Why Zuckerberg Refused To Give Evidence To Parliament – Why Bother With The British?

Damian Collins is getting all hot under the collar about people not thinking he’s quite as important as he thinks he is. For Collins wants to make sure that anyone asked to come and give evidence to a Commons committee must do so – at risk of actual and real punishment if they don’t.

To which the correct response is, of course, bugger off matey.

The Zuckerberg issue is easy to explain:

Another snub came from Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook.

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There’s No Time Left For Anything Other Than No Deal Brexit

For connoisseurs of political machinations there’s really nothing quite like the Brexit process. For as we enter the end game here it’s becoming ever more apparent that there’s no actual time left for anything other than a no deal Brexit. Which isn’t at all what those who have been planning and plotting were intending, not at all. But it is what they’ve managed to corner themselves into.

Take this latest from Theresa May:

MPs will be able to have a final vote on the Brexit deal by 12 March, Prime Minister Theresa May has said.

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The Great Joy Of Theresa May’s Brexit Vote Problems – Gina Millar

As we know Theresa May lost a vote in the Commons last night over Brexit. The specific point being that money to plan for a no deal exit – that automatic reversion to simple WTO terms – is now limited. Rather a cut nose, spite face, sort of thing for people to do but you know, these are the Members of Parliament, supposedly the adults in the country.

There is a joy to all of this though which is that the entire Parliamentary travail is because Gina Millar won her court case.…

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Oh Dear, What A Pity, Brexit Means We Can’t Screw Up Trade

A committee of the House of Commons is very worried that Brexit means we’ll not be able to cock up trade. This does seem like an odd thing to worry about but then political management of trade is about cocking it up, nothing else. And it is politicians complaining about the fact that they’ll not have the power to so cock up – and that they’d better be given it pronto.

We, the rest of us, should be telling them to go boil their heads.…

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