Archiv: EU parliament


10.10.2019 - 10:22 [ Guido Fawkes ]

EU President: Bercow Working with me to Block No Deal

Addressing the EU Parliament, it’s President, David Sassoli, let slip that he is now bypassing the UK Government and talking directly to Bercow about how to delay Brexit. Bercow has always claimed he isn’t a Remainer and just wants the Commons to have its say – according to Sassoli, Bercow is actively lobbying against No Deal behind the scenes…

17.07.2019 - 20:41 [ Claire Fox / Twitter ]

For those asking, here is LP’s weasily apologetics for voting to endorse an unpopular conservative politician. Not inspiring #vonderLeyen :

17.07.2019 - 20:38 [ Tom Huxley / Twitter ]

All 10 Labour MEPs voted for Ursula von der Leyen to be President of the EU Commission. Her margin of victory was nine votes.

17.07.2019 - 09:48 [ Spiked ]

Europe’s unelected leader: Ursula von der Leyen’s coronation is an insult to democracy.

Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the next president of the EU Commission, winning a vote in the European Parliament by 383 to 327.

But despite the involvement of MEPs, the process that put von der Leyen in place was nothing short of a coronation.

04.07.2019 - 23:47 [ BBC ]

Ann Widdecombe: ‚Oppressed people turning on the oppressors‘

Ann Widdecombe has told the European Parliament there is a „long history“ of „slaves against their owners“ and revolt against the colonies which, she says, mirrors Brexit.

„We are going and we are glad to be going,“ she said.

04.07.2019 - 11:02 [ Politico.eu ]

Ursula von der Leyen: In her own words

„My aim is the United States of Europe — modelled on federal states like Switzerland, Germany or the U.S.,“ she told Der Spiegel in 2011. She repeated her call for a federal EU in an interview with Die Zeit in 2016, adding: „I imagine the Europe of my children or grandchildren not as a loose union of states trapped by national interests.“

As defense minister, she pushed for greater security cooperation in the EU, urging a „defense union“ and calling for the establishment of an „army of Europeans.“

04.07.2019 - 10:32 [ Telegraph ]

The EU is a sham democracy, and its pitiful new leaders are the proof

Thank you, Eurocrats, for being yourselves. The best cure for Europhilia is always to observe the EU’s big beasts at their unguarded worst, wheeling and dealing in their natural habitat, unencumbered by any attachment to democracy, accountability or even basic morality.

The spectacle of the past few days made for compulsive watching: we witnessed rare footage of the secretive process that propels so many retreads and second-rate apparatchiks into positions of immense power in Brussels and Frankfurt, utterly disregarding public opinion.

30.06.2019 - 18:52 [ BBC ]

EU summit: Centre-left Timmermans tipped for top post

EU leaders will gather in Brussels shortly for talks to decide who should get the EU’s top jobs, including a new Commission president.

Reports say the current favourite to head it is Dutch centre-left politician Frans Timmermans. He is a Commission first vice-president.

27.05.2019 - 05:21 [ Brendan Chilton / Twitter ]

Mainstream Media rarely have .@labourleave people on so here are my few thoughts on the #EUelections2019 #Labour #BrexitParty please share.

27.05.2019 - 04:32 [ Boris Johnson / Telegraph ]

The message of the European election results is clear. If we go on like this, we will be dismissed

They gave us one chief task: to deliver Brexit. They have so far given us almost three years to do it. We have flagrantly failed to carry out their instructions. We have missed deadline after deadline, broken promise after promise; and today our employers – the people – have figuratively summoned us to the Human Resources…

27.05.2019 - 04:22 [ Evening Standard ]

Jeremy Corbyn hints Labour could back second referendum after party punished at European elections

Reacting as the results rolled in, Mr Corbyn said the issue „will have to go back to the people, whether through a General Election or a public vote“.

Mr Corbyn added: „Labour will bring our divided country together so we can end austerity and tackle inequality.

27.05.2019 - 04:20 [ Blue Labour ‏/ Twitter ]

The idea that anyone would see these extraordinary results for the Brexit Party and jump to the conclusion that Labour should back a second referendum is madness. Labour must stand for working people or we stand for nothing.

27.05.2019 - 04:12 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚Now leave… or else‘: Victorious Farage threatens to unleash his Brexit party at General Election after Tories and Labour are humiliated in Euro vote after failure to deliver on result of referendum

On a dramatic political night:

– Boris Johnson seized on the ‚rout‘ for the Tories to make his case to succeed Theresa May and pull the country out of the EU on October 31 come what may, while Chancellor Philip Hammond warned that any attempt to force a No Deal Brexit could collapse the Government;

– Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was a ‚painful result‘ and there was an ‚existential risk to our party unless we now come together and get Brexit done‘;

– Mr Farage’s Brexit Party polled above 50 per cent of vote share in some areas and looked set for 31 per cent nationally;

27.05.2019 - 03:52 [ Sky News ]

UK results in full: Brexit Party claims more than 30% of vote

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has swept to victory in the European Parliament elections, claiming around a third of the vote share.

With Scotland and Northern Ireland still to declare, the Brexit Party has won 28 of the 73 British EU seats up for grabs.

27.05.2019 - 03:47 [ Metro.co.uk ]

LIVE UPDATES: Brexit Party storms to victory in European elections

After 10 of the 11 constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales had declared, the Brexit Party had 28 seats, overhauling the 24 MEPs that Mr Farage’s former party Ukip sent to the European Parliament in 2014.

The Lib Dems, who were reduced to just a single MEP in 2014, were on 15.

26.05.2019 - 19:42 [ Kathimerini ]

SYRIZA plays down defeat seen in exit polls

Governing SYRIZA “did not sustain the strategic defeat that New Democracy was looking forward to,” government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday after exit polls gave the conservative opposition a solid lead over the leftist party.

26.05.2019 - 13:59 [ Jacobin Magazine ]

The European Union Is an Antidemocratic Disgrace

The European Parliament elections start today. But the body itself is an insult against democracy that exists only to rubber-stamp neoliberal rule.

26.05.2019 - 09:40 [ Thomas Fazi ‏/ Twitter ]

14/ “Since [a European demos does not exist], the EU and its institutions can have neither the authority nor the legitimacy of a demos-cratic state. On this view, a parliament without a demos is conceptually impossible, practically despotic”.

26.05.2019 - 07:41 [ Dave James ‏/ Twitter ]

The UK voted to Leave Euroland…. how difficult is it to understand. Democracy can only occur.. if the losing side accept the result. Maybot,Cable announcement is no coincidence. They have access to the exit polls. Sunday will be a night of the “ Long Knives “

25.05.2019 - 07:15 [ Promises Rust ‏/ Twitter ]

What is happening to the Labour Party? Lifelong lexiteers are in charge but now instead of standing up for the millions of working class Labour voters who want to leave the EU, they are branding them racists, bigots, xenophobes and far right. They’ll crash as badly as the Tories.

23.05.2019 - 17:30 [ Evening Standard ]

Theresa May halts vote on new Brexit deal as her leadership enters ‚death spiral‘

Theresa May caved in to her Cabinet today by dramatically halting her Brexit withdrawal Bill in a move that heightened expectations she will resign as Tory leader tomorrow.

23.05.2019 - 17:29 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Tories urge Philip May to make the PM accept ‚reality‘ and QUIT after she humiliatingly PULLS her hated Brexit Bill – as the party faces disaster in EU elections today

MPs have been told the legislation will not now be published tomorrow and the second reading will not take place in the first week of June – despite Mrs May previously laying out the timetable.

The humiliating retreat is the clearest sign yet that Mrs May’s time in power is drawing to a close, after fury at her compromise offer for the Commons to vote on whether to hold another Brexit referendum.

23.05.2019 - 07:03 [ ConservativeHome.com ]

If May isn’t on her way out by the end of today, don’t back her in tomorrow’s European elections

(22.05.2019)

The Tory leadership knows this as well as you or I do, and is so embarrassed by it that it has scarcely campaigned. The Party’s website front page bears no reference to tomorrow’s poll. Its Twitter feed is so embarrassed that it has put up plugs for the cause only over the last 24 hours. At least one campaigning leaflet doesn’t mention Brexit at all.

A single photo sums the situation up – of a despondent May leaving the stage, at a campaign launch with no audience present and a single journalist reporting, while Ashley Fox winces in the background and three cheerless other candidates fail to raise a single smile between them. It is the photographic equivalent of clinical depression.

23.05.2019 - 07:02 [ BrexitCentral.com ]

The European Parliament is a democratic facade for a system dominated by unelected bureaucrats

In the speech I made on that occasion, I tried to point out that democracy was not achieved simply by holding elections; what mattered was what the elections were to, and for. Were we electing representatives to a body by which we agreed to be governed? Or were we simply providing a democratic facade for a political system dominated by unelected bureaucrats and central bankers, who exercised a power of government over us to which we had not consented?

22.05.2019 - 04:21 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

Total betrayal of the British people. If the parliamentary Tory Party does not remove her now I think the Tories are headed for Canada-style wipeout.

21.05.2019 - 17:31 [ Patrick O'Flynn, East of England MEP (SDP) / Twitter ]

If May paves way for 2nd referendum the Brexit Party goes over 40%.

21.05.2019 - 17:24 [ Bloomberg Brexit ‏/ Twitter ]

The pound surged on news that Theresa May is set to offer British MPs a vote on a second Brexit referendum

21.05.2019 - 10:04 [ Euractiv ]

The EU Game of Thrones explained

This week’s European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent’s top leadership jobs, but won’t decide the winners. Here is a guide to the horsetrading.

17.05.2019 - 05:54 [ Spiked ]

Change UK is the gift that keeps on giving

Chuka Umunna is on the front cover of GQ this month. Meanwhile, his newly formed anti-Brexit party, Change UK, the ChUKas if you will, is at around five per cent in the polls for the European Parliament election – an election that ChUKas were supposed to storm as the true party of Remain.