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Friday News: UK, EU Enter “Uncharted Waters;” SCOTUS Strikes Again; “Tim Kaine and the Evolution of Pro-Choice Politics”


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, June 24.

  • Fairfax Dem Chris Ambrose nails it on Brexit:

    Trump crosses the Pond.

    The UK appears to have endorsed the Trump anti-trade and anti-immigrant xenophobia by voting to leave the EU.

    This will be a disaster economically for the UK, Europe and the world and possibly result in the dissolution of the UK since Scotland will seriously consider leaving the UK over this vote.

    But it should also be a message to voters in the US to think twice before endorsing Trump’s anti-trade and anti-immigrant message.

    While at least we don’t risk dissolution as a union, we could expect a massive economic downturn if trump were to get elected and seriously pursue canceling trade deals.

    • True Blue

      Empty promises combined with xenophobia, the buyers’ remorse is swift:

      “When pressed by Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, who said that 17 million people had voted to leave the EU partly on that bold promise, (Nigel) Farage repeatedly stalled, as he attempted to disavow the campaign pledge.”

      from http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/nigel-farage-admits-his-bold-brexit-claim-was-mistake

      Subtitle: Nigel Farage backs away from the Leave campaign’s signature pledge to spend £350 million of European Union money on the National Health Service.

      Beware a similar bait & switch of the Drumpf huckster (trying to sell his Turnberry lighthouse suites in a press conference this morning).

  • Video: Peter Gabriel/Sting (my wife and I were there last night – great show; these guys definitely still have it!)


  • Video: Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton, will do everything in his power to defeat “disaster,” bigot, climate-science denier Donald Trump in November


  • Video: Bernie Sanders says “my supporters are smart enough to know that we do not want a bigot to become president” https://youtu.be/6MkKlnw9c7c

  • Quizzical
  • Hillary Clinton Statement on Brexit Vote

    Hillary Clinton released the following statement after the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union:

    “We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made. Our first task has to be to make sure that the economic uncertainty created by these events does not hurt working families here in America. We also have to make clear America’s steadfast commitment to the special relationship with Britain and the transatlantic alliance with Europe. This time of uncertainty only underscores the need for calm, steady, experienced leadership in the White House to protect Americans’ pocketbooks and livelihoods, to support our friends and allies, to stand up to our adversaries, and to defend our interests. It also underscores the need for us to pull together to solve our challenges as a country, not tear each other down.”

  • Sen. Mark Warner statement on Brexit

    “The United States respects the decision of the British people. The special friendship between our two nations has endured the test of time, and will remain as strong as ever. While volatility in the global markets will likely continue for some time, the American economy is resilient and well positioned to recover from any short-term impacts. The Federal Reserve has been preparing for this outcome by providing additional liquidity and keeping interest rates low. While there is more Congress can and should do to invest in the economy and help working Americans who are hurting from the economic disruption of the last decade, we shouldn’t lose sight of this fact: There is nothing in the world that can take away the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that has always been the life-force of the American economy. With smart, targeted policies to respond to current instability, the U.S. can withstand this temporary turbulence as we continue to out-compete and out-innovate every other nation on earth.”

  • Former Republican

    Saw some poll results this morning…Brexit was supported overwhelmingly by people who are against multiculturalism, feminism, social liberalism, and environmentalism. That sounds very much like Trump’s base here.