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19 Comments

  1. High Flying Duck

     /  December 12, 2018

    Russia Gate is really hotting up if this is true!

  2. Blazer

     /  December 12, 2018

  3. Missy

     /  December 12, 2018

    There are reports that there has been a shooting at the Christmas Market in Strasbourg, the gunman is on the run. He allegedly open fired killing one and injuring nine. There are very few other details at the moment, though it has been reported that the MEPs and EU staff are in lockdown at the EU parliament in Strasbourg.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/11/latest-several-injured-shots-fired-strasbourg-christmas-market/

  4. Missy

     /  December 12, 2018

    Remaining with France, there was a report (uncorroborated) earlier that the Yellow Vest protestors have rejected Macron’s concessions and are making further demands, and also threatening to continue protesting. They are expecting to hit the streets again this weekend.

    Meanwhile the EU have given a warning to France that they will be watching their deficit after all the promises made yesterday to ensure they don’t breach EU rules.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  December 12, 2018

      If anyone thinks France gives a toss aboit EU rules when they don’t suit them they will be in for a reality check.

      • Missy

         /  December 12, 2018

        The only country that actually follows EU rules is the UK, and they get walked over and bullied by the EU for it.

        • High Flying Duck

           /  December 12, 2018

          Damn the English with their high tea’s, stiff upper lip and polite discourse!
          They need to rediscover some long lost Churchillian brinkmanship and Thatcherist backbone to take on the Hun in this battle.

          • Blazer

             /  December 12, 2018

            2 over rated bloodthirsty Tory politicians.
            The blood on Churchills hands negates any statesmanship.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  December 12, 2018

              You’re a bitter bitter person Blazer.
              You could say the same about Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi, but both are lauded.
              Everyone is a product of their time and has good and bad in them.

            • Blazer

               /  December 12, 2018

              facts are facts,truth is truth.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  December 12, 2018

              Correct Blazer – but facts & truth are still able to be coloured by the filter they pass through into the mind.
              You should read that life changing book “The Secret” to see what is really possible! 🙂

            • Blazer

               /  December 12, 2018

              seen the ‘Secret’ years ago on vid.

              I abandoned ‘rose coloured’ filters many years ago…too.

  5. Missy

     /  December 12, 2018

    All major news outlets are reporting that the 48 letters of no confidence in the leader have been received by the Chairman of the Conservatives 1922 committee.

    We won’t know for certain for a day or two as the Chairman will formally advise Theresa May first before announcing the vote if no confidence in her leadership.

    • MaureenW

       /  December 12, 2018

      It’s about time she was booted out, her performance around negotiating the Brexit has been appalling. Who’s up next?

  6. MaureenW

     /  December 12, 2018

    Perhaps Macron should have delivered his speech from somewhere a little more frugal in appearance. I presume the gold desk and opulence would only reaffirm the resolve of the yellow-vests.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/11/macron-president-of-the-rich-speech-elysee-palace-gilets-jaunes

  7. MaureenW

     /  December 12, 2018

    Interesting article – on Mr Pell – I wonder what they do with convicted Cardinals?
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/vatican-no-3-cardinal-george-pell-on-trial-for-historical-child-sex-charges