Category Archives: GB News & Politics

Tony Blair calls for people to ‘rise up’ against Brexit

I always thought Blair was a nut job. Tony Blair has said it is his “mission” to persuade Britons to “rise up” and change their minds on Brexit. What doesn’t he understand?  The people have spoken.

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Brexit: UK warned against ‘special’ deals with member states

A top official warned that the UK should not try to play different EU states off against each other or pursue “special discussions” in key areas. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK may want to be more “obliging” to certain countries to secure future commercial advantages.

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Israeli leader presses UK to impose new sanctions on Iran

Monday  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged British Prime Minister Theresa May to follow the American administration and impose new sanctions on Iran over a recent missile test. The two leaders met at 10 Downing St. for talks British officials hoped would focus on boosting trade ties between the two countries once Britain leaves the European Union.

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Labour’s John McDonnell promises energy prices cap

Labour has promised to place a cap on the prices charged by energy companies if it wins power. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell made the commitment to the BBC a day after Npower said it was raising electricity prices by 15% from March.

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UK – Disability benefits cuts should be delayed, MPs say

Why is it that politicians never get pay cuts?  Always the poor. A group of MPs said that cuts in disability benefits should be delayed until the government clarifies how it will support those in need of extra money. The Work and Pensions Select Committee found there was little evidence that lower payments would motivate disabled people …

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Brexit: Fresh legal challenge blocked by High Court

A fresh legal challenge to Brexit has been blocked by the High Court. A group of campaigners who want Britain to stay in the EU single market argued that Parliament must approve the UK’s exit from the European Economic Area.

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Farage: The People Will Revolt in ‘Extraordinary Way’ If Brexit Is Threatened

Nigel Farage said this morning that if the UK Parliament moves to reverse last year’s Brexit” vote, it will trigger a “revolt” by the people. The former leader of the UK Independence Party responded on “America’s Newsroom” to a British court ruling that the referendum on leaving the EU must go through Parliament.

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**UK court ruling threatens to delay Brexit; government vows to stay on track

Britain’s government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March.

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UK PM May to discuss trade, NATO in White House with Trump

Sunday British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to discuss free trade and the importance of the NATO military alliance when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington.

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Trump vows to strike post-Brexit deal with UK, rips EU as ‘vehicle for Germany’

President-elect Donald Trump vowed over the weekend to quickly work out a trade deal with Britain in a bid to help smooth the country’s path out of the European Union — further strengthening ties with the Brexit movement he lauded during his campaign.

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