Queens Speech. And so it begins
'What’s been left out? No veto for MPs on post-Brexit implementation period; no parliamentary oversight of future UK-EU relationship negotiations; provisions for protecting workers’ right are also out.'https://t.co/tkSTWhu2Du
— Gina Miller (@thatginamiller) December 19, 2019
This is a very dangerous development
as Johnson now seeks to bypass Parliament.
As a former Tory voter, I am incensed by this
1930s-style power grab.https://t.co/GqYV5nnmoL
— CityLiveryConsulting #FBPE (@City_Livery_SM) December 19, 2019
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is calling for a new referendum on leaving the U.K. altogether. https://t.co/EV0DSHPX7t
— NPR (@NPR) December 19, 2019
“Brexit will make us all better off”
“We’ll guarantee a real living wage”
“We’ll only guarantee a living wage if economic conditions allow”
And so it begins: it’s the poor who will pay for Brexit.https://t.co/IVKyWiD8gi
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) December 19, 2019
Philip Stephens: Britain has spent much of the past 75 years in a struggle to avoid adjusting its international ambitions to diminished economic circumstance. Brexit could provide just the shock to force it to face reality https://t.co/UKlFsoAwrC
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 20, 2019
First major appointment, Governor of the Bank of England, was apparently decided by excluding candidates critical of Brexit. Which, I imagine, excluded anyone with any real financial sense. Fasten your seatbelts. This is a real statement of intent. ~AA https://t.co/xhF9GF7YI1
— Best For Britain (@BestForBritain) December 19, 2019
Stormont Deadlock as DUP fail to agree power-sharing agreement https://t.co/VUqdKaopWX
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) December 19, 2019
2019 for the DUP has been an absolute rollercoaster 🎢
🆙 Held the balance of power in Westminster.
🚌 Thrown under the bus by Boris Johnson.
🗳️ Beaten into minority in General Election, losing Nigel Dodds' seat.
🏦 Now blamed by the British govt for Stormont deadlock. https://t.co/utTA70k5Yo
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) December 19, 2019
What grabs your attention more?:
– Boris Johnson surreptitiously stripping away rights and protections.
– "I'M GOING TO BUILD A MASSIVE BRIDGE ACROSS THE IRISH SEA!!!! LOL!!!!"
If you wondered how Boris Johnson continually gets away with nasty shit, there you go. https://t.co/5WCHik3xxV
— Graham Lithgow (@grahamlithgow) December 19, 2019
Electoral Calculus Projection of GE2019 Results on Proposed new seat boundaries:
CON majority of 104. pic.twitter.com/gz6XeoQQvc
— Election Maps UK (@ElectionMapsUK) December 19, 2019
Signed 👍 MPs bid for Big Ben to bong on Brexit day after Bercow banned celebratory chimeshttps://t.co/0tUXJ7Dasb
— Iain Duncan Smith MP (@MPIainDS) December 19, 2019
I say The Post made the better call. There have been endless front-page photos of Trump at his rallies. But the highest-ranking woman in American political history gaveling an impeachment, for only the second time since 1868? That's visual news. A true document. https://t.co/kgvnm72tZV
— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) December 19, 2019
The Senate, the House, the US intel community and the Mueller investigation have found that Russia meddled in the 2016 election in a "sweeping and systematic fashion" (to use Mueller's words), but Trump believes Ukraine did because "Putin told me" https://t.co/LYjzWMsXKt
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) December 19, 2019
How much publicity can you get to say you aren't saying anything but would really like to say something? https://t.co/sPczZUkDP0
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 19, 2019
An important moment: Christianity Today, the key evangelical magazine founded by Billy Graham, calls for Trump's impeachment, describing him as "a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused."https://t.co/qdnzUu9Wc1
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) December 19, 2019
1. Let's have some real talk about the CT editorial.
I understand the site has crashed.
But it doesn't mean Trump's evangelical support has imploded. AT ALL.
— Sarah Posner (@sarahposner) December 19, 2019
Waiting for the debate?
Fascinating must-read story about NY AG investigation (@TishJames) and the corruption/fraud being uncovered at the NRA.https://t.co/3XifNehnGl
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) December 19, 2019
What a scoop by @letsgomathias:
"A measure in the National Defense Authorization Act meant to keep white nationalists out of the U.S. military no longer mentions 'white nationalists' after Congress quietly altered the text."https://t.co/4WgbGb7fDv
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) December 19, 2019
Voter history shaming is thing, so I guess campaign contribution shaming is, too? pic.twitter.com/B7856ymz8L
— Derek Willis (@derekwillis) December 19, 2019
it turns out that very prominent and powerful people just have way way WAY less basic self-respect than you might expect! https://t.co/uAzfCaD2nn
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 19, 2019
Australia records hottest day ever – one day after previous record https://t.co/ZoFOckev2m
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 19, 2019
“The reality of climate change is upon us.”
Australia records its hottest day on record, two days in a row. pic.twitter.com/zZ1WfBqBNM
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 19, 2019
Amazing reporting. https://t.co/InBPwR6iP0 via @NYTOpinion
— Daniel Kreiss (@kreissdaniel) December 19, 2019
New: Justice Department investigates Sci-Hub founder on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence https://t.co/EjMjs4mTPa by me and @DevlinBarrett
— Shane Harris (@shaneharris) December 19, 2019
'He was shooting ni all directions': gunman opens fire on gntelliience agency in Moscow – video https://t.co/2WwMoCHFje
— Grauniad Newspepar (@grauniad_news) December 19, 2019
Bank of England and Fed examine traders’ access to audio feeds https://t.co/toRSflCXFN
— Financial Times (@FT) December 19, 2019
Beautiful. Violent. American.
The @NFL at 100.https://t.co/AxZ7PrvOoZ?
— Raju Narisetti (@raju) December 19, 2019