and that … [Read more...] about Nigel Farage blast blasts Boris Johnson’s Brexit new deal says he would rather DELAY leaving the EU again
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It will be 'very difficult' to reach a new Brexit deal by the October 31 deadline, the EU’s chief negotiator warned last night. Michel Barnier told ambassadors that Britain's Irish backstop alternative is still not acceptable – despite concessions from Boris Johnson. UK and Brussels negotiators locked themselves away in the EU Commission’s headquarters over the weekend to hammer out a compromise in time for a crunch summit on Thursday. It came after Mr Johnson's fresh proposals on how to solve the Northern Ireland border issue were given a warm reception by Irish premier Leo Varadkar last week. But Mr Barnier said there had not been 'as much progress' as hoped during a briefing last night to update member states. Michel Barnier told ambassadors that Britain's Irish backstop alternative is still not acceptable RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Jacob Rees-Mogg admits he might have to 'eat his words' to... Boris Johnson tells Cabinet his new Brexit deal … [Read more...] about EU’s Michel Barnier pours cold water on hopes of new deal by October 31 saying backstop negotiations have not made ‘as much progress’ as hoped
Most US voters would support a “Green New Deal”, for the country to transform its infrastructure with a rapid shift to clean energy. But while the idea is gaining attention on Capitol Hill, it lacks key political support. According to a survey from the Yale Climate Change Communication program, 81% of voters backed its description of a Green New Deal. Similar plans vary in detail, but all are inspired by the New Deal that Franklin Delano Roosevelt launched to battle the effects of the Great Depression. The idea was central to the high-profile campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young Democratic socialist from New York who won a US House seat in November. Ocasio-Cortez and the youth-led Sunrise Movement are encouraging Democrats, who will retake the House majority in January, to produce a blueprint. Their Green New Deal would center around creating new jobs and lessening inequality. Aiming to virtually eliminate US greenhouse gas pollution in a decade, it would be … [Read more...] about What is the Green New Deal and is it technically possible?
American carnage and Brexit collapse, detention camps and environmental breakdown – the daily barrage of bad news makes it easy to forget that these are disparate symptoms of the same disease unleashed by the 2008 financial crisis. Back then, activists in Europe and the US pushed for a holistic cure: a Green New Deal to deliver necessary investments in people and planet. But establishment economists waved them off, preferring a shot-in-the-arm of easy money. Now, all the grave symptoms of recession have returned – and the old drugs don’t work any more, antibiotics to which the disease has already adapted. But now is not the time for I-told-you-so. Never before has so much idle cash accumulated as in the past decade – and never before has circulating capital failed so miserably to invest in human health and habitat. We are long overdue for a Green New Deal. Back in 2008, commentators were quick to announce the death of financialized capitalism. Alan Greenspan, … [Read more...] about A recession is coming. When it does, we need to demand a Green New Deal
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have their 75th birthday this year, but the organisations that emerged from the Bretton Woods conference in 1944 are in no real mood to celebrate at their annual meetings this week. In Washington the mood is decidedly downbeat. Global growth is slowing; the conviction that low interest rates are here to stay is encouraging reckless behaviour and a dangerous build-up of debt; the climate-change clock is ticking louder. The threat of a new financial crisis is growing. The prospect of it being triggered by a climate emergency is real. Yet the problems of the two Bretton Woods institutions run deeper than that. They are bodies created to foster international cooperation at a time when international cooperation is marked by its absence. Born out of the economic chaos of the 1930s, the IMF and the World Bank had a well-defined mission three quarters of a century ago: to rebuild war-shattered economies; to provide support to countries that … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on the IMF and World Bank: back a global Green New Deal