"Hundreds of barristers have written to Prime Minister David Cameron saying the referendum result is "advisory", and not legally binding.
More than 1,000 lawyers have signed the letter, which asks Mr Cameron to tread carefully before taking steps to withdraw the UK from the European Union.
They say primary legislation is needed before Article 50 - the route member states can leave the EU - can be triggered, and are calling for the Government to organise an independent investigation into the pros and cons of withdrawal before making exit plans.
The letter, which they say should arrive later this week, proposes a way forward that "reconciles the legal, constitutional and political issues" triggered by the Brexit result.
Parliament is sovereign and the guardian of our democracy.
MPs are elected to exercise their best judgment on the basis of objective evidence, to safeguard the interests of the country and their constituents for this and future generations.
At this time of profound constitutional, political and possibly social and economic crisis, we look to them to fulfill the responsibility placed upon them.
– PHILIP KOLVIN QC
One barrister involved, Aidan O'Neill, an EU law specialist, said: "The Brexit referendum has made clear that the UK is not a united nation-state, but a divided state of nations.
"But it has given no mandate or guidance as to what our nations' future relationship might be with Europe, and with each other.
"[Triggering] Article 50 will simply further divide us", he added.
Mon 11 Jul 2016
The pound fell again to a 31-year low of £1.315 on Monday June 27 - the lowest level since 1985.
It traded today at 1.30 , it's not recovering.
The average Brit is seeing the cost of everything rise to reflect the weakened currency.
I think a lot of the Leave voters hadn't anticipated that when they cast their protest or fear votes.
And "Leavers" even admitted they grossly overstated how much Brits could save in payments to the EU.
North Carolina Keeps Public From Seeing Police Camera Videos
Source: Associated Press
Recordings from law enforcement body and dashboard cameras will not be considered public records in North Carolina under a law signed Monday by Gov. Pat McCrory.
Civil libertarians and social justice activists said the law will make it more difficult to hold officers accountable.
Bystander videos posted online have fueled protests nationwide following last week's killings of black man by white officers in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the attack by a black sniper that killed five officers at a march in Dallas. Police videos of these crime scenes have yet to be made public.
The law clarifies that body and dashboard camera recordings cannot be kept confidential as part of an officer's personnel file — a practice that has kept some images from being scrutinized indefinitely.
Brits didn't know what they were voting for on Brexit.
"Leavers" even admitted they grossly overstated how much Brits could save in payments to the EU.
Brits woke up the next day and the Pound bought 10% less.
Not to mention the absurd difficulties and massive inefficiencies of leaving the EU.
And did you notice all the major voices of the Leave campaign ran away from the PM job rather than take on the headaches of implementing it, that speaks volumes.
Brits entered the EU after long debate and a vote in Parliament. That's the exact way they should leave, not by referendum, especially one based on misconceptions. Most readings of the law agree with that premise.
Moody’s Analytics in a new report on Brexit difficulties.
Here’s a short list of what the UK must do in that mandated two year time window:
– Negotiate a new trade deal with the European Union.
– Negotiate trade deals with more than 50 other nations – including the United States and China – that have trade agreements with the EU, since the UK will no longer be governed by those deals.
– Establish “passporting rights” that allow the UK’s thriving financial services industry to operate seamlessly with the rest of Europe, as it does now.
– Make a deal determining the fate of two million Brits living in other EU nations, along with three million EU migrants living in Britain.
Anybody who thinks all of this will be easy never negotiated a trade deal, which typically takes 4 to 5 years to put in place. Multiply that by 50 and you get some idea of the daunting work the UK must accomplish in a short amount of time. The UK can function without new trade deals, but that will mean more expensive imports and depressed exports that are more costly in target countries than competing goods from other nations.
There are models the UK can follow that might allow economic integration with Europe, without adherence to its immigration rules and other requirements Brexit voters strongly objected to. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, for instance, essentially pay a fee to the EU to enjoy trading privileges in the common market. But the fees in Norway, the nearest analog to the UK, are almost as high as what the UK pays to the EU now, and Norway has no say at all in EU decisions. This arrangement “would not generate substantial fiscal savings for the UK government,” according to a recent analysis by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since UK payments to the EU were one of the primary objections of Brexit voters, this option seems to violate the spirit of Brexit.
"Everyone loved Joe?"
And by extension everyone really loves BO but core racists like you and your girlfriend moose?
You happy with the current odds on the race too?
You're such a liar, you implied for months HRC would be stopped by an indictment and you loved Comey,
all that has conveniently evaporated now.
"Moose isn't wanting this, he is expressing his frustration with this !"
Please, no one buys that fantasy. Moose prays for a black or Latino to go off just so he can let loose a torrent of hate. Sell your trash elsewhere!
S&P 500 Hovers at Records as Jobs Report Brings Economic Confidence
Stocks jump Friday after a blockbuster jobs report assures investors recent weakness was an aberration.
From the sketchy details we have on the shooter, I'm guessing PTSD, then just over the deep end.
This kid served, no arrests, just got fed up that although he did everything right a busted tail light could get him shot by the cops.Three hundred years and the chains just never seem to come off young black guys.
"(moose) is hoping the swastika tattoo on his forehead becomes trendy."
Post du jour, hands down!!!
Turns out he was being honest before the job suddenly opened up and He got it. Then he tried to delete the trump trashing tweets but got caught.
His true opinions of "Flip-flopDon" are now out there, he could be another ex-communication director very soon.
Top rated in its category:
PEACE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation A
International Peace Institute A
Physicians for Social Responsibility (National Office) B+
Care to guess how the Trump foundation compares?
Before he was hired, he tried to delete them but they turned up, he called him "sleazy Donald" and "The Carl Lewis of flip flopping" and asked "So which lobbyist wrote Trump's foreign policy speech today and what foreign companies have they done work for?"
White nationalists plan to show up at GOP convention
A group of white nationalists plan to head to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next month to defend Donald Trump supporters, McClatchy reports.
"We're essentially just going to show up and make sure that the Donald Trump supporters are defended from the leftist thugs," said Matt Parrott, a spokesman for the Traditionalist Worker Party.
Parrott said about 30 members would attend the convention. The white nationalist group had planned a rally last weekend in Sacramento, Calif., where several people were stabbed in clashes with counter-protesters.
Parrott predicted there would be a "couple of isolated skirmishes."
Trump, who will likely receive the Republican nomination for president at the convention, has faced controversy over white nationalists publicly supporting him.
David Duke has called Trump the "white knight" for "European Americans."
Two watchdog groups, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, said they will file Wednesday a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, arguing that the Donald Trump campaign has broken federal law by sending fundraising emails to foreign elected officials.
"Donald Trump should have known better," Paul S. Ryan, the deputy executive director at the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement. "It is a no-brainer that it violates the law to send fundraising emails to members of a foreign government on their official foreign government email accounts, and yet, that's exactly what Trump has done repeatedly."
Fred Werthemier, the president of Democracy 21, said that Trump's fundraising pleas to foreign members of parliament are "a strange and unique development that we have not seen before in campaign fundraising."
Campaign finance law prohibits campaigns from knowingly accepting or soliciting contributions from foreign nationals. It's not clear whether the Trump campaign purposefully sent the emails to foreign members of parliament.
He’s removing the word “Muslim” from his proposed ban, a shift from just three days ago.
He's now saying we should ban terrorists from countries that have a history of exporting terrorism ( unless they are part of his business interests in Saudi Arabia).
How long before he eliminates "Islamist" ?
See previous post "Trump the windsock"
NRA visibly upset wondering why these citizens weren't properly armed with assault weapons?
Donald Trump Had a Very Different Message About Trade Before He Ran For President
In a blog post written just three years ago, Trump called for global unity and international economic interdependence, writing that there were important opportunities to do business in Europe. And in a 2005 essay, Trump said that outsourcing jobs is “not always a terrible thing,” arguing for a more nuanced view of shipping jobs out of the United States.
Trump’s views in those two posts bear little resemblance to his apocalyptic view of globalization today. Though Trump has long railed against bad trade deals, his call on Tuesday for America to cut off much of its commerce with the rest of the world is at odds with his past optimism about international economic cooperation.
In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, Trump wrote in 2013 said that businesses could work in a more unified world. Trump advocated for “global unity” and abandoning borders. “We will have to leave borders behind and go for global unity when it comes to financial stability,” Trump wrote.
“The near meltdown we experienced a few years ago made it clear that our economic health depended on dependence on each other to do the right thing,” he wrote. “We are now closer to having an economic community in the best sense of the term—we work with each other for the benefit of all.”