It's a lovely, lovely episode, and deserves far better than these scattered thoughts, but I know tonight's episode will be quite something so felt the need to post SOMETHING, before the story moved on.
So here it is. Very basic, barely cover a quarter of what I'd like, but it's better than nothing... Oh and a great deal is Promethia's, literally.
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It's in memory of Jo Cox, celebrating her message, and very much what we need right now. And just look - a media first! The Sun & Daily Mirror print a shared editorial backing The #GreatGetTogether inspired by Jo Cox, and The Telegraph and The Guardian have written a joint opinion piece celebrating #MoreInCommon. (Follow link above to see them.)
And here are four former Prime Ministers:
"We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us."
Jo Cox, firs speech to Parliament.
(And also, you should all go watch The Last Leg. <3)
Theresa May's speech this morning. pic.twitter.com/EcTXf0qy1a— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) June 9, 2017
Also, you should all watch Election Spy (VERY SHORT, HYSTERICALLY FUNNY!)
Also, from the BBC: General election 2017: 'Why I switched from Tories to Labour'
And from NME: Protest against Theresa May’s ‘coalition of chaos’ takes place in London
I think Darcy described the whole situation best:
We were in a car going in the wrong direction. Now someone has thrown a spanner in the works and the car is broken. But at least it's stopped.
For anyone who wants a proper primer, Vox wrote a handy article just before the election. Covers most issues, I think.
Except of course the DUP, whom Ms May now wants to make an alliance with... BBC article here which covers a lot of it. They're basically hardcore right wing fundamentalists, with everything that entails - hey, it's like getting a taste of the GOP!! Except endorsed by the three biggest loyalist paramilitary organisations. ETA: Better link The Democratic Unionist Party
Such charming friends she keeps. Especially after going on and on about Corbyn 'palling around' with terrorists... With thanks to enevarim there is a perfect tweet:
When you've spent 2 years calling Jeremy Corbyn a terrorist sympathiser but now you're wanting the DUP to prop your government up. pic.twitter.com/UpnGXcXWYh— Dale (@DaleRobertsDR) June 9, 2017
And a more serious ETA:
WATCH: Jonathan Powell, former chief British negotiator on Northern Ireland, explains how a Tory/DUP coalition cannot work. pic.twitter.com/qrXL0yTQWs— EL4C (@EL4JC) June 9, 2017
And half an hour to The Last Leg!! (Two hour Election Special. This should be goooooooood!!)
The Tories had a 17 point lead at the start of April! They expected a landslide...
ETA: Context for those haven't been following (and why would you?). The PM decided to call a snap election (even though she'd said she wouldn't) in order to increase her mandate before the Brexit talks.
Result: She lost the mandate.
The Tories are still the largest party, but they don't have a majority and might form a coalition with the DUP (The Democratic Unionist Party - Northern Ireland). Giving them a majority of... two?
ETA: Things you may have missed... . F.ex. Theresa May stood (amongst others) against a bloke called Lord Buckethead. Sometimes I love British politics. :)
Weekly Meta Cafe is hereby open. :)
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