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Brits to start break from EU on March 29th….

British PM May moves ahead….

Britain’s government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on the two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation.

Britain’s ambassador to the 28-nation EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council President Donald Tusk of the timing on Monday morning, the Department for Exiting the European Union said.

The notification of triggering Article 50 of a key EU treaty will come in the form of a letter delivered to Tusk — though it was unclear whether it would come through an actual letter or an electronic missive.

‘‘We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation,’’ Brexit secretary David Davis said. ‘‘The government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe – a new, positive partnership between the U.K. and our friends…

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British PM May’s meeting with President Trump makes him state some Foreign Policy

PM May got President Trump to admit that he will have to slow his efforts to get tight with Russian President Putin and that America will stand by NATO….

Trump announced that he would follow his Defense Sec’s lead and NOT push for America to go back to the techniques of torture something that leaders of Congress are very much against and have reminder us is ILLEGAL….

The British will probably lean even more on the United States with their upcoming separation from the European Union…

Trump’s meeting with May was his first with a foreign leader, a summit on trade and security that is being closely watched around the world.

Trump’s decision to invite May is a chance for him to demonstrate his administration’s commitment to maintaining close relations with a key U.S. ally while pursuing new trade ties as Britain works to exit the European Union.

May said at the news conference that she expects economic sanctions imposed by the United States and European countries on Russia to remain in place until Moscow abides by an agreement to halt hostilities in Ukraine.

Trump, who is scheduled to speak with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, is reportedly considering lifting those sanctions as he pursues a better working relationship with Moscow.

“It’s very early to be talking about that,” Trump said when asked if he would lift the sanctions. “If we can have a great relationship with Russia and with China and all countries, I’m all for that. No guarantees, but if we can, that would be a positive, not a negative.”…

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Didn’t British PM Tony Blair get beat up politically for being too close to the Americans?

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The UK will make a clean break from the European Union….

British Prime Minister May has decided to make a ‘hard’ break  after the country voted to do so and Germany’s Chancellor Merkel took a hard stand against any soft break on favorable terms for the Brit’s….

Nationalism IS on the rise around the globe….

The United Kingdom will leave Europe’s single market, put new restrictions on immigration, and remove Britain from the jurisdiction of the European Union laws, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Tuesday in a long-anticipated speech detailing her government’s approach to the June vote to leave the bloc.

“We seek a new and equal partnership,” May said of Britain’s departure from the EU. “Not partial membership of the European Union, associate membership of the European Union, or anything that leaves us half-in, half-out. We do not seek to adopt a model already enjoyed by other countries. We do not seek to hold on to bits of membership as we leave.”

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British Moderates push back against a “hard’ exit from the EU….

British Prime Minister Theresa May was against the Brexit move…

But has begun a dance with German leader Merkel on how she can manage the exit…

Merkel has been firm on NOT letting the Brit’s have it easy ….

THAT seems to have May in tight spot as her countries Conservative party has warned her that moderates, who voted AGAINST leaving the EU are NOW gaining a political foothold…

They want her to spell out her plans for an exit and warn that THEY are pushing back against any hard line on immigration backlash…

They seem to be pushing for a ‘soft’ exit…..Something Merkel seems to be against right now…

Writing in the Observer, the former Conservative cabinet minister, Dominic Grieve, ex-foreign office minister Alistair Burt and former transport minister Claire Perry, along with education select committee chair Neil Carmichael and Bath MP Ben Howlett, say the Richmond outcome must serve as a wake-up call to the prime minister.

“The Conservative party needs to be alert that there is a moderate core of Conservative voters, who voted Remain, and who want to hear the Conservative government speaking above the noise of the Brexiters,” they say. “They do not want the Conservative party to be Ukip-lite, nor to hear that their desire for a negotiated Brexit … is somehow an attempt to delay or simply an expression of Remoaning.

“They want the Conservative leadership to speak for them, too, and Richmond may be a reminder that their votes have another destination if we don’t get this right. That moderate voice is crucial for the party to keep the votes of the middle ground who could lose the Conservative party the next election if they take their votes elsewhere.”

They also demand that May spells out the broad outline of the government’s negotiating position on Brexit before triggering the formal exit process under article 50 of the Lisbon treaty next March.

“As well as making clear that it will pursue its own course, and not be pushed into a corner by those who only advocate a hard Brexit, a government decision to publish its high-level objectives for negotiations would not only bring some certainty into that issue, but also be likely to suggest a tone which would be welcomed by a key group of its supporters. The vast majority of Conservative voters would unite behind that and the prime minister, trusting her to deliver the best Brexit possible.”….

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British PM May gets cold Shoulder from Germany’s Merkel in try for early expats deal with Brexit……..

The question of British living in the European Union and those EU people living in England had British PM Therease May trying to get a Ok for things staying as they are even after the Brit’s exit the EU fell on deaf ears….

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Merkel seems to be signaling that she is more worried about keeping the EU in one piece that making things easy for the Brit’s….

The German chancellor’s polite but firm “Nein” when the two leaders met in Berlin on November 18 dashed the British prime minister’s hopes of a quick, informal deal to reassure expatriates on both sides of the Channel that they will not lose out when Britain leaves the EU, three people familiar with the matter said.

British officials had hoped to create some goodwill ahead of exit negotiations, expected to start next year once May triggers the EU’s Article 50 divorce clause, by taking the issue of citizens already living in each other’s countries off the table. The issue affects some 1.2 million Britons and their families resident in the other 27 EU countries, and as many as 3.3 million EU citizens resident in the U.K., including almost one million Poles.

A senior European Commission official had quietly encouraged the initiative in a private capacity, both to improve mutual understanding with London and to avoid any suggestion that European citizens were being taken hostages in the negotiations. If the EU were to say it was ready to safeguard the position of Britons living in Europe, it would gain the moral high ground in the talks, the argument went.

The pro-Brexit Daily Telegraph reported last week that British ministers had told business leaders all but a few EU countries were ready to accept the outline of a reciprocity deal possibly as early as at the next EU summit on December 15-16.

But Merkel had already put paid to the British bid by then, sticking to her mantra that there can be no pre-negotiations before Britain tenders its formal notice of intention to leave the Union, setting in motion a two-year countdown to its withdrawal….

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Ironic that this is a issue being handeled by TWO woman leader’s of countries while America has been unable to advance a woman to it’s political leadership……

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Britain to leave the European Union in the spring of 2019…

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British PM Thresea May give out her timeline for her coutries exit from the Europen Union….

Outlining a timetable for Britain to leave the European Union in the spring of 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday put immigration at the center of her strategy for withdrawal, suggesting that Britain could be headed for a “hard Brexit,” or clean break, from the bloc.

In a speech at the start of the Conservative Party’s annual convention here, May said Britain would formally initiate exit negotiations by the end of March. Those talks will be governed by a two-year deadline unless all members of the bloc agree to prolong them.

Previously, May had said only that the talks, under Article 50 of an EU treaty, would not begin before the end of this year — a delay designed to buy time for the government to work out its negotiating stance.

On Sunday, May also began to lay down her priorities for a deal on withdrawal, known as Brexit, including the power to control immigration and reject EU rules…

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