THIS IS BRITISH DEMOCRACY…

…SO HOW CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY, EVER?

The question is, are they liars, are they as thick as cow dung or do they assume that we are?

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SHREDDERS BUSY…

It seems that the FCO is now deleting tweets that indicated that the Novichok was produced in Russia. But stuff on the net never really goes away, does it?

Especially when you have appeared on camera to reinforce it. That never goes away either.

What a bunch of incompetent third-raters.

I still haven’t a clue who did it, but I’m pretty certain that despite all the advantages that they have over me in this matter… neither have they.

Buffoon!

BUT, BRITAIN IS SPECIAL…(WHINE)

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Aye, well. I think the UK has just been shown without any doubt that having cake and eating it is the stuff of fairy stories and princesses with golden hair. And that, indeed we are just like other countries.

“EU27 wants the UK as a close friend and partner and will enter talks on the future with an open, positive mind. But, given UK red lines, only an FTA is possible. It will be the first FTA in history to loosen, not strengthen economic ties. Drifting apart is the essence of Brexit.”

So goes the Tweet from Donald Tusk.

It is worth remembering that the Scottish government’s assessment (roundly rubbished by the London government at the time, but then shown to be accurate by subsequently published UK figures) estimated that the Scottish economy could suffer by £12.7 billion a year.

So bravo UK. You put all the red lines there. Now we’re supposed to sit back and suffer?

And for all those who are blaming the EU for being harsh on poor little Britain, here’s a comment from Hugo Rifkind:

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You guys warned us that we wouldn’t be able to use YOUR money. You would put up border posts on all the roads crossing between our countries. You wouldn’t trade with us. You even told us that pensions we had paid into for in some cases 50+ years would stop.

OK, we know you lied, but given all that, I think the EU is letting Britain off lightly by comparison.

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Still, I’m sure that the Queen, Charles and Maybot all sucking up something wonderful to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today, will be making up for all the lost opportunities. Just think of all the weapons you can sell them so that they can go on playing puppeteer in the Middle East Proxy Wars!

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NOW WHY WOULD THE BBC MISS THAT OUT?

Sympathies to the now ex-employees of Maplins and Toys R Us. The UK is a pretty bad place to find yourself unemployed. The UK government (although by and large NOT most of the DWP staff) will treat you as if you are some sort of thieving, lowlife criminal out to take money away from doing up Buckingham Palace or HS2, just because you need to feed your family and pay your rent. They will demand that you take any work, no matter how unsuited you may be to it, and if you turn up a few minutes late at one of their appointments, in the diminished number of jobcentres, miles away from where you live, for any reason at all, they will do their best to starve you and your family. So I hope you find work very soon.

I fear that this is just the start of what is coming at us, and to suggest that it is nothing to do with Brexit is to live in a Narnia-like world…. where, should you wish to visit, you will doubtless encounter David Davis avoiding Michel Barnier, Boris Johnson setting up congestion charging on the Irish border, DOCTOR Fox taking Mr Werrity on a government-funded trip on a new Royal Yacht Britannia, Jacob Rees Mogg and Nanny in the Bently, the Maybot, being trailed around like a rag doll by her boss, Arlene and of course Humpty Dumpty and the Mad Hatter.

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From Jolyon Maugham QC…

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Going back to the BBC… part of the Today Programme this morning came from Northern Ireland and at least one interview from Derry. I’m wondering if it was a BBC policy that the interviewer should refer to it as LONDONderry?

RANDOM THOUGHTS

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It’s a funny old world, isn’t it? Well, at least it’s a funny old UK.

This morning, while everyone was wittering on about snow, Boris (the bus) Johnson, the UK’s esteemed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs took to the air to tell us that the Irish situation was a piece of cake (which he was going to eat and to have all at the same time).

He said: 

“We think that we can have very efficient facilitation systems to make sure that there’s no need for a hard border, excessive checks at the frontier between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

“There’s no border between Islington or Camden and Westminster, there’s no border between Camden and Westminster, but when I was mayor of London we anaesthetically and invisibly took hundreds of millions of pounds from the accounts of people travelling between those two boroughs without any need for border checks whatever.”

So that’s Northern Ireland settled then. No need for any further thought on the subject (probably just as well!). Boris is going to initiate a congestion charge.

Next.

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Well, next, I noticed that Andy Burnham was complaining on radio about the lack of investment in “The North”.  By the way, it’s interesting that people who told us that we were one great happy family of a nation in the UK, still refer to Newcastle as the North East and Manchester as the North West, despite them being, well, in the south!

Anyway, he pointed out that Scotland has a representative on the Cabinet Committee that is making what passes as “plans” for Brexit (y’know, all these congestion charges) but “the North” does not.

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Because he was being interviewed by the very second-rate Robinson, he got no challenge on that. But I’d be interested to know which one of the Tories Andy thought represented Scotland, and where he or she was sitting in the cabinet room. I’m damned if I can see him/her. Maybe it was Fluffy and he was polishing their shoes under the table.

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And I notice that Jeremy Hunt won a humanitarian award at an event which he helped organise. I’m not sure what to say about that, except that, call me thick if you will, but “Humanitarian” and “Hunt” aren’t words I’d normally associate with each other or indeed expect to see in the same paragraph. But in a world where the Saudis were chosen to chair a UN committee on Human Rights, anything is possible, I guess.

But, not everything is depressing. Indeed, this is cheering. Jacob Rees Mogg has developed a social conscience. He’s worried sick, poor soul, about the poor being denied the benefits of Brexit.

Mr Corbyn wants to deny the poorest in society the benefits of Brexit

 

AND

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Ross Thomson has a blog.

Well now. Hasn’t that just brightened your day?

A BRIDGE TOO FAR?

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The Chinese are nearly finished the bridge and tunnel from Hong Kong to Macau, a distance of 25 miles. Worked started in 2009 and it is expected to open this year.

So, Boris, the man who was determined to split Britain from Euopre thinks that there should be a bridge between England and France, apparently the two great military powers of Europe.

Friends of Boris said that the president was enthusiastic about the project, although I suspect that “la politesse française” may have prevented him from saying what he really thought.

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Anyone got any thoughts on the subject?