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Mr. Boris Johnson, recall the UK parliament and ask the EU for a Brexit postponement

Thanks to the Scottish Courts for ruling that Mr. Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending the UK parliament at a moment of historical importance for the nation. Now he should recall parliament, ask the EU for an extension and resign.

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Justin Trudeau’s Arabian Night: why was wearing dark make-up wrong?

There’s been a lot of coverage of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and the criticism he’s received for having worn dark facial make-up as part of a fancy dress costume he wore to an event around 20 years ago. Some people consider this to have been racist and distasteful. Dave is somewhat bemused. Why?

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Mr. Boris Johnson suspended the UK’s parliament today: an anti-democratic and autocratic act

Mr. Boris Johnson, the current United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, suspended parliament on August 28, 2019, to force through the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), almost certainly without any agreement on future relations.

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Dave awakens from hibernation

Dave emerges into consciousness. His eyes slowly focus. He looks around at the impending disasters, and decides it’s time to open his mouth and speak…

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