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9pm BBC Maitlis doco As ever the wacky BBC are good at making progs for THEIR own art student clique and crap at serving other people
It was the normal carefully WOVEN constructed-narratives, their annoying plinky plonk background music and "cool" gimmicks.

9:50pm I switch on ..it says “the public has lost faith in politicians ”
..and then their example is d Extinction Rebellion
..We got a 3 minute promotion of them ..followed by a 20 second clip of the Leave Means Leave march in the mud.

I note that in another short clip Leave protesters on College Green looked rowdy.
Surely it must have taken special editing to make the Extinction Rebellion guys NOT look rowdy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003mtg

Mar 25, 2019 at 11:18 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

"Parliament resolutely takes the opposite line on all of these issues. No doubt there are others.
Mar 25, 2019 at 8:31 PM | Mark Hodgson"

Energy Austerity as created by Climate Scientists is messing up the EU, UK and USA. As the USA continues to develop without constraints, UK Politicians might realise that Green Greed is Not Good.

Mar 25, 2019 at 11:18 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

"If someone is complaining who might know, how do you know that is the truth? "

Mar 25, 2019 at 5:50 PM | Supertroll

Without getting too involved in phaking filosophy Lewandowsky style, my observations of the weather during my life do not match Mann's Hockey Stick, no matter how many times 97% of Climate Scientists are alleged to have claimed it should. You have your own personal experiences and observations, including close encounters of the first kind.

The sources of information that seek to sabotage BREXIT, are closely associated with those seeking to sink Trump and promote Climate Science.

I was prepared to accept that Trump was not completely innocent, but the competence of Steele's dodgy dossier and the story of Trump's "Golden Shower" nights, seemed to be stuff that could have been backed up with audio/visual tapes. They weren't. Steele's Dodgy Dossier was as credible as Blair's, both commissioned to arrive at a predetermined conclusion, just like Mann's Hockey Stick.

I WAS prepared to give May the benefit of the doubt, and had held back from commenting too specifically here, but I am much more sympathetic to the views expressed by Mark Hodgson now, than I was. I have never doubted the EU/BBC/MSM etc intentions to sabotage BREXIT, I was just a bit slow to accept May's gamesmanship and complicity.

I am well aware that "gut instincts" are not considered as evidence by Courts of Law or Science. If I am directed to reach a conclusion that goes against my gut instinct, I tend to be more cautious and suspicious.

Mar 25, 2019 at 11:03 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Well - it't the right season for this - the 19th April seems propitious
So – the UK is sold for 30 pieces of silver

Mar 25, 2019 at 10:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Dave S, thanks.

Why are so few people apparently aware of what is going on here, and the constitutional outrage it, on the face of it, involves?

Mar 25, 2019 at 8:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

For a summary of how the supremacy of EU law is being used by May to sideline our departure from the EU on 29 March as specified in UK law:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oZbY-QhQVfg

Mar 25, 2019 at 8:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

How did Parliament get to be so out of touch with the people?

So far as I am aware (and I could be wrong on some of these, nor do I say that I necessarily support all of these policies) the British public would probably, given the choice, vote for the following:

1. Brexit (well, 52% did, when given the choice);

2. Less immigration;

3. Assisted suicide;

4. The death penalty;

5. No HS2;

6. Reductions/reform in foreign aid.

Parliament resolutely takes the opposite line on all of these issues. No doubt there are others.

Mar 25, 2019 at 8:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

UaT How does anyone know what Brexiteers think? The surveys there have been, were very restrictive in both question and answer list - geared towards getting the answer the interviewer wants. I think most people know that MPs and civil servants are not controlled by the public with the exception that they can bluntly change things through choosing a party. If something goes too far (eg the poll tax) a party gets punished in the polls. With the EU taking sovereignty, there is nothing a national electorate can do to influence policies. It's like an international Simon Says. The EU says we have to do something, we do it.

Mar 25, 2019 at 8:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

"British Prime Minister Theresa May | Pool photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May: No ‘sufficient support’ for third vote on Brexit deal
Prime minister says she will provide time for MPs to hold votes on other scenarios."

https://www.politico.eu/article/no-sufficient-support-for-a-third-vote-on-brexit-deal/

"U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons that there was still not enough support among MPs to bring her Brexit deal back for a third vote.

May's government has until March 29 to win parliamentary approval for her deal, which would allow the U.K. to leave the EU with an agreement on May 22. If she fails to do, or does not hold a vote, the U.K. would have until April 12 to propose a new way forward or leave without a deal."

How so? Parliament has legislated to leave the EU on 29th March and to date that legislation has been neither repealed, nor amended, by statute or by statutory instrument, so far as I am aware. Yet we now seem to have a situation where the UK Prime Minister and the EU have agreed to extend the Article 50 expiry date, thereby overriding Parliament. This, IMO, is profoundly dangerous.

John Redwood has written about it:

"Who can delay our exit?"

http://johnredwoodsdiary.com/2019/03/25/who-can-delay-our-exit/

"This week I am told the government may ask Parliament to debate and approve a Statutory Instrument under the EU Withdrawal Act to delay the date it comes into effect. The government also says Brexit will be delayed by the EU Council offer to delay made to Mrs May. Some say EU law is still superior to UK law before the EU Withdrawal Act comes into effect and we therefore have to obey the Council offer.

I will oppose and vote against a delay SI. It also implies the UK government is not sure of its legal ground that it rightly wants Parliament to decide to delay. It clearly does not want to rely on the Council decision. There would at least be a conflict of laws if the UK Statute repealing all EU power on 29 March comes into effect whilst the Council assumes the delay is in force. Some will argue the whole point of the EU Withdrawal Act is to repeal The European Communities Act 1972 which is the foundation of all EU power over UK courts and government. What an irony if the EU tried to assert its own law over our very act of throwing off its powers.

To avoid legal doubt Eurosceptics advised the UK government to proceed to get us out under Treaty law by Article 50 and in domestic law by the EU Withdrawal Act. This latest ploy by Mrs May to sort of agree a delay runs the danger of muddling legal clarity. Parliament being full of Remain MPs may vote for delay to avoid testing this legal issue. It will only do so if Mrs May insists on this unpopular move against her own party, with many of us declining to support. She will need Labour votes to get it through. To be sure of delay the government will have to change UK law to do this."

So far as I'm concerned, as things stand, the UK leaves the EU late on Friday 29th March 2019. The PM and the EU seem to disagree. Where's a Gina Miller Court case seeing clarification of the constitution, when you need it? Perhaps she's not really so interested in constitutional clarity as we were led to believe...?

Mar 25, 2019 at 8:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

BBC1 now talking about counterfit headtorch exploding, like a pipebomb
.. cos lithium-ion batteries in it don't withstand short circuiting

Mar 25, 2019 at 7:43 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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