elisi: (Tea)

Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

(Not that I expected this to pass, but ye gods, the incompetence of... everything.)

ETA: Nice summary:

elisi: (wtf)
Mr Blobby appeared on Loose Women to discuss Brexit

[profile] classics_lover - you totally called it.

From the article: This was obviously just a bit of fun, but there was something weirdly dystopian about this segment. Almost as if we had already plunged out of the EU years ago and have been reduced to nostalgia acts who masquerade as political experts in an attempt to make the nation feel better about their impending doom.
elisi: (Black Books)
HOWEVER. This thread is the funniest thing I have read about Brexit in... forever.

Direct link: https://twitter.com/garius/status/1062983853260918784

(It is very long, and very funny. Make sure you have the time/space to appreciate it.)
elisi: (Democracy)
Theresa May: Look, we have a draft withdrawal agreement!
Commentators: You walked in there, wrote "I am a fish" four hundred times, did a funny little dance and fainted!
elisi: (Democracy)

elisi: (Democracy)
I don't know that I have a lot of faith that this will make any difference, but at least it's quick:

Give People a Final Say on Brexit Deal


6 July 2018 10:02 pm
elisi: (Vote Saxon by diapadme)
BBC: Brexit: Cabinet agrees 'collective' stance on future EU deal

Now go read this whole thread, it's painfully hilarious:

ETA: BBC: Vote Leave broke electoral law, Electoral Commission expected to say

I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tells ya.


11 May 2018 10:14 am
elisi: (Clara (FACE))
Such fun to realise that yes, I will become a 2nd class citizen. :( ETA: Although I'm not worried *personally*, as I am pretty much top of the privilege pile, but I know how much heartache and pain this will cause...)

Email your MP: After the Windrush row, the Immigration Data Exemption must go

Raise funds: Remove the immigration exemption from the Data Protection Bill

OTOH, a good thing also happened: Home Office will no longer use NHS data to track down illegal immigrants

Thank goodness for Eurovision, a bright spot in an otherwise bleak world.

China banned from broadcasting Eurovision after cutting same-sex dance and tattooed singer

And speaking of Eurovision, it's 20 years since Dana International!

Viva la diva! How Eurovision's Dana International made trans identity mainstream

(And I bet you all started humming the song! :D )



25 April 2017 10:38 pm
elisi: (Oswin)
General Election 2017: Labour's 'day one' pledge to EU nationals
As one of those EU nationals - thank you Labour.

Not that I am hopeful overall, but it's nice nonetheless.
elisi: (Democracy)
The Independent: Brexit is not the high point of democracy – it's the greatest fraud ever perpetrated in British politics
An irate local farmer told me he voted to leave as a protest against EU bureaucracy that delayed payments of his subsidies. He thought Defra was an EU department. He didn’t realise it was The Department for Rural Affairs and that the EU had fined our governmental department for its incompetent administration of subsidies
elisi: (Women's March)
Campaign for Europe on the 25th

Link goes to facebook, this is the main message:

If you're unable to attend [the March today in London] but wish your voice heard contact May today in other ways. Just a sentence or two (i.e. a placard's worth of text) will be enough to ensure your voice is represented. Encourage friends and family to send en masse. She doesn't speak for 65 million. The majority do not want any kind of Brexit at all. Tell her so today: text (you can text to landlines). By email. Online via her contact form. And phone message. Twitter @theresa_may http://www.tmay.co.uk/contact

ETA: Nick Clegg tells EU march there is a 'perpetual sense of anger' over Brexit
Former deputy prime minister addresses tens of thousands of people protesting against decision to leave EU
elisi: (Clara (FACE))
If you (British you) would be so kind as to sign this, I'd be very grateful:

Ask your MP to stand with EU citizens in the UK
Regardless of whether you voted to ‘leave’ or ‘remain’ in the EU referendum, we need to use the next two years to build a society which treats other people with dignity and our environment with respect. That means we shouldn’t be treating the lives of the three million EU citizens in the UK as bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations.

As one of those three million, I can't help but agree...

ETA: Although there are good news now and again: Brexit: Government suffers second defeat in Lords
elisi: (It is what it is)
Brexit: MPs overwhelmingly back Article 50 bill

Although it's nice that my MP was one of those who rebelled. She's a good egg, despite everything.
elisi: The Dean wishing for a Time Hoodie (Change is bad)
Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead
Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Brexit latest: Lib Dems say they will oppose Article 50 unless there's a second EU referendum
‘This Tory Government are keen to laud the democratic process when it suits them, but will not give the people a voice over the final deal,’ Lib Dem leader Tim Farron says
elisi: (Clara (FACE))
1. Moar Trevor Noah. Seriously, I think America is incredible lucky to have him, he's exactly the right person to deal with Trump.

2. Well this is depressing as hell.

The Guardian: EU citizens in Britain post Brexit vote: ‘I feel betrayed, not at home, sad’
People who have lived, worked and made families in the UK tell us their struggles with paperwork following the Brexit vote

3. And finally, something to make you laugh:

Buzzfeed: 100 Tweets That Made British People Piss Themselves In 2016
So shines a good tweet in a weary world.
(Warning: There is some sort of auto-play thing, so turn your sound off.)


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