from The Tap
So the Supreme Court finally published its judgment on whether the Government could trigger Article 50 using prerogative (executive) powers.It was absolutely right for the Prime Minister to appeal to the Supreme Court, contrary to some who have said that the Government wasted money in doing so. After all, the ruling divided into two distinct and important parts. The PM’s critics miss an important point, which is that the court had been asked to rule on the outcome of two of the UK’s High Courts, those of Northern Ireland and separately of England and Wales. The Government needed to establish a clear position on both. In the end, like the curate’s egg it was good in some parts but bad in others.Perhaps the most vital of the issues before the court was whether the UK government had an overriding legal obligation to consult the devolved administrations prior to triggering Article 50. In essence this would have handed enormous power to the devolved administrations. For the Government, this was perhaps the most difficult area for, if upheld by the Supreme Court, then it would have led to long delay and intense and complicated arguments between the devolved administrations and Westminster.
In fact, many believe that the purpose of this demand was to block the triggering of Article 50 completely. Certainly, had the Court ruled in their favour then the process would have ground to a halt, and Article 50 would have likely as not become bogged down in tortuous legal and political debates. To the Government’s relief, that now will not happen.
However, in the second part of the judgment, the Court, in a split decision, ruled against the Government’s appeal. It found that the Government had to legislate before invoking Article 50. This means putting a Bill through the Commons and the Lords which is capable of being amended.
Quitaly? Will Italy follow Britain out of the EU?
With a referendum in Italy, ostensibly on constitutional reforms but perceived as a referendum on the leadership of the ruling elite, looming in November and the anti – globalisation, pro sovereignty Five Star Party growing in popularity all the time. Should the constitutional changes be voted down, and the against campaign is showing a comfortable lead in opinion polls at the moment, it will put a Quitaly in-out referendum, similar to the so called Brexit vote that kick off the process of Britain leaving the European Union, at the top of the agenda.
The free flow of guns and grenades West is not the main problem Europe faces said the counter – terror expert said. Pointing to the existential crisis Mr. Wrona said: “The worst problem for is political correctness. Europe is at the end of its existence. Western Europe is practically dead. These people live in a void, without ideas. And then come along the young, who [only want] to make money, as once did the barbarians”.
EU leaders show almost every day they are desperate for Britain to vote to remain in the EU, so why do they keep doing things certain to alienate patriotic Britons. It’s bad enough that the idoiots in Brussels want to destroy European civilisation by allowing unrestricted immigration from backward cultures without admitting such backward countries as Turkey so that its 80 million Muslim inhabitans will be able to enter Europe freely.
Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don’t be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.
Brexit would be the best result of Britainâ€™s in / out referendum for both Britain and the EU i a Belgian professor who heads up the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) has said.
OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
Cameronâ€™s EU Package: Not A Deal But A Few Turns In The Spin Machine
As we and almost everybody else predicted, David Cameron’s deal to improve Britain’s relationship with the EU is worthless. It changes nmothing, and can be vetoed once we have voted to stay in.
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said at the E?U summit on British membership terms that the European Union wants to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, but it is not prepared to compromise the banking union (financial integration) or the further integration of monetary union (UK being forced to abandon the pound join the Euro?) to achieve this goal.
Cameron’s EU Deal Worthless. It Can Be Vetoed In European Parliament?
Opinion polls show Britain is evenly divided on the question of whether to leave or remain in the EU, though it has been suggested up to 10 million other voters, many of them women, have yet to make a decision. How they cast their vote will shape the future of the world’s fifth largest economy and the EU itself. But what is really at stake is more important than economics …
Obama’s intervention in UK politics triggers angry backlash
Angry Britons have launched a petition calling for U.S. President Barack Obama to be prevented from speaking in the UK parliament on Britain’s forthcoming referendum on European Union (EU) membership.
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