“As a party, Labour prides itself on equality, extending opportunity to those who wouldn’t otherwise have it; promoting progressive politics; being the voice of the ostracised. Identity politics is our politics. (…) How can we as a political party purport to serve the interests of Londoners but fail to do this in our own house? Especially in a youth organisation which aims to represent the most diverse city in our country.”
It’s always funny to hear him use his home country of Belgium as an example in his emotional pleads for a federal Europe. Because Belgium is not actually a country and it’s nearly impossible to run it at all. Just watch the video below, and ask yourself if you want Europe, which, like Belgium, is a multilingual landmass with various differing fiscal cultures, to be more or less like Verhofstadt’s federation.
The people’s champs mincing as many words and giving as many fucks as ever. Be it on Islamic terrorism or Brexit, this boi has your back.
His brother, by the way, is quite opinionated on the matter of tea, and his treatise on the subject is being compared by many contemporary scholars to Plato’s Apology. Ignore at your own peril.
Jonathan Pie, John Walker’s immensely popular fictitious British news reporter, just ripped into the Brexit ordeal, and EU-chiefs Juncker and Tusk got their share especially. Theresa May didn’t exactly escape unscathed either, and rightly so.
Some wisdom for the way.
Paris: A week after proudly opening its canals for swimming, they close them down due to faecal bacteria overload
With temperatures rising above 30 degrees Celsius, the Parisians stood in line for a fresh dip, but they were in for an unpleasant surprise due to the poor water quality. It forced the City of Paris to tweet out that all three pools on the Canal de l’Ourcq were to be closed due to that “unsatisfactory” water quality, and that it would remain closed until the situation returned to normal. The reason for the pollution was not clear, but a French radio station reported that heavy rainfall over the weekend had led to higher than normal levels of enterococci, a bacteria found in faecal matter.