Friday, December 8, 2017


On June 23, 2016 the British people voted to Brexit. Britain joined the European Economic Community (the Common Market) as the EU was known then, in 1973. PM Theresa May (originally a remainer) miscalculating a snap election that cost her the majority in Parliament, formed a Government with the support of the DUP and proceeded to negotiate exit conditions with the spiteful EU in Brussels. 

UPDATE: PM Theresa May has reached a preliminary agreement with the eurocrats, but Nigel Farage isn't happy. 

June 9, 2017


Theresa May will form a minority Government to deliver Brexit in the wake of a disastrous election night for the Conservatives which left the UK with a hung parliament. Mrs May failed to secure the 326 seats she needed to form another majority government and will now seek to stay in power with the informal backing of the Democratic Unionist Party. Speaking in Downing Street after outlining her intentions to the Queen at Buckingham Palace the Prime Minister said: "What the country needs more than ever is certainty and having secured the largest number of votes and the greatest number of seats in the General Election it is clear that only the Conservative and Unionist Party has the legitimacy and ability to provide that certainty by commanding a majority in the House of Commons." (More)

May 3, 2017


According to Dan Hannan the EU wants Brexit negotiations to fail. Possibly and probably. To one looking at a stat on EU absolute contributions per country and per capita, the EU has all the looks of an extortion racket. The British negotiator David Davis is not going to take it. 

David Davis flatly dismissed Brussels demands for a £92billion (€100billion) divorce bill today after it emerged Germany, France and Poland had ganged up to inflate the sum. EU negotiators have doubled the charge the UK was thought to be facing in order to cover farm subsidies and plug the giant hole in its budget up until 2020. The numbers have rocketed in part because they are trying to deny the UK a share of billions of pounds of assets across the continent - such as buildings. 
Chief negotiator Michel Barnier ratcheted up the pressure again today by warning there would be 'explosive' consequences if Britain does not agree to pay up. He said talks on a trade deal will not start until the principles of the divorce are settled. But the Brexit Secretary gave the new figure short shrift this morning, warning that the British people have not been 'impressed' with Brussels' manoeuvring over recent weeks. 'We will not be paying €100billion,' he told ITV. 'What we've got to do is discuss in detail what the rights and obligations are.'  (More)

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