Overnight, the U.S. #Congress passed a bill that staves off a government shutdown for 45 days.
It doesn’t include any military assistance for Ukraine.
#Ukraine, he said, had run out of its own weapons.
"If America wants us to win, then it must supply weapons,” Sentsov said.
“Without weapons, we cannot win. We will not lose, but we will not win either.”
"Arrests made after football fans mock child who died from #Cancer...
🇷🇺 🤡 Former Russian president Medvedev on Sunday suggested that #British soldiers training #Ukrainian troops in Ukraine would be legitimate targets for #Russian forces, as would #German factories producing Taurus missiles should they supply Kyiv 🇺🇦
I Kissed a Boy star Dan Harry on joining “groundbreaking” HIV vaccine trial.
The #British #government has even committed to achieving zero new #HIV infections and ending #AIDS and HIV-related deaths entirely in #England by 2030, something that would have felt impossible at the epidemic’s peak in the 1990s. #Health #Vaccine
#British #Army Deploys Latest #AJAX and #ARES Tracked #Armored #Vehicles in Major Exercise
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/ArmyRecognition/status/1708053469846818982
#British-grown beans on toast is to become a reality after the first commercial crop of haricot beans was successfully harvested in Lincolnshire.
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Hate #Bigotry #Misogyny #Homophobia #Transphobia #MoralPanic #HateSpeech #StochasticTerrorism #Hatecrimes
Nangeli - Wikipedia
"Mulakkaram" was a term to distinguish female taxpayers from males, and "the #tax was not based on the size of the #breast or its attractiveness, as Nangeli's storytellers will claim, but was one standard rate charged from women". Covering breasts was not a fashion in #Kerala at that time. Victorian standards of morality penetrated into the society decades later via the #British colonialists, which led to subsequent class-struggles for the right of the lower caste to wear upper cloth.["
The volume has several hints towards it's author:
- Likely acquaintance with Syd Barrett (for whom the poem Dying Files in a Small Room was written)
- Acquaintance with Christa Päffgen, better known as #Nico (sang on the debut album of The Velvet Underground).
- Traveled in the United States (specific reference to a Waffle House at Exit 51 in North Carolina)
- But may have been #British (some British English words such as "cataloguing" instead of "cataloging")
🇬🇧 🇺🇦 #British defence minister Grant Shapps discussed how to bolster Ukraine's air defences during talks in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president's office said on Thursday.
Germany’s Green party will not approve a deal for Britain to sell dozens of #Typhoon #EFA fighter jets to #Saudi's.
The jet was jointly developed by #British, #German, #Italian and #Spanish firms, and the consent of all four is needed to export the planes. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2023/09/27/german-greens-block-sales-typhoon-jets-saudi-arabia/
You're taken, and you know you shouldn't give in, but if we're working late together and I'm begging you to fuck me, can you really resist?
This full length 15 min file, plus my entire back catalogue of filth, is yours for the very reasonable price of $5 at https://www.fanvue.com/jillyhorrorshow.
The most awesome thread on a British Rail unscheduled excursion you'll ever read.
"So now it is midnight, and I am in a black cab in the middle of nowhere (well, the M6) with three strangers who are all asleep. One is snoring.
"I’m tweeting mainly to both stay awake, and also because I’m worried I went insane somewhere after Stafford and this is a delusion."
#AntiDemocratic tactics such as #gerrymandering and the imposition of #VoterID have left #British people disillusioned with #democracy
As a #British #citizen, recent revelations about Chinese spying operations in the #UK should come as an uncomfortable revelation. Britain's cosying up to #China in recent years may have come at a cost. Now, critics are questioning whether Britain has been naive in handling China.
✍️ Sasha Webster
"The #British may have looted the Benin Bronzes from the West African Kingdom in the 19th century, but they couldn’t remove the art form.
Artisans still use the country’s red soil to create #bronze #sculptures, just as their ancestors did decades before."
248yrs later... Montreal is #French-speaking, #British forces remain in... Britain, and #America stretches from sea to shining sea thanks to countless treaties with numerous tribes that it's double crossed.
All the while, those aforementioned tribes are to be content on their small plots of land "gifted" to them by a people that never had any right to the tribe's original land in the first place.
Bilbo: Let's go back to bed! I don't want to walk now.
Twolegs: We have to walk. Look at this beautiful meadow,the sun!
B: All others are still in bed. Nobody walks.
T: But the fox, the heron ...
B: No dog. It's cold and wet, terribly wet.
T: As a beagle, you should be adapted to #British-like weather!
B: I'm a #French beagle. We wait in bed for the smell of fresh baguette!
T: You are just a #beagle!
B: In sit-in strike now. Take me home!
T: Okee, but the baguette is for me! #DogLife
British estates agents, solicitors and QCs colluding and actively helping Russian #oligarchs and criminals purchase #London properties, driving up prices, and keeping out #British people from their British capital.
#KarlMarx in the New York Tribune 1852 'Corruption at Elections' https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/08/20.htm
"If you follow up the history of British elections (written in 1852) for a century past or longer, you are tempted to ask, not why #British Parliaments were so bad, but on the contrary, how they managed to be even as good as they were and to represent as much as they did, though in a dim refraction, the actual movement of #British society"
and they are so bad
LifeOM the dialog and story is just a joke, like they didn't even hire a writer
The dialog/story on Luther is better, but it takes a right wing DeSantis view of policing: the police can abuse suspects as much as they want and it is ok, which is the dominant mode in TV cop shows (Law n Order)
Just saw Scrapper. Gentle little film about Georgie, 12, who’s surviving on her own after her mum’s death. Her dad Jason (30ish going on 13) shows up after being absent all her life. I love how they’re both kids really, but J is trying to step up. Low key & enjoyably weird with magic realism moments (talking spiders- *shudder*) Hints at but avoids gritty realism in favour of showing two lost “kids” learning how to connect. #Scrapper #movie #film #British @timrichards
Well, it's not a new season of Line of Duty. But perhaps it's the next best thing. 😁
#RishiSunak signs more North Sea #Oil & #Gas extraction deals & then pushes back the deadline for selling new petrol & diesel cars & the phasing out of gas boilers. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/20/rishi-sunak-confirms-rollback-of-key-green-targets
The #UK prime minister obviously has a plan.
"polls have consistently shown that the majority of people back the transition to net zero in order to limit climate breakdown"
To be fair, I do speak to #British folk whose response to reducing Jet travel is "Suppose you'd ban racing cars too?"
I was born in Spain, raised in the UK. I’m English-Scottish heritage.
I’ve been bouncing around the #Fediverse.
my home page is https://ewancroft.neocities.org/.
It's definitely a classic* British autumn, the fingerless gloves have come out.
Been wearing them ever since I was playing church organ when I was 14.
Icy cold Christmas Eve services in the balcony of Ronkswood Church, me there with my woolly socks and fingerless gloves, hiding Sweet Child Of Mine and Suck My Kiss in the play in and play out procession music.
No-one ever noticed 😂🎹
*It's pissing it down.
while I was out having a beer, a couple walked in with bulldog. For whatever reason I started sketching the dog as quickly as I could. At the end if it the couple got of a drawing and I got £10.
#MastoArt #art #observational #drawing #sketch #illustration #watercolorsketch #watercolorsketches
#urbansketch #urbansketching #urbansketchers #urbansketcher #urbansketches #lifedrawing #petportait #bulldog #bulldogportrait #uk #british #petportraits
#Kenyan-born #British folk singer Roger Whittaker, who brought us hits like I’m Back, My Land In Kenya and Shimoni, has died aged 87.
Roger Whittaker Kenyan safari Part 1
David Lammy, has proposed regular meetings between UK and EU ministers, as part of a major reset of British foreign policy under a Labour government.
Lammy: "It's high time the UK took its place again after #Brexit, as a lead player in world affairs. A UK that is isolated & missing is felt across the world. It's definitely the case that the international community want us back”.
A #British friend sent me a picture of a durian after Anwar Ibrahim was elected as PM and asked: "Can he last longer than a durian" ?
To which I replied, well, definitely longer than a head of lettuce. 😊😊😊
If you are wondering what the hell Im talking about, article 👇
Even though I still have assets back home I don’t feel too bad about not being able to vote.
Royal spin doctors imposed ‘extraordinary restrictions’ on covering #KingCharlesIII’s accession, says ex-head of Sky News
If the #British #Police are routinely hacked then what protection do any of us have?
Does anybody take their job seriously in this country any more or have the lies of Brexit infected public life so much we're all thinking;
"screw everyone else, I'll just lie and blag my way through the day, it's being British! Do a half assed job then blame an immigrant for the fuckup, god save the king (and his suitcase full of bribe money)"
I am told by the #British #Standards Institute that they would welcome public feedback on the proposed ISO/IEC 23078 #Specification of #DRM technology for digital publications. If you are British go to https://identity.bsigroup.com/StdDevRegistration/Register?bpurl=https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/ to register an account and then https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2022-01412#/section to comment on part 1 https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2022-01413#/section part 2 and https://standardsdevelopment.bsigroup.com/projects/2023-01494#/section part 3
Former #British soldier fighting in Ukraine found dead with hands tied
Jordan Chadwick, who served in the Scots Guards from 2011 to 2015, travelled to #Ukraine to fight in October last year. Eight months later, on 26 June, Lancashire police told his mother, Brenda, that her son, known as Joe, had been killed
The Ukrainian international army repatriated the 31-year-old on 7 August. An inquest will be held to determine the cause of his death
Along with #Freedland & #Toynbee (among others), with full-throated encouragement from @guardian Editor-in-Chief Kath #Viner, Rafael #Behr essentially led the #Guardian’s five-year-long assault on #Corbyn & his leadership team - thereby legitimising the #ZionistLobby’s #ItWasAScam #FakeAntiSemitism slur and giving the #FarRight press & #BBC state media “permission” to jump on the “destroy Corbyn” bandwagon!
Whilst they won’t admit it, #Behr et al & the Guardian fundamentally betrayed what remains of #British democracy & probably destroyed any future possibility of a #DemocraticSocialist government in Britain!
Having helped return both #May’s & #Johnson’s #Tories to power in 2017 & 2019, Behr is today ⤵️ rightly savaging the #Tories & #Sunak for having “no new ideas and nothing to say about the problems facing Britain, most of which are the product of choices made by the party he leads. This is the point of no return, when Conservatives realise that renewal in office is not possible, and that they need to be in opposition almost as much as the country wants them out of government.”
Problem is: after three-years of giving @UKLabour “leader” Sir #KidStarver & his Shadow Cabinet of #Blairite nondescripts & no-hopers a “free pass”, the Guardian is also belatedly waking up to the fact that the #Mandelson-influenced ‘heart’ of #Labour thinking is suffused with such vapidity as to make it utterly clueless in the face of the crises we all now face!
The country is at an historical crossroads heading into the 2024 general election yet, all the evidence available strongly suggests that neither the party currently in government nor the opposition (& potentially the next party in government) have got the “nous” or the “balls” to do what they both know *must* be done for the sake of the country and the future of the planet!
“The Tory mission has failed: British people don’t want a smaller state”
More than a "Slap in the Face": ICA's Congress in Abu Dhabi Whitewashes the UAE's Reality
https://issuesandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2023/09/05/more-than-a-slap-in-the-face-icas-congress-in-abu-dhabi-whitewashes-the-uaes-reality/ #archives #archivists #uae #libraries #librarians #energy #climate #climatechange #abudhabi #islam #humanrights #petroleum #archivesissues #migrantworkers #immigration #migration #saudiarabia #whiteness #yemen #france #conferences #history #homophobia #lgbtq #mali #lebanon #films #colonialism #british #britishempire #whitewashing #greenwashing #sustainability #inclusion #diversity
🇺🇲 🇬🇧 #Russia warned Tuesday it will treat any US move to station #nuclear weapons in the UK for the first time in 15 years as an “escalation” after media reports indicated plans to deploy the bombs on #British soil.
"Imperial Federation - Map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886. Statistical information furnished by Captain J.C.R. Colomb, M.P. formerly R.M.A. Mclure & Co. Queen Victoria Street, London. British territories coloured in red. (Published as) Supplement to ''The Graphic'', July 24th, 1886. (Inset) Map of the world showing the extent of British territories in 1786." https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/bz3c3b #Map #Maps #Cartography #History #Histodon #Histodons #British #Britain #Empire @histodon @histodons
This whole essay is basically entirely quotable:
> "Why do some #British people not like Donald Trump?" Nate White, [a] writer from England wrote the following response:
> #Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace […]
It would appear that “former Tory MP Antoinette Sandbach has threatened the University of Cambridge with legal action after a historian named her as a descendant of merchants who enslaved his ancestors.”
Oh, my… It would be a damn shame if more people knew of this so please do not boost this post.
CupOfTea.social is a general UK server for casual chit-chat and good wholesome content:
CupOfTea.social runs on Glitch Mastodon, a special version of Mastodon with extra features.
That reputation the #British have.
Reaction to Air Traffic Control going down today on the Times Of India website
#BBCNews - Can the #British #Museum dig itself out of trouble?
I prefer to call #Starmer a #Quisling! His #ShadowCabinet is a fetid nest full of Quislings! The #NEC & #PLP are full of #RightWing #Blairite #LabourFriendsOfIsrael and #JewishLabourMovement Quislings! They *all* collaborate with the #Tory #Establishment enemy & with the #Israeli #Apartheid state in undermining #British democracy!
This was in the charts the week I was born - the lyrics are very relatable today (and its early #synthpop, produced by a #German producer (originally "Nachts scheint die Sonne" but reworked and sung by #British singers), and a 16mm promotional film made by a TV station in the #Netherlands
Seton-Karr, W. S. (1893). The Marquess Cornwallis. United Kingdom: Clarendon Press. https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/_/rO21AAAAIAAJ #History #Histodon #Histodons #UK #UnitedKingdom #GreatBritain #Britain #British #India #Book #Books #Bookstodon #Ebook #Ebooks @bookstodon @histodon @histodons (19)
Sunak’s family firm signed a billion-dollar deal with #BP before PM opened new #NorthSea licenses https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/politics/sunaks-family-firm-signed-a-billion-dollar-deal-with-bp-before-pm-opened-new-north-sea-licences-353690/
The PM #RishiSunak is scientifically, technically, economically, & morally, WRONG!
More fossil fuel contracts will lead to more greenhouse gas emissions https://ourworldindata.org/greenhouse-gas-emissions