Thursday 7th of July 2022

nikki is less important than she thinks……...

London earlier introduced a bill that will unilaterally alter its deal with the EU and the Brexit divorce agreement. The protocol was supposed to be a temporary measure to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland, but talks with Brussels failed to produce a permanent replacement.


Former US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has criticized President Joe Biden and other Democrats for speaking out against London's plans to alter the Northern Ireland (NI) protocol, insisting that it is none of their business.


During a speech at the Policy Exchange think tank, Haley stressed that it was up to the Brits to decide what should be done about the protocol and what would be best for them, responding to the Democrats' threats to drop a US-UK trade deal if London proceeds with its plans.


"In terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol […] Its none of their [the White House’s] business. This is something that [the UK has] to decide, this is something that has to be in the best interest of your people, and you've got to decide what's going to make you strong in the end. I just don't think it's our place to be weighing in on this at all".


That said, the ex-UN envoy went on to weigh in on the UK's decision to leave the EU, saying that she watched it with "bated breath" as a moment when people were using their voice to determine their future. Haley added that she couldn't "blame them" for choosing to leave and decide themselves what was in their best interests, instead of letting Brussels determine that.

She also predicted that more countries might follow the same path and expressed her opinion that it would only make the West "stronger".


Haley, who was the US's envoy to the global body under the Donald Trump administration, has previously mentioned that she is considering running for presidential office in 2024. She noted, however, that she won't pursue the office if her former boss decides to run again. Trump, for his part, has not given a definitive answer so far regarding whether or not he will run in 2024.








if ireland and crimea did it…..

‘Now is the time for independence’ – Scottish leader


Nicola Sturgeon has announced a second vote to leave the UK for October 2023 

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced on Tuesday that a second Scottish independence referendum will be held on October 19, 2023. However, a ‘yes’ vote will not be enough to separate Scotland from the UK.

Sturgeon told lawmakers at Holyrood, Scotland’s parliament, that her government would publish the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill later on Tuesday. The bill will provide for a referendum next October in which Scots will be asked the same question as in the failed 2014 independence referendum: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

“Now is the time ... to debate and decide the future of our country ...” Sturgeon declared, adding that she would not “allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister.”


However, Sturgeon admitted that the referendum would be “consultative,” meaning the vote would be symbolic unless a bill was passed in the UK parliament recognizing the result. London could also grant Scotland’s parliament a so-called ‘Section 30 order’, which would make the referendum legally binding, and Sturgeon called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “negotiate the terms”of such an order.

Johnson has shown no indication that he would grant this, however, and has previously described the 2014 independence vote as a “once in a generation event.” Another referendum, he said last year, would amount to “pointless constitutional wrangling.”

In 2014’s referendum, Scots voted 55-44% to remain in the UK. While Sturgeon pointed to the fact that a majority of Scottish lawmakers elected last year support independence, polling shows that support for independence has consistently fallen since the 2014 vote. The latest Ipsos and YouGov polls from May both show 46% wanting to remain in the Union, and 38-45% wanting independence. 

However, while a majority of Britons voted in 2016 to leave the European Union, all of Scotland’s electoral districts voted to remain. Should Scotland secure independence, Sturgeon has promised to take Scotland back into the European bloc.






Yes, who would be living in a country associated with the imprisonment of Julian Assange?....