Posted on: August 18, 2019

another No Deal is coming

 

 

 

 

All the top stories of the week 18th August

 

 

Brexit

Boris Johnson upped his No Deal broadcast game as the Rebel Alliance of cross party MPs united by the consequences of No Deal for the country.  The Alliance plans to bring down the Tory Johnson government and launch a General Election.

Another No Deal for the UK is coming. Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi once again reiterated the fact that if Brexit threatened the Good Friday Agreement in any way then the much promised US Trade Deal by Trump and Johnson will not take place. This was in addition to stories arising that chlorinated chicken and other US food were high on the list while Brexit will decimate UK agriculture.

 

 

Politics

The cross party rebel alliance will not suffer the contempt for Parliament that Johnson is currently spouting. Their plan is to launch a No Confidence vote as soon as Parliament returns from its summer recess. Unelected Dominic Cummings has laid out a plan to try and push through No Deal before the Parliamentary and the judicial systems in the UK can stop it.

 

 

World

Civil unrest in Hong Kong continued this week as tension grew between protesters and the Chinese Government. Satellite pictures revealed armoured vehicles massing on the Chinese side of the border with Hong Kong along with threats from Beijing that China could take military control of Hong Kong in under an hour.

 

 

Middle East

Encouraged by Donald Trump, Israel took the widely criticised move of banning congress women IIhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. This was widely seen as an attack on democracy by the rest of the world as well as in the USA.

 

 

NHS

Austerity and Tory cuts continue to take their toll on the beleaguered NHS. For the very first time in its history, patients are having to wait for more than 2 weeks to get a GP appointment.  This on the back of reports stating that GPs are misdiagnosing patients because appointment times are too short.

 

 

Environment

Arch Brexiter Arron Banks made jokes about yachting accidents as Greta Thunberg set sail across the Atlantic for a UN crisis summit on the Climate Emergency.  Greta has caused a major upturn in teenagers and children reading environmental books.

As Greta sails, scientists warn that micro plastics have already reached the Arctic and are contaminating the air around us. Not so amusing now, Arron, is it?

 

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