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Finally some constructive political leadership emanating from the UK
Khan said Britain was now facing either a bad deal or a no-deal Brexit, both of which were “incredibly risky.”
If the Brits were to choose to go with an "approval" referendum for whatever deal gets hammered out, they would still be facing either a bad deal (if it's indeed bad) or no deal.
The UK already served its notice of resignation. There's no reason to believe that if the UK decides it's unhappy with the proposed severance package then its job is waiting for it like none of this ever happened.
And honestly, it's not the EU's problem that the UK spent the last two whole years since voting "leave" to fight internally, moan and groan, point fingers, resign, try to propose Plan B through Plan T for how to land butter side up, and act like everything since June 2016 has been a "practice round" that doesn't really count.
They've got about six months now to get down to business, and it counts.
The Debate: UK's Exit From the European Union (and vid)
"This edition of The Debate is about the ongoing deliberations about Britain's upcoming divorce from the European Union. Keith Pilbeam, professor of international economics and finance at City University, and Ian Williams, senior analyst at Foreign Policy in Focus, exchange views about consequential Brexit."
Brexit - what a mistake for the Brits!
There is a serious side to this funny graphic in that having to destroy their herds left a bitter taste that has lasted for a generation.
..that's funny. txs krop!
George Galloway's Opening Monologue, 21 Sept, 2018 (and vid)
Galloway rips into Salzburg, Theresa May and the EU. 'This country is adrift on an ocean of incompetence, entirely bereft of leadership and a General Election is inescapable."
The Skripal Affair - Another False Flag in NATO Litany to Criminalize Russia
"If we start from a premise which understands that Britain and its NATO allies are capable of mounting false flag events in Syria with chemical weapons, then it is entirely possible that British secret services carried out a similar propaganda stunt in England with regard to former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal..."
The Neoliberal Order is Dying. Time to Wake Up - by Jonathan Cook
"The neoliberal order goes unquestioned - presumed against the evidence of history, to be permanent, fixed, unchallengeable...The story of Britain's Labour Party is a case in point."
"The Salisbury poisoning - Petrov and Boshirov, two men on a mini-break."
Skripal Case: Israeli Expert on the Work of Special Agents
"An Israeli expert on international terrorism, writer Alexander Bass, shared his views on the case of the Skripal poisoning in Salisbury..."
Chunky Mark, the Artist Taxi-Driver
"Conservative 'shock doctrine austerity' isn't over!! 12 BILLION in welfare cuts coming!"
Brexit according to at least some Brits is about money Some Brits feel they are paying more into the EC than they are getting out of it
More fundamentally they wish to be governed by politicians at least theoretically accountable to themselves not faceless and unaccountable Eurocrats in Brussels.
Actually most Brits are opposed to Brexit
Whether they will get a chance to express that in another referendum is the question and that seems unlikely at the present time
Actually, they already had a referendum to determine the question and remain lost.
Brexit Leavers Are Out in the Cold and Totally Misrepresented
"Protests against the IMF and WTO used to be extremely popular on the left, but the EU - which has an identical neoliberal agenda - is not getting misguided support. The idea that you might vote to leave because of the EU's neoliberal agenda got buried, and with it the plight of those who suffered most from it when they took the opportunity to protest.
The EU elite, closely associated with bankers, financiers and those associated with the 2008 financial crash, are using a poisoned cocktail of 'suppression and mainly deception,' according to Takis Fotopoulos in his article 'The Systematic Efforts of the Transnational Elite to Crush the Brexit Revolution.' He notes that the left, long associated with 'societies victims, has clearly changed sides in the globalisation era."
Breaking Brexit: England's Difficulty is Ireland's Opportunity - by George Galloway
"The chickens of Britain's Irish problem are coming home to roost and making a 'hard Brexit' whereby the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal - a frightening possibility to London and what is left of the 'big capital'..."
The Oligarchs Behind the 'Humanitarian' Regime Change Network Now Exploiting Jo Cox's Death To Push For UK Labour Split
"Only by masking their otherwise unpopular policies in the cloak of Jo Cox's tragedy, and humanity's natural empathy for good samaritans and the downtrodden, has this small group of powerful individuals been able to launder disastrous wars and military adventurism as 'the right thing to do."
And as always in such dirty business there is an 'ugly Canadian' involved. Who is Jeffrey Skoll?
"So Is Foreign Money Allowed In Our Politics Or Not?"
The Killings of Tony Blair (doco)
"Highly recommended documentary produced and narrated by George Galloway shedding light on one of the world's notorious war criminals Tony Blair. A true eye-opener."
Meddling Playbook: UK Runs Covert Network to 'Counter Russia' - Docs
"Anonymous has published documents it claims have unearthed a massive UK-led psyop to create a 'large scale information secret service' in Europe - all under the guise of countering 'Russian propaganda."
British Government Runs Secret Anti-Russian Smear Campaign
"In 2015 the government of Britain launched a secret operation to insert anti-Russian propaganda into the western media stream. We have already seen many consequences of this and similar programs which are designed to smear anyone who does not follow the anti-Russian government lines. The 'Integrity Initiative' builds 'cluster' or contact groups of trusted journalists, military personnel, academics and lobbyists within foreign countries...'
"In Canada, the aim would be to establish clusters both in Ottawa and in key provincial capitals."
British Secret Service Infiltration, 'The Integrity Initiative'
"Let's make the MOD/FCO Orwellian titled 'Integrity Initiative' the most counter-productive effort ever in the history of covert state disinformation and propaganda campaigns.
'As the Establishment feels its grip slipping, as people wake up to the appalling economic exploitation by the few that underlies the very foundations of modern western society, expect the methods used by the security services to become even more dirtier. You can bank on continued ramping up of Russophobia to supply 'the enemy.'
Now China has been added too.
'Parliament is actually falling apart in front of our eyes.' Galloway on Brexit imbroglio etc (and vid)
Important Note on the Integrity Initiative
"Important new briefing on the Integrity Initiative from the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media. A close examination of past and present posts held by individuals associated with the Integrity Initiative indicates that specialists in military intelligence and other senior military personnel with responsibility for Strat Com operations are closely involved in the programme..."
John Pilger Special - A Look Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 (and vid)
"On this episode of Going Underground, legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger discusses the events of 2018, including the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen, events in Syria, Brexit, the Integrity Initiative and more."
Why Do Progressives Associate with this Ultra Establishment Source of UK Disinformation?
"Guardian: 1. Covers nonsense from billionaire attacking Corbyn but silence on UN statement on Assange. 2. Pretends US foreign policy is about 'democracy, the rule of law and liberal values."
Deal or No Deal
Manila Chan breaks down the latest on UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal with ex UK MP George Galloway.
'Integrity Initiative': New Documents From Shady NGO Released
"The British Government runs an anti-Russian smear campaign through the pseudo non-governmental organization 'Integrity Initiative.' Some person operating under the 'Anonymous' label obtained internal papers of the Initiative and publishes in several batches.
Today the Anonymous account released a new batch of some 50 internal Integrity Initiative documents at the Cyber Guerrilla website. With the new release Anonymous lays out a timeline that connects the Skripal affair in Britain with the activities and personnel of the Integrity Initiative..."
The Twitter Smearing of Corbyn and Assange
"Historian and UK analyst Mark Curtis checks out the Twitter accounts of journalists whose names have been associated with the Integrity Initiative, a British 'counter-disinformation' program..."
With a Canadian 'cluster' as well.
Coincidence? Chief Nurse of British Army Was First Person to Arrive at Novichoked Skripal Scene
"...Isn't it an extremely unlikely coincidence that the first person who 'by chance' attends to the Skripals is the top nurse of the British Army? An experienced officer, highly connected, who is also known for treating highly infectious patients? Who wrote the script for this drama? This is one of the many, many 'coincidences', curiosities and lies that make the official Skripal poisoning narrative so unbelievable..."