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"Spanish court refuses to let jailed Catalan out of prison to fill in MEP forms
Judges rule that allowing Junqueras to travel to Brussels would pose a ‘danger’ to the case against him."

https://www.politico.eu/article/oriol-junqueras-spanish-court-refuses-to-let-jailed-catalan-out-of-prison-to-fill-in-mep-forms/

Surely the EU has something to say about this? Surely?

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Where are the protests?

"German court rules mass-killing of male chicks legal"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48620884

"A top German court has ruled that it is still lawful for poultry and egg producers to kill unwanted male chicks.

...After being sexed, billions of the baby birds are killed shortly after birth - usually by grinding or gassing.

Officials say this means about 45 million male chicks die every year in Germany alone."

But apparently chlorinated chicken is the world's great evil. Thanks EU!

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

Nice advert! I thought the BBC wasn't permitted to advertise?

"Zero-waste David Attenborough shop opens in Leicester"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leicestershire-48623957/zero-waste-david-attenborough-shop-opens-in-leicester

A pop-up shop which only sells items inspired by David Attenborough has opened.

Illustrator Jen Pyrah, 30, set up the zero-waste shop after being inspired by the 93-year-old natural historian's stance on plastic.

Items for sale include T-shirts, mugs and socks emblazoned with Attenborough's likeness.

Ms Pyrah, from Leicester, said her business Wren & Wilson gives 10% of its sales to the World Land Trust, a wildlife conservation charity.

The pop-up shop is designed to travel around the country, appearing at sites like museums and gardens.

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

AK, thanks for the comment about plastic buckets! Sorry for the delay - we've been travelling, and consequently off-line (don't possess one of those smart 'phone thingies).

It's this sort of thing that makes me see the pure ignorance of the virtue-signalling "greens" from the comfort of their privileged western lifestyles. I don't understand what it's like to have a life so awful that a plastic bucket can be so important, but I can see that it might be so. Some "greens", while convincing themselves of their virtue and the rightness of their cause, seem to have absolutely no concept of the problems their preferred policies might cause for potentially billions of people.

I can't get angry with someone like Greta Thunberg, but I can and do get angry with people who should know better, but who still cynically push the likes of Greta and her childish agenda.

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Greenpeace vows to stop rig reaching oil field"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48647838

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Why is so much of the US under water?"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48589651

On reading this article, it's apparent that the current flooding in the US is truly awful, not least for those directly affected. I'm rather surprised it hasn't received more prominence from the media.

However, statements like this shouldn't be allowed to go unchallenged:

"As the climate continues to change, we need to have a conversation nationally and globally about how we are going to live and work in low-lying areas"...

People should be reminded of 1927:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mississippi_Flood_of_1927

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Pope warns oil bosses of climate threat
By Roger Harrabin
BBC environment analyst"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48641799

Worth a read for its sheer awfulness!

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

golf charlie:

"Remainers are still assuming the EU will Remain the same in 5 years. I think it will be worse."

Exactly! I get tired of hearing remainers say that we can't predict what Brexit Britain will look like, the uncertainty is awful, why don't we just play safe and stick with what we know?

The point is that the very use of the word "remain" is close to fraudulent, since it implies that the EU (and Britain, if it remains a member) will "remain" as it was. It won't. The EU is an evolving project. It is not the same as it used to be, and in 5 or 10 years time it will be very different from what it is now - and those changes will take place as the result of the plans and scheming of the unelected EU Commission.

Those who think nothing will change if we stay in the EU are deluded. By all means support EU membership, but not on the assumption that leaving involves change and remaining a member doesn't involve change. Both options involve uncertainty and change - but leaving gives the people the ability to control that change and its direction by democratic elections, while membership of the EU provides no such safety net.

Jun 16, 2019 at 8:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

"Umm I think you'll find that nobody knows what Corbyn wants beyond a commie wonderland"
Jun 16, 2019 at 12:22 AM | TinyCO2

You could try here?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karie_Murphy
"Karie Murphy is a Scottish Labour Party activist. Since 2016, she has been Executive Director of the Leader's Office, under Jeremy Corbyn.[1][2]

Murphy originally trained as a nurse in Glasgow, and worked for a time with HIV+ patients at Ruchill Hospital. She has a long career in the Labour movement, including several years on the staff of Tom Watson. She has sought nomination as a Labour Party parliamentary candidate several times. In 2013, the selection process for Falkirk led to a party inquiry into accusations of vote-rigging. Murphy was cleared of any wrongdoing but withdrew from the contest.[3]

★Along with Seumas Milne, Andrew Murray and Len McCluskey she has been identified as one of the "Four Ms" who it is claimed have significant influence on Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.[4]★"

Jun 16, 2019 at 1:57 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Jun 15, 2019 at 11:28 PM | M Courtney
"The difference is that Labour have a strong leader with a clear view who has built a base of support (Momentum) around him."
Why are Momentum threatening so many Labour MPs with deselection? What was Corbyn's clear view on BREXIT? What is it now?

"No Tory knows what the Tory Party really wants. So they may as well join Brexit or the LibDems."
The Labour Party should feel more threatened by the resurgence of the Liberals and their expansion into the Centre. Both Labour and Conservatives are threatened by The Brexit Party. The Liberals have done well out of standing their ground. Conservative MPs now have a choice to make. Labour rely on Corbyn sitting on a rickety fence

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/15/chuka-umunna-lib-dem-treasury-spokesman
"Chuka Umunna has been appointed Treasury and business spokesman for the Liberal Democrats just days after the former Labour and Change UK MP joined the party.

Umunna announced his decision to join the Liberal Democrats on Thursday, 10 days after leaving Change UK and four months after leaving the Labour party."

Umunna's former colleagues in Labour and Change UK may be wondering if he and they made the right choice. Those remaining in Labour are offered a choice of submitting to Momentum, or leaving Labour.

The BBC are anti BREXIT and against pro BREXIT Parties and MPs ie the Conservatives. They are not fans of Corbyn and Momentum either. The BBC would like to promote the Centre that Labour have moved away from.

Jun 16, 2019 at 1:34 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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