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Posts Tagged ‘Article 50’

Brexit – the Movie!

By Hazel Speed It had to happen – inevitably! Five on Brexit Island – (one book but not the last), then of course, there has to be a Brexit movie.

Brexit: Article 50 to finally be filed with the EU

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed It was announced on Monday that the Prime Minister will be sending the formal letter re Brexit (Article 50), to the EU representative on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and will also be present in Parliament to formally notify the House on the same day.

House of Lords pass Bill for Brexit to proceed

PA photo   By Hazel Speed   When Democracy can be too Democratic for its own good

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon’s diplomatic gaffe

SG photo   By Hazel Speed It was Commonwealth Day yesterday, and while watching BBC2, around 11am, the network kept updating the viewer that any minute there would be a live broadcast ‘within minutes’/’any minute now’, which then changed to ‘in about fifteen minutes’ as Her Majesty The Queen will be handing a baton to […]

David Cameron – that’s a bit rich coming from you!

PA photo   By Hazel Speed The other day, whilst watching the television coverage in respect to the unveiling of the new Monument at Horseguards to honour the fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan, I noticed that at the end of the formal ceremony, whilst guests were mingling, there was a political ‘clutch’ of Mother Hens […]

Observations of an Expat: The Brexit Elephant

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms There was a massive elephant in the British House of Commons on Wednesday. It was rampaging back and forth across the chamber, overturning tables, loudly trumpeting and waving his trunk from side to side. Its name was Brexit.

House of Lords reject Government’s second Brexit vote

Reuters photo   By Hazel Speed Peers were advised, apparently, to take a camp bed into the House of Lords, if necessary, the night before to ensure their presence on Tuesday where they debated and voted first of all on Amendment 1 to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at the report stage.

Government defeated in Brexit bill

PA photo   By Hazel Speed Peers from the UK’s House of Lords yesterday voted on Amendment 9B to the EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill at Committee Stage which would make the Government produce proposals within three months of notification for EU citizens legally resident in the UK to have the same rights of residence […]

Mrs May’s Ode to Brexit Joy

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Prime Minister’s Question Time in UK Parliament on Wednesday was another rowdy affair.

Brexit: Vote for The Bill to trigger Article 50

Neil Hall/Reuters   By Hazel Speed It is a bit rich that the members of the British public who voted to leave Europe, and who were referred to as not understanding what they had voted for (despite months of media bombardment on the subject prior thereto), suffered such a verbal indignity when, in comparison, Parliament […]

Brexit: Tears before bedtime again for the Opposition

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed MP Tulip Siddiq has resigned from Labour’s Front Bench over Article 50 which Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Opposition, has instructed his Party to support in Parliament with their vote.

Parliament must vote before UK can trigger Brexit, top court rules

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters   By Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain’s exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a shot at amending them.

Division in Brexit

Niklas Hallen/AFP   By Hazel Speed MPs voted on a Government amendment to Labour’s Opposition Day Motion on the Government’s Plan for Brexit. The Amendment accepts the need to publish a plan for Brexit and calls for Article 50 to be triggered by 31st March 2017.

The Twelve Days of Brexit

Ronya Galka   By Hazel Speed   Brexit in song

Brexit – The Poison Chalice Before The Supreme Court

PA photo   By Hazel Speed What a total waste of time and money! Monday was the first day of the Hearing before all eleven Judges of the Supreme Court in London in respect of the requirement, or otherwise, of the Mother of all Parliaments to “sign off” on the issues associated with Brexit prior […]

Does England need its own Leader and to Declare Independence?

Nick Stern/Banksy   By Hazel Speed The soap opera farce (Brexit), that the UK has become is a situation now beyond embarrassment and one which for many is turning to anger.

Is the media making Britain a laughing stock?

Chris Ratcliffe   By Hazel Speed I listened to BBC Radio 4 Analysis and have since learned that there are those who feel the content was unwise as well as unauthorised by the British Public.

Why the Supreme Court should overturn the High Court…

AFP photo   By Alan Share   … even though the High Court was right!   The Law needs to be predictable so people know where they stand. Judges see it as their remit to make it so. They worship precedent. They like the status quo. Their independence underpins it. That is why the High […]

Faceless Ones

AFP photo   By Alan Share   Methinks the Bar Council doth protest too much!

Should Mr Cameron be called to Parliament?

PA photo   By Hazel Speed How embarrassing, not only in front of European Countries, but now in respect of the whole world.

Observations of an Expat: The Headless Brexiteers

AFP photo   By Tom Arms “They haven’t a clue,” the nameless senior civil servant told me as she pressed her hands to the side of her head, grimaced and squeezed her eyes shut.”

Mrs May’s coat of many political colours, albeit with patches

Adrian Dennis/AFP   By Hazel Speed Mrs May’s keynote speech at the Conservative Conference was cleverly written, whether constructed by herself, a speech writer, or combination of both.

Chinese Checkers; Hinkley Point and Brexit

Stefan Rousseau/PA   By Hazel Speed The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to play a game of Chinese Checkers after all and entrust the country’s nuclear capacity with the aid of Chinese technology and other foreign elements known and/or as yet, unknown.

Judging the Moment

Yves Herman/Reuters   By Hazel Speed There are many facets to the character of Nicola Sturgeon, as there are in respect of us all.

Hats Off to John Humphrys

PA photo   By Hazel Speed BBC Radio 4 ‘The Today Programme’ broadcast an interview with Owen Smith which is a Classic of its Genre, but not for the right reasons as far as Mr. Smith is concerned.

British EU vote unnerves world leaders and markets

Toby Melville/Reuters   By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard Britain plunged deeper into political crisis on Sunday after its vote to leave the European Union last Thursday, leaving world officials and financial markets confused about how to handle the political and economic fallout.

Britain votes to leave EU, unleashing a global turmoil

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters   By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday’s landmark referendum showed, a stunning repudiation of the nation’s elites that deals the biggest blow to the European project of greater unity since World War Two.