BBC Pushes Brexit Deadlock. Ignores PESCO.

The fake news from the BBC is Brexit is in deadlock. The BBC completely ignores the on going military unification done deal.
UK Column News – 16th October 2017
Mike Robinson and Vanessa Beeley with today’s news update from the UK Column.

3. PESCO: Moving from Cooperation towards Integration
https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/publications/strategic-notes/defence-europe_en#h3
The EU already has the means at its disposal to find a way from the current patchwork of bilateral and multilateral military cooperation to more efficient forms of defence integration. Article 42(6) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides the possibility for a group of like-minded Member States to take European defence to the next level – a potential game changer for European defence that so far only exists on paper.

The €U in-house think-tank…
https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/sites/epsc/files/strategic_note_issue_4_en.pdf
Jump-Starting a New Era in Defence
Europe needs to move from the current patchwork of
bilateral and multilateral military cooperation
to gradually increased defence integration. The Permanent
Structured Cooperation (PESCO), provided in the Lisbon
Treaty, could become a game changer in European security
by enabling willing Member States to move forward.
https://ec.europa.eu/epsc/publications/strategic-notes/defence-europe_en

Permanent Structured Cooperation on defence could be launched by end 2017
https://eeas.europa.eu/headquarters/headquarters-homepage_en/31832/Permanent%20Structured%20Cooperation%20on%20defence%20could%20be%20launched%20by%20end%202017

Czech government to join PESCO defence project
http://praguemonitor.com/2017/10/12/czech-government-join-pesco-defence-project

EU, NATO officials propose ‘military Schengen’
http://www.janes.com/article/74429/eu-nato-officials-propose-military-schengen

Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit ‘deadlock’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41631711

Hit pieces on China…
China’s Xi Jinping has more clout than Donald Trump. The world should be wary.
Our cover http://econ.st/2gBiFkG.
https://www.economist.com/na/printedition/2017-10-14
An exercise in projection….

ISIS moral police ‘whipped, beat & jailed’ defiant Al-Mayadeen residents, survivors tell RT
https://www.rt.com/news/406787-mayadeen-syria-isis-sharia-law/
US coalition still supplying materials to region?
Idlib now less ISIS and more Kurdish issue?

Briefing «SYRIAN CHEMICAL DOSSIER: THE RUSSIAN VIEW» by Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov Head of the Russian delegation in UNGA First Committee, Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control of the MFA of Russia on the margins of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly
http://russiaun.ru/en/news/br_scd

Yemen etc…
Mogadishu truck bomb: 500 casualties in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/truck-bomb-mogadishu-kills-people-somalia
Revealed: How Britain pours £568m of YOUR money into war-torn Somalia despite ‘certain’ risk it will be stolen by ISIS and used to fund terrorism
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3997748/How-Britain-pours-568m-money-war-torn-Somalia-despite-certain-risk-stolen-ISIS-used-fund-terrorism.html

Good news: Boris Johnson going to Russia. Mike’s writing to ask them to keep him!

P.S. Hillary Clinton failed to make her appointment this morning on BBC R4 Woman’s Hour…

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