Americans have Cheetos, but the Australian brand-name of Cheezels is so much more assonant for describing the aspirational Commandant-in-Chief. Thankfully it looks as if the debates will be his undoing, but it’s horrifying that it’s got this close.
August and September have been far too busy to pay proper attention to this blogging-for-nobody lark, but I want to give this second sidebar photo from a week’s holiday in Denmark an outing, so here are some links. (Denmark was good fun. I plan to put some more photos together eventually, but I remember saying that a few too many times over recent years after trips away. Whither Detail...)
Brexit blues. “The cod-psychology of self-help and motivational mumbo-jumbo has seeped into the Brexit debate.” Brexiteers are becoming ever more incoherent—could it be they don’t know their own minds? “If this money doesn’t go to the NHS, I will go mad.”
Like it or not, Europe has a say on how Brexit will happen. The EU should offer Britain a binary choice. Liam Fox’s department entertains leaving the single market for the WTO wilderness. Losing single market membership would cost the UK £75 billion. Brexit could see the whole of Whitehall grinding to a halt under its own weight.
Little fluffy clouds. Greenland just lost a trillion tons of ice. Sections of the Great Barrier Reef are suffering “complete ecosystem collapse”. Planned obsolescence is coming to LED bulbs. For the cost of an iPhone, you can now buy a wind turbine that can power an entire house for lifetime.
The rise of Theresa May and the decline of British politics. Brexit minister David Davis seems to think the Republic of Ireland is part of the UK. UK scientists speak about Brexit pain. The UK economy is shrinking at its fastest rate since 2009. If only everyone in Britain had watched this before the referendum.
My gift from Open Rights Group for supporting their campaign against the Snoopers’ Charter now has even more ominous overtones. The eyes really follow you around the chatroom...
A poetic reflection on the man who’s done more than anyone to set back progress in my home and adopted countries, written post-EU-referendum. More than I would ever actually advocate, but it sure was cathartic to write.