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Jun 19, 2018 at 11:27 PM | It doesn't add up...

Harvey Weinstein was nearing completion of his new epic., but release date remains uncertain.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:55 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Pcar It always seems that Brendan Cox's Antifa group HnH feed a lot of deceptive stories into the press

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:08 PM stewgreen

Is that why you keep rehashing fake news about Tommy Robinson's disastrously pre-planned self-publicity stunt? If he plotted it without assistance, he has no one else to blame.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:48 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Climate scientists and railway engineers who start interfering with beavers never seem to go to trial.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

"This is the difference between a good political argument, and a good legal one. Completely different standards apply to the language used in soapbox speeches and that used in the courts."
Jun 19, 2018 at 7:07 PM | Mark Hodgson

The SNP will need some good arguments to explain the loss of power in Scotland, and blaming the English won't do. They can't blame Scottish Law or Planning either as they seem to ignore the basic principles.

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:09 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

@Pcar It always seems that Brendan Cox's Antifa group HnH feed a lot of deceptive stories into the press
Yet in 2016 the Economist of all publications basically called HnH liars

Jun 19, 2018 at 11:08 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

With a big enough research grant I'm sure someone will be able to blame the disappearance of sharks from coral reefs on climate change.

Jun 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM | DaveS

Could it be that sharks don't like the taste of Higher UV Protection Factor Suncreams worn by swimmers?

Jun 19, 2018 at 10:22 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

With a big enough research grant I'm sure someone will be able to blame the disappearance of sharks from coral reefs on climate change.

Jun 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterDaveS

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/06/tommy-robinson-sends-a-letter-from-his-prison-cell-in-hmp-hull/

http://www.SaveTommy.com

Jun 19, 2018 at 8:45 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

"Judge says fracking not banned in Scotland"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-44532985

"Petrochemical firm Ineos has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish government's "effective ban" on fracking.

The firm claimed that ministers had acted illegally in announcing the block in October 2017.

But the government argued that there is no ban in place as the policymaking process is still ongoing.

Lord Pentland agreed that the challenge was "unfounded" because "there is no prohibition against fracking in force".

And he agreed with Scottish government lawyers that statements from ministers referring to an "effective ban" were "mistaken and did not accurately reflect the legal position".

Ineos, which owns the Grangemouth refinery, and fellow petrochemical firm Reach launched a legal challenge seeking a judicial review after Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse announced what he described as an "effective ban" in October 2017.

"It followed a consultation exercise which showed "overwhelming opposition" to the controversial oil extraction technique.

First Minister Nicola Surgeon later told MSPs that "fracking is being banned in Scotland, end of story" and that people "should welcome the fact that fracking in Scotland is banned".

The SNP's website also stated that: "The Scottish government has put in place a ban on fracking in Scotland" - although this wording was changed shortly after the judgement was published.

James Mure QC, who was representing the government, told a Court of Session hearing earlier this year that the government had not in fact banned fracking - an argument that was described as a "staggering U-turn" by Ineos.

Mr Mure said the concept of an "effective ban" was PR "gloss" and "the language of a press statement".

BBC analysis:

"A ban? Don't be silly. It's an "unfinalised planning policy expressing no support on the part of the Scottish government for the development or extraction of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland".

This is the difference between a good political argument, and a good legal one. Completely different standards apply to the language used in soapbox speeches and that used in the courts.

It can be somewhat uncomfortable to occupy both of these positions simultaneously; hence the hasty re-writing of the SNP website. Whether there's any political fallout as a result of the linguistic gymnastics employed remains to be seen.

But at the end of the day, the real-world impact is the same. Fracking is not taking place in Scotland, and won't be any time soon."

Jun 19, 2018 at 7:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

2 days ago \\ A Tesla car driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames in Los Angeles
his US actress wife has said. ... Thank you to the kind couple who flagged him down and told him to pull over," //
flames look bad

Now Musk is accusing an employee of sabotage in 4 paintshop fires
...sounds like a trick to distract from vehicle spontaneous fire.

Shares had got to 370c now dropped to 353c

Jun 19, 2018 at 7:04 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

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