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Boris Johnson can’t have it both ways, says French Socialist leader

first_img“But the [other countries] need to be very firm,” she added.While a democratic vote was worthy of respect, Guigou said, Britain would be the first victim of its decision to leave the European Union as economic consequences took their toll.“It’s very sad. I hope we can preserve the quality of our bilateral relations,” she said.For the rest of the European Union, she said, it was essential to move ahead quickly with reforms that would inspire new confidence in the project and stave off Euroskepticism.Guigou identified defense, security and jobs as the main areas upon which European nations, led by France and Germany, had to concentrate to give new life to the EU.“All of this is going to require some very serious soul-searching,” she added. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and other Brexiteers need to get real about what they have done and quickly sign divorce papers with the European Union, a prominent French Socialist MP said Friday.Johnson, who was the “Leave” campaign’s figurehead, said after the Brexit vote there was no need to start negotiating terms of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, and that his country was “no less European.”“That does not surprise me at all coming from Boris Johnson,” said Elisabeth Guigou, head of the French National Assembly’s committee on foreign affairs. “[Brexit campaigners] are in no rush to deal with the consequences of this vote.” Paris, Berlin and other EU capitals had been engaging in intensive talks over the past few weeks to sketch out the contours of a reform package.“At the end of the day, though, it’s not going to be about a piece of paper. It’s going to be about a demonstration of political strength and will,” Guigou said. Also On POLITICO Boris Johnson can’t have it both ways, says French Socialist leader By Nicholas Vinocur European Parliament to Britain: Don’t let the door hit you as you Leave By Hortense Goulard Symposium Britain’s Out. Now what? By POLITICOlast_img read more

YouTube And Universal Music Group To Upgrade Old Music Videos To High-Definition Standards [Watch]

first_imgIt’s been a rough two weeks for Universal Music Group following the shocking report from The New York Times last Tuesday that stated the major record label had lost thousands of master recordings of countless artists both deceased and still active (many of whom claim were never alerted) during a warehouse fire on their Hollywood backlot in 2008. On Tuesday, however, UMG along with YouTube gave music fans more optimistic news that they two will give more than 1,000 classic music videos a High-Definition makeover.Related: Energy Used To Power Digital Music Leads To Increase In Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAccording to another report shared by the NYT on Wednesday, a number of artists under UMG’s massive umbrella of content ownership including Lady Gaga, Beastie Boys, Soundgarden, The Killers, and The Spice Girls will all have their older music videos rebuffed and reformatted to meet today’s video definition standards. The full digital makeover initiative is expected to be completed by next year. Many of the older music videos currently uploaded to YouTube come with visuals and audio which were designed for older generations of television screens with single speakers.The remastered videos will maintain the same URLs, view counts, and other pre-existing statistics, and fans will notice when a certain video has been given an HD upgrade as it will include a “Remastered” label in the description.A rep from UMG also clarified that the origins of each video were considered in terms of the challenges that come with repurposing decades-old styles and formats. YouTube even contacted director Spike Jonze to make sure the Beastie Boys‘ 1994 video for “Sabotage” didn’t lose any of its “’70s cop shows”-style editing initially used by Jonze after being brought up to HD standard in an early draft.Watch the newly-remasted video for “Sabotage” below.Beastie Boys – “Sabotage” (Remastered)[Video: BeastieBoys]Other artists whose videos will receive the 2020 remaster treatment reportedly includes Boyz II Men, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Meat Loaf, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Smokey Robinson, KISS, and Tom Petty.H/T The New York Times]last_img read more