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'Democracy' At Work - It's Boris

by Oui Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 11:50:29 AM EST

No surprise there ... any thoughts on the coming months leading up to the real deal Brexit before 10-31-2019?

The exciting period leading up to this Tory election has taken the excitement in the Strait of Hormuz to the backburner ... the flames need to be contended with. Will Hunt stay on as FM?

More below the fold ...

How will Boris unite the Tory party?

Anne Milton resigns: Tory minister quits over fears about Boris Johnson pursuing no-deal Brexit | The Independent |

From outside the United Kingdom ...

From outside Europe ...

Ooops! Minor typo, itís not United Kingston??

Old English chart of Kingston, Jamaica from 1756. Includes historical Port Royal, the Palisadoes, and the Harbour with shoals and soundings at the time. Colony of Jamaica 1655-1962

A clean sweep for the AngloSaxon rightwing movement funded by oligarchs: Brexit - Boris - Trump.

21 July. I don't like where this story is going.
We need the 'can do' spirit of 1960s America to help us get out of the EU
'Cause I know how it ends.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 12:28:08 PM EST
So Boor-ass de Piffle is it.  Can't wait for his meeting with the Queen.
by rifek on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 03:05:29 PM EST
She still has time to abdicate.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 06:43:41 PM EST
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Can't she order him hanged, drawn, and quartered?
by rifek on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 08:38:47 PM EST
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Boris to Britain: 'We are going to rise and ping off the guy-ropes of self-doubt'

Boris Johnson aka UK's Donald Trump Is Prime Minister and the Internet Can't Handle It | Mashable - Culture |

by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 05:19:46 PM EST
Sounds rather like he intends to throw off the guy wires that keep him from toppling over in the first wind that arises.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 02:05:50 AM EST
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Or the ropes that keep the hot air balloon Boris from rising up and floating away,

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 02:09:38 AM EST
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Indeed, wished Boris would "ping off".

Definition Urban dictionary:

    The ultimate disappearing act of a person and all of the wreckage of their life. To be banished, along with all of ones belongings and every trace of ones existence into a realm that is so far off the map that your pings are not on the radar.
by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 06:18:18 PM EST
by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 06:29:00 PM EST

Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans

Boris Johnson's election as Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime minister's Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the "challenging times ahead".

Ursula von der Leyen, who will replace Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November, said both sides had a "duty" to deliver a deal as she offered her congratulations to Johnson on his victory.

"There are many difficult issues we will tackle together," she said. "It is important to build up a strong working relationship because we have a duty to deliver something which is good for the people in Europe and the United Kingdom."

The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he wished to "very much to work with [Johnson] as quickly as possible" and would call him "when he is officially prime minister".

EU warns incoming British PM Johnson it won't change Brexit terms | Reuters |

    Minutes before Johnson's victory was announced by the Conservative Party, European Commission deputy chief Frans Timmermans - who will retain his job under Von der Leyen - said the EU would not agree to change the withdrawal accord.

    "The United Kingdom reached an agreement with the European Union and the EU will stick to that agreement," Timmermans told a news conference. "This is the best deal possible."

    He said the EU would hold the line on Brexit and that Johnson's flamboyant "character or persona or attitude" made no difference.

by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 06:53:19 PM EST
UK factory orders slump; Moody's warns no-deal Brexit risks have risen | The Guardian |

The IMF warns that the global outlook has not improved in the last three months, since its previous forecasts:

Since the April World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the United States further increased tariffs on certain Chinese imports and China retaliated by raising tariffs on a subset of US imports.

Additional escalation was averted following the June G20 summit. Global technology supply chains were threatened by the prospect of US sanctions, Brexit-related uncertainty continued, and rising geopolitical tensions roiled energy prices.

U.S. stocks rise on upbeat earnings, sterling drops on Brexit prospects

June report ...

U.K. Economy Set for Slowdown as Brexit Stockpiling Boost Fades | Bloomberg |

January report ...

Slump in Exports to UK a Major Culprit behind Eurozone Economic Growth Slowdown, 'No Deal' Brexit a Big Risk for 2019: UniCredit Research

by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 07:27:56 PM EST

Related reading ...

Globalization will unravel and be replaced by different trading regions, strategist predicts | CNBC - July 23, 2019 |

by Oui on Tue Jul 23rd, 2019 at 07:31:15 PM EST
Democracy Eton college style ...

Wouldn't escape Labour during today's May's last PMQ hour ...

by Oui on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 12:00:16 PM EST
Boris Johnson in a full-fletched Cabinet of Ministers shake-up. British boulevard press sharpening the knives ahead of any new Brexit talks.

Brexit shock: Raab given 'total scorn' from Barnier - 'Boy will you be the biggest loser' | BBC Panorama |

Talks between Raab and Barnier fail to lead to Brexit breakthrough | The Irish Times - Oct. 14, 2018 |

Of course, UK Parliament goes into a six weeks summer break ... see y'all in September.

by Oui on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 07:14:56 PM EST
by Oui on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 09:05:11 PM EST

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