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She holds the key to the Brexit deadlock. But will Arlene Foster dare use it? | Katy Hayward
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/22/brexit-arlene-foster-dup-leader-europe
#NorthernIreland #Ireland #Brexit #UKnews #Europe #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics
 
Stieg Larsson and the unsolved murder case of Olof Palme
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/20/stieg-larsson-and-the-unsolved-case-of-olof-palme
#StiegLarsson #Historybooks #Sweden #Books #Culture #Politics #Europe
 
Downing Street tells Brussels negotiators documents must not be shared with 27 states

Downing Street’s secrecy over its “underwhelming” Brexit proposals has caused a fresh rupture in the negotiations in Brussels.

The row centres on a demand that the EU’s negotiating team treat a long-awaited cache of documents outlining the UK’s latest ideas as “Her Majesty’s government property”.
Fresh Brexit talks row as UK asks EU to keep its proposals secret
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Europe #Worldnews
 
MPs warned they will be blamed for NHS privatisation and job losses under any Johnson deal

The People’s Vote campaign has issued a warning to Labour MPs tempted to vote for any Brexit deal struck by Boris Johnson that they would be held responsible for a rightwing assault on Britain’s public services and economy.

The campaign circulated a dossier warning that a Johnson deal would lead to a “bonfire of rights”, as it emerged that two Labour MPs, Stephen Kinnock and Caroline Flint, had led a delegation to meet EU negotiator Michael Barnier on Thursday to discuss their potential support for a withdrawal deal.
People's Vote tells Labour MPs not to back a Johnson Brexit deal
#Brexit #MargaretBeckett #Labour #StephenKinnock #CarolineFlint #BorisJohnson #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics
 
Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Ryan Shorthouse and Stewart Wood to discuss the latest on the supreme court prorogation hearing and Brexit negotiations, as well as party conference season

As the supreme court grapples with the question of whether Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was justified or not, the EU is still grappling with prime minister’s mystifying position on Brexit.

Now it looks as though the EU’s patience has finally worn thin. On Tuesday, France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, and Finland’s prime minister, Antti Rinne, set a two-week deadline to table a plan for replacing the Irish backstop.
The EU takes back control – Politics Weekly podcast
#Brexit #LiberalDemocratconference2019 #Labourconference2019 #Conservativeconference2019 #EuropeanUnion #Politics #UKnews #Foreignpolicy #Europe
 

Edward #Snowden ‘would love’ to be granted #asylum in #France 🇫🇷


Source: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/16/edward-snowden-currently-in-russia-says-hed-love-to-be-granted-asylum-in-france-a67299
The #whistleblower also told #Germany's Die Welt newspaper that he is also still interested in political asylum in Germany, where he had previously sought asylum without success. He added in comments to the German Der Spiegel newspaper that if he were found dead, it wouldn't be the result of suicide.
#europe #eu #politics #usa #justice #freedom #democracy #independence
 
Simon Byrne says his officers could be killed if they had to patrol border checkpoints

Northern Ireland’s chief constable has said his police officers could be killed if they had to patrol border checkpoints in the event of a hard Brexit.

Simon Byrne told the Guardian he opposed officers having to patrol checkpoints on a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republic and said officers who were already under huge strain would be placed in danger policing any checkpoints.
Hard Brexit would put officers' lives at risk, says Northern Ireland police chief
#NorthernIreland #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #Worldnews
 
Arkady Rzegocki voices concerns over settled status application process

Poland’s ambassador to the UK has written to 800,000 Poles advising them to “seriously consider” returning home, and expressed concern about the application process for getting settled status in the UK after Brexit.

Arkady Rzegocki said that while the process was straightforward, he was a concerned. “Forty-two per cent of EU citizens who have had applied to achieve settled status have had problems. Many have received pre-settled status,” he said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
Polish ambassador urges Poles to 'seriously consider' leaving UK
#Brexit #Poland #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews #Immigrationandasylum
 
" #UK #politics has become big business for #Facebook in recent years. In the last twelve months alone, our leading political parties have spent just shy of £1 million on advertising with the platform." https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/facebook-advertising-for-boris-johnson-and-dominic-cummings-1-6271738
 
Brexit: Juncker says risk of no deal 'palpable' as MEPs debate UK's departure from EU - live news
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/sep/18/brexit-latest-news-supreme-court-meps-debate-uks-departure-from-eu-live-news
#Politics #UKnews #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Jean-ClaudeJuncker #UKsupremecourt #BorisJohnson #Law #Europe #Foreignpolicy
 
As further turmoil engulfs the UK parliament, even ardent Brexiteers seem to have no sense of direction (with apologies to Pieter Bruegel the Elder)
Andrzej Krauze on how the Brexit chaos looks from elsewhere in Europe - cartoon
#Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews
 
"theyve got a lot of nerve talking about inclusion." https://joindiaspora.com/posts/16014602#6ace6e90bc04013709937a163ef10931 #fsf #freespeech #sfc #inclusion
 
Righhhhhttt.
1) #linux just rides the coattails of #gnu
2) #politics matter; ask Iraqis
3) there's no God, so atheism is reality, not "shit"
4) economic justice isn't "communist"
 
Prime minister makes a mockery of national leadership | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/17/prime-minister-makes-a-mockery-of-national-leadership
#BorisJohnson #Brexit #Luxembourg #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #Europe #Hulk #Film #Politics #UKnews
 

#Saudi #Aramco #attack: #Investigations 'still ongoing'

As the investigations are ongoing, the kingdom will invite UN and international experts to view the situation on the ground and to participate in the investigations.
Source: https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-aramco-attack-investigations-still-ongoing-1.1568667942026

Hey can we investigate the death of #Khashoggi, too?

#uno #news #saudiArabia #terror #oil #politics #crime #war #Yemen
 
We need someone in the top of Free software who speaks about #politics (like RMS does) because companies like #microsoft are inherently political, politically-connected and extremely subversive, you can't face them on technical terms alone
 
Fears over Lib Dem revoke pledge | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/16/fears-over-lib-dem-revoke-pledge
#LiberalDemocrats #Politics #LiberalDemocratconference2019 #Brexit #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #Foreignpolicy #JoSwinson #Europe #Conservatives
 
Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, spoke to the press alone after Boris Johnson did not appear at a planned press conference after Brexit talks between the two leaders. A group of protesters had threatened to disrupt Johnson’s remarks.

Bettel said Johnson’s talk of progress in Brexit discussions was unfounded, emphasising that the UK, not the EU, was to blame for the crisis
Luxembourg PM mocks Boris Johnson after PM skips press conference – video
#BorisJohnson #Brexit #Luxembourg #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews
 
With a no-deal Brexit blocked for now and no general election in sight, is there any way out for Boris Johnson?

“The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets,” Boris Johnson said at the weekend.

On Monday Johnson flexed his muscles once more by telling Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, that he will not be asking for an extension at the next EU summit, and won’t accept one if the EU offers it.
What options are left for Johnson? – Brexit Means podcast
#Brexit #Politics #UKnews #EuropeanUnion #BorisJohnson #Europe
 
Boris Johnson 'cautious' at Brexit lunch with Jean-Claude Juncker – video
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/video/2019/sep/16/boris-johnson-cautious-brexit-lunch-jean-claude-juncker-video
#BorisJohnson #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews
 
Chief whip says shared rules on animals and food could be a way to avoid hard Irish border

The Democratic Unionist party has for the first time signalled it is prepared to accept some EU rules after Brexit as long as the local Stormont assembly has a say.

The party’s chief whip said it was looking at regulatory alignment with the EU in the agri-food sector as a way of avoiding a hard border.
DUP appears to soften stance on accepting EU regulations after Brexit
#DemocraticUnionistpartyDUP #NorthernIreland #Ireland #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Politics #UKnews #Worldnews
 
A very long read, but it's worth a a book! The Author Suzi Dawson is currently In Russia seeking political asylum.
Given recent developments it's of enormous importance that we don't forget the stakes for those who really confront power.

The Weaponising Of Social Part 1: The Crucifixion of IOError | ContraSpin

For The Empire, I can assure you, does not give the slightest flying shit about rape victims, unless they can be used to its advantage. On a daily basis, it perpetuates and facilitates mass rape all over the world, while expending tax dollars to cement and maintain all of the societal and environmental conditions that create rape culture.

The double-edged sword of the taboo of rape was constantly wielded against Julian Assange and his supporters over the last five years, albeit with ever-dwindling effectiveness. Allegations of rape against information activists are a lose-lose situatio
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Delegates at annual conference agree to revoke article 50 if party wins election

The Liberal Democrats have overwhelmingly approved the party’s plan of going into an election with the promise to revoke Brexit without a referendum, despite warnings from delegates at their annual conference that it risked alienating some voters.

Under the plan, the Lib Dems would still support a second Brexit referendum with an option of remain, but going into an election would promise to revoke article 50 if the party wins an absolute majority – which is seen as highly unlikely.
Lib Dems pledge to revoke Brexit without referendum
#LiberalDemocrats #Politics #Brexit #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Foreignpolicy #UKnews
 
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