Guardian: UK will build own satellite system if frozen out of EU's Galileo – chancellor
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has warned that the UK will build its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s €10bn Galileo project if Brussels carries out its threat to block access.
BBC: Amber Rudd resigns as home secretary
Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary, saying she “inadvertently misled” MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants. The Windrush scandal had heaped pressure on Ms Rudd, who faced criticism over whether she knew about Home Office removals targets.
Of course, what we’re all hoping she’ll do now is leave the Tories, cross the floor of the Commons, and join Caroline Lucas’s party.
Then she will forever be known as Green Amber Rudd.
(See what I did, there?)
Clearly, as always, Boris Johnson is the exception that proves the rule.
BBC: Conservatives agree pact with DUP to support May government
An agreement has been reached which will see the Democratic Unionist Party back Theresa May’s minority government.
The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10 DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes.
There will be £1bn extra for Northern Ireland over the next two years.
One-billion pounds for 10 DUP votes. That's a mere £100-million per unspeakable DUP MP.
The Brussels Brexit negotiators must be shitting bricks.
Actually, I think Theresa May might have played a blinder here: when you haven't a leg to stand on, acting insane is probably your best strategy for getting people to fall for your bluffs: she might actually be that crazy.
With a mentally ill narcissist in the White House, and a politically moribund, morally bankrupt Brexit appeaser in Number 10, where on Earth is one to turn for strong, stable leadership?
Oh, hang on a second…
Gets my vote.
BBC (30-May-2017): Manuel Noriega, Panama ex-strongman, dies at 83
General Manuel Antonio Noriega, the former military leader of Panama, has died aged 83, officials have announced.
…Although he was never elected to office, Noriega became the de facto leader of Panama, serving a six-year tenure as military governor in the 1980s.
…But the US tired of his increasingly repressive role internally in Panama, and there were indications he was selling his services to other intelligence bodies, not to mention drug-trafficking organisations.
I'm pretty sure the word so steadfastly failing to trip off the BBC's tongue is ‘dictator’.