Archive for February 10th, 2018

Jacob Rees-Mogg for PM? Brexiteer tipped to REPLACE Theresa May at No10 by German media

OUTSPOKEN pro-Brexit MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has been sensationally tipped to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister... by a leading German newspaper.

Theresa May faces revolt of leading Tory donors

Sir John Hall says party will be ‘decimated’ unless prime minister ‘takes bull by horns’

Theresa May is facing a growing revolt among party donors, with one senior backer warning that the Tories will be “decimated” at an election unless the prime minister ends her indecision and shows leadership.

With mounting accusations across the party that May is dithering over Brexit and lacking an inspiring domestic agenda, Sir John Hall, the former owner of Newcastle United, told the Observer that the prime minister was facing a make-or-break period of her premiership.

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Theresa May meets with Roberto Gualtieri on Brexit

Source: --- Saturday, February 10, 2018
S&D group Brexit spokesperson Roberto Gualtieri has intimated that Brexiteers should not be concerned about the UK having to follow EU rules drawn up during a post-Brexit transition period as it... more ...

Latest round of Brexit talks concludes as EU-UK relations deteriorate

Source: --- Saturday, February 10, 2018
Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, insists there can be no guarantee of a transition period if the UK continues to argue over temporarily following the bloc’s rules and regulations.... more ...

21st century global reality

Source: --- Saturday, February 10, 2018
Eddie Ford looks at the growing Tory infighting over Brexit ...

Six of the Best 767

Source: --- Saturday, February 10, 2018
A hard border would be a disaster for Northern Ireland, argues  Naomi Long . Chris Grey offers a new angle on the Brexit debacle: "The whole situation is beginning to resemble the plot of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, with Jack being the Brexit Ultras, the mythical Beast being the EU, Ralph being, perhaps, Theresa May, and the Conch being the Referendum result. Remainers play the role of Simon, whilst the British people have to be cast as poor old Piggy. Alas, there seems as yet to be no one to take the part of the adult who arrives to rescue the children and chide them for their un-British, brutal behaviour." The BBC should repeat Shoulder to Shoulder, their 1974 drama series on the struggle for women's suffrage, say Janet McCabe and Vicky Ball . Jonathan Coe on film-makers' obsession with the doomed British sailor Donald Crowhurst. "'There’s a writer in England called … er, Peter Ackroyd,' David Bowie said in a short film he made in 2003, 'who wrote a book called … Hawksmoor I think it was. Wasn’t it? Yeah.'" Anna Aslanyan reads it 33 years on. "This landscape has seen a lot, it has seen multiple religious settlements, a village grow up and gradually recede. A church consecrated and centuries later deconsecrated." William Tregaskes visits Lancaut beside the River Wye near Chepstow. ...

Social media firms must tell users exposed to Brexit propaganda, MP says

Head of inquiry into Russian interference in EU referendum cited new research on influence of Kremlin-backed outlets

The head of a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of Russian interference in the EU referendum has said social media companies should notify British voters who may have been exposed to falsehoods and propaganda spread during the campaign.

Damian Collins, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, was speaking after he and other MPs travelled to Washington to grill the global policy leads at Google, Facebook and Twitter.

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