BBC covfefe

“Conservative MSP Jamie Greene says there is a hung parliament and there is a ‘duty and an onus for all members of parliament, particularly new members of parliament, to make Brexit work. … That’s why I’m pleased there are 13 Scottish Conservative MSPs going down there.’
Mr Greene says Ruth Davidson accepts the result of the Brexit infeernedmum” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-40193839?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=593a4ce0e4b0831b67030422%26%27I%27m%20pleased%20there%20are%2013%20Scottish%20Conservative%20MSPs%27%26&ns_fee=0#post_593a4ce0e4b0831b67030422

Win:win: Conservative MSPs going to Westminster is good news for Scotland, and ‘infeernedmum’ is a good description of Brexit thus far.

Drink Shrink

“Exporters to the UK have been shrinking the size of products such as chocolate bars and fruit juices since the Brexit vote but not reducing the prices they charge British consumers in the shops.” https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/01/revealed-chocolate-and-drinks-shrink-since-brexit-vote-with-no-price-drop

A possible upside to Brexit: the campaign against obesity and food waste enters a stealth phase.

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Storming EUt

“Veteran British diplomat John Kerr — now Lord Kerr of Kinlochard — drafted the text that sets out the procedure for leaving the European Union as part of an effort to draw up an EU constitutional treaty in the early 2000s. …
‘It seemed to me very likely that a dictatorial regime would then, in high dudgeon, want to storm out. And to have a procedure for storming out seemed to be quite a sensible thing to do — to avoid the legal chaos of going with no agreement,’ Kerr said.” http://www.politico.eu/article/brexit-article-50-lord-kerr-john-kerr/

The UK government: putting the ‘tory’ in dictatorial.

gov.broken

“Theresa May launched a slick new government website on Thursday, promising a ‘plan for Britain’, but for the first hour or so it just displayed an error message.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/17/theresa-may-website-launch-election-expenses-scandal-nicola-sturgeon

The message read: this is not an IT error.

CAPling

“We need to make our trees, woods and cherished landscapes more resilient in the face of current threats. We need to invest in them, to make them more capable of bouncing back from inevitable future impacts.” (http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blogs/woodland-trust/2016/08/post-eu-world/)

Perhaps a variety of rubber tree?

Uncertain Kingdom

“Organisations and our environment benefit enormously from money that comes directly from the EU, and we do not know what the future of that funding will be.
There are certain uncertainties that are not easy for us to calculate at the moment.” (http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/report.aspx?r=10483&i=96555&c=1927182)

For one uncertain certainty, the rest of the living world didn’t enter our narcissistic political myopia.

Analysis by Loughborough University found that as a proportion of issues dominating the referendum coverage, the environment has received 0% of coverage from television, and 1.7% in the press.” (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/13/eu-referendum-environment-filthy-beaches)

Broxic

“Successive UK governments exploited whatever loophole they could find [in the EU’s 1976 Bathing Water Directive], and continued to pump untreated sewage into our ocean until 1998, longer than any other European country.
With much of the Brexit camp promising victory parties lit by bonfires of so called ‘red tape’…” (http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2986960/outside_the_eu_the_uk_could_again_be_the_dirty_man_of_europe.html)

…one can only hope the burning tape releases noxious gas.