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The UK must rediscover its strategic vision if it is to succeed as ‘Global Britain’ after Brexit

By James Rogers Director of the Global Britain Programme at The Henry Jackson Society2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Brussels, founding the short-lived Western Union Defence Organisation (WUDO). This move was undoubtedly one of the high points in British strategy during the post-war period, if not the twentieth century. It marked the genesis of the Atlantic order, secured in concrete form a year later when WUDO was folded into a new alliance: NATO. The formation of this alliance ‘negated’ geopolitics on the western half of the European continent by ending the age-old security dilemma. It extended the awesome power of the Atlantic democracies – Britain, Canada and America – to ensure that Germany was kept down and Russia was kept out. This winning formula dissuaded internal challengers and deterred external threats. Peace in Europe has consequently been upheld for the past seventy years. The formation of WUDO marked Britain at its finest: an ‘orderin…

The opportunities of Brexit are almost endless

By Dr Eamonn Butler, Director and co-founder of the Adam Smith InstituteHistorically, the UK is an outward-looking, entrepreneurial, liberal country. But in recent decades, this liberal dynamism has been compromised by different values. Brexit provides the UK with once-in-a-generation opportunities to set free our trade, commerce and people. Some of those opportunities are profound, but overlooked. Take the legal system. Ours is based on common law. You can do what you like — we pass laws only if you start to harm others. The Continental tradition is the opposite. You cannot do anything unless a law says you can. Common law supports enterprise: one reason why the English-speaking nations are so rich. Laws are made on the basis of hard cases in court. The Continental tradition is restrictive: one reason why EU growth is so modest. You can only do what the authorities permit. Being based on what was ‘reasonable’, the common law had no need of detailed regulations. But the Continental tradi…

STRAIGHT OUTTA STRASBOURG: Eurocrats set for cringey rap battle to promote EU

EUROCRATS are staging a RAP BATTLE in a cringeworthy attempt to promote the European Union to young people which has even got Pro-Remain Britons questioning whether Brexit is such a bad thing after all.
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“Professional Coach” to Train Anti-Brexit Flash Mob at EU Summit

A lame anti-Brexit flash mob will ‘perform’ at the EU summit in Brussels next month. Bulgarian liberal MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk is plotting the protest. He is trying to recruit participants via email, in the process revealing that the anti-democracy protesters will undertake “training”with a“professional coach”for the next four weeks:
“Do you want to support the EU and help fight Brexit? Here is the chance to do that. We need energetic pro-Europeans ready to perform a flash mob dance at lunchtime on 28 June around Schuman and willing to spend a few hours practising. We also need volunteers to help with logistics, hold banners and distribute leaflets. Let’s put a bit of fun, rhythm and imagination into fighting Brexit and support the campaign for a People’s Vote on the Deal.
“What do you need to do?… Train with our professional coach for three or four once-weekly evening sessions in June. We’ll let you know the details of times and places for training when these are finalised.”Sad.
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BREXIT FURY: Remainer-in-chief faces backlash after likening EU exit to appeasing HITLER

A LEADING figure in the campaign to force voters to think again about Brexit provoked fury today by comparing the decision to quit the EU with the appeasement of Nazi Germany.
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Majority of Public Want Lords Elected or Abolished

It seems ridiculous in the twenty-first century to still have an unelected Lords. Most of the public want reform and by more than 2 to 1 have a negative view of the Lords. Rightly so given they are trying their damnedest to frustrate the democratic choicce of 17 million voters.

There are also far too many Lords. A second chamber to revise legislation is not inherently a bad idea. Guido has always been attracted to the Athenian idea of election by lot.Choosing random people for the legislature can’t be any worse than having legislators who are time-servers…
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Clean Brexit or pay EU bills for years warns Rees-Mogg

BRITAIN must not get ensnared in continued discussions about the European Union’s budget long after leaving the bloc, leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg warned yesterday. He voiced alarm at a report saying other EU members think the UK should help decide the block’s £1trillion budget up to 2027 on the grounds that they think Britain will still be paying in billions for years to come.
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The Live stream that got Tommy Robinson Jailed

The judge who imprisoned Tommy Robinson admitted he watched little of Robinson's livestream he claimed was evidence that Robinson was in "contempt of court."  See the entire article below
Judge Admits Tommy Robinson Sentenced Without Due Process

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Brexit: Second referendum campaign to be launched, George Soros announces

'Divorce will be a long process, probably taking more than five years. Five years is an eternity in politics, especially in revolutionary times like the present' continue

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HALF A MILLION call for Tommy Robinson to be freed Petition update

A petition calling for the release of campaigner Tommy Robinson has now smahed half a MILLION signatures. 
Mr Robinson who was arrested while broadcasting live on Facebook to 10,000 viewers was arrested last Friday for a breach of the peace and was thrown in jail bu a judge for contempt of court. At the time, reporting restrictions were placed on the case but they were lifted yesterday. 
You can watch the moment he was arrested here
The controvertial figure was beaming live to the world when he was arrested for a breach of the peace. The full length live stream has since been DELETED.

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The arrest has angered many, even as high as the House of Lords. Lord Pearson has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid stating he will launch a private prosecution against Javid if anything happens to Tommy whilst he is in prison.

In Lord Pearson’s letter, he said: “If Tommy is murdered or injured in prison I and others will mount a private prosecution against Mr Javid as an acc…

UPDATE Half a Million Sign Pettition to Release Tommy Robinson

A petition calling for the release of campaigner Tommy Robinson has now smahed half a MILLION signatures. 
Mr Robinson who was arrested while broadcasting live on Facebook to 10,000 viewers was arrested last Friday for a breach of the peace and was thrown in jail bu a judge for contempt of court. At the time, reporting restrictions were placed on the case but they were lifted yesterday. 
You can watch the moment he was arrested here
The controvertial figure was beaming live to the world when he was arrested for a breach of the peace. The full length live stream has since been DELETED.

The arrest has angered many, even as high as the House of Lords. Lord Pearson has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid stating he will launch a private prosecution against Javid if anything happens to Tommy whilst he is in prison.

In Lord Pearson’s letter, he said: “If Tommy is murdered or injured in prison I and others will mount a private prosecution against Mr Javid as an accessory, or for misconduct in p…

‘EU bureaucracy gone mad!’ MEP blasts insurance proposals for electric bike users

AN MEP has branded a proposal from the European Commission for electric bike users to have third-party insurance as part of new proposals to strengthen rules on motor insurance as “EU bureaucracy gone mad”.Visit website

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The New Customs Partnership would remove the benefits of Brexit

By John Longworth formerly Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce and Chairman of the Vote Leave Business Council and is now Co-Chairman of Leave Means Leave.Comments made by the head of HMRC, John Thompson, created a feeding frenzy amongst the Remainer broadcast media, given the “shocking” news that leaving the Customs Union and adopting a maximum facilitation approach would cost British business up to  £20 billion per annum in the provision of export documentation. This revelation even saw the British Chambers of Commerce declaring the news to be “shocking” in feigned concern especially given that the Chambers of Commerce actually make money out of this very process of producing export documentation, a system which currently covers the majority of UK exports (57% of our exports go to the non EU countries) and imports. The big difference being that we have a trade surplus with the rest of the world and a thumping trade deficit we the EU. Clearly export documentation doe…

Billionaire George Soros vows to spend five years fighting for a second EU referendum in bid to overturn Brexit

The Sun - Brexit by Hugo Gye GEORGE Soros’ fight to stop Brexit will go on for another FIVE YEARS, the tycoon hinted today as he called for a second EU referendum. The hedge fund billionaire claimed Brexit would be “immensely damaging” for both Britain and the EU and boasted about funding the campaign to overturn it.
George Soros has said the Brexit process could take five yearsAP:Associated Press
But he warned Brussels that the EU must radically reform if leaders want to persuade Brits to change their minds. Mr Soros, 87, said during a speech in Paris that Europe is in an “existential crisis” because of Brexit, refugees and austerity. He described how he’d donated £400,000 to Best for Britain, a campaign group dedicated to holding a second referendum on the EU. The tycoon said: “Brexit is an immensely damaging process, harmful to both sides.
Mr Soros in Paris today where he made a speech on the future of EuropeAP:Associated Press


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The City of London is strong enough to go it alone post-Brexit

By: Professor David Blake, a member of Economists for Free Trade and is a Professor of Economics at the Cass Business School.Whenever the ‘merits’ of aligning UK regulations with those of the EU after Brexit are discussed, the fate of the financial services sector features prominently. I recently gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Select Committee on the economic effects of trade policy, alongside my Economists for Free Trade colleague Patrick Minford. As written evidence, I submitted ‘Brexit and the City’ which considers various options. The main choice is between equivalence and mutual recognition – and this would cover both the services themselves and the qualifications of those providing services. However,

in the absence of an agreed solution with the EU, there is growing support for World Financial Centre model, where the City ‘goes it alone’. I discussed the following seven different possible models with the Committee. Enhanced equivalence model (proposed by…