Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the Conservative party, and therefore will be the next UK Prime Minister.

Johnson got nearly ⅔rds of the vote from Tory Party members.

#politics #Conservatives #Tories #BorisJohnson

Gutted I didn't get an invite to Theresa May's leaving party (last night) in the garden of No. 10 Downing Street.

After all the nice things I've said about her for the last few years.

#politics #TheresaMay

A running list of how President #Trump is changing environmental policy

The Trump administration has promised vast changes to #US. #science and environmental policy—and #NationalGeographic tracking them here as they happen.

{Hmmmm.... Quite a long list- reading time was given with 75 minutes...}

Thx @4deuces

#Environment #Politics #ClimateBreakdown

"The planes will fly! There will be clean drinking water. There will be adequate supplies of glucose, milk solids and whey to make the Mars bars we need."
Boris Johnson 17/07/2019

Along with everything else Boris says, I hope he is wrong about Mars Bars. Mars Bars are such disgusting rubbish running out of them would be a good thing. Suffering a no-deal Brexit would *almost* be worth it.

#politics #Brexit #MarsBars #food

Unconfirmed report that DEFRA* are making contingency plans to slaughter up to 9 million sheep in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

If true this will be like the foot and mouth outbreak only a lot worse.

Absolute madness.

* Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (for England)

#politics #farming #Brexit

Onion becomes reality: '82-Year-Old New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell Quietly Asks Ilhan Omar If He Can Be Part Of The Squad' #boingboing #politics

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

Repeat after me : The planet is not a resource to be exploited. It is to be protected.

#SaveEarth #environment #nature #politics #ClimateEmergency