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  1. Canada, Mexico and Australia already have temporary exemptions pending further negotiations. New Zealand is seeking an exemption.

  2. Missy

     /  March 11, 2018

    Despite the Italian elections last week and the potential implications for the future of the EU this last week only one story has dominated, that of the chemical weapon attack in Salisbury last Sunday.

    Posted: https://yournz.org/2018/03/11/uk-chemical-weapon-attack/

  3. Gezza

     /  March 11, 2018

    Reposted: From Sir Al, late last nite. 😀

  4. Warming oceans around the North Pole are harming biodiversity and fish stocks, and causing acidification in the world’s northern regions, forcing countries like Iceland to adapt to a new reality, said President Gudni Johannesson.

    “The common joke in Iceland is to say that on this cold and windy, rain-swept island, global warming is something we should cheer for – but it’s no longer funny,” Johannesson told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview.

    “Climate change affects us all on this globe, but you can see the effects in particular in the northern regions – the ice cap around the North Pole is melting at record rates, the oceans there are getting warmer,” he said.

    On the flip side, climate change could bring some economic benefits to the country of just 340,000 people, which would become a natural trade hub if new routes opened up from Asia to the Atlantic due to melting Arctic ice, he said.</blockquote.
    There will be regional pros and cons if the climate keeps warming. A big question for me is whether a huge and growing human population can adapt quickly enough, especially with food production.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 11, 2018
    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 11, 2018

      I wonder how he feels about the latest slaughters by gunmen of innocent people. He calls for the death penalty for drug dealers, but I would think that selling assault weapons to all and sundry so that they can then commit mass murders is more of a crime than selling a bit of pot. .

  6. Missy

     /  March 11, 2018

    ITV reporting the important issues in the UK…

    http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-10/national-trust-forced-to-apologise-after-mothers-day-cream-tea-advert-sparks-fury-in-cornwall/

    Nothing so terrible as a Cornish National Trust property putting a Cream Tea post up with an image of Cream First on the scone (the Devonshire way).

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 11, 2018

      My impression, when I read the story, was that the people were being funny The outrage was so exaggerated that it had to be done as a joke, as was the ‘apology’.

      • Corky

         /  March 11, 2018

        ”The outrage was so exaggerated that it had to be done as a joke.”

        Well, you would know, Kitty. You are an expert in mock exaggeration..

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 11, 2018

        CORK TROLL ALERT ! .There is a Cork Troll loose on YNZ.

        Warning: Do NOT feed the troll or appear to notice them. Pretend that you have not seen them.

      • Missy

         /  March 11, 2018

        Absolutely Kitty, it is all part of a running joke between Cornwall and Devon on the correct way to have a cream tea, I certainly didn’t think it was serious at all.

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 11, 2018

          One perhaps needs to have travelled in these places to really appreciate these things, and those who never have may well miss the point and the humour.

          I loved Cornwall. My late in-laws lived in Devon and we spent time in both places. I was surprised at how expensive ‘clotted cream’ was in Devon.No wonder whipped cream is often used instead !

        • Blazer

           /  March 11, 2018

          try Scottish high tea….mock cream …on shortbread..and a shot of…heroin.

  7. sorethumb

     /  March 11, 2018

    Poland: Total Collapse for Pro-EU Opposition As Support for Patriotic Conservative Govt Surges
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/10/poland-patriotic-conservative-govt-support/

    Brussels on the Brink: EU’s Hostile Front Against UK Faces Collapse as Italy Election Winners Back Brexit
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/10/brussels-eu-hostile-uk-collapse-italy-election-brexit/