Category Archives: News and politics

Climate Crisis

I see that the Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world, using “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” instead of “climate change” and “global warming”. All … Continue reading

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Who is the Guilty Party Here?

A very perceptive piece by Joris Luyendijk in the Guardian today. His thesis is that The UK now seems to be the country whose government lies about nonexistent negotiations with the EU while threatening to renege on its outstanding financial … Continue reading

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Unfit

Boris Johnson continues to demonstrate why he is totally unfit to be Prime Minister of Britain. As a friend said: “He’s a completely and utterly self-serving bastard for using her death to promote his political agenda.  We have come to … Continue reading

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The Mother of Parliaments

Jos Collignon, the political cartoonist of the Dutch Volkskrant newspaper sums up the shenanigans of Boris Johnson and his gang of shits, charlatans and shysters (thank you, John Crace) pretty accurately this week… I see Farage has muscled in on … Continue reading

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“A cabinet of shits, charlatans and shysters”

I think John Crace has the measure of Boris Johnson and his choices for the cabinet in the UK’s new, and hopefully very brief, government. Addendum: a comment on another article in today’s Guardian sums it up quite nicely: So … Continue reading

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Fasten Your Seatbelts…

We have just entered a region of severe turbulence. Boris Johnson has become Prime Minister of Britain. Verily, I say unto you: Be afraid – be very afraid. This is not going to end well for any of us, citizens … Continue reading

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Truth Torments Trump

It’s been instructive to observe how accurate the diplomatic briefings of Kim Darroch have been. And also how cowardly the likely next Prime Minister of Britain (I can no longer find it in myself to write “Great Britain”) is being. … Continue reading

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