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Latest fiasco from Boris

Well, he managed to hit the headlines yet again with another fiasco, this time in Luxembourg, cancelling the arranged press conference with the excuse that the heckling of the protesters would drown out whatever was said ...



Daily Shenanigans From Trumpy Drumpf

I would have trouble writing what I think of Trump right now as if I did I would probably have to suspend myself :wink: Cheers Steve ...

Operation Yellowhammer Report - Details

Hi folks,
Shown below is the Operation Yellowhammer Report that was released
by the UK Govt. on 11/09/2019.
These are HMG "Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions" in the event
of a "no deal" Brexi ...

And these people are allowed to vote!

On ITV's 'The Chase' tonight a contestant, after assuring quizmaster Bradley Walsh that he wasn't at all nervous, was asked the question "what former British Prime Minister's name is an anagram of 'rethatch'?" His answer ...

On this particular day...................

.................. a nod to our Polish friends, 145 of whom fought in the Battle of Britain.
Also, not to forget Sgt Josef Frantisek, a Czech who flew with them and ended up with the highest number of kills in the fig ...

World's oldest parents

Reported this morning, world's oldest parents of the twins born last week in India are both now in intensive care. 74 year old mother has been there since the birth, 78year old father collapsed with heart attack the day aft ...

Golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace

Golden toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace
Police are searching for a solid gold toilet stolen from the birthplace of
Winston Churchill.
Valued at £1 million and installed as part of an art exhibition at ...

110 Floors

An annual tradition for many NYC firefighters. Climbing the equivalent of the 110 floors their comrades did in the WTC on 9/11.
...





UK Parliament to shut down today until October

Choose your own news source ...

Lying or being economical with the truth.

Boris has been accused of lying to HM. Which he denies. He said he wanted to Prorogue Parliament to prepare for HM's speech. No doubt that is true since he would need time for the Civil Service to provide back-up informa ...

Irish Border: not just trade

So far, the only debates I have seen about NI-Republic of Ireland Border checks (or not) post-Brexit have focused on trade. What about the movement of people? No monitoring of that border/non-border line and the EU wou ...

How times change

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ET odds improve

"Water discovered on ‘Super-Earth’ raises first real hope of alien life"
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/09/11/water-discovered-super-earth-raises-first-real-hope-alien-life/ ...

Amber Rudd quits government over Johnson's Brexit stance

Quote:
Amber Rudd quits government over Johnson's Brexit stance
Amber Rudd has quit the cabinet and surrendered the Conservative whip saying she cannot "stand by" while "moderate Conservatives are expelled".

U.S. Judiciary panel to set rules for impeachment

Quote: Judiciary panel to set rules for impeachment investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel's investigation ...



There's a Pantomime a-coming!

Tory Ministers are queuing up to quit in anticipation of Johnson being crowned PM! Particularly liked Alan Duncan's comment that he was Boris's "Pooper Scooper" at the Foreign Office! :lol: 50 years ago we put a man ...

Robert Mugabe

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End of an era - Question Time

Well that was it - after 25 years David Dimbleby bows out of Question Time! A nice gesture by the audience at the end which I think he appreciated and I for one will miss him chairing the programme. A great achievement c ...

Parliamentary Sketch

I find it hard not to feel sorry for the man.
Paywalled.
"Westminster has finally lost the plot... and there’s no hope of a cure.
This is it now, isn’t it? It’s going to be like this forever. It will nev ...

Boris's mindset? Tongue-in-cheek

After the 20-odd Conservative rebels, I was just thinking about that odious man's mindset: "How dare these ordinary people oppose me? Don't they know I am from the ruling class? Most, if not all of them didn't even go to Et ...

Hundreds of millions of FB user phone numbers exposed

Hundreds of millions of FB user phone numbers exposed
Facebook has confirmed that hundreds of millions of user phone numbers
were left in an unprotected server, which reportedly included several million
...

UK Parliament Poll

Crystal ball time? ...



Loch Ness monster outed?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/05/loch-ness-monster-super-sized-eel-scientists-say-carrying-first/ ...

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth

Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth
This is a neat image of Planet Earth, showing another beautiful day in the
Mediterranean.
The outlines of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia are unmistakable. The view ...

UK Government to prorogue Parliament.

Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49493632 Or so they say. ...

HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years

Can you think of any country with two major business hubs that does not have a high-speed rail service joining them?
Yes, I can! :o The UK with London and Edinburgh! When the East Coast rail service runs normally with ...

Brexit Pension Boost for Expats in Europe

By David Wooding, Sunday Political Editor, The Sun.
1 Sep 2019, 0:41Updated: 1 Sep 2019, 0:44
Quote. BREXPAT BONANZA Retired Brits living in Europe will get £200 annual Brexit boost to their pensions — even with ...

Postimage

Steve - SJD wrote:
Working ok here - are you using a VPN or some other service that may
change your IP address??
It could just be that the IP address you are using has a bad reputation.
Cheers

Cypriot Pavlos Kontides secures gold in Enoshima, Japan

Cypriot Pavlos Kontides secures gold in Enoshima, Japan
Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides clinched the gold medal in laser class, in
Enoshima, Japan securing his third world title in his career.
The 29-yea ...



EasyHotel founder Sir Stelios buys more shares amid takeover

EasyHotel founder Sir Stelios buys more shares amid takeover opposition
EasyHotel’s billionaire founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has bought £60,000-worth
of shares in the company as he continues to blockade pl ...

Drone disruption? Climate activists to target London’s Heath

Drone disruption? Climate activists to target London’s Heathrow airport
British climate change activists said they would disrupt London’s Heathrow
airport with toy drones from Sept. 13, a step they hope will g ...

Cheap energy storage: a holy grail?

Paywalled article:
"British start-up Highview beats world to Holy Grail of cheap energy storage for wind and solar"
The curse of intermittency for wind and solar power may be conquered sooner than almost any ...

Chinese poised to acquire world’s oldest travel firm as Thom

Chinese poised to acquire world’s oldest travel firm as Thomas Cook
agrees key rescue terms
British travel operator Thomas Cook Group said on Wednesday it had agreed
the main terms of a rescue package th ...

Russia, Turkey discuss supply of Russian warplanes – RIA

Russia, Turkey discuss supply of Russian warplanes – RIA
Russia and Turkey are discussing the possibility of deliveries of the Russian-made
Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jet and Su-35 aircraft to Turkey, the RI ...

81 year old Greek yiayia windsurfer Anastasia enters the Gui

81 year old Greek yiayia windsurfer Anastasia enters the Guinness Book of Records
Greece’s 81-year-old windsurfer Anastasia Gerolymatou entered the
Guinness Book of Records after sailing from Skala Kefallonias ...

"Unflattering report of president’s ties to Russian mon

Quote:Quote:Our View: Unflattering report of president’s ties to Russian money cannot be ignored
THE REPORT in the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) about the activities of the Nicos Anastasiades ...





BOJO!!!

Words fail me :roll:
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77 iconic photographs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOvPJKf0NPk . ...

Heart attack

Quote:Costas Petros Garpozi, the 71 year old man whose car went off the road and fell into a 50 metre ravine near Lania on Sunday afternoon, died of a heart attack, according to a post-mortem examination carried out on Monda ...

Dress code - yes or no?

Dress code - yes or no?
Henrik Hessleklint‎ added the photo and wrote the following:
Quote: Metro in Paralimni has dresscode. I wish that restaurants will adopt this as well.
The above is getting q ...

How GCSEs have become meaningless

There was a time in which GCEs and then GCSEs were regarded as valued and meaningful qualifications. And when the UK education system and examinations were respected globally. So I can only look on in horror as it has bee ...

No deal would be worse for Cyprus than UK says top City voi

No deal would be worse for Cyprus than UK says top City voice
While a No Deal Brexit would be bad for the UK, it would be worse for
countries such as Cyprus, a leading UK hedge fund manager has said.
Kno ...

Operation Yellowhammer

Yer pays yer money and makes yer choice:
Quote:Michael Gove – the Cabinet minister responsible for no-deal planning – insisted the emergency assessment dubbed “Yellowhammer” represented a “worst-case scenario.”
Q ...

Visits to Paphos restaurants down 10%

Quote: Visits to Paphos restaurants down 10 per cent
sits to Paphos’ bars and restaurants are down by ten per cent this August, the head of the shop-owners’ federation (Osika) Fyros Thrasyvoulou said on Saturday.

S. Leics. police 'Tip of the Day'

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