JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET ANY STUPIDER …

THE “MEANINGFUL” (TITTER) VOTE WILL GO AHEAD…EXCEPT, AS USUAL, WITH HER, IT PROBABLY WON’T, BUT IT MIGHT HAVE TO…

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Would be pure 100% classic May to delay the vote. She has spent the last two years kicking away problems so they can kill her another day.

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I had been going to write about the appalling business of Jackson Carlaw’s lies about the Scottish Health Service’s record on ‘flu injections in comparison with their English counterpart’s record. He did this by comparing the English figures with Scottish figures from the month before.

Needless to say, an investigation showed that Scotland had done a better job than England. It will be interesting to see if he apologises from misleading parliament as the First Minister has requested.

However, these events have been overtaken by the by now regular occurrence of Mrs May, at least apparently, going back on something that she had absolutely been very clear, not to mention strong and stable about.

This from the BBC.

Theresa May is to make a statement to MPs at 15:30 GMT amid reports Tuesday’s vote on her Brexit deal is being delayed.

That will be followed by a statement from Commons leader Andrea Leadsom – and then a statement from the Brexit secretary on Article 50.

Two cabinet sources have told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg Tuesday’s planned Brexit vote will be delayed.

There is not yet any official confirmation of the move.

Downing Street had been insisting the vote would go ahead, despite Mrs May being widely expected to lose it.

But a third Cabinet source has told the BBC the vote is “definitely off”.

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She apparently intends to give a statement to the House of Commons at 3.30.  

Promises, like piecrusts, in Mrs May’s book, are made to be broken.

But, and here it gets even dafter, it may be that she won’t be able to postpone the “meaningful” vote as a Tory (yes TORY) MP points out.

The PM does not get to pull a vote. The House will have to vote to pull a vote. I will oppose. We need to see this deal off once and for all.

 

So, stay tuned.

Sometimes she even beats Trump in the bizarre.

How the world must laugh.

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You’ll have heard, no doubt, that Trump, having complained about the forest fires in California being the fault of poor management of the forests, rather than the very warm dry weather and very high winds, eventually visited the state. Hopefully, he paid respect to the many people who are either dead or missing. But concentrating on other people, dead or alive, is not a strong suit for him.

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He went to Paradise to see the devastation caused by the fires, and when rambling later to camera insisted that it was called Pleasure. It wasn’t even a slip of the tongue. He mentioned it twice.

He then went on to tell anyone who would listen, that he had talked to the Finnish President and he had told Trump that they didn’t have many forest fires because they raked the forests in Finland.

Needless to say, Finns have taken to Twitter in large numbers, showing pictures of them raking furiously. And wise crackers, seeing him in burnt out woodland, tweeted “Forest meets Gump”, and “Make America Rake Again”.

It is, I suppose, some sort of relief for the UK, that while May and her half-witted government make fools of themselves in Europe, Trump is taking the limelight for idiocy on the world stage.

 

 

BUT SURELY THERE ARE LIMITS TO THE SACRIFICES EVEN THE BRAVEST OF PRESIDENTS WILL MAKE…

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Oh, what a brave president you are. How safe we feel knowing you’re ready to do whatever it takes…
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… although, there are limits to sacrifice. It might be a bit damp, and French rain plays havoc with carefully arranged hair and pancake makeup… After all, you were only going to honour troops who managed to avoid bone spurs. So not worth messing your hair for…

Credit for this to James Felton

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS…

Trump doesn’t like the Press. Some of them ask hard questions.

He’s happier at a rally doing his act with adoring fans standing behind him cheering and chanting, whatever he’s just said.

But, even for him, this post-election Press conference really went off the rails.

The White House Press Secretary has shared a doctored video to justify banning a journalist from asking Trump questions…

 

A LIGHTHEARTED LOOK AT A LIVING, BREATHING LEG END

How does that work again?

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Made in Eastasia.
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I’d happily chip in, Mexico…
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Ruth showing how fit she is for high office.
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A teacher got hold of one of his letters and corrected it for him.

 

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Just make him go away, PLEASE.

HOW TO GET ON IN POLITICS IN MONTANA?

At least, according to the Orange President…

Beautiful it may be, but if people there are impressed by body slamming thugs for politicians, then Montana’s probably not the kind of place Munguin would feel at home.

MAY CAME TO SCOTLAND TODAY…

…TO BE FAIR, SHE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN MARGINALLY MORE POPULAR THAN TRUMP

Well, lady, you’ve treated us like shi*te.

What on earth did you expect?

Thanks to Hannah Jane for posting this on Twitter.