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|These demonstrations in Hong Kong, impressive turnout|
at 09:23 16 Jun 2019
The BBC report says that the organisers hope for a million to take part:
The estimated population of the city is just under seven and a half million, given the wariness about the Chinese regime and the natural disinclination for a proportion of human beings to get politically involved the hundreds of thousands that have marched are very significant. The leaders of the protest really are putting their futures on the line, one can only hope that this is not another Tiananmen Square in the making.
|Interested in someone from Barnsley on Ipswich supporters?|
at 11:10 30 May 2019
To make matters worse he likes cricket and is an umpire.
From 'Dickie Bird's Britain' (page 46) about a trip to Wembley, 29th of May, 2000 (I know, I should have got my act together and posted this yesterday like I meant to):
'Even so, it was a great day. If we had to lose to anybody, Ipswich were the team. As in Bobby Robson's day, they are trying to play football the right way and their supporters are amongst the best in the country. You never hear of Town fans involved in any trouble. They are super. As far as rival fans are concerned, that Wembley final must have been one of the friendliest ever.'
|This headline about 45% reduction in British car production due to Brexit|
at 10:26 30 May 2019
Can't be right, have they factored in that most of the parts are made overseas? More like 22% innit.
Seriously there are at least two factors in play here. Firstly, a short time period's slowdown triggered by an unusual event (29th March uncertainty) can read at first like a blanket condemnation of Brexit. Secondly, World markets are complex mechanisms bigger messages get hidden by a single issue. Car manufacturing is facing a much more uncertain future than in previous decades and individual nations need a flexible and well informed strategy to maintain a manufacturing presence. High stakes gambles may pay off but are far more likely to crash and burn.
 forgot to include the link:
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|Farage - saviour of the EU?|
at 16:12 27 May 2019
That's what Matteo Salvini, a 'winner' in the Italian round of the European elections thinks:
"It's not just Italy, it's [Marine] Le Pen in France, [Nigel] Farage in the U.K., it's Hungary, Poland …” he declared. “I am counting on having allies everywhere to save the EU ... to change its rules," he added. "We finally have to change after decades of bureaucrats and bankers' rules."
|That red outfit May was wearing earlier.|
at 18:13 24 May 2019
When she made her date of resignation speech was she doing what the Queen did with the EU hat and signalling something?
It would be the greatest crossing the benches ever...
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