Right-wingers never learn, do they? NEVER HOLD UP A PIECE OF PAPER ON THE INTERNET pic.twitter.com/zXAn0iWHFo
— DocHackenbush (@DocHackenbush) July 21, 2017
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’.
Compare and contrast:
Telegraph (09-Jan-2017): Boris Johnson says Britain will be first in line for US trade deal after meeting with Donald Trump's team and Paul Ryan
Britain is "first in line" for a trade deal with the US, Boris Johnson has said after talks with Donald Trump's senior advisers.
The closeness of the relationship between the UK and US will not change once the president-elect takes office, the Foreign Secretary insisted.
Why, it's almost as if Brexit liar Boris Johnson either hasn't a clue what he's talking about, or is, well, a liar.
Or possibly both.
As the UK government ploughs on with the insanity that is Brexit, and on the day that Labour loses one of its safest seats to the Tories, what the hell, you might begin to wonder, has the leader of Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition got to say about the price of fish?
Well, this tweet from last November might offer some insight:
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) November 21, 2016
BBC: Local voting figures shed new light on EU referendum
[…] local results were strongly associated with the educational attainment of voters - populations with lower qualifications were significantly more likely to vote Leave. […] The level of education had a higher correlation with the voting pattern than any other major demographic measure from the census.
Call me a Liberal Elitist, but it seems to me that maybe we should be treating education as a higher priority. Then maybe, just maybe, in the long-run, the British public might stop making such monumentally stupid decisions.