DAISY, DAISY

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According to Sky, the crisis has been averted (also see Evening Standard). After talks with Davis (and Johnson and Fox) this morning, Maybot appears to have caved (in a strong and stable sort of way, of course) and agreed to a vague end date of 2021 or 2022 for the single market arrangement over the Irish border.

It appears that for the bulk of this parliament then, Mr Fox has no function as he won’t be able to sign a single trade deal, which I guess is more or less what a trade secretary gets paid for. Maybe we should make him redundant and save his ministerial salary for the next 4 years?

And all this is thanks to the fact that Arlene Foster owns Mrs Mayhem and will NOT tolerate ANY differences between Northern Ireland and Britain (except with regard to abortions, gay marriage and their PR electoral system, of course).

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ONE RULE FOR THEM…

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It seems that the English Health Secretary has been caught out after he made “errors” by neglecting to declare his interest in a company, set up with his wife, which bought up luxury flats.

According to the Guardian, Hunt said that “his failure to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs’ interests was down to “honest administrative mistakes” and that he did not gain financially as a result.”

A Downing Street spokesman said: “Jeremy has rightly apologised for an administrative oversight, and as the Cabinet Office have (sic) made clear there has been no breach of the ministerial code.

“We consider the matter closed.”

 

Jeremy Hunt leaves Downing Street
Ha ha… I got away with it again…

 

 

Oh well, that’s OK, isn’t it? Because, in fairness, people do sometimes make mistakes. Honest ones. And why, just because Mr Hunt is very rich and very powerful, and clearly has something on the Maybot (given the fact that she tried to sack him in the last reshuffle and ended up promoting him instead) would that be any different?

And, surely, there is no doubt that we should give people the benefit of the doubt?

Of course not…

So, in that case, some of these decisions, made by agencies of the self-same government may surprise you…

 

!sanctions
Alan would have claimed an administrative oversight… but”sight” was at the root of his problem in that he had none.

 

On the other hand, they probably won’t.

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

 

!1
Difficult choice…

 

aconm
Well, we knew that all along… (BTW, wasn’t he the one with a lot of dosh in the BVI? I hope they got someone out there trying to net it up.)
a thick1
Oh aye? On what planet exactly is that happening?
acon2
Guest houses “doon the watter” better get painting and decorating over the winter.
ahome.
Another day, another complete balls-up by the Home Office.
Conservative Party Conference 2014
Not for any reason other than he seems to epitomise Brexit. Small, silly and at times comical.
amaggie
Bit obvious really. It’s ok to be a Britnat or and Engnat. Just never a Scotnat.
anaz
What a fine figure of a man, I mean Nazi. I wonder why he’d want to get his top off and show himself off. Emetic maybe?
apensions
Deeeeeeeep bow everyone…
a labour
Indeed, Homer, indeed.
aboris
Oh, really… funny, that’s not what you said in 2016.
atessy
Taking back control to the 16th century. Bravo, May.
ap
Perth played host to a small gaggle of SDL protesters today. They had to be penned in like animals. However, thousands of human beings packed the streets in a counter demonstration. The low life was seen off on an English bus. I’m wondering just how Scottish these people are.

 

JUST GO VOTE…

 

a6may
OH look, ordinary people…

 

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Taken from Owen Jones’ Twitter timeline.

I never tire of saying it, and so, one last time:

Please use your vote today. How you use it is up to you, although of course if you are in Scotland I’m sure you know what Munguin would advise you to do.

During the Blair and Brown years it was reasonable to say, nothing changes, voting doesn’t make any difference. They are all the same.  It was untrue but totally understandable.  Blair and Thatcher were only distinguishable by the lack of handbag in Blair’s wardrobe.

amud

 

But today there is a choice. There’s a choice for the UK… it’s Corbyn or May. And they ARE different. And there is a choice for Scotland too.  The SNP has made a difference in Westminster. OK, they can be, and often are, outvoted by the English, en masse. But you can count on 56 votes for decency. Can you imagine if there were Scottish MPs (apart from Muddle, who barely counts because he says what is programmed into him by whoever his boss is at the time) who were voting for rape clauses, and taking money away from disabled people, voting against pensioners’ rights and, as Ruth so clearly put it in her tweet of today:

Massive thanks to all candidates, activists & helpers for such a happy, energetic & disciplined campaign. Let’s smash tomorrow.x

(bold type is mine)

So younger voters, it’s up to you.

If you are happy for your parents and grandparents to decide on how life is gonna be for the next 5 years of your life, and a great deal longer, given the momentous decisions that will be taken… and the ramifications of the great repeal bill… then don’t bother about this voting malarky today.

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Leave it to your mum and dad, grandad and Auntie Gloria. They usually know best about most things, don’t they? Remember that sweater they bought you for Christmas?

Hmmmmmm?

JOB AVAILABLE FOR SPIES WHO DON’T MIND BEING BORED WITLESS FOR MONTHS AT A TIME

According to the Daily Mail, David Davis has been warned that every other EU government is spying on him in an attempt to discover his strategy for Brexit.

He has been told he should expect the 27 other EU countries to be trying to listen in on his private conversations and intercept his phone calls. davis

So, when we read this Munguin and I fell about laughing. That should be interesting, we thought. The Minister for exiting Europe, who has no actual strategy for exiting Europe.

I hope the other 27 countries have a shed load of time on their hands. Just imagine the boredom:

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D Davis: Hello, Rt Hon David Davis here, Cabinet Secretary for Brexit.

Recipient: Yes, how can we help you?

DD: Can you send round a Sweet and Sour Chicken with Boiled Rice, and 5 Spring Rolls?

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DD: Hello, Secretary of State here.

Private Secretary: Yes?

DD: I’m bored witless. Do you fancy popping round to the club for lunch?

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DD: Can you come in for a moment, Private Secretary. I need your opinion on something important.

PS: Certainly Sir. With you directly. (followed by knock on door).

DD: Do you think the Rembrandt looks better on that wall or that wall?

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DD: Hello Liam, David here. Are you busy?

L Fox: Yes.

DD: Doing what, for heaven’s sake? You can’t start with the trade deals till 2019.

LF: I know. It’s a blast, getting paid a Cabinet salary and having nothing much to do. At the moment  I’m working on the decor for my stateroom on the royal yacht. This afternoon we’re having a Tiddlywinks competition in the Ministry of Silly Talks.

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DD: Hello David Davis, how can I help you?

N Sturgeon: First Minister of Scotland here. I was wondering how the Brexit plans were coming along with regard to Scotland’s continued access to the market.

DD: *Pardon Madame: You have a mauvais number there. Nous sommes “Le Petit Renard Fou” French restaurant. Voulez-vous book une table?

*with appoliogies to Miles Kington!

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Any other suggestions?