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.

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Noxious

“Levels of nitrogen dioxide, mainly from diesel engines, are ‘excessive’ in many British cities. … The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said that Britain wasn’t alone in breaching the NO2 limits.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26257703)

It would also like other technically illegal but common practice activities to be taken into account.

Foodicide

“While acknowledging the importance of pollinators, the government’s response also importantly recognises the value to society of food production and the underpinning role pesticides play in that production.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24024634)

The government itself seems to be suffering the disorienting and addictive effects of neonicotinoid ingestion.