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Post by Gregg » Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29 pm

They may let him address Parliament. Can you just picture this stuttering buffoon standing in the house of Lords?

They'd better lock up all that gold regalia.
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:47 am

You have such a delightfully nasty sense of humor.
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Post by fierceredpanda » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:30 am

Gregg wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:29 pm
They may let him address Parliament. Can you just picture this stuttering buffoon standing in the house of Lords?

They'd better lock up all that gold regalia.
I'd love to see Black Rod lay a beating with his baton. :twisted:
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Post by ArthurWankspittle » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:54 am

Going to Tibet now and deleting Facebook you have my email address.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 am

:rotflmao: Elizabeth is cunning!
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:30 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 am
:rotflmao: Elizabeth is cunning!
from last years visit :rotflmao:
https://www.suffolkgazette.com/news/trump-tea-queen/

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:31 pm

Theresa May set to anger US with ‘limited access’ for Huawei
PM prepared to ignore advice of cabinet and US experts

Sam Coates, Deputy Political Editor | Lucy Fisher, Defence Correspondent
April 24 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

Huawei could be allowed to build parts of the 5G network despite the opposition of cabinet ministers and attempts by the US to stop their allies from turning to the Chinese giant

Theresa May is considering giving limited approval to a Chinese telecoms company to run parts of Britain’s new 5G network in a move likely to trigger an angry response from the United States.

Huawei could be granted limited access to build parts of the network despite the opposition of a number of cabinet ministers and attempts by the United States to stop their allies from turning to the Chinese giant to build the next generation of mobile data communication infrastructure.

The issue was discussed yesterday afternoon at meeting of the National Security Council (NSC). The prime minister is now understood to be leaning towards an option that means Huawai will be banned or blocked from all the “core” parts.


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Post by tek » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:39 pm

No problem, I'm sure DJT will straighten this right out during his visit.

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:11 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:30 pm
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:58 am
:rotflmao: Elizabeth is cunning!
from last years visit :rotflmao:
https://www.suffolkgazette.com/news/trump-tea-queen/
Hysterical!!!!! A minor flaw- the stiletto heels- NEVER worn by Elizabeth or any old lady.
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Post by Gregg » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:29 pm

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:47 am
You have such a delightfully nasty sense of humor.
Well, I love the UK like a second home, and if our election goes bad one more time I might just need a place to escape to.
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:10 am

Local elections: Tories and Labour hit by Brexit backlash in polls

The Conservatives and Labour have faced a backlash at the ballot box over the Brexit deadlock, with smaller parties and independents winning seats.

In England so far, the Tories have lost more than 500 seats and 19 English councils, while the Liberal Democrats have gained more than 300 seats.

National politics seems to have been a deciding factor for voters, with Labour also losing over 70 seats to date.

Council results continue to come in for England and Northern Ireland.

More than 120 English councils had declared by 12:30 BST, with counting under way in many of the other local authorities.

The first Northern Irish results are also starting to be announced. No local elections are taking place in Scotland and Wales.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon May 06, 2019 9:15 am

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Post by vic » Mon May 06, 2019 9:41 am

I hate to be the one with the news, but it’s a boy.

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Post by MsDaisy » Mon May 06, 2019 11:05 am

A boy! :fiesta: :happyfamily: :dance:

A big welcome to the little man/Prince and best wishes to the whole Royal family
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Post by Uninformed » Mon May 06, 2019 12:27 pm

The royal birth reminds me of a rhyme I saw in Private Eye for a similar event some years ago. I think it went :
Ten tiny fingers
Ten tiny toes
Ten thousand pounds a year
For life I suppose

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Post by MsDaisy » Sun May 12, 2019 8:50 am

I thought this was very cute. MrDaisy (who is also very cute for a crusty old fart) says “Ahhchie” :lovestruck:

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Post by RTH10260 » Thu May 16, 2019 10:13 am

Huawei US ban: Spy chief warns of risk after US blacklists firm
Mark Bridge | David Charter | Didi Tang, Beijing
May 16 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

A former MI6 chief has told the government that its plan to use Huawei equipment in its 5G network is a “risk it does not need to take”, as President Trump pushes for further protection of US infrastructure.

Mr Trump declared a national emergency yesterday to protect communication networks, giving the US government powers to ban companies from dealing with certain suppliers such as the Chinese giant Huawei.

The executive order was signed less than a week after American and Chinese negotiators failed to reach agreement on a trade deal and as the US puts pressure on western allies to abandon Huawei in 5G projects.



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Post by RTH10260 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:50 pm

Is the UK once again chosing the wrong side?
Britain to Iran: Don’t underestimate US, Trump will retaliate if provoked
As tensions mount, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Tehran to ‘pull back from the destabilizing activities’
By AGENCIES and TOI STAFF
20 May 2019, 5:05 pm 0

Britain’s foreign secretary on Monday warned Iran not to “underestimate the resolve of the US” amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf.

Jeremy Hunt told journalists in Geneva that US leaders “are not seeking a conflict, they don’t want a war with Iran, but if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate. And that is something that the Iranians need to think about very, very carefully.”

Hunt added that Britain has had a lot of discussions with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Iran. He said he hopes Iran starts to “pull back from the destabilizing activities” it conducts in the region.


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Post by Uninformed » Tue May 21, 2019 4:24 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:50 pm
Is the UK once again chosing the wrong side?
Of course, following precedent is a UK parliamentary tradition.

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:38 am

Big Brother UK - not the TV reality show, but reality
Man ordered to uncover face in front of police camera and then fined £90
Met cops stopped and fined him £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to avoid a facial recognition camera in east London

ByTalia Shadwell
14:05, 16 MAY 2019UPDATED14:52, 16 MAY 2019

A man has been fined £90 by police after they stopped him from covering his face as he passed facial recognition cameras in east London.

They slapped him with a fine for disorderly conduct after he tried to cover his face with his hat and jacket when he spotted the controversial facial recognition technology in Romford east London.

The tense encounter was captured by BBC Click , which was filming the Metropolitan Police trialling the use of the technology around the capital.

The technology has attracted criticism and accusations of a ' Big Brother ' approach to mass public surveillance.

While Scotland Yard says it will help the force cut crime, its use has provoked fierce push-back in London - already frequently named one of the most surveilied cities in the world due to its vast CCTV camera network.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:04 am

Guardian News wrote:Published on 3 Jun 2019

A 2015 video in which Boris Johnson claims Donald Trump is "unfit to hold the office of president" was projected onto Big Ben on Sunday night. The campaign group behind the stunt, Led By Donkeys, said they intended to embarrass Johnson - who has reportedly courted Trump for support in recent weeks - on the eve of the president's state visit to the UK

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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:57 am

Museum pleads for return of Moby Dick whale’s missing bones
Alice Hutton
June 12 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

The skeleton, now on display in Burton Constable Hall, is missing 11 pieces

In Moby-Dick Captain Ahab embarks on an obsessive quest for revenge on the giant sperm whale that bit off his leg at the knee.

In a case of life imitating art, the 200-year-old real-life beast which inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 novel is missing a few body parts too.

Burton Constable Hall, near Hull in East Yorkshire, has issued an “amnesty” for any light-fingered visitors or former staff who, over the years, may have pinched one of 11 missing parts of the skeleton of its 58ft sperm whale.

The gigantic male, which was nearly double the typical length of sperm whales nowadays, was found stranded on the Holderness Coast in 1825.


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:30 pm

Heathrow’s expansion plans make a mockery of the zero emissions strategy
Caroline Lucas

The government says any aviation growth must be done sustainably. But this is simply unachievable

Tue 18 Jun 2019 16.38 BST Last modified on Tue 18 Jun 2019 19.18 BST

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with environmental charities and local councils, on May 1, 2019, lost a court battle to prevent an expansion of Heathrow, Britain’s busiest airport. Opponents to the introduction of a third runway at the west London airport cite the negative impacts on noise and air pollution, habitat destruction, transport congestion, and climate change. ‘The government itself says nearly a million households will be affected by Heathrow’s third runway, which will allow another 700 flights a day.’

The bosses at Heathrow must have been visiting another planet last week, or else they missed the government memo about legislating for net zero emissions by 2050.

The plans unveiled today for a 50% expansion in the airport by 2050, including a third runway, all to be done in “a sustainable way”, take dissembling to new levels. Heathrow is already the largest single source of carbon emissions in the UK.

The outline plans reveal the scale of what’s proposed: building a tunnel for the M25, rerouting rivers, building enormous carparks outside the perimeter of the current airport, destroying local villages. The government itself says nearly a million households will be affected by the third runway, which will allow another 700 flights a day.

Heathrow’s owners maintain that the airport’s expansion will not significantly alter the UK’s emissions, but only reach this conclusion by excluding international aviation emissions. That suggests they missed another memo, this time from the committee on climate change which has said emissions from international aviation should be formally included in the UK’s climate targets.


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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:26 pm

Court ruling halts arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Callum Jones, Trade Correspondent
June 20 2019, 12:45pm, The Times

Andrew Smith, a spokesman for the Campaign Against Arms Trade, said of Saudi Arabia’s role in Yemen: “The bombing has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. UK arms companies have profited every step of the way”

Ministers have temporarily suspended the award of new arms exports licences to Saudi Arabia after campaigners won a major legal challenge at the Court of Appeal.

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) argued that continuing to license the sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia was unlawful owing to alleged violations of international humanitarian law by a coalition of forces led by the Gulf kingdom in the Yemeni civil war.

This morning the court concluded that the government’s decision-making “was wrong in law in one significant respect”, highlighting the lack of assessment on whether the Saudi-led coalition had breached international law.

Liam Fox, international trade secretary, announced that the UK would not grant any new export licenses for Saudi Arabia or its military partners


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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 am

Export tariffs are automatic in no‑deal Brexit, warns Mark Carney

Esther Webber, Red Box Reporter
June 21 2019, 12:00pm, The Times

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, said that it was wrong to think that the UK could leave without a Brexit agreement and keep existing trade agreements

The governor of the Bank of England has directly challenged Boris Johnson’s claim that Britain could continue tariff-free trade with Europe after a no-deal Brexit.

In a shot across the bows of the frontrunner in the Tory leadership race, Mark Carney gave warning that World Trade Organisation rules could not be used to protect existing trading relations.

Mr Carney said that tariffs on exports from the UK to Europe would be automatic under the WTO’s General Agreement on Tariffs if Britain left the European Union without an agreement.

“The Gatt rules are clear,” he said. “Gatt 24 applies if you have a [withdrawal] agreement, not if you’ve decided not to have an agreement, or you have been unable to come to an agreement.



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