Sunday, 26 May 2019

190525


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest https://moodysmdd.blogspot.com/2019/05/190524.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

EU fraud watchdog considering Nigel Farage investigation - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/eu-watchdog-considering-nigel-farage-investigation-arron-banks damn right; only EU has the guts to tackle farage…

Police take hard line on arrested Extinction Rebellion protesters - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/24/police-take-hardline-on-arrested-extinction-rebellion-protesters shame on police for exactly the wrong response; when histories come to be written, they will emerge with shame

EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government -
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/may/25/eu-citizens-denied-vote-in-european-elections-to-sue-uk-government understandable, not sure it will achieve much even if they win… #DeniedAVote

“A “senior White House official” tells Acosta: “The president’s insane.”” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/25/jim-acosta-cnn-white-house-trump-book-enemy-of-the-people oh, great…

Shami Chakrabarti warns police over @ExtinctionR prosecutions - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/25/shami-chakrabarti-warns-police-over-extinction-rebellion-prosecutions “Protesters’ passivity and non-violence had meant commanders could not send in riot police to clear the streets by force”

“Further environmental protests, along with US President Donald Trump’s visit in June and demonstrations over the ongoing Brexit debate, are likely to stretch police resources over the summer.” clearly need to coordinate the two for maximum impact #ExtinctionRebelion

Europe’s surging, far-right, “anti-establishment” parties: funded by billionaires, voting for billionaire-friendly policies, lining their own pockets - https://boingboing.net/2019/05/25/turkeys-vote-for-christmas.html IOW, only stupid mugs vote for them… #brexit

The power switch: tracking Britain’s record coal-free run - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/25/the-power-switch-tracking-britains-record-coal-free-run that’s good but: “the largest power source in Britain remains natural gas, a carbon-emitting fossil fuel.” not so good



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