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Old 04-29-2021, 05:54 PM
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I think the British Conservative Party must be trying to step up the sleaze factor to fill the news void left by the orange conman.

Bozo has allegedly received undeclared gifts and/or used taxpayer money in renovating the flat he and this Carrie Symonds woman have the use of in Downing Street. Along with a suggestion of classist disdain for John Lewis furnishings (supposedly the favourite store of the middle classes), festering resentment from the psycho former adviser Dominic Cummings, and an alleged Bozo quote “no more fucking lockdowns – let the bodies pile high in their thousands”.
Primal rage at PMQs as Boris the joker is unmasked | John Crace | The Guardian
How much trouble is Boris Johnson in? Maybe quite a lot | Boris Johnson | The Guardian

Meanwhile, Scottish independence continues to bubble along as a possibility that's simultaneously very real and quite unlikely.
There are elections for the Scottish Parliament next week:
Scottish election 2021: a visual guide on what to expect | Scottish politics | The Guardian
And this has just happened:
Letter signed by 170 cultural figures seeks a ‘unilateral and open offer’ to rejoin EU ahead of Holyrood elections.
The EU won't make such an offer because none of its member governments want to give any support to their own separatist regions, but that's not going to hold Scotland back.

And in Northern Ireland we have this:
Arlene Foster to step down as Northern Ireland first minister | Arlene Foster | The Guardian
Arlene Foster is in trouble for backing the Tories in the Brexit fights, leading to - how could anyone have foreseen this - massive compromises to the Unionist principles and the "border in the Irish Sea" because the UK wants a hard border with Europe and that border has to be somewhere.
There's also some suggestion that she wasn't sufficiently homophobic for the DUP as a whole, and possibly the electorate - although the actual opinions of the electorate maye not be nearly as strong, and this could be a pink herring.

Overall, interesting times. :popcorn:
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:25 AM
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Rogue state rattles sabre.

Probably more about policing threats by French trawlers than war with France.

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Or, more about the fact that we have local elections across Britain today that are being widely seen as a test of Bozo and of Keir Starmer's leadership of Labour (the militant left still hate him) - and of Scottish independence opinion as well - in fact everything.

Brandishing a few guns worked for Margaret Thatcher.
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Meanwhile,

Tory quarrels determined UK's post-Brexit future, says Barnier | Michel Barnier | The Guardian

It's all quotable, but I'll just go with this one:

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When one of Barnier’s 60-strong team explains to Britain’s new prime minister the need for customs and quality checks on the Irish border, Barnier writes, it was “my impression that he became aware, in that discussion, of a series of technical and legal issues that had not been so clearly explained to him by his own team”.
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Four months into Brexit, the UK and France have resorted to gunboat diplomacy over fish - CNN

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