When you oppose the globalists, they stop at nothing to destroy you.
In an extraordinary speech the EU Commission president said he would push for Ohio and Texas to split from the rest of America if the Republican president does not change his tune and become more supportive of the EU.
The remarks are diplomatic dynamite at a time when relations between Washington and Brussels are already strained over Europe’s meagre contributions to NATO and the US leader’s open preference for dealing with national governments.
A spokesman for the bloc later said that the remarks were not meant to be taken literally, but also tellingly did not try to pass them off as humorous and insisted the EU chief was making a serious comparison.
They are by far the most outspoken intervention any senior EU figure has made about Mr Trump and are likely to dismay some European leaders who were hoping to seek a policy of rapprochement with their most important ally.
Speaking at the centre-right European People Party’s (EPP) annual conference in Malta yesterday afternoon, the EU Commission boss did not hold back in his disdain for the White House chief’s eurosceptic views.
He said: “Brexit isn’t the end. A lot of people would like it that way, even people on another continent where the newly elected US President was happy that the Brexit was taking place and has asked other countries to do the same.
“If he goes on like that I am going to promote the independence of Ohio and Austin, Texas in the US.”
Mr Juncker’s comments did not appear to be made in jest and were delivered in a serious tone, although one journalist did report some “chuckles” in the audience and hinted the EU boss may have been joking. The remarks came in the middle of an angry speech in which the top eurocrat railed widely against critics of the EU Commission.
This threat isn’t a small one. And as much as the EU Commission President wishes he could pawn it off as some joke, it isn’t one. America is more divided now than it has been in decades. If not since the Civil War. Half the country believes God-Emperor isn’t a legitimate president and have been lead to think that Russia interfered in our election process. California consistently talks of seceding (which I’m actually not against), and riots broke out all over the country following the inauguration.
When you go against the EU globalists, they threaten to tear your playhouse apart. Or worse, set it on fire. If this isn’t a sign that the EU needs to be dissolved entirely, nothing will be.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest developments on Britain’s decision to leave the European Union: (all times local):
Britain’s has moved closer to leaving the European Union, with Parliament giving Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc.
A bill authorizing May to start EU exit talks has passed its final vote in Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords.
The House of Commons had approved the bill weeks ago, but the Lords fought to amend the legislation, inserting a promise that EU citizens living in the U.K. will be allowed to remain.
They also added demand that Parliament get a “meaningful” vote on Britain’s final Brexit deal.
Both amendments were rejected Monday by the Commons, and the unelected Lords then backed down and approved the bill.
May is now free to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s key treaty, triggering two years of exit negotiations, by her self-imposed deadline of March 31.
The very fact that the House of Commons would try to gain a “meaningful vote” after the official vote from the British people took place last year is disgraceful. The House of Commons is clearly sending a message to their people that the House of Common’s opinion is the one that matters regardless of the results to the vote and the will of the people. Their politicians have completely lost touch with what their people want for their country.
The idea that E.U. citizens living in the U.K. should have the right to remain should be addressed in the same manner that Australia addresses their immigrants. With a point system. If they’ve lived there for a certain number of years, they should be permitted to stay. If they have family ties such as being married with children, they should be able to stay. But people who are living in the U.K with virtually no real skill set and who are taking jobs away from the British people by being there have no right to stay and could potentially end up on welfare.
Duel citizenship is insanity. You can’t be loyal to two countries, Britain and the E.U. Either get citizenship to Britain or get out.
I hope Britain soon gets the divorce it clearly deserves. I’m one for commitment, but when a relationship is doomed, one must address it quickly. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
Hat’s off to our allies across the pond.
The House of Lords has been warned it could be abolished if it tries to block Brexit later this month after a key bill cleared the House of Commons Wednesday evening.
The government saw off attempts by Remain-supporting MPs to frustrate Britain’s exit from the European Union, with the Commons finally passing the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill unamended, by 494 votes to 122.
Now the House of Lords will have to debate and approve the bill before Theresa May can formally give notice to the EU of Britain’s intention to withdraw under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
However, the government does not hold a majority in the upper chamber, with many peers passionately pro-EU.
Various outlets report a government source warning Wednesday night that the House of Lords will face calls for its abolition if it tries to scupper Brexit.
The BBC quotes the source as saying: “If the Lords don’t want to face an overwhelming public call to be abolished they must get on and protect democracy and pass this bill.”
Brexit Secretary David Davis has also called on the upper chamber to “do its job” and “do its patriotic duty and actually give us the right to go on and negotiate that new relationship”.
It seems as though the British are taking a page out of Thomas Jefferson’s playbook in the colonial Declaration of Independence.
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
I sincerely hope that the British people have their will followed by the House of Lords. For the House of Lords sake. I recall the last revolution that toppled a monarch in Britain wasn’t very pretty. Or at least it didn’t have a pretty ending for Charles I.
Those who willingly oppose the will of the British people should be held accountable for their treasonous acts.
The government must consult Parliament in order to invoke Article 50 and take Britain out of the European Union, the Supreme Court has ruled.
That means Parliament must take a vote on whether to invoke Article 50, which triggers the process to take Britain out of the EU, before Prime Minister Theresa May, can do so.
May had originally set a timetable to invoke Article 50 in March, but it remains to be seen whether that deadline will now be moved.
However, the judges ruled that the devolved parliaments in Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Belfast do not need to be consulted in order for the prime minister to proceed.
The Supreme Court decision was taken by a majority of eight judges, while three sided with the government.
Delivering the verdict, Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, said: “In broad terms, Article 50 provides that a country wishing to leave the EU must give a notice in accordance with its own constitutional requirements and that the EU treaties shall cease to apply to that country within two years.”
Noting that the ruling had no bearing on the decision to leave the EU, nor the timetable for such an event, Lord Neuberger said that the issue was only whether the government could trigger Article 50 without first consulting Parliament.
In that respect, the judges had found that “the government cannot trigger Article 50 without Parliament authorising that course”.
This is because “UK domestic law will change as a result of the UK ceasing to be party to the EU treaties and the rights enjoyed by UK residents granted through EU law will be affected.“The fact that withdrawal from the EU would remove some existing domestic rights of UK residents also renders it impermissible for the Government to withdraw from the EU Treaties without prior Parliamentary authority.”