Halloween Horrors Brexit!

The “new” BREXIT date is Halloween. October 31, 2019.

It’s a “Flexit” or Flexible BREXIT, and Tusk went out of his way to state that Britain could just cancel Brexit…

Just OMG Stupid.

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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14 Responses to Halloween Horrors Brexit!

  1. H.R. says:

    October 31st, 2019? Yeah… maybe.

    Oh, now I get it! It’s being shepherded through by Theresa May…be.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    Anything the UK parliament comes up with (if ever) will be unacceptable to the EU.
    The only things they would accept are a cancellation of Brexit or a second referendum biased towards staying.

  3. One hopes the Brexit party gets many members into the EU parliament at the May election. Also hope that all the French, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Hungarian, Polish and Spanish (is it ETA who want their own state?) parties that want the EU to get back to being a trading market group (ie free trade ) get to be a majority and oust the unelected commissioners such as Tusk. Matteo Salvini (Italy) promised to support parties in other EU countries. I think Italy and France are founding members who can veto acts in the EU parliament but neither is economically sound and could be swayed by Germany unless there is enough backing from other countries.

  4. A C Osborn says:

    May seems to have no idea of the damage she has done to the Conservative Party and Labour MPs to the Labour Party.
    If Farage can push the Brexit Party they could change the shape of UK Politics.
    It is ironic that Cameron called the Brexit Referendum to halt the rise of Farage and the UKIP party, and it worked, only for the lying, cheating duplicity of the PM and the MPs going against the wishes of their constituencies may have given them the biggest boost ever.

  5. jim2 says:

    I hope the Brexit Party thrives and grows large enough to drain the bog. You Brits deserve a voice in your own future, control over your country, and freedom.

  6. Bill in Oz says:

    There was a by-election in Wales a week ago.It was a complete bloody disaster for the Labor Party & the Tories..The People are angry !

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/04/08/newport-west-remainer-mps-worst-nightmare/

  7. Steve C says:

    Well, the case claiming that we left de facto on Mar.29 is said to be “strong”, so maybe, just maybe, the current flurry is no more than an(other) embarrassment …
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1112387/brexit-news-latest-article-50-extension-delay-robin-tillbrook-english-democrats

    So all we need now is faith in an honest judiciary ;-D

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    @Bill in Oz:

    I pruned the “tracker stuff” from your link. (Usually everything after a /? is some kind of tracking / marketing junk). No worries, just shorter that way (and they don’t need to know folks are using your link …)

    Yes, that Wales article is very interesting. It would have been more effective if those folks who just didn’t vote had voted UKIP instead, but I agree that both Labor and Tories need to see it for the slap in the face it is.

    @Steve C:

    One can only hope the Judiciary are not in bed with the MPs/Government (T.May)….

    @H.R.:

    Good one… Or maybe May-be-not?

    @Political Winds topic:

    One remembers the phrase “If you want a politician to see the light they need to feel the heat”… It’s time for the voters to “Rise up in anger” and make their presence felt.

    Were I a British Voter I’d certainly not back May or her party, and Labor looks worse, so I’d just “go elsewhere”… Time for a UKIP revival?

    @CementAFriend:

    I’d had some small hope one of the other “pondering leave” States of the EU would have declined to extend and end the farce. They didn’t… Maybe post EU elections, if enough of the “Deplorables” of the EU vote, that can change…

    The one “hope” (and unfortunately it is a hope based in negativity) is that actual economics of reality are not subject to political whim, rules, or laws; so the EU structure as it stands (Central Authority / Central Planning) will continue to decay and the lives of the “masses” will continue to deteriorate. “Eventually” that leads to change… one way or another. We see that in France, now. We see it in the Italian election results. We see it in the resentment at “austerity” among the Greeks.

    The simple fact is that in a region bound by one currency and one set of laws, if one portion (Germany) has a large positive trade imbalance; the rest of the region can not compensate via currency exchange rates or via tariffs or via government mandates, laws, whatever. The change can only come via contraction of their economies, increasing debt (until broken), migration of peoples to the growth region (see Detroit today… vs The South) and decay of their location.

    To change that would require a lot of investment in the decaying space and investors just don’t do that. They flee declining areas. Governments in excess debt under austerity rules are in no position to offer tax breaks or other inducements to add industries. The “winning” Central Authority region has no desire to give up dominance. It doesn’t end well. (See Cyprus, Greece, Spain, ….) and eventually that 25%+ “Youth Unemployment” will become a resistance movement…

    Oh Well…

    People have a strong bias toward the belief that Central Authority and Central Planing by “Smart Experts” will make things better. It doesn’t. It can work for a while (usually about 40 to 50 years) then collapses in decay, corruption, and tyranny. Markets don’t do that. (They DO have a tendency to “Fattest Wallet Wins!” so some lite regulation to prevent that like Anti-Trust laws and Anti-Monopoly laws matter.) The “Invisible Hand” of the market has not been beaten yet.

    In the EU, as they have added ever more Central Authority, we see the start of the Decay process in the southern periphery and in the demographic destruction of Belgium & Sweden. We see the early bits of Tyranny in the laws made by the unelected controlling ever larger areas of life and the reduction of individual liberty and privacy. Then there is the faint whiff of corruption starting as various folks (Bank) get sweetheart deals and “bail outs” while The Deplorables get to pay for it. And not much to prevent this process running to the inevitable end point.

    IMHO, too much of a cultural thread of fascination with the Roman Empire (and the reconstituted Holy Roman Empire) and not enough appreciation of The Fall Of Rome (and Constantinople / Byzantine Empire and the Third Reich and The USSA and …)

    Like I said: “Oh Well…”

  9. Bill in Oz says:

    Years ago I spent 2 weeks in the mixed company of Brits and Europeans at a tango festival. in Devon.

    There was a real feeling that they were all Europeans together..( The tango assisted with that feeling ) And for a few days I as an old empire Australian ( though born in the UK ) felt excluded..
    But there was a real sense that never again will we go to war with each other like in WW1 & 2..

    Ummmmm

    But that was an area which had benefited from the EU. Other areas in Wales, the North & Midlands were backwaters.. And still are. Not much ” We’re all Europeans together” in those parts of the UK.

    EM thanks for the tip about the web address ‘locators’ .. We learn something each day.

  10. E.M.Smith says:

    You are most welcome. I’ll copy the URL then delete the stuff after the /? and do a reload. IF it works fine, I know that’s all I need and that’s what I copy / paste. If it fails, I have the full thing held in the “buffer” and can just paste it. Rarely does that fail (and usually only when I didn’t notice a foo=giberish thing that’s the pointer to the particular article for some php like program)

    Yeah, there’s a big disparity between areas in how they win or lose, so how they feel about things.

  11. YMMV says:

    “The BBC is the British public broadcaster paid for by the TV licence fee.“

    The clues were there, we just didn’t see them. Any country with a “public” broadcaster like the BBC and a mandatory TV licence fee is already socialist/bureaucratic. Which is to say, of like minds with the EU-cracy. The crisis of democracy is history, past tense, although it’s unclear exactly when that happened.

  12. tom0mason says:

    From https://apnews.com/c879be500904499a97f751ff40916c31?fbclid=IwAR1RaX3eVJsLPYOgf_faW90lxNzXbkBAe9BExCRKVwsgqCscBthV_V_9s1U
    comes this nice bit of news for Britain …

    In a survey on corporate deal-making published Monday, consulting and accounting firm EY says Britain is the top investment destination in the world for the first time in the report’s 10-year history — overtaking the United States, which has held the top spot since 2014.
    The pound’s fall since the June 2016 vote to leave the European Union has made British assets cheaper, but Steve Krouskos, a global vice chair at EY, notes Britain also remains an “open environment for foreign investors” even in the midst of the Brexit chaos. That culture, he said, is reinforced by the English language, a skilled workforce, and a strong technology base.

    So given the amount of BREXIT uncertainty right now hasn’t hurt business, then certainty in actually leaving the EU could spark a really big upturn in the UK’s fortune.

  13. A C Osborn says:

    Bill in Oz says: 12 April 2019 at 9:14 pm
    But that was an area which had benefited from the EU.

    Sorry Bill let me correct that statement for you, But that was an area which had benefited from the EU giving them back some of the UK Tax Payers Cash.
    The EU gave them a rebate, very nice of them to let them have some of their own money.

  14. Julian Jones says:

    ” The Brexit Party has surged into the lead in the race for the European Elections after a top pollster predicted Nigel Farage’s new party could win its first election.
    A second YouGov survey on the state of the party’s ahead of EU Parliament elections shows the Brexit Party rising dramatically from 15 per cent to 27 per cent.
    Most of the gain comes at the expense of Ukip – which when led by Mr Farage won the 2014 contest – which plunged from 14 per cent to 7 per cent.
    Labour falls to second place on 22 per cent, down two, and the Tories are now third on 15 per cent.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6931385/Pollster-predicts-Nigel-Farages-new-Brexit-Party-WIN-European-elections.html

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