Hunting Fact

“Hunting was the fourth most-shared topic, ahead of Brexit. … After social care, the most commonly mentioned manifesto commitment was the Hunting Act.”

Both issues where Tory ‘separate the wheat from the chaff’ policy failed to persuade the majority of the British public.


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”

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

Macabre Manifesto

“The Conservative manifesto features commitments to make CCTV mandatory in slaughterhouses, reform pet vending rules and to address live exports alongside their pledge to hold a vote on the repeal of the Hunting Act.”

When Conservatives address crowds of live exports, what will they speak about? Voting for Christmas?

Tough on crime: no more vending the rules. If you pay for an animal, you’re entitled to watch its death being dispensed.



“Soon after the election was called, Greenpeace revealed it was fined in an ‘act of civil disobedience’ for refusing to be regulated under the Lobbying Act … which requires civil society organisations and business lobbyists to register and restricts their activities in the run-up to polling day.”

Are we still able to vote for democracy?



“At a meeting in Bergen, Norway, to discuss cooperation among their countries, the five heads of government came up with their own version of the [Riyadh orb] photo. …
‘In the lower [photo] are the five Nordic prime ministers, holding a ball with the sustainability goals. We’re hoping they’ll be a roadmap for the future.'”

World leaders actually grasping the future? Bless the Nordics.


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.”

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



“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.”

The message read: this is not an IT error.