Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Meltdown in Old Blighty? &
The Fall Guys; Khashoggi Ed.

British PM Theresa May has negotiated a draft Brexit agreement with the EU. At least three of her cabinet ministers have quit today in protest.

One of the intractable issues seems to be the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. Setting up a hard border between the EU and Great Britain would require re-establishing the fences, patrols and checkpoints between Ireland and Northern Ireland. But that may violate the Good Friday Agreement, which effectively ended the Troubles.

Whether or not May's government falls is something we may know this week.

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Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has concluded a senior intelligence officer ordered Jamal Khashoggi's murder, and not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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The prosecutor has charged 11 people over the murder and is seeking the death penalty for five of them.
Yeah, sure. The Saudis have changed their stories on this faster than Trump shifts his lies. This latest iteration of whodunit seems calculated to both insulate Prince Bone Saw and to give O3 Trump the fig leaf that he needs to push back against congressional sanctions against Mr. Bone Saw and his cronies.

3 comments:

HG said...

So the public prosecutor isn't suicidal.

Comrade Misfit said...

Something will happen to him later. car accident. An embolism during routine surgery.His best bet may be to fly Turkey for “further investigation” and then defect.

CenterPuke88 said...

Kinda surprised if they find any of those folks to actually bring to trial. If they do, it'll be a closed trial because of "State Security".

May is finished, the question is will it be before a Brexit, and possibly result in no Brexit, or after a Hard-Brexit...her plan is DOA. The NI problem is a mess, since the 10 DUP votes are propping up her government. In reality, the NI problem is working to self-solve because by 2021, the majority in NI are likely to be Catholic. Now, this doesn't argue for a reunited Eire at that time, as not all Catholics are desirious of a reunion with Eire, but as Eire moves to a more modern stance (see the recent referendum votes on Abortion and Blasphemy, both of which passed the overturning of restrictive laws) we will likely see a trend that way, especially if the UK leaves the EU.

Of more concern to the Unionists is the following demographic gun pointed their way:

2011 data showed 48% Protestant and 45% Catholic as a whole. 2016 data showed 44% Catholic and 40% Protestant among those working, 57% Protestant and 35% Catholic in the over 60 group, and 51% Catholic and 37% Protestant among school children. Much like Trump voters, the Protestants are aging and dying.