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Tensions between India and Pakistan rise after car bomb attack in Kashmir

The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility soon after a suicide bomber rammed a explosives-laden car into a bus carrying Central Reserve Police Force personnel on Thursday.

“The ministry of external affairs will initiate all possible steps, and I am here referring to all possible diplomatic steps, which have to be taken to ensure the complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan,” Jaitley, the country’s finance minister, told reporters.
#Asia #India #Pakistan #Kashmir #news #Politics #Modi #NashrendraModi #Militancy #MeltingPot #Britain #GreatBritain #England #Islam #Religion

Sister to English minister of foreign affairs, Rachel Johnson, goes topless on Sky News

‘Appearing across the media completely starkers to make various points about Brexit – leaving Britain naked.

At some point I wonder if the whole Brexit idea is just a media live scam that is used to distract the people from something much bigger, much more important. I mean - seriously? She goes naked on TV to be paid attention on her point of view, as a performed metaphor? This is just embarassing, nothing brave or fundamentally new. We already had this with someone else on TV, I may recall. To go naked on TV doesn't contribute to her idea anyhow.

‘Brexit is the emperor’s new clothes,’ she said, emphasising that she wanted to boil down her pro-EU stance into one ‘powerful message’.

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Labour chairman Jeremy Corbyn urged by party members to back 2nd referendum

With tension mounting among anti-Brexit Labour MPs and grassroots members, several junior shadow ministers have told the Guardian they are prepared to resign their posts if Corbyn doesn’t whip his MPs to vote for a pro-referendum amendment at the end of the month.

So-to-say, they're fading shadows...

“Starmer and Trickett set out Labour’s five demands and pushed the government to change its red lines.” Senior Labour sources said they believed the meeting had gone well, and expect a follow-up session to be held next week. But anti-Brexit MPs believe it is time to shift the policy towards supporting a referendum, as May has rejected Labour’s advances by continuing to rule out a customs union.

“That’s where the action is,” said one backbencher. There could also be a straightforward “people’s vote” amendment when May brings an amendable vote to MPs on 27 February.

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Naked anti-Brexiter challenges Jacob Rees-Mogg on TV

Appearing nude on ITV Good Morning Britain, Bateman, an economics fellow at Cambridge University, again threw down the gauntlet to the chair of the European Research Group as she had last week on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. But this time she said that Rees-Mogg could keep his clothes on.

Does she really believe anyone wanted to see Rees-Mogg naked? I don't even want to see him clothed.

“Across this part,” he said pointing to his sternum, “it says: ‘Brexit’. Then above your right breast it says: ‘Leaves’ then above your left breast it says: ‘Britain’. And then under both breasts it says: ‘Naked’.”

The British economy faces many many problems right now: shortage of housing, problems with the NHS, wages stagnating, too many people up and down the country using food banks. But the European Union is not the cause of those problems, so how is Brexit going to help us solve those problems?”
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So, what about Brexit?

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Billboard posters show hypocritical Tory statements

The first rectangle, in the top left corner, contains a headshot of Jacob Rees-Mogg and the beginning of his Twitter handle. As Dave lines up edges, pastes and brushes, and Stone disappears, a quote emerges from Rees-Mogg. This one wasn’t a tweet; he said it in parliament. “We could have two referendums. As it happens, it might make more sense to have a second referendum after the renegotiation is completed.”

United by a WhatsApp group, by politics, a dislike for Brexit and a need to do something, they also all have young families, children aged between one and seven. It is hard to combine direct action with feeds, drop-offs, homework and bedtime. Their partners are understanding and supportive, they say. They live in London and Bristol. The fourth member lives in Europe, outside the UK, with his non-British partner and kids.

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Queen applies for German passport while Brexit moves ever closer

_Palace press attaché Brigadier Tarquin Ftang-Ftang Ponsonby-Psmythe (the second ‘P’ is silent) said that “As one knows, the Queen has German ancestry, which allows her to apply for a German passport so that she may remain an EU citizen.__

“By obtaining a German passport the Queen will be able to continue to holiday in style at the British tax-payers expense, without having to queue or apply for any visas.

#Britain #GreatBritain #England #Brexit #HardBrexit #QueenElizabeth #BuckinghamPalace #Satire

The Queen is looking for a new serf!

The advert, which was posted on the Royal Household website, says that the butler must be able to ‘work to a consistently high standard.’

The ad goes on to describe the role as an ‘opportunity to grow your skills’ in an ‘environment where development and training is commonplace’.

One of the benefits that comes with the job, is the opportunity to travel with the Royal Family to other residences and seeing what life is really like at the palace.

#RoyalFamily #England #Britain #GreatBritain #Butler #Serf #Queen #News

British Conservatives favour No-Deal Brexit above all other options

The results released Friday show 57 per cent opted for leaving without a deal, 23 per cent would take May’s deal, and 15 per cent would remain in the EU.

However, Tory members seem unfazed by these warnings, as 76 per cent of them said they are “exaggerated or invented,” according to the poll.

#Britain #GreatBritain #England #NoDealBrexit #Brexit #news #Poltiics #Poll #Conservatism #Brexiter #Leave #Remain

Farmers brace themselves for No-Deal Brexit

Ms Batters told Sophy Ridge on Sunday the impact of a no-deal Brexit on food and agriculture would be "huge", with 95% of animal medicines and vaccines coming across the Channel from the EU.

"For animals and products we would have a trade embargo, we would be on third-party, favoured nation status so we could be carved out for six months or longer - organics could be out for nine months or longer.

The union president said it could be possible to feed Britons with produce grown in the UK, but admitted there were likely to be problems getting enough workers to pick fruit and vegetables.

A job that was mostly done by migrants, which will now be kept out, thanks to some narrow-minded Brexiters. Hooray! Now go pick your fruits yourselves!

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Queen to be escorted out of London when #Brexit takes effect

“These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the cold war but have now been repurposed in the event of civil disorder following a no-deal Brexit,” the Sunday Times said, quoting an unnamed source from the government’s Cabinet Office, which handles sensitive administrative issues.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Conservative MP and keen supporter of Brexit, told the Mail on Sunday he believed the plans showed unnecessary panic by officials over a no-deal Brexit as senior royals had remained in London during bombing in the second world war.

This is just how far we have developed from the medieval ages, or, more technically speaking, how far we haven't devleoped from these dark ages: Not at all. While the royal family is going to be brought to a safe place (possibly across the sea), the rest of the society will be let down and responsible for itself. And the arch conservative polticiians stil... show more

Former Sri Lankan military attaché arrested for throat-cut gesture

The private prosecution of Brig Priyanka Fernando has degenerated into extraordinary legal confusion, forcing the chief magistrate, Emma Arbuthnot, to take control of the case.

Fernando was filmed making cut-throat gestures aimed at Tamil protesters outside the Sri Lankan high commission in London on 4 February 2018. Demonstrators were highlighting concerns about human rights violations against Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority. Footage of the incident went viral on YouTube.

#Tamil #SriLanka #India #Protests #Riots #Discrimination #Racism #NoDiscrimination #NoRacism #StopRacism #PostColonialism #India #Britain #GreatBritain #News #Politics

EU recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president


#britain #christos stylianides #european union #france #germany #guaido #interim #juan #juan guaido #nicolas maduro #oan newsroom #president #president nicolas maduro #recognizes #spain #venezuela
EU recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president

Germany, France, Britain to Launch Mechanism for Trade with Iran

France, Germany and Britain have set up a European mechanism for non-dollar trad...
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Falsely allocated quotes, N° II

«in this Traffick they would frequently keep our goods and make no return, tell at last I was obliged to fire a Musquet ball Close past one man who had served us in this manner after which they observed a little more honisty and at length several of them came on board.»

~ Jacob Rees-Mogg

#Brexit #HardBrexit #NoDealBrexit #SoftBrexit #Britain #GreatBritain #England #TheresaMay #Tory #ProjectFear #ReesMogg #JacobReesMogg #FalschZugeordneteZitate #MarcUweKling #KänguruChroniken

Bank of England freezes Maduro's/Venezuela's wealth assets

The move by the Bank of England came after top U.S. officials urged the British government to help cut off Maduro's access to his country's assets, the report said, and instead steer them towards opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has claimed the presidency.

"We stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States in saying that the National Assembly and its President Juan Guaidó are best placed to lead Venezuela to the restoration of its democracy, its economy and its freedom," said UK Minister of State Alan Duncan.

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On the #Brexit gridlock May is supposed to end

As she tries to navigate a way through competing visions for the future from a second referendum to staying in the EU, May told ministers on Sunday she was looking for ways to make the so-called Northern Irish backstop more acceptable to her Conservative Party and Northern Irish allies.

Fox, a Brexit supporter, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that May’s divorce agreement with the EU was still the best basis for a deal and warned lawmakers against trying to take more control of Britain’s departure.

Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is pressing for a new election and for May to rule out the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. No deal is effectively the default position which would mean trading on World Trade Organization rules.

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Four Russians and Five Syrians added to EU sanctions list amid Skripal case

Nine individuals, four Russians and five Syrians, have been included on a sanctions list that targets those accused of chemical weapons attacks, following agreement by European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels.

Each person will be subject to an EU travel ban and asset freeze. Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Centre, the agency believed to be in charge of Syria’s chemical weapons programme, has also been added to the list.

A woman from Wiltshire, Dawn Sturgess, died after coming into contact with the deadly nerve agent, while her partner, another novichok victim, Charlie Rowley, fears the poison could kill him within a decade.

Now this is a terribly slow death, I must admit.

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Flock of birds takes shape of rabbit during flight

Ham Wall is a wetland area owned by the RSPB that's home to rare species including water voles, otters and bitterns. It's location at the heart of the Avalon Marshes provides stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor.

For example, of rabbits? Now this is a rare view you may not get everyday. I like it. :D

#News #Nature #Environment #England #Britain #GreatBritain #RabbitShape #FlockOfBirds #Climate Change (?) #GlobalWarming (?)

Britain should stop trying to pretend that its empire was benevolent

Time for this myth to be exploded – empire brought with it slavery, exploitation, racism and kleptocracy.
#UK #Britain
Rob Hopkins launching the Totness Pound in 2007


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Rob Hopkins Totness England UK Great Britain - Voices in Transition


\#sustainability #nachhaltigkeit #robhopkins #transition #uk #britain #england
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Rob Hopkins Totness England UK Great Britain – Voices in Transition

On Eric #Hobsbawm, controversial historian (deceased 2012, age 95)

Yet when the BBC invited him on to the radio programme Desert Island Discs in 1995, the presenter Sue Lawley addressed him distantly as “Professor Hobsbawm”, left his books more or less unmentioned, and focused her attention so unremittingly on his lifelong commitment to communism that the programme turned from the usual comfortable chat into a hostile interrogation.

Typically conservatives: Once they meet an opposing figure of certain statute, they will turn a convenient chattery into what the Guardian has called a "hostile interrogation".

Many of the reviews of his bestselling history of the 20th century, The Age of Extremes, a work translated into 30 languages, charged him with playing down the evils of Stalinism, and the influential anti-communist French historians Pierre Nora and François Furet were so successful in preventing its publication in France that it was eventually... show more

Theresa May survives no-confidence vote 325 to 306

Mrs May announced afterwards that she wanted to immediately start talks with opposition leaders tonight about a way forward, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats said they would not do so until she rules out a no-deal #Brexit.

Should be possible for her; she knows better than to not rule out a No-Deal Brexit that would destroy her country's economy completely. She cannot rely on the voices of the die-hard Brexiters who would rather see the land go down into a pit of grease than to confess they were mistaken about a Brexit with no plan for the future. Those people would also wish to go back into the ages of absolute monarchy and a Thames malfunctioning as a city's garbage bin.

The scale of the rebellion last night was beyond even the worst-case scenario of many in the UK government. It was the worst in British parliamentary history and saw the highest number of government MPs cross the floor, with ... show more

Earlier general elections or second referendum?

"The critical issue is now that she's been defeated in the House of Commons, what does Theresa May do and I think, there's only one way she can really go now — and that's towards a referendum to give the people a chance to sort out this crisis," Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of parliament who previously served as U.K. transport minister and education minister, told CNBC on Wednesday.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is hoping May will lose the leadership vote, which will pave the way for a general election that Labour is likely to win. But many political analysts and some Labour politicians believe May will survive the no-confidence motion, unless Conservative lawmakers vote against their own party leader.

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U.K. faces ‘hard Brexit’, snap election as MP’s reject Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal


#brexit #britain #british prime minister theresa may #customs union #deal #election #faces #hard #hard brexit #jeremy corbyn #labour party #may #minister #northern ireland #oan newsroom #prime #reject #snap #u.k.
U.K. faces ‘hard Brexit’, snap election as MP’s reject Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal

May's Brexit plan has failed // May will face no-confidence vote

Follow live updates on The Guardian**

Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, has just told MPs that the Commons will vote on the no confidence motion at 7pm tomorrow.
At about 9 pm (from Germany)

#Brexit #Britain #England #GreatBritain #TheresaMay #BrexitShambles #Corbyn #News #JeremyCorbyn #NoConfidenceVote #HouseOfCommons #Eu #Europe #Europa #EuropeanUnion

The difference between cider and (apple) cider

(Beside the pronounciation difference)

In the American state of New Hampshire, the state beverage of apple cider is like unfiltered apple juice. Usually, mulled spices are added, turning it into a spiced, piping hot drink. But in the famed cider-growing region of Britain’s West Country, cider is a fermented, alcoholic beverage. Look further across Europe and you’ll find that America’s version of apple cider is the outlier—cidre in France and sidra in Spain are both akin to British hard cider, rather than the American mulled beverage. So, how did Americans end up with such a unique form of apple cider?

Post-Prohibition, the cider industry never recovered, but it did evolve. Although Prohibitionists deemed fermented cider “the devil’s brew,” writes cider chronicler Ben Watson, “fresh apple juice was being recognized and marketed as a healthful drink.” This led to the development of “sweet cider”—a non-alcoholic beverage with conno... show more

Incarcerated ex-marine and tourist Paul #Whelan officially charged with espionage two days ago

“I don’t speak Russian but reports of Ms. Zakharova’s press briefing today suggest she made the first official confirmation that Paul was charged with espionage since the December 28 press release [announcing his arrest],” said an email sent to reporters by Whelan’s brother David. Indeed, charges were laid under Article 276 of Russia’s criminal code, Zakharova told reporters at a televised news conference Friday (Jan. 11), which was confirmed by ABC News.

Zherebenkov is on vacation in the Dominican Republic at the moment, as reported by the Daily Beast, and said there isn’t much he can do for his client just yet. “The prison is closed for the holidays, anyway; the investigators will begin introducing us to the case on January 14,” Zherebenkov told the Daily Beast.

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Positive Money - how money is created and why it increases inequality

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  • 97% of all money is DIGITAL (not Central Bank CASH) and created by banks by new loans.
    • 51% of this money went
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Ministers to resume debate on PM's plan

Ministers are expected to publish a document later offering measures aimed at easing concerns about the implications of Mrs May's plan for the future of Northern Ireland.

A host of former ministers, including Michael Fallon, Justine Greening and Sir Oliver Letwin, voted to amend the finance bill to restrict the ability of the Treasury to make tax changes in the event of a no deal - and threatened to target other legislation in the coming months.

Before last month's vote was pulled, scores of Conservative MPs voiced their opposition to the plan and few have publicly given any signal they have changed their mind since then.

#England #Britain #GreatBritain #Ireland #News #Politics #Brexit #NoDealBrexit #HardBrexit

15 tonnes of grease threatened Kingston upon Thames

_"Kingston came very close to being flooded with sewage. We have recorded greater volumes of fat in the past but we don't believe there's ever been a single congealed lump of lard matching this one", said Simon Evans, a Thames Water spokesman.__

Fatbergs build up on sewer roofs like mushy stalactites. "I have witnessed one. It's a heaving, sick-smelling, rotting mass of filth and faeces. It hits the back of your throat, it's gross," said Evans.

Sounds like people describing me. How sad they don't seem to like my Eau de Cologne.

"The sewer was almost completely clogged. If we hadn't discovered it in time, raw sewage could have started spurting out of manholes across the whole of Kingston. It was so big it damaged the sewer and repairs will take up to six weeks."

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People are sick of private healthcare amid #Brexit chaos

The document, which Downing Street has endorsed, warns that the legislation, which was pushed through by the then health secretary, Andrew Lansley, despite huge opposition, is damaging the NHS and stopping it from making vital improvements to the care patients receive. It outlines how Lansley’s shake-up has damaged the NHS, which May has previously acknowledged.

The 133-page document says NHS bosses have drawn up “a provisional list of potential legislative changes for parliament’s consideration” following invitations to do so from May and MPs on the health and social care select committee. If enacted, these changes would “remove the counterproductive effect that general competition rules and powers can have on the integration of NHS care”, the document adds.

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On the winnerso f the Costa first novel award

Back in London, the novel still didn’t come easily. “The more I planned it, the more I tried to wrap these knots together, the more complicated it became. It was just awful for about a year,” he says. “I must have been horrible to be around because my mind was being pulled in about 18 directions. I’d given so much up, convinced my girlfriend to come [to London], and I didn’t think I could pull it off. Eventually I started having fun with it. The second year, I saw a glimmer in it that it could actually work, and that was amazing.”

Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People, about the relationship between two youngsters in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, has taken this year’s Costa novel award, beating 172 contenders including Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls and Tom Rachman’s The Italian Teacher.

Bart van Es, an Oxford professor, won the biography award for his memoir The Cut Out Girl, which centres on the true story of a young... show more

$1T is leaving Britain because of Brexit

Top financial firms are moving chunks of their business to other European cities to protect operations after Brexit.
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#Whelan imprisoned in #Russia, three embassies intervene in his case

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. At least three countries have confirmed that they have requested consular access to Whelan: The U.S., Britain and Ireland say they're working to support him in detention and ensure his rights are respected.

Whelan is being held in Moscow's Lefortovo prison, accused by Russia of trying to steal official secrets. His family says Whelan is not a spy — and that he was visiting Russia only to attend a wedding.

Whose wedding exactly? If this was true, he should be able to prove it. And if it can be proven, it would only show how paranoid Russia has turned meanwhile. I mean, to imprison a marine just because he is a US-American visiting Moscow is beyond ridiculty.

The arrest quickly drew speculation that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, might see... show more

#Putin angry about Mr. Skripal('s survival)

“I see that some of your colleagues are pushing the theory that Mr Skripal was almost some kind of human rights activist,” said Mr Putin.
“He was simply a spy. A traitor to the motherland. There is such a concept – a traitor to the motherland. He was one of those. He‘s simply a scumbag, that‘s all.”

He was a spy for Russia too, you both happened to work together, at the same department. Wasn't he any worse when he worked as a spy before? Espionage is always a betrayal, especially when both countries used to work together. You act hypocritical, you should at least make your decision on how to appear in the world. Insults are means of the weak, the yellow. Don't behave weak, genius.

#Russia #Skripal #SergeiSkripal #YuliaSkripal #Britain #England #GreatBritain #Moscow #Kremlin #News #Politics #Putin #VladimirPutin #Novichok
‘Scumbag‘: Putin brands Skripal ‘traitor to homeland‘

Two students not convicted due to flawless grammar and spelling

Now you see how much a flawless grammar and spelling is worth in ubiquitious life. Now, get back and do your homework, it will help
you in your career as a professional drug dealer and trafficker.

#Britain #GreatBritain #England #Grammar #Language #Spelling #DrugDealing #Cannabis #Marijuana #LegalizeIt #SupremeCourt #Justice #Injustice


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Jeremy #Corbyn calms down his party on second referendum

Under increasing pressure from Labour members and MPs to reconsider his approach as preparations for the delayed “meaningful vote” ramp up over the next week, Corbyn said on Wednesday that the party’s policy remained “sequential” and that no decision could be made on a second referendum until parliament voted down the deal on offer.

He's right. Before talks about a second referendum can begin, one has to wait for the outcome of the parliamental vote on the deal for Brexit. I wonder why it was placed so far in the future; just because it's Christmas and people were supposed to get in the Christmas spirit, as Ms. May stated it? Well, there can be no such spirit when the country is about to commit economical suicide.

Corbyn said May should return to Brussels once her deal is voted down to find an agreement that Labour could support, including a full customs union.

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Up the border, keep the border, is me cry!

The prospect of large numbers of English and Scottish officers being deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland after 29 March could anger republicans and complicate efforts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont, which collapsed in 2017.

Scottisch police forces? Now I hope that Highland Paddy is going to side with his brothers in arms, and will stab the English policemen in their bloody back. Just saying. ;-)

In remarks rejecting the government’s latest overtures to the DUP, the party’s Nigel Dodds said fears of a hard border were “nonsense propaganda”, adding: “With this clarity emerging in London, Dublin and Brussels, there is evidently no need for this aspect of the withdrawal agreement.”

Some people would refuse to acknowledge the status quo when it was shown to them in front of their own view. Do the people of Ireland hold a gun against the DUP's he... show more

World leaders and their New Year’s Speeches’ content

I’m not going to quote any of the abstracts that were given by Xinhua, just read through them. It’s interesting to see how they differ, and how they don’t.

Mentioned nations’ leaders: Kim Jong Un (DPRK), Theresa May (UK), Vladimir Putin (RUS), Emmanuel Macron (FR), Shinzo Abe (JP), Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (MEX)

#World #Politics #Global #News #KimJongUn #DPRK #NorthKorea #TheresaMay #UK #Britain #England #GreatBritain #Macron #EmmanuelMacron #France #Japan #ShinzoAbe #Abe #Mexico #LopezObrador #AndresManuelLopezObrador

World leaders and their New Year's Speeches' content

I'm not going to quote any of the abstracts that were given by Xinhua, just read through them. It's interesting to see how they differ, and how they don't.

Mentioned nations' leaders: Kim Jong Un (DPRK), Theresa May (UK), Vladimir Putin (RUS), Emmanuel Macron (FR), Shinzo Abe (JP), Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (MEX)

#World #Politics #Global #News #KimJongUn #DPRK #NorthKorea #TheresaMay #UK #Britain #England #GreatBritain #Macron #EmmanuelMacron #France #Japan ShinzoAbe #Abe #Mexico #LopezObrador #AndresManuelLopezObrador

I'm shippin' up to Dover!

The idea is to lay on extra shipping to alternative ports away from Dover, in order to stop Britain running dry on essential supplies slowed by this gridlock and prevent bare shelves in stores and pharmacies.

Could you believe it? The English made it possible to run dry on certain goods because they could not be delivered to them due to details in treaties that had to be agreed upon by both sides just because they thought it would be a good idea to leave the Union that made trade facile... Just because they read something on the intrnet that was shared by a Russian troll or companies financed by rich Brexiters. It's unbelievable...

Seaborne Freight, which won a contract to transfer goods and passengers on the previously defunct route between Belgium’s Ostend and the English port of Ramsgate, is completely new to the game, meaning that a key component of the post-No Deal plan is based on a company that as an entity has never shipped but quite feels like giving it a go.

Difficult situation no-one has eve... show more
Happy New Year from a fully secure and verified #History Files! The first publication for 2019 covers Gwent in what is now southern Wales, which evolved as a combination of the former Ewyas and an extension of territory to the west (section upgrade):


#history #historyfiles #Britain

Terrorist attack in #Manchester

He quoted the suspect as saying: "As long as you keep bombing other countries, this sort of shit is going to keep happening."

Although England is the last country that would come to mind when it comes to bombing other countries in the 21st century. But well, this is up to the murderer, not to us. It happened, we can't turn it back anymore, unfortunately.

A witness who gave her name as Rebekka told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I heard the most blood-curdling scream I've ever heard and turned to see everyone running towards me.

The moment you realise a privately owned gun could have prevented it.

#England #Britain #GreatBritain #Islamism #Stabbing #Murder #Homicide #News

Meanwhile: The #Queen's Speech

The Queen, 92, will say: "I believe his message of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone; it's needed as much as ever."

You can clearly see that the monarchy has worn off in these times, even her speech has lost all connection to reality. You can believe on whathever you are happy to believe in, but shouldn't it be a little bit more realistic? When you have seen even jsut a small speck of the pariamentary debate about the Brexit plans, you can feel glad when they end without someone having lost some of one's teeth. Goodwill and peace among us are something we have moved far away from.

The Queen will say: "Even with the most deeply-held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding."

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Brits going to be granted their own «Dinner For One»

On New Year's Eve, it's the Auld Lang Syne of the entire country. Yet this 1963 German TV recording has never been broadcast in the UK - until this year: Sky Arts will broadcast the skit to a British audience for the first time on New Year's Eve.

I didn't see that coming; on the other hand, I also didn't expect myself to google this movie, if it wasn't for German satirical newspaper Der Postillon to have announced this movie to not be broadcasted again because the actors have become too old for it.

Germans spend at least €100m (£90m; $114m) a year on fireworks - and they're almost all to let off on New Year's Eve, the only time when it's actually legal do so without permission from the local police department.

... Germany!

#England #Britain #GreatBritain #SkyArts #news #DinnerForOne #Germany #Silvester #NewYearsEve #Tradition #Deutschland #MissSophie
- #Britain #bans #puppy and #kitten #sales by #pet #shops

Britain is forbidding puppies and kittens from being sold by pet shops in a bid to crack down on animal exploitation and abuse.

About an exclusive #Guardian interview with Jeremy #Corbyn

Twenty-four hours after the furore in the House of Commons in which he was accused of insulting the prime minister, the Labour leader appeared much more relaxed on a visit to the Hope Centre, a homelessness charity in Northampton whose campaign against eviction he is supporting.

Typically left-winged? To visit such some events, such as a homelessness charity? I wonder what they'd ask him, like «What'd be your policiy on fighting homelessness?» Would be the closest idea, huh? Still, I don't believe that the Labour party currently had a response to it, since they had to cope with the austerity policy of their predecessors. But who am I to answer it?

#Brexit #Backstop #England #Britain #Politics #JeremyCorbyn #LabourParty #Labour
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