Nigel Farage has said he believes the UK may face a second Brexit referendum in the coming months and has urged Leave campaigners to "get ready for every situation". The MEP and former Ukip leader said he did not think "the great Brexit betrayal is anywhere near finished" and was "more fearful than any point in this process". Speaking at the Leave Means Leave rally in London on Friday night, Mr Farage said: "My message folks tonight is, as much as I don't want a second referendum, it would be wrong of us on a Leave Means Leave platform not to get ready, not to be prepared for a worst case scenario." He added: "We've now got to move into a different gear. We've got to start forming branches and active groups all over this country. "We've got to re-engage with those millions of people who never voted in their lives before. "And if all our efforts come to nothing because we leave at 11pm on March 29th, then so much the better. "But can I urge you, can I implore you to get ready for every … [Read more...] about Nigel Farage tells rally he believes there will be second referendum
Robert Tombs 15 December 2018 9:00 AM 15 December 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp None of us can predict the potential fallout from Brexit, good and bad. What began as a vote of confidence in our institutions has shown them to be dangerously fallible. A country where people usually rub along together is now marked by a cultural and emotional rift. If Brexit does continue to dominate our politics for years, will it mean a reform of our institutions, or a battening down of the hatches by a beleaguered elite? Will the House of Lords, having alienated its natural defenders, at last be seriously reformed? Shall we try to restrain the dangerously capricious powers of prime ministers? Shall we empower local government? Both Brexiteers and Remainers will be in a rather militant mood. Outside constitutional matters, I can see two areas in which Brexit should be in the best sense challenging. The first is our policy towards the outside … [Read more...] about Brexit is about renewal, not just leaving the EU. And there’s no time to waste
“You scumbag, you maggot…”. By now you’ll no doubt have made up your mind as to whether you’ll be singing the next line this Christmas. In recent years, the lyrics of 1987 festive classic Fairytale of New York have come under increasing scrutiny. When the late Kirsty MacColl spits “you cheap lousy faggot” at Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, it’s in the context of a fight between two drunks in which the homophobic slur is shouted by a character who MacGowan himself recently called “not...a nice person, or even a wholesome person”. There are some who feel the word should be censored, and others who feel that doing so would be kowtowing to political correctness. The concern of many, though, is not the use of the word in the context of a fictional argument between two characters in a song, so much as the gusto with which some straight people belt out the word “faggot” once a year. The unease that many feel when hearing … [Read more...] about OldFirmFacts: Scottish football backed Rainbow Laces but there’s more to do
Scientists in California have developed a working HIV vaccine, but there's a catch - so far, they've only tested it on monkeys. They got rhesus monkeys' immune systems to create neutralising antibodies against a Simian form of HIV very similar to the one that commonly infects humans. "We found that neutralizing antibodies that have been induced by vaccination can protect animals against viruses that look a lot like real-world HIV," said Dennis Burton chair of Scripps Research's Department of Immunology and Microbiology. Up to 500 people in New Zealand could have HIV and not know it HIV diagnoses fall 20 percent on previous year San Diego-based Scripps, which has been working on a vaccine since the 1990s, says it's a proof-of-concept that a vaccine is possible - even against what are known as Tier 2 strains of HIV, so-called because they're harder to kill. "Since HIV emerged, this is the first evidence we have of antibody-based protection from a Tier 2 virus following vaccination," … [Read more...] about Working HIV vaccine revealed, but there’s a catch
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - Madam, When I moved to Barmouth from the Midlands with my husband on our retirement in 2011, my friends and colleagues expressed concern about the ‘cultural desert’ I would be living in. I stoutly defended the area, citing Harlech Theatre and Harlech College as strong evidence that this part of the Cambrian coast is far from a cultural desert.I have attended Theatr Harlech, easily accessible, and by public transport too, and have attended various events there, including meetings, social and fund-raising events, art exhibitions, live shows, in the form of a talent competition when I watched talented youngsters perform solo and choral singing, acrobatics and hula hooping on the stage. I bought paintings exhibited there. I’ve watched extraordinary films I would not otherwise have seen, sometimes sitting not far from a bucket placed to catch the raindrops leaking through the roof. I marveled at the wonderful views of … [Read more...] about Why was there no protest over appalling neglect of theatre?