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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2018 10:38 am 
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So, anything actually happening?


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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2018 10:48 am 
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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
So, anything actually happening?


Seems like the Trump\North Korea romance is off.


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PostPosted: Wed 16 May, 2018 10:53 am 
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EXCLUSIVE Government to announce it will 'renationalise' East Coast mainline today https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... g_share_tw … via @Telegraph By @Steven_Swinford and @jrmaidment
11:42 AM - May 16, 2018
Exclusive: Government to 'renationalise' East Coast mainline

The Government will renationalise one of Britain's busiest railway lines after its private operators admitted they could not afford to keep running it.
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EXCLUSIVE Government to announce it will 'renationalise' East Coast mainline today https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... g_share_tw … via @Telegraph By @Steven_Swinford and @jrmaidment
11:42 AM - May 16, 2018
Exclusive: Government to 'renationalise' East Coast mainline

The Government will renationalise one of Britain's busiest railway lines after its private operators admitted they could not afford to keep running it.
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A bit of good news for a change.

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PMQs - Snap verdict: Corbyn is starting to make it look easy. It isn’t easy, of course (winning PMQs is about the hardest task for an opposition leader), and Corbyn isn’t a natural as a parliamentary performer, but for the second week in a row, on a subject that for months he avoided at all costs, he managed to knock May all over the place. He was also more versatile than usual, combining real humour (ie, a joke that actually made people laugh, not synthetic, parliamentary humour - the laughter after his first question went on so long they will probably have to edit it out in the radio bulletins), deadly specifics (the question about HMRC staff), good attack quotes (the ones from car manufacturers), but also questions that accurately and harshly summed up the government’s failings (primarily, the absence of a Brexit negotiating position only five months before the deal is supposed to be completed).

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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
So, anything actually happening?


Seems like the Trump\North Korea romance is off.


It will very possibly be on again soon, seems like that sort of thing.


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PMQs - Snap verdict: Corbyn is starting to make it look easy. It isn’t easy, of course (winning PMQs is about the hardest task for an opposition leader), and Corbyn isn’t a natural as a parliamentary performer, but for the second week in a row, on a subject that for months he avoided at all costs, he managed to knock May all over the place. He was also more versatile than usual, combining real humour (ie, a joke that actually made people laugh, not synthetic, parliamentary humour - the laughter after his first question went on so long they will probably have to edit it out in the radio bulletins), deadly specifics (the question about HMRC staff), good attack quotes (the ones from car manufacturers), but also questions that accurately and harshly summed up the government’s failings (primarily, the absence of a Brexit negotiating position only five months before the deal is supposed to be completed).
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There was more good news.

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WikiLeaks is suing the Graun over one of the Assange propaganda pieces:

https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/996454996014223363


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https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/u ... -divisions

pmqs-review-jeremy-corbyn-revels-tories-brexit-divisions


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The "joke" was I think something along the lines of

'When she wrote at the weekend that she wanted as little friction as possible, was she referring to the EU or the next Cabinet meeting?'


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Good to see Grayling implementing first stage of Labour’s Manifesto promise to renationalise the railways. I think I’m right in saying that he’s now nationalised more railways than any Labour minister in 6 decades. Come on Chris, East Coast line today, the whole system tomorrow.


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https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/policy-c ... al-credit/


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Today is proving a good Labour day overall, it seems. Just what we all needed after a slightly rockier period recently.


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https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... are_btn_tw

Social care funding plans branded costly and unfair
Proposals for older people in England almost as costly as making all care free, say critics

Half spend,third receivers ignored as per.


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Warps any discussion,misrepresents.Reframing the issue appropriately and necessarily before beginning to address is a continual uphill struggle.


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Brokenshire tells MPs some Grenfell Tower survivors will still be in emergency accommodation one year after fire

In the Commons MPs are now debating a Labour motion on the Grenfell Tower fire which, among other things, calls upon the government to honour its promise to permanently rehouse all the survivors by 14 June, the first anniversary of the disaster.

It is understandable the community will feel disappointed and let down. I too am very concerned, especially to see people who accepted an offer of a permanent home still living in emergency accommodation. (Politics Live, Guardian - my emphasis)


Has this Government managed to do anything right?


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AnatolyKasparov wrote:
Today is proving a good Labour day overall, it seems. Just what we all needed after a slightly rockier period recently.

Indeed :-)


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It's hardly trending, but I thought folk here would enjoy the hashtag

#PityPoorDanHodges


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It's hardly trending, but I thought folk here would enjoy the hashtag

#PityPoorDanHodges


What have they done now?


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May loses 15th Lords vote on EU withdrawal bill as peers vote for body to enforce EU environmental standards after Brexit
The government has suffered its 15th defeat in the Lords on the EU withdrawal bill. Peers voted by 294 to 244 - a majority of 50 - in favour of an amendment to create a watchdog to enforce EU environmental standards after Brexit.

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Cabinet may need weeks to settle customs row, Lidington says

Minister says there have been ‘serious criticisms’ of both models as it emerges government is taking legal advice (Guardian)


Surely it's rather late in the day to have decided that "legal advice" is in order.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/may/16/cabinet-may-need-weeks-to-settle-customs-row-lidington-says


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It's hardly trending, but I thought folk here would enjoy the hashtag

#PityPoorDanHodges


What have they done now?

Can't even remember!


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Just being himself, I suspect ;)


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May loses 15th Lords vote on Brexit bill as peers vote to keep EU environmental standards (Politics Live, Guardian)


To lose one vote may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose 15 looks like . . . .

Suggestions?


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May loses 15th Lords vote on Brexit bill as peers vote to keep EU environmental standards (Politics Live, Guardian)


To lose one vote may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose 15 looks like . . . .

Suggestions?


...uselessness.

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May loses 15th Lords vote on Brexit bill as peers vote to keep EU environmental standards (Politics Live, Guardian)


To lose one vote may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose 15 looks like . . . .

Suggestions?


...uselessness.

Strength and stability?


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Talking of useless...

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