As for “punishing” the #UK, the EU has far too much on its plate to indulge in punitive expeditions. It will defend its national and continental interests with as much vigour as #Britain will. And, since the EU is more than seven times bigger, it will impose its will.
Whatever the political darlings of the billionaire-owned British press tell themselves and their followers, Brexit will mean what the EU decides it means.
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Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Thursday, 13-Oct-2016 07:10:09 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 11-Oct-2016 20:26:54 UTC Jason Robinson
Hard #Brexit will cost Treasury up to £66bn a year, ministers are told | The Guardian
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 08-Oct-2016 17:32:35 UTC Jason Robinson
I'm being stripped of my #citizenship – along with 65 million other Britons | David Shariatmadari | The Guardian
One of the reasons the 23 June referendum was a fraud is that what was posed as a simple question of “in” or “out” in fact hid a multitude of other decisions. Though it wasn’t framed this way, it served as an opportunity for a simple majority of voters (in fact, 37% of the electorate) to decide to strip the entire population of EU citizenship.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 04-Oct-2016 11:13:39 UTC Jason Robinson
Pound hits 31-year low against US dollar | #Business | The Guardian
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 01-Oct-2016 18:42:41 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Friday, 23-Sep-2016 08:08:22 UTC Jason Robinson
The year #1976.
1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (dominical letter DC) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1976th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 976th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1970s decade.
The year when the commercial #Concorde flights started, #Bangladesh and #Pakistan make up, the #US vetoes calls for a #Palestinian state, #Spain withdraws from Western Sahara, #Apple is formed, #Ramones release their first album, an earthquake kills 900 in #Italy, #Syria intervenes in the #Lebanese civil war, the Sex Pistols perform some of their first concerts, #Seychelles gains independence from the #UK, North #Vietnam unites with the south to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, leftist #German terror group members go on trial, Viking 1 and 2 land on Mars, an earthquake kills 242,769 (!) people in #China, first outbreak of the #Ebola virus, state of emergency since 1939 lifted in #Ireland, The Muppet Show is aired on #TV, space shuttle #Enterprise rolls out of the hangar, #U2 is formed, anti Fidel #Castro terrorists bomb a plane killing 73, a British Airways and a Yugoslav plane collide mid-air killing 176, right-wing paramilitaries massacre #students in Bangkog, the Chinese Cultural Revolution ends, Chimpanzee is placed on the endangered list, an earthquake kills 3,800 in #Turkey, Murara erupts in Zaire, the first laser printer is introduced by #IBM and Diffie-Hellman key exchange #cryptography is proposed.
Just a regular year on #Earth. This was also the year I was born on this day. During these 40 years humanity has enjoyed a relatively peaceful and successful period of growth.
Please help that we could have another 40 years on this Earth by fighting #climatechange and #hatred. You can help by sharing knowledge of these threats, choosing leaders who will actually try to act and live like we're at war - since we are. At #war against ourselves. At war against the ignorance towards the #future and other #people.
I don't personally expect much from the next 40 years. But one can always hope.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 19-Sep-2016 09:27:42 UTC Jason Robinson
TLDR, the world was and is a small place. We need to live here together.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 13-Sep-2016 20:18:35 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Tuesday, 13-Sep-2016 16:34:33 UTC Jason Robinson
British Brexiters shocked to find out they might have to get permission to travel to #Europe / Boing Boing
"Just imagine the bloviating Harry Enfield rage of lumpy English holidaymakers denied entry to Spain or Ibeefa because they forgot to register their trip with the Proper Authorities. It's going to be beautiful."
Reshare because of this paragraph 😂
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Sunday, 11-Sep-2016 13:26:13 UTC Jason Robinson
Well most of the Leave voters probably don't care - they're either too old to ever leave the UK or are totally happy not to. Sad for the young generation.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Sunday, 11-Sep-2016 13:18:37 UTC Jason Robinson
Brexit camp abandons £350m-a-week NHS funding pledge | The Guardian
But it was a good way to win votes - who cares if your promises are true or not!
Kuro Sawai (kuro)'s status on Saturday, 10-Sep-2016 11:51:57 UTC Kuro Sawai Revealed: the Russian magnate who paid no tax for 13 years as #UK citizen https://is.gd/DTa4Uv #PanamaPapers more #TaxJusticeNetwork needed
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Monday, 05-Sep-2016 14:30:48 UTC Jason Robinson
Are you fecking kidding me? When Brexit won, the very next day, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove were called out for lying and ran for the hills. Claims by Nigel Farage the NHS was going to be £350 million better off. Rubbished the very next day.
How can you be outraged at Theresa May for breaking these pledges and promises when they always were utterly unattainable? You were lied to. Remain Campaign were no better, but acting surprised now that these pledges cannot be met is the daftest thing I have heard since Brexit first began.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Friday, 02-Sep-2016 18:16:51 UTC Jason Robinson
#UK #government to #ban #microbeads from #cosmetics by end of #2017 | #Environment | The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/02/uk-government-to-ban-microbeads-from-cosmetics-by-end-of-2017
Kuro Sawai (kuro)'s status on Sunday, 28-Aug-2016 09:38:18 UTC Kuro Sawai Richard Branson to be stripped of knighthood? https://is.gd/n3vX5Y Virgin founder is a tax exile who should lose his #UK honour
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Saturday, 27-Aug-2016 19:28:40 UTC Jason Robinson
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Thursday, 11-Aug-2016 09:19:33 UTC Jason Robinson
#Scotland completely powered by #wind #turbines for a day | #Environment | The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/11/scotland-completely-powered-by-wind-turbines-for-a-day
#Renewables #RenewableEnergy #UK
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Sunday, 31-Jul-2016 20:16:57 UTC Jason Robinson
The UK, like Finland, is wasting insanely huge amounts of money on failed over due projects on ancient technology, instead of pushing future energy and creating innovation and jobs.
Please sign and share if you are UK based!
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Friday, 29-Jul-2016 14:17:34 UTC Jason Robinson
Anyone who's UK-based - this petition is worth a moment of your time.
This whole project has been utterly wasteful. The commercial operator is guaranteed a price roughly treble the normal wholesale price for energy, and there are no guarantees in return about when it will start operating, or about its performance when it does start.
The project was supposed to cost £6.1 billion, and it has already cost £37 billion, is 8 years overdue, and construction hasn't even started! And the two plants of this design which are under construction, one in France and one in Finland, have terrible problems and may never work properly or safely.
Let's put pressure on the government to back down from this disastrous deal and back investment in renewable energy, the cost of which is falling rather than rising, instead.
Jason Robinson (jaywink)'s status on Wednesday, 20-Jul-2016 20:35:04 UTC Jason Robinson
UK scientists speak about #Brexit pain - BBC News
Well, who needs science anyway??!1