The only fruitful use of energy at this point is to hasten the decline of this government. There is a masochistic resignation on the opposition benches, where MPs prove their realism and humility by accepting the inevitability of a Conservative government until 2024. This is strategically mistaken. But, more importantly, it is unpatriotic. The scale of the coming destruction is both daunting and needless. The creation of perpetual crisis is the wellspring of this new breed of radical Conservative. It can only be quelled at its source, rather than lurched at, one catastrophe at a time. … [Read more...] about Brexit feeds on discord, so don’t fight it – work to bring down this government
Good faith and fair dealing
“Given that Dazn had made it clear that it would not honor its contract, throughout the spring and summer of 2020, Álvarez repeatedly asked Golden Boy Promotions to explore alternative broadcast options for a fall 2020 bout,” the complaint stated. “Although Golden Boy Promotions reported that it was talking to various broadcasters, it failed to put forth a single alternative plan by which it would pay Álvarez the $35 million it had promised him for each of his fights. … [Read more...] about Canelo Álvarez sues Dazn and Oscar De La Hoya for breach of $365m contract
The pushback against this law-breaking bill is already international. The government may have been relaxed about causing consternation in Brussels and exasperation in Berlin. But did it not stop to think of the impact on the politics of Ireland, north and south, or on already alienated opinion in Scotland and Wales, or on trade negotiators in Tokyo and other capitals? Did the government factor in the inevitably frosty response of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, who is proud of his Irish ancestry and a friend of the EU, or of Democratic lawmakers (and some Republicans too) in Washington? Did it think about the multitude of other places around the world where goodwill towards Britain cannot always be assumed? Did it not realise that the promise-breaking would be welcomed by the likes of Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, all of whom will feel that Britain has just made it a bit easier for them to go on defying the rules too? If ministers did not think of these … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on the rule of law: rogue state Britain?
What they need is the guts to enforce it and the nous to recognise the extremism routinely hijacking many laudable causes. … [Read more...] about Government must not overreact with more economy-ruining restrictions as cases of Covid rise
The Legion of Honor is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.As an honour, the Legion of Honour does not include any actual material or financial benefit. However, it is an invaluable source of pride for the recipients and their families and an example of civic service made public.Any French citizen with no criminal record, who has demonstrated outstanding merits in the service of the nation, in a military or a civilian capacity is eligible. Twenty years of activity at least are required to qualify for the Legion of Honor.The Legion of Honor has 92,000 members. Every year, a maximum of 2,800 people can be inducted, in a military capacity or as civilians.Some 320 foreigners can be awarded this honour every year but, unlike French nationals, they are not members of the Legion of Honor.The Legion of Honor cannot be applied … [Read more...] about It’s two metres apart over here, mon ami! Boris Johnson dodges a very enthusiastic welcome from Emmanuel Macron as the French President heads to Downing Street after handing Prince Charles the Legion d’Honneur for London