“Will some people be affected badly? Yes,” Trump said on Tuesday. “But we have to get our country open, and we have to get it open soon.” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/06/trump-economy-reopen-us-experts-warning Trump spelled out a potentially brutal approach to kickstarting the world’s biggest economy. “We have to be warriors,” Trump told Fox News when asked if Americans should […]
This is a fascinating and delightful article by Katie Notopoulos, with its detail on classic Mod Dramas: Things have gotten bumpy for the alt-right online movement since the election. It’s facing an identity crisis (what does it mean to be the “alt” if you’re getting what you want?) and grappling with certain fundamental questions like […]
Folk who advocate banning cycling with headphones always think it's ludicrous to equate it with banning car stereos.https://t.co/YhtsbkTFRR pic.twitter.com/HM2RArlWqB — Bez (@beztweets) January 29, 2017 Didn’t realise people drove with their ears.
It’s now obvious Britain is leaving the single market. Of course, Theresa May spent much of her speech to the Tory party conference today insisting there was no such thing as a hard or soft Brexit. But there is. Continued membership of the single market is a soft Brexit and leaving the single market is […]
A summary of events: UK politics update:Government: PM resigns, but not quite yet. Opposition: Tearing itself apartScotland: Leaving https://t.co/I741HiBLvC — Lorcan Roche Kelly (@LorcanRK) June 26, 2016 Quite.
“I would never have made that claim…” Watch Farage move sideways fast here: WATCH: @Nigel_Farage tells @susannareid100 it was a ‘mistake’ for Leave to claim there’d be £350M a week for NHShttps://t.co/JNkl5k8IlK — Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 24, 2016 Breathtaking.
A tale of finance, power and bribery in the Times today. Against a background of major clubs paying non-triers up to a million a month, endless hoopla and hype around the aptly-titled transfer market, phoney melodrama on the managerial merry-go-round, venerable clubs used as money-laundering operations by oligarchs bearing stolen billions, and much else along […]
Ruth Hardy points out the huge disparity between the content of David Cameron’s drive for permanent austerity in the UK, and the rather more lavish surroundings he made the speech from. State events always have, and perhaps require, a certain pomp and ceremony about them, but to stand there at a “golden lectern” pronouncing on […]
No, it’s not the Onion or Waterford Whispers, or even the Donegal Dollop, yes, these NYC bus drivers are protesting that they are not being allowed to squish pedestrians (and, we can presume, other vulnerable road users) with impunity if they simply don’t see them, and they are protesting by being extra careful. Apparently, this […]