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Credibility

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Clay Bennett)

In other news, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross reportedly threatened to fire NOAA employees if they contradicted Trump's ridiculous sharpie forecast publicly.

Meanwhile, Huawei's chief security officer says there won't be a trade deal between China and the US unless Trump backs away or at least includes the company in a deal. I believe he's right, which is why it will never happen.

Finally, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly considering building an actual bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to make a Brexit more palatable.

Boris Johnson has told government officials to explore the possibility of building an actual bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Documents seen by Channel 4 News reveal that both the Treasury and Department for Transport have been asked for advice on the costs and risks of such a project.

The prime minister wants to know “where this money could come from” and “the risks around the project” – which appear to include “WW2 munitions in the Irish Sea”. [...]

The DUP, the party supporting the Conservatives in Parliament, believes a bridge could break the Brexit impasse by removing the need for a border in the Irish Sea.

A bridge of this length would cost billions and take many years to build.

Alternatively, they could just cancel the fucking Brexit.

  • mnpollio

    Johnson would take a bullet before he canceled Brexit. As Bob Cesca has wisely theorized, Johnson is one of a number of agents of chaos infecting governments world wide to the applause of Vlad Putin. His whole reason for existing is to sow discord and destroy from within. He cannot come up with a solution to anything because finding a solution was never (and will never) be the point with him. Destroying was the point and that is literally ALL that matters.

  • muselet

    Boris Johnson has told government officials to explore the possibility of building an actual bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    That would be one hell of a bridge.

    The shortest it could be is around 12 miles, roughly from Southend on the Kintyre Peninsula to Ballycastle. This is a rainy, windy part of the world, exactly the sort of place a giant bridge makes no sense; I sure as hell wouldn’t want to drive a heavily-laden truck across one. And that’s without worrying about the unexploded ordnance on the seafloor.

    Besides which, the real problem is on the other side of Northern Ireland. A hard border between NI and the Republic of Ireland is unacceptable to pretty much everyone, and a fanciful bridge to Scotland won’t change that.

    The DUP and Boris Johnson are very stupid if they actually believe this is any kind of solution to the self-inflicted wound of Brexit.

    –alopecia

    • I don’t think they actually believe it’s a solution, they’re just doing the same thing Trump does – throw shit at the wall to see if it will stick, no matter how stupid it might be. After all, their idiotic supporters might look at it, nod wisely, and say to themselves “wow, that’s a really innovative idea!”

      • Draxiar

        Sadly, you are correct.

      • muselet

        Nothing either Boris Johnson or anyone in the DUP has done convinces me they’re not dumb enough to think a long bridge over treacherous waters is a pretty neat idea.

        Still, you’re right that Johnson is trying desperately to pander to Tory voters with stunts like this. I am a bit disappointed in the British educational system, since so many people don’t seem to know how to read a map, but that’s a topic for another time.

        –alopecia

        • The twice-bedamned Tories instituted ‘austerity’ years ago, and both the NHS and the educational system have suffered horribly. It’s almost as if Maggie and Ronnie put their heads together to work out what would put the conservatives into permanent power once they dumbed down and sickened the populace enough in both countries.

          • muselet

            I was going for a cheap joke, but I can’t say you’re wrong.

            –alopecia

          • Understood, but sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  • Aynwrong

    So our xenophobic moron wants to build a wall to keep undesirables out, and England’s xenophobic moron wants to build a bridge to soften the effect of his very own policies.

    I’m very tired…

    • Badgerite

      I sense a pattern.