More on post-Brexit

A report from Missy on what else has been happening in the aftermath of the Brexit referendum.


The rest of post Brexit vote happenings.

The Conservative Party will have a new leader by 2 September, the nominations close on Thursday. I will do a list of the candidates once the nominations have closed, but so far Boris Johnson, Theresa May, Stephen Crabb, Liam Fox have declared, and initial polling has May and Johnson neck and neck.

Osborne has said he won’t run, this will be a blow for him as he was always considered a possible successor for Cameron, and it is believed that he, himself, believed he was the natural successor – he isn’t popular however, in the party or in the electorate, so he was always a long shot. It is believed that Johnson has secured the support of at least one Remainer, and may secure the support of more, which will be crucial if he is to try and unify the party.

Cameron made his last appearance at the EU Leaders Summit, nothing much came of it from what I can gather, just more bluster from EU Leaders.

And on EU Leaders a couple of points that came out of a summary of Juncker’s speech to the Parliament, 1. Juncker refused to accept any responsibility for the UK referendum outcome, 2. Juncker has apparently signalled intent to continue with the greater integration of Europe, and the federalisation (UK Media term I think) of Europe, 3. Juncker slammed German media and Eastern European Leaders who have criticised him since last Friday

Several Eastern European Leaders are putting the blame for Brexit on Juncker, they believe that the EU institutions need reform, and that the UK were spooked by talk of greater integration – these countries fear this as well, and saw Britain as an ally in stopping, or at least slowing, it.

The Leader of the Czech Republic has been the most vocal, the Polish Leader has been more muted, but has suggested that the EU reforms, offers some concessions to the UK, and then the UK have another referendum. Juncker (and Tusk) don’t seem to be too keen on this.
Other leaders are blustering – as to be expected.

Sturgeon was all set to head off to EU for a meeting to talk about how Scotland could remain a part of the EU, however Donald Tusk (President of the EU Commission) has said no to a meeting, the EU have already stated that Scotland cannot remain a part of the EU – they must leave with the UK, and if they vote for independence they must then reapply.

Sadiq Khan is calling on more powers to be given to London to be able to keep the single market, he is stopping short of suggesting independence. This is stupid and arrogant on two counts,

  1. He forgets that it is this attitude of London being better than the rest of the country that contributed to the vote for Brexit and
  2. More Londoners voted for Brexit (1.5m) than voted for him (1.3m), so he really doesn’t have that much support in London. Though this attitude could change it, and could be why he is doing it.

Ireland has demanded Brits stop applying for Irish passports as they are overwhelmed. Ireland, as far as I know still, has a law where if you – or a parent – was born on the island of Ireland (RoI or NI) then you are entitled to an Irish passport, so it sounds like a load of brits from the North, and those with an Irish parent, are applying for a passport to keep an EU passport.

Oh, and one last thing on the EU, apparently they are looking at removing English as an official language.

This will cause a problem for Ireland and Malta – where English is their main language. Each country was allowed to nominate one official language – only UK nominated English, Ireland nominated Irish, and Malta Maltese, so the EU are saying with UK gone there is no need to use English.

Noting English is one of the working languages of the EU institutions, and is apparently the dominating language, however, without the UK they have no country who has nominated English as their official language.

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  1. Missy

     /  29th June 2016

    I forgot to add, Richard Branson was on Breakfast TV having a bleat about Virgin losing 1/3 of its value as the result of the vote – needless to say he didn’t get a lot of sympathy.

    One of the Brexit donors has lost 400million pounds on the sharemarket – but still doesn’t regret supporting Brexit.

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  2. Gezza

     /  29th June 2016

    Al Jazeera showed a couple of cellphone clips of foreigners being abused. I expect they’ve been shown over there too?

    One case was a 20-something yobbo abusing an American on the tube train. We don’t see what it was about but looked like there were 2 yobbos & the mouth yobbo throws a drink over him. A mixture of disapproval and blank looks on the faces of nearby passengers.

    The second is of a 30-something man working class accent out of his car yelling at a Sikh taxi driver to get back to Pakistan or similar. The Sikh yells back I was born here mate. 30-something man, getting back in his car, yells back: “Well talk proper English then.

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    • Missy

       /  29th June 2016

      The London news has been focussed on attacks on the Polish community mainly, but yeah the media have been showing a lot of the attacks.

      It is sad that many of the yobs and racists are using this vote as an excuse to vent their hatred, it is also bad that the media are blaming those that voted Leave for the increase in racial hatred. The problem now is that this minority think that half the country agree with their views, when the majority of Leave voters 1. understand that they won’t be stopping immigration, they just want a fairer system, and 2. didn’t vote for Leave because they are racists and don’t want immigrants.

      These acts are committed by the ignorant mob, but are being exacerbated by the media reporting to a degree as well, and it is leading to abuse of those that voted Leave by the more pious Remainers.

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  29th June 2016
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    • Gezza

       /  29th June 2016

      If you sign in do they hit you up for money later Alan?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  29th June 2016

        I don’t know, Gezza. I never have.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  29th June 2016

        Oh, sorry, now I see the problem. Google 1467151419 and click on the google link to WSJ and the article will come up without the subscription block.

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        • Gezza

           /  29th June 2016

          U da man. Cheers.

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          • Gezza

             /  29th June 2016

            Kissinger is a contradiction to me. His analysis is superb.

            “The EU should not treat Britain as an escapee from prison but as a potential compatriot.” Bingo.

            “American leadership in reinvigorating the contemporary order is imperative.”
            This bit, maybe not.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  29th June 2016

              From an American perspective he is probably correct. Otherwise they leave a vacuum Russia and China will be keen to fill. I can’t see Obama or Clinton doing it though.

            • Gezza

               /  29th June 2016

              Trump may make a similar mistake to Godwin. Hard to know. Xi & Putin all hard men but the other two are more calculating and their strategic thinking is better.

            • Gezza

               /  29th June 2016

              Sorry that was garbled. Trump is cunning: Xi & Putin are clever.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  29th June 2016

              As I said before, depends on how well the POTUS manages the intellectual resources her/his nation provides. If s/he is smart enough to be a good people manager s/he doesn’t have to provide all the intellectual firepower her/himself. Nixon was smart enough to utilize Kissinger.

            • Gezza

               /  29th June 2016

              Yes. Nixon was. I have a feeling despite his faults he was perhaps a better listener.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  29th June 2016

              I love Kissinger’s line, “Out of the turmoil, opportunity”.

              How I wish our media had that insight.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  29th June 2016

              Curious that my post immediately above doesn’t show up in the Recent Comments links.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  29th June 2016

              … until I posted that one. WP is a bit weird.

            • Gezza

               /  29th June 2016

              Yeah it has been playing up off and on with me, and corky too I think for a few days. Asked PG about it but no one else had been reporting probs. Seems to resolve itself. Sometimes when I post the comment does appear either, just goes to the head of the page. Working ok at the moment though. Probably Little’s fault.

  4. Missy

     /  29th June 2016

    Stephen Crabb, one of the candidates for the Conservative Leadership has not long given a press conference in which he said “…there can be no continuity Remain campaign to subvert the process of our exit from EU…”

    This is significant as he was a Remain campaigner, and the person who is most likely to be his deputy was also a Remain campaigner, in fact his number 2 is the Business Secretary, and was one of the one’s who indulged in Project Fear.

    Stephen Crabb most likely won’t get far however, as it appears that the numbers are being relatively evenly split between Boris and Theresa May.

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