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The glorious hour of Brexit




Three years ago, with the referendum of June 23, 2016, the British people decided with a percentage of almost 52% and with 71.8% participation the exit of Great Britain from the European Union. This great result was undoubtedly the first major, painful defeat for the under German-controlled European Union of banks and multinationals.

However, the exit of Great Britain from the European Union, which was scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019, given the fact that exactly two years before had been activated the article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which allows members-states to leave the union, ultimately it did not happen because of a failure to reach an agreement with the Brussels establishment. And no agreement was reached because of the arrogant intransigence of the Brussels conclave, which is trying with abundant overweening to humiliate Great Britain and thus use it as a scarecrow to other countries wishing to escape the German prison of the European Union.

According to statements by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit will happen definitively on October 31, 2019, either with an agreement or without an agreement. And this because an irregular Brexit is preferable to a bad deal that will obviously work against Great Britain and the British people. At the same time, this act of exit, which will liberate Great Britain from the shackles of the European Union, shows, on the one hand, full respect for the will of the British people and on the other hand conflicts with those who are trying in various ways to delay or even cancel the proud Brexit.

It is more than certain that with Brexit is not going to be the end of the world for Great Britain as it did not happen when it chose to stay out of the eurozone. And, as eminent experts say, the British economy after a short problematic period will be significantly strengthened from a competitive point of view. So there is no doubt for any perspicacious observer and analyst that in the medium and long term, Great Britain, which will fully regain the ability to pursue national policy in all areas, will prosper out of an undemocratic and highly bureaucratic plan in which Germany has a dominant role.

However, the supporters of the stay of Great Britain in the European Union essentially want the British people’s will to be annulled and the referendum thrown into the trash following the result of which did not cause any immediate economic crisis as they were warning. So they are constantly sowing terror, assuring that the consequences of Brexit without a deal will be nightmarish and chaotic, much worse than even Hitler’s bombs. So they are talking about developments and events that will even endanger the same the unity of the country, huge deficits in food, medicine and fuel that will lead the British to rush like the crazy people to supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies, “blackout” at ports and airports of the country, destruction of British businesses, decisive blows to the exports and the financial sector, particularly negative impacts on the tourism industry that will transform travel plans millions of people in a hell of delays, cancellations and bureaucracy etc.

But all this logically will not be the case because the responsible government of Boris Johnson for the future of the British economy and the British people, I believe it will take the appropriate measures with prudent and decisive action, drawing up a well-coordinated exit plan that will minimize any negative effects of Brexit. This is also confirmed by the statements made on 1 August 2019 by the Minister of Finance of Great Britain Sajid Javid: “Our economy is fundamentally strong, so today we can make many choices. We can choose to both invest in our schools, our hospitals, our fantastic police, for example, but we can also prepare to exit the EU. And, if that means leaving with no deal, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”

At the same time, Brexit will not only have negative impacts on Great Britain, but also on the European Union. Brexit undoubtedly threatens the unity of the union and creates an example of secession that other countries are likely to follow in the future (Domino Effect), while the lack of Great Britain financial contribution (around ten billion annually) will significantly affect the community budget. At the same time the Great Britain’s major trading partners (Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium) will be significantly affected, while the European Union as a whole will cease to have the largest share of world GDP and be the largest trading power internationally, giving its position in the US and China.

The blow for the European Union from Brexit, and indeed without an agreement, and given the USA’s solidarity that accompanies it and translates into a major privileged bilateral Great Britain-USA trade agreement, is much more than crucial and can prove fatal for the European Union and the Eurozone, at a time when the latter is experiencing a prolonged economic and political crisis, which has been on the rise lately.

So in the face of heightened power competition between world powers (US, China, Russia, EU) it is more than obvious that the Donald Trump government and the American deep state have decided to curb German influence in the area of the western camp and prevent decisively the enforcement of German wills in European space.

Today’s vision against the rotten, totalitarian and highly neoliberal German European Union, which is the most failed experiment of economic and political union between different nation-states in history, can only be the equal co-operation of free European peoples and sovereign independent democratic countries from one end of Europe to the other.

In closing, I would like to stress emphatically that any short-term negative effects of Brexit can in no way stand an insurmountable obstacle in the face of the will of the British people, who have been trained many centuries with the democratic traditions and with the precepts of freedom and independence, to liberate his country from the iron shackles of the European Union. Those who, moreover, rejoice at the parliamentary hurdles and difficulties that lie ahead of proud Brexit or are calling for a second referendum in order to emerge what they want, that is, actually to blackmail democracy, have to know that the ultimate winner will be the sovereign people and the decision they took three years ago.

By Isidoros Karderinis

Curriculum vitae


Isidoros Karderinis was born in Athens in 1967. He is a novelist, poet and columnist. He has studied economics and has completed postgraduate studies in the tourism economy. His articles have been published in newspapers, magazines and sites worldwide. His poems have been translated into English, French and Spanish and published in poetry anthologies, in literary magazines and literary sections of newspapers. He has published seven poetry books and three novels. His books have been published in USA, Great Britain, Spain and Italy.


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Oparanya re-elected as Council of Governors Chair



The Council of Governors (CoG) has re-elected Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya as its Chairman.

Oparanya was retained as its Chairman without being subjected to an electoral process following consensus reached during a full council meeting attended by 38 governors and graced Devolution Minister Eugene Wamalwa.

Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and his Makueni Counterpart Kivutha Kibwana were also retained their posts as the Deputy Chairperson and Chief Whip respectively through the same process.

Since the inception in of CoG in 2013 the position of Chairperson has been previously held by former Bomet Governor Isaac Rutto, former Meru Governor Peter Munya and Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok .

The council also elected new technical committee chairpersons to head various dockets including legal affairs, finance and agriculture.

They are:
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi – Legal Affairs, Security and Foreign Affairs committee.
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati – Finance
Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki – Agriculture
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony – Gender, Youth, Sports, Culture and Social Services
Narok Governor Samuel Tunai – Tourism and Natural Resources committee
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo – Arid and Semi-arid land (ASAL) counties
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui – Urban Planning & Infrastructure
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga – Education
Kisii Governor James Ongwae – Human Resources, Labour and Social Welfare
Embu Governor Martin Wambora – Trade
Isiolo Governor Mohamed Kuti – Health

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Pro-Ruto and Mudavadi Anti-BBI Meetings in Mumias Cancelled



The anti-Building Bridges Initiative meeting in Mumias associate with the former deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi and Jubilee pro Deputy President MPs has been cancelled.

The police in Mumias have cancelled the Saturday permits which had been issued for parallel meetings at Nabongo grounds and Mumias Sports Complex meant to rival the BBI forum at Kakamega’s Bukhungu Stadium organized by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) secretary general Francis Atwoli.

The police in Kakamega cancelled two meetings which were to be held in Mumias one by Mudavadi of Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya party leader Wetang’ula at Nabongo Sports ground.

The other meeting has been organised by local farmers led by Jubilee pro-Deputy President Dr William Ruto leaders led by Mumias East MP Ben Washiali, former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale at the Mumias Sports Complex.

In a letter, Mumias Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Peter Kattam cited safety concerns as reasons for the cancellation of the two meetings that were scheduled for the coming weekend.

According to the OCPD, security personnel in the area will be deployed to the BBI consultative forum at the Bukhungu Stadium where President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are expected to be present.

“This is to notify you that this office has cancelled your permit to carry out the exercise purportedly scheduled to take place on on 18/01/2020 due to security reasons,” the letter dated Tuesday, January 14 reads.

“You are advised to inform your participants of the changes and comply accordingly. By this letter, any person contravening this directive will be held criminally responsible,” the police said.

The BBI meeting in Kakamega is being fronted by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, Senator Cleo Malala, ANC nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi and Luhya leaders in Nairobi led by Makadara MP George Aladwa among others.

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BBI: Looming Showdown between Nasa leaders in Kakamega




A showdown between National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders is looming in Western over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) over this coming weekend of January 18th in Kakamega.

Parallel meetings have been organized by one group allied to the NASA 2017 presidential torch bearer Raila Odinga and the alliance’s co-principals former vice president Musalia Mudavadi and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula.

Whereas Raila will attend the Bukhungu forum, his co-principals in the Nasa coalition Mudavadi and Wetangula are expected to join other regional leaders in Mumias town meetings staged few kilometres from each other.

The Raila camp has planned for a second BBI consultative meeting at Bukhungu Stadium which has been convened by the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli.

Supporters of Mudavadi and Wetang’ula have organized a another parallel regional meeting in Mumias town to discuss the economic development of the region especially the Mumias and Nzoia Sugar Companies revitalisation plans.
The pro-BBI leaders led by Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya held a pre-summit meeting last Sunday at Nzoia’s Sudi Sports Club in Bungoma.

“The issue of Mumias Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, Panpaper, Mudete Tea factory and unemployment will be part of the BBI discourse,” the pro Bukhungu proponents said.
Oparanya said the Bukhungu meeting will be used to unite Luhyas and have them speak with one voice ahead of the BBI’s second round and political future.

Mumias East MP Ben Washiali, from whose constituency Mumias Sugar is located denied claims of organising BBI parallel meeting saying it was planned before the BBI summit.

Washiali said the Mumias meeting will start with a boardroom brief by the company’s receiver-manager before the leaders proceed to Mumias town for a major rally.

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