Tag: Brexit

Brexit: UK finance firms have started applying for Irish licences | The Independent

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Ireland’s central bank has been receiving applications for licences from UK authorised financial firms seeking to relocate from London in the wake of the UK vote to leave the EU, a top official said on Thursday. Cyril Roux, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, said that “several” UK based firms have started the application process to be authorised in Ireland.

Source: Brexit: UK finance firms have started applying for Irish licences | The Independent

Government sells debt at all-time record low interest rate in wake of Brexit vote| Andrew Bolt Cheered Brexit Economics

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The Treasury’s Debt Management Office this morning sold debt at a new record low interest rate, underlining the massive appetite from investors for British Government bonds in the wake of the Brexit vote and sparking fresh calls for the Chancellor to take advantage by ramping up its infrastructure investment. The DMO sold £850m of an index-linked Gilt (or bond) that matures in 2036 at a yield of minus 1.72 per cent.

Source: Government sells debt at all-time record low interest rate in wake of Brexit vote

Amid post-Brexit hatred, remember the Polish soldiers who fought alongside UK soldiers in the Second World War | UK Politics | News | The Independent

The children of Polish soldiers who fought in the Second World War have spoken of their people’s proud history of fighting alongside the British amidst rising xenophobia following

Source: Amid post-Brexit hatred, remember the Polish soldiers who fought alongside UK soldiers in the Second World War | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Australian Experts Rushed To Britain To Advise On How To Do Political Instability Properly

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As the fallout from Brexit continues, Britain’s major parties have turned to Australia’s top political operatives to form a plan that creates total political chaos, rather than just a minor commotion.

“We want to do this properly, so we’ve turned to the best,” an insider from the Conservative Party said. “I never would’ve thought to get the Prime Minister to stand down, and then get his presumptive successor to pull out of the race as well. That’s the type of turmoil you can only conjure up with experience. It’s what Australia does so well”.

One Australian backroom expert who has been flown to London said it was important to draw out the instability over several electoral cycles. “The danger is you just contain it to one cycle, or just one party. So the guidance I’ve given my British counterparts is to spread the chaos broadly. Draw it out.

“Getting the Labour leader to stand aside is the next obvious move, and then you continue the momentum from there”.

A UK Labour Party strategist said he was learning quickly with the help of Australian experts. “Once the new leaders are in place, we’re going to call for an early election. That way we have the unique opportunity to have three Prime Ministers in under a year. I think that’s how you do it”.

Murdoch and Dacre… press barons and Britain’s real kingmakers? — RT UK

Media barons Paul Dacre and Rupert Murdoch had a hand in the withdrawal of Michael Gove’s support for fellow Brexiteer Boris Johnson as Tory leader, a leaked email suggests.

Source: Murdoch and Dacre… press barons and Britain’s real kingmakers? — RT UK

Isis praises Brexit for destabilising ‘crusader Europe’ in propaganda newspaper | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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Isis has welcomed Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in its Arabic language propaganda newspaper, hailing a “political crisis” and the prospect of referendums in other nations. The article in al-Naba claimed the Brexit “threatens the unity of Crusader Europe”, according to a translation by Shiraz Maher, the deputy director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.

Source: Isis praises Brexit for destabilising ‘crusader Europe’ in propaganda newspaper | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Britain’s Chancellor says taxes will have to be raised and spending cut in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

Source: Brexit: British Chancellor George Osborne warns of tax hikes, spending cuts after Leave vote – Brexit: UK EU Referendum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

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British Muslims are suffering an “explosion” in faith-based hatred with many women now afraid to conduct their daily lives, according to a new report which also warns of heightened racism following the vote on Brexit.

Source: UK entering ‘unchartered territory’ of Islamophobia after Brexit vote | Home News | News | The Independent

Britain’s ‘Leave’ Voters Cleverly Deter Migrants By Destroying Economy

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Migration laws will no longer need to change under an independent Britain, because no-one will want to go there to work anyway.

“That’s one less thing we’ll have to do,” a jubilant ‘Leave’ voter said this morning, trying desperately to ignore the economy crashing around her.

“I probably won’t have a job this time next year, but at least there won’t be a foreigner there to take it,” Leave campaigner Patricia Waite said this morning, noting that she would feed her family with patriotism for the time being until she could find another job.

UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage said the exit vote was a classic example of British ingenuity. “What better way to stop migrants coming to our shores than to devastate the economy they were coming here to contribute to. It really is a stroke of genius”.

Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for second Scottish independence referendum after UK votes for Brexit | UK Politics | News | The Independent

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It is “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland will be taken out of the EU against its will, Nicola Sturgeon has said, and a second independence referendum is “highly likely”. The First Minister said that the Scottish Government would commence preparations for another independence vote after Scotland bucked the UK trend by voting 62 per cent to 38 per cent for Remain.

Source: Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for second Scottish independence referendum after UK votes for Brexit | UK Politics | News | The Independent

Brexit vote met with celebrations from far-right groups across Europe | Europe | News | The Independent

Leaders of far-right and outsider parties across Europe have been celebrating Britain’s decision to leave the EU, with some demanding their own votes on whether to leave the bloc.

Source: Brexit vote met with celebrations from far-right groups across Europe | Europe | News | The Independent

Barack Obama’s intervention in EU referendum debate could be a game-changer | Voices | The Independent

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Barack Obama’s intervention in the European Union referendum was more spectacular than many in the In campaign dared to hope for. They will now dare to dream that it might prove a game-changer in the tight referendum race.

Source: Barack Obama’s intervention in EU referendum debate could be a game-changer | Voices | The Independent

The Guardian view on a key week in the EU debate: Obama sends the right message | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

Editorial: The remain campaign has played two big cards this week. Britain’s debate about Europe is now much more serious than before

Source: The Guardian view on a key week in the EU debate: Obama sends the right message | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian