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Whilst it was the average voter & worker that had to suffer  this man's policies it was fine.
Now his party will suffer as a result we'd better stop.
Him and his buddy Camer-Moron are nothing but vile hypocrites and traitors
 
The new and improved British economy. And some think it's a great idea to prolong the uncertainty that will continue till Article 50 is invoked.
Britain’s Treasury chief on Friday abandoned the government’s long-held goal of balancing the nation’s books by 2020, warning that the country’s vote to leave the European Union had sent shock waves and instability through the U.K. economy.
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At last I have found, after much ferreting around the KIPPERS & QUITTERS plan for a #BREXIT
Follow this link and press the RED  BUTTON for full details
http://thebrexitplan.com/
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Yuriko Koike says Brexit should serve Asia's "democracies" a lesson. First of all, how liberal are "democracies" in Asia? Secondly, Asia doesn't have an equivalent of a European Union, and its ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is anything but. The ASEAN is a 10-member organisation set up in 1967 in Bangkok by Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, it has since been joined by Brunei, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
The bloc represents more than 600 million people living in the region, and aims to promote collaboration and co-operation among member states, as well as to advance their economic interests. Yet ASEAN has been slow in expanding, and extensive cooperation leaves much to be desired. Only in December 2015 had the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) been set up, whose "four pillars" - single market and production base, competitive economic region, equitable economic development and integration in globalised economy - aim to consolidate the economy of the region. ASEAN had negotiated a free trade agreement among member states and with other countries such as China, as well as eased travel in the region for their citizens. The freedom of movement, like the one EU members enjoy, is in its inception.
It comes as no surprise that many in Asia see Brexit and Europe's problems as distant concern "about which they know and care little. But the truth is that the populist surge now rocking the West has its own echoes in Asia." The author warns against the danger of "greater disunity" in Asia, as it lacks "the West’s connective institutional framework /the EU/ and regional shock absorbers." Most ASEAN countries share little - history, ethnicity and political culture - in common. If they share same borders, they have been traditional rivals, and "historical memories" are still "raw" and continue to sow divisions." Relationships are often marked by an atmosphere of mistrust, suspicion and envy. As politicians often whip up nationalism in foreign policies to distract their citizens from grievances , there is little hope for the bloc to forge real close ties.
It explains why China has an easy game in its territorial disputes with some of the ASEAN countries in the South China Sea, because Beijing can negotiate bilateral deals with them, in the absence of unity within the bloc and its "collective security process." The author says, "all Asians must recognize that their countries and region are equally vulnerable to those /China/ who would undermine the rule of law and today’s existing structures of peace and prosperity, flimsy as they may be." She then urges Asia to "take note of the message Brexit sends." Honestly does she fear the same scenario within ASEAN? The bloc has an annual GDP of $2,3 trillion, compared to EU's $18,5 trillion, and Singapore is by far its richest member. Should it exit ASEAN, there might be an economic shortfall, but unlikely the same ramifications as the EU does, following Brexit.
According to Koike, Europe and Asia is seeing the rise of populism, that appeals to "voters’ basest instincts." As many "now take their liberties, security, and prosperity for granted," they simply "have lost sight of what made the post-war developed world so affluent, free, and safe to begin with" - hardships, endurance and tolerance. Prosperity and stability were "built on the rule of law, the fundamental integrity of our political institutions, and the openness of our societies." In recent months this "historical wisdom is now being mocked and dismissed, openly" - by the ilk of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Nigel Farage etc.
No doubt, "solidarity – a genuine sense of civic community and self-identity – is more necessary than ever to manage the profound social and political changes brought about by global capitalism." While trade may enable people across the globe to cooperate, but it doesn't "produce the sense of shared purpose that societies need in order to flourish." If hubris deters Asian leaders from reaching out to each other, civil societies should. Only cultural exchange and cooperation between various civil society groups can break down barriers, strengthen ties and "regional solidarity."
The author points out that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague "will rule on whether China’s expansive claim on ownership of the South China Sea has any legal basis" in coming weeks. She says it will be a "test" for Asia’s democracies, whether they are willing to "stand behind the Court's ruling, whatever it is. " By doing so, they "they can begin to demonstrate that, with a shared sense of purpose, they are prepared to defend the rule of law – and each other. " Brexit has posed a threat to "such robust solidarity....that helped impel European unity many decades ago. Now it’s Asia’s turn to try to get it right." Wishful thinking.
The UK, in voting to evict itself from the EU, is steering the West into uncharted territory. And the populist surge now rocking the West has its own echoes in Asia, where national rivalries remain raw, and historical memories continue to sow divisions.
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Thank you BREXITERS for making it acceptable in my nation to be a XENOPHOBIC; RACIST; BIGOT
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A German lady who immigrated 43 years ago to the UK is now facing racism and friends turning away from her, stating that "immigrants should go home". She married a British when she arrived. Her husband died some time ago and she lives alone now.

The sad part is the reaction on the net, from Whataboutism to absolute immigrant hate.

And it is still not understandable for me why people can actually think that someone who lives for decades at a place would "not belong there" and "should go home" only because her passport states another country as citizenship.

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"Karen also does not understand what is up today. When she arrived in Great Britain the people had appreciated her German accent. Today she is insulted because of it."

(Auch Karen versteht nicht, was los ist, sagt sie. Als sie nach Großbritannien kam, hätten ihr die Leute gesagt, ihr deutscher Akzent sei schön. Heute werde sie dafür beschimpft.)

Original article from the radio station the lady talked to:
http://www.lbc.co.uk/im-so-scared-now-german-woman-hit-by-xenophobia-calls-james-in-tears-132971

#PostRefRacism #brexit
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Don't blame me I voted #REMAIN
blame the MORONS who voted out
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Just remember that Scotland was told BY ENGLISH TORIES that if we voted for independence we would be thrown out of the EU
Now those self same ENGLISH TORIES have dragged us out anyway; purely as a result of their own internal squabbling
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Demonstrate that you are not one of the hateful XENOPHOBIC BIGOTED RACISTS  that have crawled out from under their rock since the BREXIT Vote

http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/safetypin-the-simple-way-to-show-solidarity-with-the-uks-immigrant-population--ZJzeRPz6kHW
One of the ugliest side effects of the UK's decision to leave the EU last week has been a sharp increase in reported hate crimes.
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At last I have found, after much ferreting around the KIPPERS & QUITTERS plan for a #BREXIT
Follow this link and press the RED  BUTTON for full details
http://thebrexitplan.com/
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Draft EU Budget 2017: Commission proposes a budget focused on priorities - growth, jobs and a solid response to the refugee crisis

The Commission has today proposed the 2017 draft EU Budget of €134.9 billion in payments focusing on the two main policy priorities for Europe: supporting the ongoing recovery of the European economy and addressing the security and humanitarian challenges in our neighbourhood. Increased funding will go to investments in growth, jobs and competitiveness in the European Union as well as to securing the necessary resources to protect the external borders of the EU, to reinforce security inside and outside the Union, to provide support for the reception and integration of refugees, and to address the root causes of migration in the countries of origin and transit.
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As Tories prepare to elect a new prime minister - yet another one in a long sequence of candidates previously anointed by an unelected, self-appointed Australian-American foreign billionaire, whose discrete presence on the British political scene has gone totally unnoticed and unmentioned when proclaiming independence day. The EU is nearly gone, but he is here to stay, forever, to vouchsafe for British independence from foreign interference - and nobody noticed the paradox. Or didn't dare to.
I want to wake up tomorrow in a country where people are kind, and tolerant, and decent to one another. A country where people – all people – can feel at least a little bit safe. I want to rub the sleep of neofascist nightmares from my eyes and find myself in a country where we do not respond to the killing of a politician by voting against everything she stood for. A country where we are polite to our neighbors. A country where we have dealt like adults with the embarrassing fact that we once conquered half the world, instead of yearning for a time when our glory was stolen from enslaved people a convenient ocean away and large parts of the map were the gentle pink of blood in the water. I want to go back to a Britain where hope conquers hate; where crabbed, cowed racism and xenophobia don’t win the day; where people feel they have options and choices in life and are less likely to press the big red button to bring the house down on top of us. I want my country back.
This was never a referendum on the EU. It was a referendum on the modern world.
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Now that the UK has proclaimed, among cries of "Independence Day" its intention to leave the EU - has anybody stopped to think who was the architect of such a stunning victory for populism and as stunning a reversal for democracy? Farage? Boris Johnson, Gove? Any one of the cohort of leavers? Not likely, as they just exploited the brainwashing performed daily, without fail, by the tabloid press over the last forty years. With help from duty prime ministers, who never failed to find solace by blaming the EU for all of the country's woes, while taking credit for all its successes.

When Henry VIII established the Church of England, it was to affirm his right to be the only master of the destiny of his country, right? Henry VIII as only ruler, with nobody above him - certainly not the pope.

Who made Rupert Murdoch pope?

Fast forward to the 1980s, when Rupert Murdoch becomes the pope of Great Britain. Every candidate wishing to become prime minister has to beg for an audience with Murdoch. Once one of the candidates gets the nod, they practically have the ironclad guarantee that Murdoch will deploy the might of his media empire and, presto, a new prime minister - it hasn't failed in more than 30 years. Thatcher, Blair (not Gordon Brown, but then he was hounded by the tabloids), then Cameron had to sell their soul to the devil - or the Pope of Great Britain.  Is anybody going to thank Rupert for his services to the nation? A knighthood, baronetcy or, why not, the crown for himself or one his children?

Henry VIII must be turning in his grave, big time.
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Both parts of Ireland have been hurt by Brexit http://econ.st/299hEiS
Britain’s departure from the EU risks two decades of progress
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