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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:32 pm 
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chijohnaok wrote:
https://www.westmonster.com/unemployment-lowest-for-more-than-40-years-in-brexit-britain/

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Unemployment lowest for more than 40 years in Brexit Britain

by Westmonster
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August 14, 2018

Project Fear has been shown up to be total garbage once again, with unemployment falling by 65,000 between April and June this year.

That means unemployment is now at its lowest for 40 years.


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#Breaking Average earnings increased by 2.4% in the year to June, down from 2.5% in the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says


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#Breaking Unemployment fell by 65,000 between April and June to 1.36 million, the lowest for more than 40 years, official figures show

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The number of people in work increased by 42,000.




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Is this the sort of 'doom and gloom' that had been predicted for Brexit UK?

Britain is still in EU, in the single market and in the customs union, isn't it.

The April Fools Day 2019 is more interesting in case of no deal. The day of Unicorns. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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I wasn't paying attention...but pretty sure you swept the board.

Or whatever we were calling it. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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11Bravo wrote:
[youtube]Doors[/youtube]

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But anyway to a more topical issue: the looming no-deal-brexit.



Now project fear is government policy. :shock:

Did Raab attend to a religious school? :roll:

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11Bravo wrote:

But as for a 'musical' response.



:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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Sadiq "Part n Parcel" Khan throws his weight behind a second referendum. Right, so thats how democracy works is it? Lets just keep voting until my side gets the way it wants. Ffs. :roll:

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LONDON (Reuters) - London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote”.

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans still not accepted, some lawmakers, as well as union and business leaders are increasingly arguing for people to have a final say on any deal struck with Brussels.

May has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum following the vote two years ago to leave the EU. She says members of parliament will get to vote on whether to accept any final deal.

The intervention in favour of a second referendum from Khan, a senior member of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, will put more pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to also support the second referendum idea.

Labour is due to start its four-day annual party conference in a week’s time.

Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, Khan blamed the government’s handling of the negotiations and said the threat to living standards, the economy and jobs was too great for voters not to have a say.

“This means a public vote on any Brexit deal obtained by the government, or a vote on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit if one is not secured, alongside the option of staying in the EU,” he wrote in the newspaper.

https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-brit ... SKCN1LV0OU

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 Post subject: Re: EU and Brexit
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A new “People’s Vote”? :roll:

Sounds sort of similar to what they did in Venezuela.....when the opposition earned enough votes to control the National Assembly, Maduro and his henchmen simply created a "Constituent National Assembly" to replace the National Assembly.

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chijohnaok wrote:
A new “People’s Vote”? :roll:

Sounds sort of similar to what they did in Venezuela.....when the opposition earned enough votes to control the National Assembly, Maduro and his henchmen simply created a "Constituent National Assembly" to replace the National Assembly.

There is new movement coming, the exit-brexit when the no.deal.brexit seems more and more probable. :lol:

I starts with throwing Corbyn out... ;)

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EU and Article 11 and Article 13:



A MEP who was cheering on the passage of the proposed legislation, was later asked about some specific provisions within that legislation.
The MEP then expressed his surprise that those items were in the bill that he had just voted for, and had cheered its passage.


And so as to make an accomodation for the snowflake that cannot listen to Tim Pool, I have posted links to several articles related to this topic:

The man behind the EU’s copyright law is “surprised” by what’s in the proposal

Europe is voting on a controversial law that could force Google, Facebook to block copyrighted content

Critics of Article 13, the proposed EU directive on copyright, warned that it could censor internet users

Those in favor say they’re fighting for content creators, but critics say the new laws will be ‘catastrophic’

If this turns out to have some of the impact that its critics were claiming, there will be many people in Europe that will be upset.
Even more people who could potentially support either Brexit, or -xit for other countries.

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Here is another article dealing with the subject of Articles 11 & 13:

https://www.americanthinker.com/article ... t_use.html

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The European Union Would Love to Control Your Internet Use

By Janet Levy

Imagine an internet in which users can't freely blog, parody, share material, or remix content – an online experience in which linking, code-sharing, and the unfettered use of art and images would be nearly impossible due to legal limitations. Unfortunately, this scenario – a restrictive internet culture – may soon be a reality in the European Union with the recent passage of the European Unions Copyright Directive. This new E.U. decree, which includes provisions for filtering and surveillance, could have a chilling effect on internet creativity and innovation, potentially increase censorship, and impose new market barriers for businesses worldwide.

The new regulations were originally proposed two years ago as part of the E.U.'s Digital Single Market policy that applies to 28 E.U. member-states and the four non-E.U. states of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. Essentially, it could have a global impact on non-E.U. countries across the world similar to the effect of the E.U.'s 2016 E.U.-wide data protection rules created under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR took effect in May this year and standardized data protection laws and set guidelines on controlling personally identifiable data. The Copyright Directive imposes requirements that will change the way netizens interface with online content by imposing mandatory upload filtering, a link tax, and certain prohibitions on user-generated content in public spaces. It requires online platforms to implement privacy-killing filtering systems that will ban content usage under the justification of copyright protections. Platforms will be held liable for copyright infringement and fines that could threaten their economic viability. To add to the confusion, the directive is just that, a suggestion, so each E.U. and non-E.U. party must create its own interpretation of the laws. The result could be that all 28 E.U. member-states have their own separate definition of what part of a link can be used and copyrighted.

As part of the proposed Copyright Directive, bots, applications that run automated tasks, will act as censors and arbitrarily decide what content can be accessed and shared or even deleted without the consent of the intended user. No technology will exist to distinguish between the outright copying of material and various forms of commentary. Under the E.U. directive, revenue streams could be claimed by publishers for small amounts of information, even tables, headlines, or images. Uploading of research articles from online repositories will be forbidden, and non-profit education services and universities will have to obtain copyright licenses and install filters. All data, research papers, and articles will exist behind a virtual paywall. Articles for submission will need to be scanned for potential copyright violations. Exemptions are proposed for research carried out "in the public interest," but how that will be defined and who will be making those decisions are uncertain. Exemptions could easily be decided along political lines, amounting to a form of point-of-view censorship.

More specifically, Article 11 of the new policies will require a mandatory link tax by publishers for using more than one word of existing text from a given article unless the user has previously purchased a license from the news platform in question. News sites will be free to determine their pricing structures and approve or reject customers based on criteria they alone determine. This could mean that a particular website could theoretically reject a buyer who might critique content and favor one who would comment approvingly.

Article 12a will prohibit the posting of photos or videos of sports events under the pretext that the content and images belong to the organizers who have total authority on how they will present or promote their matches. Images captured in public arenas that incidentally contain copyrighted art or other objects are verboten with no exceptions for "user-generated content." In other words, a family photo taken at a soccer game may not be permitted on Facebook. A shot at an art gallery that includes a painting in the background could violate the letter of the law if texted. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, the E.U. even rejected a proposal to make it legal to photograph street scenes without conflicting with the new copyright laws.

Under Article 13, most platforms will be required to utilize filters that evaluate content and censor any copyright infringements. A letter of protest to the European Parliament president, signed primarily by I.T. community members, characterized Article 13 as taking "an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the internet from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users." This directive could severely limit connectivity and the freedom of digital expression by favoring publishers and equipping them with the power to extract royalties and block content.

The European Commission also proposed new rules requiring removal of terrorist content from platforms within one hour of posting, subject to penalties of up to 4% of the hosting company's annual global revenue. Previously, the effort to limit terrorist content online was voluntary. It was formalized by the E.C. due to the increased number of European terrorist attacks that have resulted from internet misuse.

According to the EFF, websites will be required to pay the link tax to news publishers to use any quoted text from an original article and the fee may not be waived. The fact that no published material can be freely used will have a profound effect on what information is available to the public. Complex filtering systems and copyright infringement liabilities will involve costs that far exceed the financial resources of all but the biggest platforms, such as major internet players and mainstream media. The increased staffing requirements to monitor and adjudicate legitimate versus unlawful content usage will be beyond the means of smaller platforms and non-profits. Plus, witting or unwitting false copyright claims could be made that would delay or suppress the publication of material critical for all kinds of end-user decision-making, the formulation of political perspectives, voting patterns, the development of new technology, and beyond.

In the case of filtering errors, platforms will not face a level playing field when appealing a blocking decision. Small businesses will find this a difficult and expensive hurdle to overcome, whereas larger entertainment and news companies will wield more clout to overturn instances of incorrect filtering.

Now that the E.U. Copyright Directive has been passed, closed-door meetings will begin between representatives of member countries and the European Union to finalize the language to be presented to the European Parliament for consideration. The 28 E.U. member-states will then devise and enact their own versions of the legislation, potentially creating a legislative nightmare.

It remains to be seen how this newly mandated regulation of the content and practices of internet companies will impact the formerly free and unfettered internet. In the words of the EFF on the day the Copyright Directive was adopted by the European Parliament, "Today, Europe lost the internet. Now, we fight back."

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