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Theresa May must swagger into EU talks with a swag bag to make Brexit successful

CHIEF EU bully Michel Barnier last week spat out the words that should be carved on the hearts of all those fighting to overturn Brexit.<p>“We don’t …

Des moutons dans le bendo

<i>"C’est la première fois qu’on voit des animaux de ferme ici !"</i><p>De la terre au ter-ter. La coopérative des "Bergers urbains" élève des moutons en …

Agriculture

Theresa May at risk of Commons defeat as Labour shifts on Brexit

As PM prepares to unveil Brexit vision, Jeremy Corbyn may back rebel Tory amendment<p>Jeremy Corbyn could use a key Brexit speech on Monday to pave the way for Labour to inflict a Commons defeat on the government, by backing a rebel Tory amendment seeking to keep Britain in “a customs union”.<p>With …

NRA head breaks silence to attack gun control advocates: 'They hate individual freedom'

Wayne LaPierre spoke at CPAC in the wake of the Florida school shooting, mounting an unrepentant defense of gun rights<p>The head of the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) has broken his silence more than a week after the Florida school shooting with a vituperative attack on gun control …

Gun Control

The Brexit walls are closing in on Theresa May from two sides | Rafael Behr

Time is running out in Brussels. But lack of support in Westminster has robbed May of the means to do Brexit her way<p>Politics is like comedy in two ways: most of the people who think they would be good at it are wrong, and success depends on timing. With that in mind, the decisions by Theresa May …

Piers Morgan brands comic John Oliver a 'shameless old fraud'

Piers Morgan has taken a swipe at Birmingham-born comic John Oliver, calling him a “shameless old fraud.”<p>The funnyman was on US television when the …

Veterans

John Oliver Praises Parkland Shooting Survivors for Taking on the Gun Lobby

Yes, John Oliver is back.<p>After several months off, the irascible Brit returned to the desk of <i>Last Week Tonight</i> for its fifth season premiere. He …

Guns

A close reading of David Davis’ delusional Telegraph piece on Brexit

Let’s dive deeper into the Brexit Secretary’s plan for 2018.<p>The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis has written a …

Senate approves most drastic changes to US tax code in 30 years

Donald Trump has said his first major legislative victory would be a ‘big, beautiful Christmas present’ for Americans<p>Senate Republicans have passed a sweeping overhaul of the US tax code, placing Donald Trump on the brink of scoring his first major legislative victory.<p>The Senate approved the $1.5 …

The Guardian view on Trump’s national security strategy: a veneer of credibility | Editorial

The US faces serious challenges. The document presented by the US president is not a blueprint for responding<p>Ignore the title: it is not really a strategy. Nor will it safeguard America’s national security. Instead, the national security strategy which Donald Trump unveiled on Monday is an attempt …

Hard Brexit Explained In One 'Killer Graphic' – How The EU Ridiculed Theresa May’s ‘Red Lines’

Barnier ridicules May. But UK insists it will get a 'bespoke' deal<p>EU<p>The EU has warned Britain is heading for a ‘Hard Brexit’ – with a “killer …

Hard Brexit

‘Britain is at a crossroads’, Corbyn tells UN in Geneva

Britain needs to rethink its role in the world after its decision to leave the European Union, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told an …

Scotland's Sturgeon harks back to independence after Brexit deal

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland’s leader cautioned Britain on Friday that its willingness to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland after Brexit meant the issue of frontiers could never be used again as an argument against Scottish independence.<p>Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon opens the …

Ireland's leaders say deal shows Britain is edging towards soft Brexit

PM says he is delighted with agreement and promises ‘Britain will have no closer friend than Ireland’ in next stage of talks<p>The Irish border deal hammered out after objections from the Democratic Unionist party has inadvertently edged Britain towards a soft Brexit deal, political leaders in Ireland …

Al Franken Just Resigned Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations. Here's What Happens Now

Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota announced his resignation Thursday after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. “In the coming …

How a human body burns

Gunter saw the head burn, then the skin, and then the skull<p>I took a dab of antiseptic gel and rubbed my hands together. ‘Alone tonight, sir?’ said the charming head waiter. I was, I said. For the sake of conviviality, he seated me opposite the only other lone diner in the ship’s restaurant, a chap …

World War I

Theresa May’s Brexit blinkers are preventing her seeing anything else | Dawn Foster

While the government obsesses over every Brussels twist and turn, Britain’s other problems are growing, and getting worse<p>Brexit is the story that rolling news was invented for. Whether the latest word from Brussels, the chaos that was Monday’s pantomime rush to secure a deal on the Irish border, or …

‘The first 100 days will be radical’ – John McDonnell on the Corbyn coup and its consequences

John McDonnell looks exhausted, slumped in his parliamentary office chair. Nobody said the revolution would be easy. Do he and Jeremy Corbyn have any catchphrases, I ask, to gee themselves up when battered by the right-wing press, the pundits or the moderates in their own party? ‘This will send the</i> …

Carry on Brexit

The Brexit deal is mired in dispute and denial<p>Theresa May’s Brexit challenge is truly Herculean. Every time she believes she has done enough to finally move the Brexit process on, she is told that there is something else she must do. And each time, her tasks become more difficult.<p>The problem is …

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Lot-et-Garonne : Leur chaton perdu retrouvé dans le moteur de la voiture lors du contrôle technique<p>Insolite<p>L’animal a voyagé 15 kilomètres coincé …

Scottish pop stars, Egyptian surrealists and pastiche from Obama's painter: the week in art

Modern art takes the high road, the desert Dalís cringe before Paris, and Barack Obama’s portraitist puts black fishermen centre stage – all in your weekly dispatch<p><b>Charles II: Art and Power</b><br>The Restoration in 1660 saw a rapid return of royal finery after the republican rule of Oliver Cromwell. Even …

Barack Obama

’Tis a strange serpent – 10 of the most entertaining drinking bouts in literature

From Viking magical mead poetry to Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, here’s how writers have encapsulated an eternal boozy truth<p>There have been drunken poets and poetic drunkards ever since the dawn of time, or, to put it more properly, since the sun first rose over the yardarm of history. The …

Brexit is UK's Vietnam as ‘no one wants to say it’s not going well’, says LSE Professor

Brexit has parallels to the Vietnam War in terms of the violation of human rights and British people’s reluctance to criticise it for fear of being …

Great Britain

Los exconsejeros declararán al juez que renuncian a la vía unilateral

Los exmiembros del Gobierno catalán piden comparecer ante el Tribunal Supremo para salir en libertad y participar en la campaña del 21-D<p>Los ocho …

Peña Nieto destapa a Meade como candidato presidencial del PRI

"Le deseo el mayor de los éxitos en el proyecto que ha decidido emprender", dijo el presidente tras aceptar su renuncia en la Secretaría de Hacienda. …

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard signals desire for series of wealth taxes

Leonard says wealthy should pay higher taxes on land and buildings, and richest 1% should pay one-off windfall tax<p>Richard Leonard, the new Scottish Labour leader, has signalled in his first policy speech that he wants to see higher taxes on wealthy property owners to fund public services.<p>Related: …

The Observer view of the Irish border farce and Brexit | Observer editorial

The Irish government has done us all a service by highlighting a fatal flaw at the heart of Theresa May’s exit strategy<p>A scathing critique of the British government’s conduct of the stalemated Brexit negotiations, compiled from reports by Irish diplomats in EU countries, slipped into the public …

There’s only one sick country in Europe – and it’s not Germany | Will Hutton

Our neighbours will come through the horrors of a hung parliament, but Britain’s problems have only just begun<p>Suddenly Germany, famed for its political stability, betrayed a new vulnerability last week. Or so some would have you believe. One of the tragedies of modern Britain is the implosion of …

Rumour has it that Jeremy Corbyn has changed his mind about Brexit – just in time for Kezia Dugdale's jungle outburst

In Ant and Dec’s jungle hideaway the other night, Kezia Dugdale uttered the most despairing sentence you may ever hear on the telly.<p>It wasn’t the …

Brexiters, Ireland won’t be tricked by your mendacity over the border issue | Brigid Laffan

Dublin is on the stronger side in demanding a settlement of the border question before EU trade talks can begin<p>In the run-up to next month’s critical EU summit, when the 27 heads of government will decide whether to move to talks on the future relationship between the EU and Britain, Ireland has …

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