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Cartoons: England Sovereignty 2021

by Oui Sat Dec 25th, 2021 at 06:09:25 PM EST

Always party time at Downing Street 10, especially for a slice of British humor and political cartoonists.

NHS stakeholder Funds and War on Covid

Lorry Drivers and EU Rules

Supply Chain Crisis


Dyson and Sleaze

Ruling the Waves - Global Britain

New Year's Challenges and Boris

by Oui on Sat Dec 25th, 2021 at 07:46:52 PM EST
John Caudwell, the billionaire founder of Phones4U who handed the Tories £500,000 before the last election, said he had been hugely disappointed by "the mistakes and faux pas" made by No 10 and said he did not know if Johnson could or should lead the party into the next election.

by Oui on Sat Dec 25th, 2021 at 07:48:07 PM EST
Billionaire Tory donor and Phones4U founder John Caudwell praises Boris Johnson for fighting back against 'Brussels bully boys' saying they are 'beating up' the UK over a Brexit trade deal.

About getting back to the office and be productive ...

Seems to be less principled, a perfect home at Tory HQ.

by Oui on Sat Dec 25th, 2021 at 07:50:47 PM EST
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Accurate headline: Billionaire Tory Donor Is Bratty, Twatty Politiwhore Who Needs Run Through A Chipper.
by rifek on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 08:01:06 PM EST
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From Europe's Great Humanist to the Renowned Mathematician.

Capita undercuts British Council to run Turing student exchange scheme | The Guardian |

PMQs: Boris Johnson refuses to apologise to student facing £12k jump in uni fees

How Alan Turing Cracked The Enigma Code

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 08:10:20 AM EST
The truth is more prosaic.  Even with the head's up provided by the Poles, they were going exactly nowhere until Lieutenant Commander David Balme boarded the sinking U-110 and captured an Enigma machine and all its rotors.

And the Poles only got where they got because of a fundamental mistake by the Nazi's: in the original machines the first rotor had the characters in alphabetical order.

As with much Signal Intelligence, the biggest boon is the stupidity and incompetence of the other side.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Dec 29th, 2021 at 04:28:28 PM EST
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Not apartheid regime but the ANC declared a terrorist group | White House - 1988 |

Project Coast: Apartheid's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 11:46:12 AM EST
by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 11:47:20 AM EST

One year on, most voters say Brexit has gone badly

Shane Brennan, chief executive of the Cold Chain Federation, said he expected many of the problems faced over the past year by small UK businesses exporting to the EU, particularly the rising cost of sending small amounts because of new charges, would now confront those sending small specialist consignments the other way, from the EU to the UK.

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 05:48:24 PM EST
Former British citizen 🇬🇧 and MI6 agent ...

'Ignore This Russian Red Herring' | @BooMan - Jan. 2018 |

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 06:37:44 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 06:40:42 PM EST
After Brexit: Transatlantic Opportunity for Europe's Neutrality

John Kerry in Joint Press Availability With Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni

And the reason I start off by mentioning all of that is really to emphasize that the vote about Brexit and the changes that now are being thought through have to be thought through in the context of the interests and the values that bind us together with the EU. Twenty-two of the nations in the EU are members of NATO, and so there is a continuing criticality to this relationship. And one of the things that I want to emphasize in coming here today to Europe is how important the relationship of Europe - the EU - is to the United States and to the world.

One country has made a decision. Obviously, it is a decision that the United States had hoped would go the other way. But it didn't. And so we begin with a fundamental respect for voters. In a democracy, when the voters speak, it is the job of leaders to listen and then to make sure that they are moving in a way that is responsible to address the concerns. I am absolutely convinced - and I say this to the marketplace, I say this to citizens who are wondering what is going on - I am absolutely convinced, President Obama is absolutely convinced that we will be able to work through this in a sensible, thoughtful way that takes the best strengths of the EU, the best strengths of the marketplace, the best interests of our national security and international security, and works to keep them moving in the right direction for our countries. I have no doubt about our ability to be able to do that. And so we will continue, the United States, to have a very close and special relationship with Great Britain. We value that relationship. That does not change because of this vote.

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 07:15:42 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 07:16:50 PM EST
A revolutionary spirit ... think Boston Tea Party - or any Tea Party - and George Washington and the Founding Fathers framed in a time of slavery ...

Minister Mordaunt speech at the Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Minister Mordaunt's address to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta event on 'trade, diplomacy and defence: the foundation of British prosperity'

President Carter created this centre to promote democratic ideals across the world

Its work is practical. It brings people together. It's mission explicitly states that it will value courage to break new ground.

I like that.

The greatest moments in our national history too are when we have had a relentless focus on making something happen, when we have spanned a divide, built an alliance, and defended what we thought was right.

We will ensure that our domestic policy supports UK businesses to compete fairly and on merit... here divergence is a "national necessity" to quote the UK's chief negotiator with the EU, Lord Frost. But this is not divergence for the sake of it, or just because we can. It is because we want to leave behind the anti-competitive and protectionist regulation of the EU, and cooperate with our trading partners on the basis that it is not for us to dictate how others regulate as long as our overall goals are the same. This regulatory competition is vital to create wealth and growth. In the UK we are liberalising the growth areas of the future to open them up to greater innovation. Data reform, gene editing, transport, medicine, AI and more We are reducing bureaucracy from state aid to procurement.

Already responsive to the social, environmental and the ethical concerns of customers, investors and employees, businesses are taking their responsibilities to tackle harms and address poverty seriously.

They are the greatest agents of change we have in the world. More capable and responsive than any government.

By unlocking markets for good businesses we lessen the likelihood of failed states, for hot beds of dangerous ideologies, sources of illegal migration and cross border crime.

Everyone we speak to ... In the North, South, East, or West ...

I believe passionately that the world is a safer, better place when Britain and America work together for common goals around the world.

We have a shared cultural DNA- Wealth creation Open trading systems Competition on merit Protection of property rights Delivered in the framework of a common law tradition we share.

Our partnership has already delivered much to our people on both sides of the Atlantic and across the globe.

Our security partnership has kept the world safe for over 100 years.

But with an unshackled UK, we can take yet more ambitious steps in putting trade at the heart of our relationship and in shared global challenges.

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 07:43:54 PM EST
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American Democracy and elections ...

We'll work with any _resident in the White House ...

by Oui on Sun Dec 26th, 2021 at 07:45:26 PM EST
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Donald Trump's INF exit: Masterminded by John Bolton, to Russia's benefit | DW News |

by Oui on Fri Dec 31st, 2021 at 12:12:42 AM EST

New year Brexit changes `permanently damage' EU trade, says food body

by Oui on Sat Jan 1st, 2022 at 01:13:50 AM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 5th, 2022 at 11:03:32 PM EST
by Oui on Thu Jan 6th, 2022 at 08:25:27 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Jan 7th, 2022 at 09:41:57 PM EST
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by Oui on Fri Jan 7th, 2022 at 09:43:43 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jan 6th, 2022 at 08:56:08 PM EST
The National
Possibly one of the most surprising aspects of this sordid and sleazy affair is the discovery that Boris Johnson has an ethics adviser. That's like learning that an iguana has an adviser in quantum physics and human empathy. Even if it did have the intellectual capacity to grasp what it was being told, it still wouldn't be interested. You'd have as much success in expecting Boris Johnson to care about the ethical standards expected of a Prime Minister as you would in getting Pablo Escobar to care about cocaine addiction.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jan 7th, 2022 at 10:46:26 PM EST
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His next job Credit Suisse ...

by Oui on Mon Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:05:43 AM EST

A role model for BoJo #10 Downing Street Exit? A turn-around manager 😂

by Oui on Mon Jan 17th, 2022 at 11:06:28 AM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 18th, 2022 at 11:11:10 PM EST
Tory MPs openly discuss Johnson challenge as mood 'turns dramatically' | The Guardian |

The mood of Conservative MPs was hardening against Boris Johnson on Tuesday night, with open talk of how to oust the prime minister and who should succeed him as he gave a disastrous interview claiming not to have lied over Downing Street parties. [😂]

A string of Tory MPs from various ranks and wings of the party said they believed there would be enough letters to trigger a leadership contest after the publication of the Sue Gray report into allegations of lockdown breaches.

Johnson was trying to shore up his support in the parliamentary party after it emerged a group of a dozen or so of the 2019 intake had met to discuss his future as prime minister, which became known as the "pork pie putsch" as the group had met in the office of Alicia Kearns, the MP for Melton and Rutland.

With MPs plotting his demise, Johnson emerged from isolation in No 10 to defend himself against claims from his former aide, Dominic Cummings, that he lied to parliament about believing a garden party in the first lockdown was a work event.

Never sure whether the close advisors to Tony Blair, George Bush, Donald Trump, and Boris Johnson are of the Trotsky or Rasputin characterization.

by Oui on Tue Jan 18th, 2022 at 11:14:46 PM EST
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by Oui on Wed Jan 19th, 2022 at 12:04:57 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jan 20th, 2022 at 04:30:07 PM EST

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