elisi: (Tea (11) by cheesygirl)






(Watch the videos.)
elisi: Five and his teeny companions (Cute)



SO. Instead of dwelling on that, I bring you one of the single most delightful things in existence. The sort of thing you don't know you need until you come across it - the Fifth Doctor & companions to Last Friday Night. Enjoy:

elisi: (Democracy)
Now: The Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU petition has just passed 5 million.

Yesterday: The Guardian: Put it to the People march: a formidable sea of humanity and powerful strength of feeling
They came to London from across Britain and Europe, filled with enthusiasm for the new three Rs: revoke, remain, reform

Last week: Christchurch shootings: The people killed as they prayed
In order to remember the victims, not the killer.
elisi: Five (The future's shit) (Darkest timeline)
I sort of want to write something about Brexit, but it'll probably be outdated within the hour, and ancient news by tomorrow.

(Not to mention all the other news from around the world. *hands*)

On the other hand, The Umbrella Academy is a thing that exists in the world, so not everything is bad. I am watching it for the second time, remembering what it's like to fall in love with a show and a [weird and wonderful] world and a whole bunch of characters. And what characters!! I can't even. There are SO MANY, and I love them all. (Even the stupid/annoying ones.) Although Five and Klaus were basically custom-made to hit alllll my buttons. Like ticking off everything on a list of 'Stuff that elisi loves'. That hasn't happened in a long, long time.

There are many excellent shows out there, but there are very, very few that hit me in that way, so this was a most wonderful surprise. ♥

ETA: There will likely be spoilers in the comments...

ETA2: THE MUSIC! I can't believe I forgot to mention the music. The music (and how it's used) is just incredible!

Brexit

20 March 2019 09:01 am
elisi: (Vote Saxon by diapadme)
Worth watching, May as Hitler (you know the one):

May vs Bercow
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: van Gogh almond flowers (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

Finally

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.

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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 )

Plus:


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25 April 2017 10:38 pm
elisi: van Gogh almond flowers (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

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