EU leaders have power to stop Brexit, says Blair

Britain’s former leader Tony Blair has told Euronews that the European Union must show leadership over Brexit—and if it tackled fundamental problems with the European project then the UK could stay in the bloc. The ex-Labour prime minister and increasingly vocal critic of the UK’s plans to leave the EU appeared to go beyond the established… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook, Twitter Threatened With Sanctions in Britain

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter could face sanctions in Britain if they fail to be more forthcoming in providing details about Russian disinformation campaigns that used their platforms in the run-up to last year’s Brexit referendum, the chairman of a British parliamentary inquiry committee warned. The companies have been given until January 18 to hand… Please follow and like us:

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Scotland still wants independence

It seemed that 2017 should have killed the campaign for Scottish independence stone dead. At the UK general election in June, the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) lost a third of its Westminster seats, forcing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon to ” reset ” her plans for a second independence referendum. Then, in August, new analysis showed… Please follow and like us:

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Reversing Brexit would give ‘significant’ boost to UK: OECD

Reversing Britain’s shock referendum to leave the EU would “significantly” boost the economy, the OECD said on Tuesday, while the government inisted there were no plans to cancel Brexit. “In case Brexit gets reversed by political decision (change of majority, new referendum, etc) the positive impact on growth would be significant,” the Organisation for Economic Co-operation… Please follow and like us:

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SPAIN – Spanish courts and regional banks pile pressure on Catalan separatists

Catalonia’s separatist leaders came under growing pressure on Thursday as Spanish judges ordered the suspension of a planned session of the Catalan parliament and reports emerged that several of the region’s top businesses were planning to move out. The social and economic stakes of Spain’s deepest political crisis in a generation mounted as banks planned to… Please follow and like us:

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SPAIN – Catalonia’s leader says Spanish king ‘ignored millions of Catalans’

Catalonia’s regional president accused Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday of “deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans” by urging the region to end its bid for independence. “The king has adopted the (national) government’s position and policies, which have been disastrous with regard to Catalonia. He is deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans,” Carles Puigdemont said in a… Please follow and like us:

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Catalonia May Declare Independence Soon

Spain’s Catalonia region, which held an independence referendum Sunday amid a violent crackdown by federal police, could declare independence late this week or early next week. Carles Puigdemont, the region’s leader, told the BBC the regional government would act once final vote counts are in. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, center, speaks to the media at a… Please follow and like us:

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SPAIN – ‘Leave us alone!’ Independence vote puts Catalan mayors in a bind

The mayors of Catalonia are stuck between a rock and a hard place ahead of the planned independence vote on October 1, with both Spanish prosecutors and Catalan separatists breathing down their necks. The Catalan government has vowed to go ahead with the controversial vote despite Spain’s Constitutional Court ruling that it is illegal. However, it… Please follow and like us:

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