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  1. A new British political grouping opposed to Brexit split on Tuesday only months after it was formed, deserted by more than half its lawmakers following a poor showing in European parliamentary elections.

    Even anti-splitters re split.

    • Missy

       /  5th June 2019

      It is expected the ones that split away will join the Liberal Democrats.

      These guys have been a disaster, one PR failure after another. No wonder none of them are wanting a bye election, despite saying that there should be a second referendum because things have changed, apparently leaving the party you were voted in for and completely changing your stance on Brexit is not a change so no new vote is required.

  2. The top Republican on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday called for hearings into interference by Russia and others in the 2016 election and beyond, on the heels of a statement here by former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and ahead of presidential elections next year.

    The request comes as the judiciary panel continues to seek documents and evidence stemming from the report written by Mueller, who headed investigations into Russian interference in the U.S. election, whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow and if President Donald Trump had obstructed justice.

    Mueller, as well as U.S. and law enforcement intelligence agencies, concluded that Russia worked to interfere in the 2016 elections.

    Avoiding interference in next years election should be the primary aim.

  3. The population of London is just over 8 million, compared to New Zealand about 4.8 million.

    • Missy

       /  5th June 2019

      If Lloyd Burr thinks the numbers of police today was insane he hasn’t been in London long at all. I will say that I didn’t think the police presence was as much as I expected and I saw practically no armed police, which I thought there would be a lot of.

      Nice to see they are keeping the press rif raf across the road from Downing St. 🙂

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th June 2019

        I have a fascinating book about Whitehall, a modern one, and found one about Number Ten (the house and occupants) among my husband’s books, written mid c.20.

        I didn’t know that the front door was replaced with a steel one that takes 6 ? 8 ? to lift it when No..10 was bombed by the IRA. The two books complement each other wonderfully.

  4. Pink David

     /  5th June 2019



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