Trump’s wall offer is to temporarily fix two problems his administration created https://t.co/SrKBvqjXmp
— Quartz (@qz) January 19, 2019
Democrats were hopeful that @realDonaldTrump was finally willing to re-open government & proceed with a much-needed discussion to protect the border. Unfortunately, reports make clear that his proposal is a compilation of previously rejected initiatives. https://t.co/MFwebWSevG pic.twitter.com/yMTm4iP27h
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 19, 2019
We'll have a longer analysis up later. But my takeaway is that Trump's speech today was basically competent, both as a strategy and as a speech, but also that a lot of things would have to go right for it to result in a deal because he's dug himself into such a deep hole.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 19, 2019
Along with my Democratic colleagues, I’ve now voted NINE TIMES to re-open the govt — while Mitch McConnell and the Senate GOP has not taken a single vote, even on bills they already passed before Trump shut things down.
— Mike Levin (@MikeLevinCA) January 19, 2019
Let me see if I have the state of play.
1) Do Damage.
2) Give me everything I want
3) Promise to undo some of the damage.
The art of the deal.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) January 19, 2019
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 19, 2019
NEW: Have now been passed the full proposed Grieve amendment to let a minority take control of parliament by a Labour rebel. They insist it is not undemocratic…https://t.co/xyaPW8KPvi pic.twitter.com/ZmXuLMs2iY
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) January 19, 2019
I can't put into words how angry I am to see this. To those who planted this bomb in Derry, you are not wanted, you are not needed and you have nothing to offer. This is not the future we want for our children. #WeWillNotGoBack pic.twitter.com/CWDTtqvRd2
— Aodhán Michael Connolly (@MichaelAodhan) January 19, 2019
Madness. Derry is represented at every level by parties committed to peaceful means. Those who planted this bomb have no mandate or support. https://t.co/kCyqqGWcPO
— David McCann (@dmcbfs) January 19, 2019
— Deirdre Heenan (@deirdreheenan) January 19, 2019
Lucid Poll show near unanimity among NI Nationalists, splits in Unionism and significant swing among others in towards accepting a move towards a Utd Ireland. Confirms again: the DUP is a minority in toying with hard Brexit, and has alienated everyone else in their approach. https://t.co/uIhiAuFnFS
— Duncan Morrow (@duncan_morrow) January 19, 2019
— Helen Miller (@MsHelicat) January 19, 2019
Sir Keir Starmer: “May has been inflexible for two years – she is the Brexit deal block”.
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) January 19, 2019
— Karen Lotter (@KarenELotter) January 19, 2019
Notable quotes from House of Commons speaker John Bercow:
— "Order! Order!"
— rebuking a member for "chuntering from a sedentary position ineloquently and for no obvious purpose."
— "Split infinitive!"https://t.co/1wynUpCZaa
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 19, 2019
“Fuck it, do what you like but don’t come crying to me afterwards.” https://t.co/jXqWfM0haF
— James Patrick 🐐 (@J_amesp) January 19, 2019
How a team of U.S. diplomats outfoxed Trump and helped salvage the global pact on climate change https://t.co/pZiRBktZMJ
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 19, 2019
— Kitty Holland (@KittyHollandIT) January 19, 2019
Even as we speak, MATT is painstakingly drawing a picture of Prince Philip operating a drones console, while @twlldun, gagged & bound to a chair in the cartoonist’s garden shed/workshop, weeps softly in absolute despair https://t.co/PnwTna32v9
— Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman) January 19, 2019
Every time. Every single time. pic.twitter.com/lpicO2Cv09
— Paul Bronks (@SlenderSherbet) January 19, 2019