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By Oblomov
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Bones McCoy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Yesterday's concern for obese kids was us having a laugh.

And sue newspaper owners who bankroll hysteria.
I did think that yesterday when their solution to fat children was more exercise, when any dietician will tell you calorie control is the most important aspect of weight loss and you can't outrun your fork. But then those "expert" killjoy shills paid for by lefty fascist media would say that wouldn't they?

Presumably this is conditioning for da yoot to represent Ing-ur-land at football, because why would they want to aspire to anything else?
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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So after years of screaming "traitors" at everyone and flinging insults at the EU, including calling them 'rats' and 'dictators' The Sun are offended by Verhofstadt calling Brexiters 'traitors'.
EU’s Guy Verhofstadt idiotically branding Brexiteers “traitors”, threaten to wreck relations between us for years.
THE SUN SAYS We are sceptical about this ‘pathway’ Boris Johnson and Ireland’s Leo Varadkar have laid

IF Boris Johnson pulls off a Brexit deal that can work for both sides, win a Commons majority and satisfy Brexiteers and the DUP he can probably turn water into wine too.

So we are sceptical about this “pathway” he and Ireland’s Leo Varadkar laid yesterday. Especially since Brussels’ absurd ultimatum that the UK and/or Northern Ireland must remain in its customs union for ever is a non-starter.

But The Sun still hopes a deal can be struck. Because the uncertainty is damaging the economy, crippling firms and causing stress to families everywhere.

And the newly ferocious recriminations, like the EU’s Guy Verhofstadt idiotically branding Brexiteers “traitors”, threaten to wreck relations between us for years. A deal or, failing that, a clean break, are the only ways to resolve both.

Yet the new Remainer clamour for a second referendum, championed by Labour and the Lib Dems, is as deafening as it is reckless and myopic.

Can they not see how it would tear Britain apart? Do they really want months, even years, more division and political paralysis — with Parliament’s reputation destroyed for good?

Are they really so clueless as to believe the Remain victory they crave would solve anything?

Are they that deaf to a public desperate to get Brexit done?











Neither Boris Johnson nor Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, for all their efforts, can compel the White House to approve her extradition.
For all their efforts? Unless they've been working very hard and kept it quiet they have done pretty much fuck all.


Crash justice

AMERICA is guilty both of hypocrisy and an abdication of responsibility over death-crash driver Anne Sacoolas.

Its government got diplomatic immunity lifted when a foreign envoy killed a teenage US resident in Washington. Now they let Sacoolas hide behind it over Harry Dunn’s death in the UK.

Neither Boris Johnson nor Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, for all their efforts, can compel the White House to approve her extradition. Donald Trump must do so. His own voters would back

him too. Some 63 per cent of Americans say they want her sent back here.

Sacoolas could, of course, make the President’s decision for him. She has a choice: to live out her days as the woman who fled the country and hid after a road crash that killed a teenager.

Or who had the decency and courage to return and give Harry’s parents justice, along with some measure of closure.
 
By youngian
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Neither Boris Johnson nor Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, for all their efforts, can compel the White House to approve her extradition.
Why's that then? Our European allies would traditionally stand in solidarity if a UK PM threatens to play hardball and expel diplomats

Donald Trump must do so. His own voters would back him too. Some 63 per cent of Americans say they want her sent back here.
Nice try. What percentage of Trump supporters make up the 63 percent who want to hand over an American to Redcoat Limey fags?

Sacoolas could, of course, make the President’s decision for him. She has a choice: to live out her days as the woman who fled the country and hid after a road crash that killed a teenager. Or who had the decency and courage to return and give Harry’s parents justice, along with some measure of closure.
Pretty please do the right thing and don't humiliate Boris. Decency in public office is for liberal elites not Sun approved swashbucklers like Trump and Johnson.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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confirmation of greater investment in the NHS, thanks to the Brexit dividend.
Eeeeerm, excuse me?!


THE SUN SAYS The Queen’s Speech will be a tantalising glimpse of Britain’s brighter future

MAKE no mistake, today’s Queen’s Speech will bear no relation to what the Government expects it can actually achieve.

After all, it has no majority in Westminster, and is continually blocked by an unholy alliance of opposition MPs and Tory rebels putting political opportunism ahead of the national interest.

It will, instead, be a Conservative Party manifesto for a general election that surely cannot be far away.

There will be a barrage of eye-catching crime fighting initiatives; a promise of better-funded schools; the hope of a world-class infrastructure to help Britain prosper; and confirmation of greater investment in the NHS, thanks to the Brexit dividend.

It will be a tantalising glimpse of a brighter future, with long-neglected domestic issues finally getting attention.

But voters must know these are things they can look forward to only if two things happen. The first is Brexit. The second is the ending of this rotten parliament. Neither can come soon enough.

Expect hopeless puppet Jeremy Corbyn and those pulling his strings to try to block both.











Crocodile tears

IT seems that “sorry” is not the hardest word, after all, for Anne Sacoolas.

With the news that she no longer has diplomatic immunity over the car crash which killed Brit Harry Dunn, 19, in August, the US intelligence officer’s wife broke her silence yesterday.

Mrs Sacoolas’s lawyers said she wanted to meet Harry’s family “to express her deepest sympathy and apologies”.

Understandably, Harry’s parents Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn were less than impressed as they flew to America yesterday in search of justice, and Charlotte said: “As it’s nearly seven weeks now since we lost our boy, sorry just doesn’t cut it.”

If the “devastated” Mrs Sacoolas truly does appreciate the pain Harry’s loss has caused, she will hopefully admit she was wrong to flee England, return and let police continue their investigations.

In the meantime, we hope a meeting with Harry’s parents will help them on the way towards some sort of closure.

It’s the very least they deserve.










Quiet optimism

IT will be another momentous week in British politics this week and yet it has all gone quiet on Brexit.

Suddenly the UK’s proposals are not being denounced out of hand in Brussels and our leaders are not routinely being insulted.

Could it be that EU officials are too busy with their UK counterparts, working out the details of a deal its negotiators and their collaborators in our parliament said could not be done?

Let us hope that silence is golden.
By satnav
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If Boris really is committed to investing in public services it seems a little strange that many of the Spads he appointed after becoming PM formally worked for right wing think tanks and interest groups that are committed to reducing the role of the state and cutting taxes.
 
By Safe_Timber_Man
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I think The Sun may be getting a tad carried away by comments made by Merkel.

What she said:
We will do all this in the knowledge that with the departure of Britain, a potential competitor will of course emerge for us

How The Sun interpret it:

THE SUN SAYS Angela Merkel is right to fear post-Brexit Britain will be a fierce economic competitor

A HEARTY Sun welcome to Angela Merkel as she joins those of us certain that ­Britain WILL thrive outside the EU.

“A potential competitor will emerge for us,” says the German leader. “In addition to China and the United States of America, there will be Great Britain.”

For three years Remain diehards have insisted we are a puny backwater doomed without the might of Brussels to cling to. But even the EU doesn’t believe it . . . quite the reverse.

Merkel has exposed their greatest fear: that Brexit will work, in spades. That lower taxes and new trade deals, impossible to negotiate as a 28-member bloc, could rapidly make us richer and more attractive to investors than they are.

That lies behind the EU’s relentless campaign, via its Westminster proxies, to thwart Brexit. They can’t afford for it to succeed. Nor, if they’re honest, can those Remain saboteurs in Parliament.

Not only would they have lost the referendum, they would have been proved wrong. And their egos would never recover.














The Sun are a bit angry at Boris because he didn't do what they told him to:

A Boris Britain

BORIS Johnson’s message to voters yesterday will strike a chord with millions loathing the paralysis in Parliament.

“Get Brexit done and we can focus on crime, the NHS and the environment,” his Queen’s Speech said. That’s what everyone wants, bar those bent on prolonging the agony via a new referendum.

It was bizarre, though, to omit house-building — one of our most pressing ­crises. Likewise social care and veterans’ rights, championed by The Sun.

All are far too important. What would it have cost Downing Street to include them in what amounted to a wishlist of policies only likely to go ahead after a Tory election victory?

Next week MPs will probably vote all this down, while shamefully refusing an election to present their alternative.

They will thus stop the Tories improving voters’ lives, while running scared of the public’s anger at the ballot box. Their behaviour is rank.









After years of sneering at and belittling wind turbines The Sun want to revel in the benefits of them:

Watt a result

IT’S a staggering transformation.

Over the three months of July, August and September, more of our electricity was produced by solar, wind and other eco-friendly renewables than fossil fuels.

That’s a first for Britain, a historic turnaround that happened under the Tories. Yes, the same Tories who are “driving us to extinction”, if you believe the hyperventilating “rebellion” loons.

In 2010 fossil fuels generated ten times as much as renewables. In 2013 coal still produced a third of the supply. Now it’s just five per cent and falling.

Britain is setting the pace for carbon reduction in the developed world.

And our footprint would be even lower — but for the eco-warrior celebs still flying dozens of times a year.
 
By Oblomov
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They just can't help but have a pop at someone can't they? Even a mere graceful admittance of error and shift in position is beyond them.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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They're surprisingly silent on Brexit today. During such a monumental time in negotiations you'd have thought they'd be all over it as they usually are pretty much every single day.

I think this might go some way to explaining why:





We could be looking at a deal which The Sun and Brexiters have been aggressively railing against for years. I'm going to guess The Sun hasn't quite worked out how it's going to spin it yet so thought it best to stay silent on the matter for now.







THE SUN SAYS What more must Bulgaria’s Nazi fans do to get their team expelled?

WHAT more would Bulgaria’s Nazi fans have to do to get their team expelled from the Euros?

Racism is so embedded in the sport there that even the ground staff joined the racists giving Hitler salutes and making monkey chants.

But the usual paltry fines and brief stadium bans will never eradicate this vile prejudice. The resignation of the Bulgarian FA’s chief is a start.

But only by kicking them out of the tournament will racist fans, there and elsewhere, see how strongly football condemns their antics and what they could cost their nation.

As for England, we congratulate our players and Gareth Southgate for their dignity. They were a credit to us. And 6-0 wasn’t bad either.



Mob is tamed

FOR more than a week Extinction Rebellion have cocked a snook at the public and the law. Finally the law is taking control.

Enough is enough. The eco mob have made their point, such as it is.

Their hysterical and unscientific “demands” will not be met by any sane Government, since they would upend our democracy and destroy the economy.

Nor are their protests peaceful, since they involve vandalism, obstruction and trampling on the rights of others.

More than 1,400 have been arrested. We congratulate the police on that.

But if they were able to ban this rabble after nine days, why not do it a week ago?



Soft on fraud

NO wonder Labour objects to voters having to use free photo ID to eliminate fraud.

They suspect it could hurt their tally. As would a crackdown on postal voting crime, which is far more urgent.

It’s the same reason Labour opposes fixing our skewed constituency boundaries which favour them. It’s the same reason they want children to vote.

These aren’t principled positions . . . just self-interest.

And for proof of how lightly Labour regards voter fraud, consider the jailed ballot-rigger who campaigned for them in the Peterborough by-election.

Or the convicted election fraudster Corbyn hired for a senior Labour role.




Save the kids

WE don’t want one IS terrorist to set foot here again. Or their wives or widows.

At worst those women were enthusiastic participants in the horror. At best they enabled it.

Whatever they say now we do not trust that their desire to destroy our way of life has gone away.

But British IS orphans and unaccompanied children are different. They are innocent.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab hopes to fly some to safety here from Syrian camps — and fair enough. We should not turn them away.
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