Tuesday, 17 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170116 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170116.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

A UK trade deal with Trump? Be careful what you wish for - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/a-uk-trade-deal-with-trump-be-careful-what-you-wish-for #brexit means less sovereignty; here's why

No deal for Britain is better than a bad deal' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2017/jan/17/theresa-may-brexit-speech-pound-steadies-ahead-of-theresa-mays-brexit-speech-politics-live exactly: staying in EU is better than leaving without any plan

If we sign up to #TTIP trade deal with Trump, the first thing to be sold off to US corporations will be the #NHS - http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-trade-deal-brexit-theresa-may-ttip-nhs-sold-off-american-us-corporations-a7531111.html

.@Ivanka from Brighton sends climate change reply to Donald Trump - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/17/ivanka-majic-donald-trump-twitter-climate-change-brighton </applause> brilliant move

Prime minister vows to put final #Brexit deal before parliament - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/17/prime-minister-vows-to-put-final-brexit-deal-before-parliament it's a threat: pass it, or we leave with no deal

Monday, 16 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170115 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170115.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

 IFLA, EIFL and EBLIDA call on EU Member States to Deliver on Marrakesh Treaty Ratification - http://www.ifla.org/node/11120 shame on #germany

No 10 welcomes Trump's pledge for a speedy UK-US trade deal - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/16/no-10-welcomes-donald-trumps-pledge-for-a-speedy-uk-us-trade-deal NB: will mean hormone beef, chlorine chicken in UK

Sinn Féin ​refusal to replace McGuinness set to trigger Northern Ireland elections - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/sinn-fein-refusal-mcguinness-power-sharing-collapse-northern-ireland potentially big for #brexit

Swedish minister 'shocked' by xenophobia to Swedes in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/ann-linde-swedish-minister-xenophobia-swedes-uk-brexit #WellDoneBrexiters, you've made us the racist thugs of EU

UK trade deal with Trump? careful what you wish for - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/a-uk-trade-deal-with-trump-be-careful-what-you-wish-for "instantly shatter #Brexiters’ dream of ‘taking back control"

UK cosying up to Trump over Middle East peace process - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/16/uk-cosying-up-to-trump-over-middle-east-peace-process-say-eu-ministers IOW "taking back control" actually means grovelling to US

it's increasingly clear #brexit means UK becomes America's poodle once more, and that's putting it politely...

May: "I want us to be a secure, prosperous, tolerant country" - that's why even Swedes now live in fear in UK - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/16/ann-linde-swedish-minister-xenophobia-swedes-uk-brexit


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170114 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170114.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"[May] will plead for an end to insults" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/theresa-may-uk-is-prepared-to-accept-hard-brexit while imposing one-sided hard #brexit without compromises #forgetit

Путина попросили помочь в борьбе с коррупцией в Мексике - http://kommersant.ru/doc/3193463 we're so lucky Vlad is here to sort out world's problems

What is the point of #Davos? - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/01/what-is-the-point-of-davos pathetic and mildly hilarious attempt at self-justification by #wef17 #clueless

Hammond suggests UK without single market could become tax haven - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/philip-hammond-suggests-uk-outside-single-market-could-become-tax-haven #brexiters must be so proud...

UK snubs Middle East peace summit in Paris to keep Trump on side - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/uk-snubs-middle-east-peace-summit-in-paris-to-keep-trump-onside #brexit means...grovelling to trump like this

What if we could reimagine #copyright? - https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/what-if-we-could-reimagine-copyright now there's a question...

Trump's first UK post-election interview: Brexit a 'great thing' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/15/trumps-first-uk-post-election-interview-brexit-a-great-thing #brexiters must feel so proud of his endorsement

French progressives dare to hope as maverick Macron surges in polls - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/15/french-progressives-dare-to-hope-as-maverick-macron-surges-in-polls meanwhile, we have corbyn

Sunday, 15 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170113 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170113.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump suggests he may drop Russia sanctions if Moscow 'is helpful' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/14/trump-suggests-he-may-drop-russia-sanctions-if-moscow-helpful gosh, nobody saw that coming...

“Maharaj has contracted necrotizing fasciitis at least twice due to “horrific” [prison] sanitation conditions” - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/krishna-maharaj-florida-prison-emergency-care #US

Большинство россиян положительно оценили страх мира перед Россией -
http://www.rbc.ru/society/14/01/2017/5879de479a79476614fc8652 that's a pity #ru

Ten things you need to know about #TiSA - http://aftinet.org.au/cms/10-things-about-TiSA-17 all bad...

Netherlands 'will block UK-EU deal without tax avoidance measures' - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/14/netherlands-will-block-eu-deal-with-uk-without-tax-avoidance-measures just the first of 27 other key demands #brexit

Investigation after 3rd death in UK immigration detention centre - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/13/investigation-after-third-death-in-uk-immigration-detention-centre that's now; imagine afterwards #WellDoneBrexiters

Новый аэропорт открылся в Грузии - http://www.kavkaz-uzel.eu/articles/295932/ amazing:@Wikipedia has already added this info - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambrolauri

Saturday, 14 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170112 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170112.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages - https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/13/whatsapp-backdoor-allows-snooping-on-encrypted-messages well, that's pretty bad...

Hungary defends planned crackdown on foreign-backed NGOs - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/13/hungary-defends-planned-crackdown-on-foreign-backed-ngos #hungary going to a bad place very rapidly

UK's former Moscow ambassador in spotlight over #Trump dossier - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/uk-british-former-moscow-ambassador-andrew-wood-trump-dossier Christopher Steele, ‘would not make things up’

EU negotiator wants 'special' deal over access to City post-#Brexit - https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/13/eu-negotiator-wants-special-deal-over-access-to-city-post-brexit see? #london needs independence from UK...

Trump dossier doesn't faze his voters: 'I haven't been following that' - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/13/trump-supporters-reaction-russia-dossier the stupidity of some supporters is epic

Court Says Tossing A Flashbang Grenade Into A Room With A Toddler Is 'Unreasonable' Police Behavior - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170108/14383136439/court-says-tossing-flashbang-grenade-into-room-with-toddler-is-unreasonable-police-behavior.shtml well, it was

Jakarta: the unlikely capital city of sex and swinging - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/14/jakarta-the-unlikely-capital-city-of-sex-and-swinging er, you can say that again... #id

Thursday, 12 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170111 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170111.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

Trump's China trademarks risk constitutional crisis: experts - https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-china-trademarks-risk-constitutional-crisis-experts-020155442.html but will anything come of this?

Greenpeace: #Neonicotinoids pose risks to multiple species - http://www.euractiv.com/section/agriculture-food/news/greenpeace-neonicotinoids-pose-risks-to-multiple-species/ & us, ultimately, given the threat to our food supplies

#NHS crisis: 20 hospitals declare black alert as patient safety no longer assured - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/11/nhs-crisis-20-hospitals-declare-black-alert-as-patient-safety-no-longer-assured hunt should be fired

Top UK Cop Says Hackers Should Be Punished Not With Prison, But With Jammed WiFi Connections - https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170110/03565136446/top-uk-cop-says-hackers-should-be-punished-not-with-prison-with-jammed-wifi-connections.shtml yeah, that'll work

Rwanda's new king named – a father of two living on an estate near Manchester - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/rwandas-new-king-named-a-father-of-two-living-on-an-estate-near-manchester a reminder: migrants can be royalty

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


Moody’s Microblog Daily Digest 170110 - http://moodysmdd.blogspot.nl/2017/01/170110.html yesterday’s tweets as a single page

"the vast majority of people whichever way they voted now want us to get on and deliver #Brexit" - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/11/government-brexit-supreme-court-theresa-may-article-50 in your dreams...

Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by #Zimbabwe - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/water-relief-for-8000-thirsty-elephants-neglected-zimbabwe well done, humans...

Pope Francis's authority challenged by Knights of Malta over condom row - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/11/knights-of-malta-condom-scandal-stretches-from-myanmar-to-the-vatican what a headline, what a time to be alive

"Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I’m leading it" - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/jan/11/trump-dossier-russia-has-compromising-material-on-president-elect-live-updates?page=with:block-587667f2e4b0710de27b8802#block-587667f2e4b0710de27b8802 trump's going to lead Russia?

World's largest peatland with vast carbon-storage capacity found in #Congo - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/11/worlds-largest-peatland-vast-carbon-storage-capacity-found-congo we must fund its conservation now

SDLP backs British-Irish rule if Northern Ireland devolution fails - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/11/northern-ireland-british-irish-rule-sdlp-dup-sinn-fein whoa #brexit

Urgent: Please Write to MEPs on the ENVI Committee About #CETA Today - here's what I've just sent: https://opendotdotdot.blogspot.nl/2017/01/please-write-to-meps-on-envi-committee.html #environment