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Neue Partei „Renew“ will gegen den Brexit kämpfen – Brexit – FAZ

Neue Partei „Renew“ will gegen den Brexit kämpfen – Brexit – FAZ:

monkeybusiness42:

Kind’a too late. But good luck to you anyway.

Actually, that is an extremely bad idea. The First Past the Post voting system used in the UK suffers from something called the Spoiler Effect. This means that every vote for this new Party will strengthen the most politically opposed party (i.e. the Tories). Basically punishing voters that dare to vote a different option, thereby disenfranchising the political system in the future. Many observers think that this was one of the main causes for Brexit, the people didn’t vote against the EU (which they had little to no understand of), they voted against their own political elite. 

This video is the best explanation I could find:

Has the Good Friday Agreement failed?

Tory MEP Daniel Hannan just went out on twitter, where he promoted an article he wrote for the Telegraph where he claimed among other things:
The Good Friday Agreement has failed

The Good Friday or Belfast Agreement was signed into effect in 1999. 

The graph below shows the amount of people killed in the UK by terrorism per year. Notice something after 1998?

Some of you might be old enough to remember that there were no litter bins on any London stations, or in fact throughout most of the city.

In comparison to the IRA, the 7 July 2005 London bombings that shocked so many, would have been a quiet year! At least when compared to the average people killed in the 70s and 80s.

I am honestly lost for words by the ignorance of Daniel Hannan!

The U.K. Is Down Since Brexit. Guess Who’s Up.

The U.K. Is Down Since Brexit. Guess Who’s Up.

Of transition and trade deals

Of transition and trade deals:

I know, Britian is a post factual society, but maybe, just maybe, they should look at the facts once and face the reality.

Row as PM refuses to rule out NHS inclusion in post-Brexit US trade deal

Row as PM refuses to rule out NHS inclusion in post-Brexit US trade deal:

Honestly, how is anybody in the UK even remotely surprised about this?

It’s not like the architects behind Brexit have hidden the fact that they want to sell it in favor of a US style health care system.

Brexit is ‘extremely unfortunate’ for the region’s aviation industry, says the European Commission

Brexit is ‘extremely unfortunate’ for the region’s aviation industry, says the European Commission:

What isn’t immediately obvious from this article, if the UK gets a bilateral EASA agreement like the US, and that shouldn’t be a problem, it will only gain access to the EU. But as a EASA member right now, it also has access to all of it’s bilateral agreements:

https://www.easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/international-cooperation/easa-by-country/map

The UK will also have to negotiate replacements for all of them. a lot of paperwork, and not a lot of time!

Which explains why: Ryanair Tickets to Warn ‘Brexit Means Your Plane Might Not Fly’ and why easyJet is now Austrian.

The Government’s Own Brexit Analysis Says The UK Will Be Worse Off In Every Scenario Outside The EU

The Government’s Own Brexit Analysis Says The UK Will Be Worse Off In Every Scenario Outside The EU:

News Flash: Unicorns do not exists 🦄

We [the EU] will never allow our standards [on environmental,…

We [the EU] will never allow our standards [on environmental, health, …] to be lowered!

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output due to Brexit and diesel uncertainty

Jaguar Land Rover to cut output due to Brexit and diesel uncertainty:

Same Jaguar Land Rover that is currently hiring 3000 people in Graz, Austria (apply here) and 2800 in Nitra, Slovakia (click here to apply)?

Just checking.

Update: “Jaguar Land Rover to cut production at Halewood” via the Guardian 

The Halewood plant, in Liverpool, employs around 6,000 people.

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes

Everything you need to know about the Brexit endgame in five minutes:

Good analysis by Ian Dunt … 

Things are going OK, right? We’ve got that first-phase agreement. Next they’ll talk transition and then a trade deal. Maybe everything’s going to be alright.

Hah, you poor fool. No, we’re still screwed. Take a closer look at that first-phase agreement. […]

The problem lies in Section 49, which you can read here[…]

Why don’t you summarise it for me instead.

It pledges there will be no hard border between North and South Ireland. There are three stages to preventing it. First through the “overall EU-UK relationship”. If that fails, through “specific solutions”. And if that fails, through “full alignment” on the rules of the single market and customs union.

But just for Northern Ireland?

No, the deal also rules out a border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, so any regulatory alignment here counts for all of us.

What’s the problem?

The first stage is impossible by virtue of government policy, the second stage is impossible by virtue of objective reality and the third stage just makes no sense at all.

[…]

… and remember, this agreement is legally binding!

Full article can be found here and is well worth reading: http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2018/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-brexit-endgame-in-five