UK update

Missy updates us again from the UK


Hey All,
Well I have been in holiday mode since Friday afternoon, so apologies for my lack of updates. :)
I see Pete did a post on Owen Smith and his policies (“A cold-eyed, practical, socialist revolution”), so I won’t go there.

The big news today (and over the weekend) is David Cameron’s honours resignation list, which was leaked. It contains his friends, advisers, staff, prominent Remain campaigners who have done nothing else, Conservative Party & Remain campaign donors, and most controversially Samantha Cameron’s stylist.

There are calls for the list to be blocked by Theresa May, but she has very diplomatically stated she won’t interfere in the decision of the independent honours committee. There were stories a few weeks ago that the honours committee weren’t happy with many on the list.

And speaking of Theresa May, she has shown herself as a tough negotiator by blocking the controversial Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant. This was to be a joint enterprise between the UK, France, and China, TM has put it on hold until it can be reviewed. It is said that she has always had reservations about the Chinese being involved, considering it a security risk, supporters of the project claim she is being racist because it is China.

Apparently some Chinese official was over last week as it was expected the deal would be signed, and he went home humiliated. Some have also suggested this is a snub to George Osborne as the project was his idea, and he worked hard on it, and promoted it.

She has also been accused of humiliating Francois Hollande during her visit to France – or at the very least exerting her dominance over him (take that how you like).

It seems that due to Hollande’s stature (he is short) most world leaders stand on the step below him during a photo call so that they appear roughly the same height, TM apparently not only stood on the same step, but also wore her trademark kitten heels instead of flats, thereby towering over him.

Anyway, I am away tomorrow until the end of the week, so won’t post on UK politics – but might (boringly) give an update on my visit to Ypres, where amongst other things I am going to visit the trench line of the Otago Regiment which my Great Great Uncle fought in, I am quite looking forward to it.


 


Guardian: Theresa May will not block Cameron’s ‘cronies’ honours list

 

 

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  1. I’m quite looking forward to the Ypres report. I think one of my grandfathers joined with the Otago Regiment but transferred to the NZ Engineers (3rd Company).

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    • Missy

       /  2nd August 2016

      Cool. Two of my Great Great Uncles were in the Otago Regiment, one was killed in December 1917, the other returned home and died a few years later. I will give a report, if not while I am there, then next weekend. It will depend on what I get up to in the evening.

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      • Gezza

         /  2nd August 2016

        Last bit sounds a bit raunchy …

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        • Missy

           /  2nd August 2016

          What happens on tour stays on tour…. 😉

          (actually it depends on how many nights I go to the Menin Gate service – or how many Belgian Beers I try).

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          • Gezza

             /  2nd August 2016

            Soz. Something odd about the baccy Zedd sent me to try. Smells funny. Seem to have lost my inhibitions a bit, & can’t remember where I put my car keys again. o_O

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  2. Gezza

     /  2nd August 2016

    The big news today (and over the weekend) is David Cameron’s honours resignation list, which was leaked. It contains his friends, advisers, staff, prominent Remain campaigners who have done nothing else, Conservative Party & Remain campaign donors, and most controversially Samantha Cameron’s stylist.

    Shows what a shallow shit Cameron really is I reckon. Fantastic legacy to leave behind. 😎

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    • Missy

       /  2nd August 2016

      Pretty much. There is a report in the Telegraph saying that he is essentially paying debts. It has not gone down well, especially as neither Blair or Gordon did a resignation list.

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