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Ukip MEP candidate blamed feminists for rise in misogyny

Carl Benjamin made remarks after 2014 US murders by man who blamed women who rejected him sexuallyA leading Ukip candidate for the European elections argued that feminism was responsible for a rise in the number of men carrying out mass murders, because the killers felt disenfranchised and “out of options”, it has emerged.Carl Benjamin, a social media activist who previously tweeted “I wouldn’t even rape you” to the Labour MP Jess Phillips, argued in a now-deleted YouTube video that feminism had...
Tags: UK Independence party (Ukip, Feminism, Politics, Brexit, European Union, UK news, Europe, Jess Phillips


Brexiters' language worsens threats against MPs – Nicky Morgan

Former minister’s comments come as PM faces renewed plots to depose herNicky Morgan has blamed the language used by some vehement Conservative Brexiters of helping to inspire threats against MPs, as Theresa May prepares for the return of parliament against a backdrop of renewed plots to depose her.Amid signs that Tory MPs will be no more united on Brexit when the Commons returns on Tuesday than before the Easter recess, Morgan, the former education secretary, criticised an article by her backben...
Tags: Brexit, Conservatives, Nicky Morgan, Local elections, Theresa May, Local politics, Politics, UK news, Foreign policy


Believe It Or Not, Brexit Is Actually Helping The European Union

When the United Kingdom voted for Brexit nearly three years ago, some thought it might mark the beginning of the end of the European Union. But a Brexit domino theory has remained just that.


Schoolboy, 16, turned £150 into £63k in a year after watching YouTube tutorials

The teenager from North London who started with £150 and is now making thousands attributes his success to Brexit and Youtube [Author: Jack Longstaff]
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Brexit: second referendum only way to beat Nigel Farage, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader in shock intervention that threatens to ignite row at party’s highest levelsLabour can’t defeat Nigel Farage by sitting on the fenceLabour will never defeat Nigel Farage if it continues to “sit on the fence” over Brexit and offers only “mealy-mouthed” support for a second referendum, the party’s deputy leader says today.In an extraordinary intervention that exposes the tensions at the top of the party over Brexit strategy, Tom Watson warns that Labour will lose to Farage’s n...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Article 50, Brexit


Second referendum is only way to beat Nigel Farage, warns Tom Watson

Labour deputy leader in shock intervention that threatens to ignite row at party’s highest levelsLabour will never defeat Nigel Farage if it continues to “sit on the fence” over Brexit and offers only “mealy-mouthed” support for a second referendum, the party’s deputy leader says today.In an extraordinary intervention that exposes the tensions at the top of the party over Brexit strategy, Tom Watson warns that Labour will lose to Farage’s new “far right” Brexit party in May’s European elections ...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, Tom Watson, Labour, UK news


Life as the Guardian's Ireland reporter: my return home to a nation in flux

After two decades away, Rory Carroll reflects on going back to Dublin to cover everything from Brexit and border issues to abortion law and Game of ThronesI managed five months back in Ireland before falling into a bog. The patch of green moss looked firm, but when stepped on it dissolved into a pool of dark water. It swallowed my leg and encased a foot in muck, heralding a long day of squelching.A daft thing to happen, but in my defence I was doing a story about bogs. Bord na Móna, the semi-sta...
Tags: Membership, Ireland, Europe, Brexit, Northern Ireland, European Union, Politics, World news


Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country’s departure from the European Union cannot be put off “indefinitely.” Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct. 31, because the U.K. Parliament […]
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Tory councillors refuse to campaign for next month's EU elections

Conservatives from Derbyshire council say veto is in protest at failure to deliver BrexitA group of Conservative councillors is refusing to campaign for the party in European elections in a protest against the government’s failure to leave the European Union.In the first example of its kind, Tories from Derbyshire county council have written to the party’s headquarters saying they will not deliver leaflets or canvass for the party’s candidates next month. Continue reading...
Tags: Conservatives, Brexit, European elections, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Irish Brexit border issue could endanger EU-U.S. trade deal: congressman

An influential U.S. congressman has warned the European Union that any Brexit arrangement that undermines Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement could endanger a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal, the Irish Times reported on Friday.
Tags: Money, European Union, businessNews, Northern Ireland, Brexit, Irish Times, EU U S


How May's failed deal shattered EU relations

Lack of assurances on backstop and customs union led to impasseHow the backstop emerged as May’s nemesis Why Labour’s leader has to perform a Brexit balancing actHow May miscalculated the Brexit numbers game If they want to leave, they should do it now, Jean-Claude Juncker fumed, to the emphatic agreement of the then European parliament president, Martin Schulz.It was 24 June 2016, and hours earlier, the British people had decided to leave the EU. The two men were holed up in an emergency meetin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean Claude Juncker, European Commission, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Martin Schulz


Brexit: I felt unwelcome and returned to Poland

Made to feel unwelcome by Brexit, singer Pachya left her life behind and moved back to Poland.
Tags: UK, News, Poland, Brexit, Pachya


No Japanese companies plan to ditch UK as Brexit looms: survey

Japanese businesses with links to Britain say they have no immediate plans to flee the country as its government seeks to hammer out terms of its exit from the European Union, a Reuters poll found.
Tags: UK, Money, European Union, businessNews, Britain, Brexit, Reuters


Paul Routledge: Brexit takes us across the border into a nightmare

What I saw between Hungary and Serbia two days ago is the spectre haunting Dover and all the Channel ports [Author: Paul Routledge]
Tags: UK News, Hungary, Serbia, Brexit, Paul Routledge


1% of England owns half of England

Guy Shrubsole is the author of Who Owns England? a forthcoming book that reports out a paintstaking researched data-set laying out, for the first time, a comprehensive view of the land ownership in England, finding that half of the country is owned by 1% of its people: a mere 25,000 aristocrats, oligarchs and corporations. Shrubsole's research breaks down land ownership, singling out the likes of Brexiteer James Dyson (who lobbied in favour of Brexit, then relocated his company to Singapore...
Tags: Post, Books, Transparency, UK, England, News, Wales, Singapore, Piketty, James Dyson, Brexit, Ukpoli, Shrubsole, Guy Shrubsole, Guillotine Watch, Intergenerational Wealth Transfer


Labour MPs to urge Jeremy Corbyn not to 'torpedo' Brexit deal

Second referendum would be ‘divisive but not decisive’, MPs will say in letter to leaderJeremy Corbyn is to be urged by a group of Labour MPs not to “torpedo” the prospect of a Brexit deal with Theresa May by insisting on a second referendum.The MPs, including Stephen Kinnock and Gloria De Piero, are set to send the Labour leader a letter early next week setting out their “deep-seated reservations about a second referendum”, which they believe would be “divisive but … not decisive”. Continue rea...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Theresa May, Labour, Keir Starmer, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Stephen Kinnock, Corbyn, Gloria De Piero


The Guardian view on Britain and the EU elections: get together to stay together | Editorial

There is a public majority against Brexit. The political parties must cooperate to ensure that its voice is heard in any electionsIf they take place, European elections in Britain would ideally serve three complementary purposes. The first would be to widen the national debate about Britain’s relations with Europe. The second would be to ensure the electoral argument has a pro-European outcome. The third would be to send a clear pro-European message from British voters to the EU. All this is not...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Nigel Farage, Article 50, European elections, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, UK Independence party (Ukip, Europeans Brexit


Irish border after Brexit 'must not return to past'

Democrat congressman Richard Neal says the Good Friday Agreement "is our agreement as well".
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Bill Drummond to lead Irish border poll and hand out hot cross buns

The KLF founder will ask citizens if they agree with a clause he proposes adding to the Good Friday agreementHis best-known actions include burning £1m, firing blanks at the 1992 Brit awards and dropping a dead sheep on the red carpet of a luxury hotel as a member of the KLF. But Bill Drummond’s latest public display is more sedate: on Good Friday, he will stand on the Irish border, handing out homemade hot cross buns and conducting an informal referendum.Between 10am and 12pm on 19 April, Drumm...
Tags: Europe, Music, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Culture, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Bill Drummond, Derry, Brexit, Drummond, KLF, Donegal, The KLF


Surge in ticket sales for European ferries after Brexit delay

‘The bow doors have opened’ as Dover to Calais bookings rise by more than 55% Ferry services to Europe have reported a ticket sales rise of more than 50% as holidaymakers book summer breaks after Brexit was delayed.Holidaymakers had been warned of potential difficulties travelling to the continent, especially by car and ferry, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The decision to put Britain’s date of departure from the European Union back from 29 March to at least the end of May, and possibly 31 Oc...
Tags: Travel, Europe, European Union, UK News, Britain, Water transport, Calais, Brexit, Ferry Travel


Brexit: Nancy Pelosi steps up pressure on UK over Irish border

Top Democrat claims there will be no US-UK trade deal if Brexit damages the Good Friday Agreement.
Tags: UK, News, Nancy Pelosi, Brexit, US UK


UK consumers keep calm and carry on shopping in the run-up to Brexit deadline

British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Brexit


Carole Cadwalladr Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

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Tags: Facebook, Music, Social Media, Brexit, Ppt/ Cool Decks, Carole Cadwalladr Facebook


How the Irish backstop emerged as May's Brexit nemesis

Ireland was streets ahead of the UK when it came to planning for Britain’s exitWhy Labour’s leader has to perform a Brexit balancing actHow May miscalculated the numbers gameThe possibility of the UK leaving the European Union blared like an air-raid siren in Government Buildings, the quadrangle of Portland stone and Wicklow granite in central Dublin that houses the taoiseach’s office. Officials summoned politicians, diplomats, business leaders, farming groups, academics and others to the comple...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Portland, Dublin, Brexit, exitWhy Labour, Upper Merrion Street


Theresa May could put off Queen's speech amid Brexit turmoil

PM may avoid setting out new agenda despite parliament running out of businessTheresa May could put off the Queen’s speech until later this year, with government sources saying there were no immediate plans to bring one forward while parliament had not yet approved a Brexit deal.May had been widely expected to schedule a Queen’s speech setting out the government’s legislative agenda within weeks, because she announced a two-year parliamentary session in mid-June 2017. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Theresa May, Queen's Speech, Brexit


Mueller report: Trump lawyers rally ahead of Thursday release – live

President’s staff lines up ahead of release of a redacted version of Mueller’s findings in the Trump-Russia investigation, expected tomorrow Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.37pm BST House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the US will not make a trade deal with the UK if Brexit leads to new hostilities in Northern Ireland.“Let me be clear: if the Brexit deal undermines the Good Friday Accords, there will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement,” Pelosi said in a Wednesday ...
Tags: UK, California, Russia, US, CA, US news, US politics, Northern Ireland, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Brexit, Trump, HARRIS, Hill, Pelosi


Pelosi: Brexit must not imperil Irish peace accord

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi got a standing ovation following an address to members of the Irish parliament in which she said the ongoing Brexit uncertainty should not imperil the Good Friday accords. (April 17)            [Author: AP]
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Labour is giving Farage EU election victory, says Margaret Beckett

Former Ukip leader’s Brexit party can be stopped ‘only if Labour backs a people’s vote’Labour’s Margaret Beckett has said Nigel Farage’s Brexit party will win the EU elections but claimed her party could beat him if it portrayed itself as the natural home for remain voters.Polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign suggested the former Ukip leader’s new party was on course for a five-point lead, with remain voters split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National party, ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Green Party, Vince Cable, Brexit, Margaret Beckett, Labour the Liberal, People 's Vote, Brexit Party


EU elections: Farage will win unless Labour backs remain, says Beckett

Ex-minister says supporting another form of Brexit will give victory to Nigel Farage’s partyNigel Farage’s Brexit party will win the EU elections unless Labour can portray itself as the natural home for remain voters, Margaret Beckett has claimed.Polling commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign suggested the former Ukip leader’s new party was on course for a five-point lead, with remain voters split between Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National party, the Green party and Change ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Green Party, Vince Cable, Farage, Brexit, Margaret Beckett, Beckett, Labour the Liberal


Pelosi reaffirms U.S. support for Ireland amid Brexit impasse

Reaffirming a message of U.S. solidarity with Ireland first delivered in a speech on Monday in London, Pelosi said it was vital to keep a "seamless border" between the Irish Republic and British-ruled Northern Ireland after the UK exits the European Union. "I've said it before and I'll say it again, we must ensure that nothing happens in the Brexit discussions that imperils the Good Friday accord, including, but not limited to, the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland...
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