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Good Trouble

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Stuart Carlson)

In other news, Trump is reportedly planning to send unmarked federal jackboots to more large cities so they can play soldier while tear-gasing protesters.

Meanwhile, Britain's top safety officials say a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. shouldn't include American cars because we have shitty safety standards.

The Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety says imported vehicles should still have to meet British standards for collisions with pedestrians, children, and people on bikes – which many US vehicles do not.

The Council has written to Trade Secretary Liz Truss warning that US safety standards "are much lower than those permitted for vehicles sold in the UK".

Finally, British officials are calling on the European Union to ensure that Brits living and working on Europe can stay there after the Brexit.

The UK government is launching a multimillion pound communications campaign to reach the estimated 1 million British citizens living in the EU to ensure they know what steps to take if they wish to remain in their host countries after Brexit.

And it is urging all EU member states to accelerate the process to enable British nationals to secure their rights amid concern among campaigners that some countries have not yet even opened schemes for UK citizens.

“UK nationals living in the EU must be able to rely on the rights the withdrawal agreement gives them, just as EU nationals living in the UK can.

“We continue to call on the EU and member states to protect the rights of UK nationals with faster implementation, longer application windows and clear communications, as the UK has done for EU citizens in the UK,” said a Foreign Office spokesperson.

Considering that the primary reason a Brexit is happening in the first place is because Britain's right wing wants to kick (mostly brown-skinned) foreigners out of the country, this pretty rich!

News of John Lewis's death hit me pretty hard on Friday night. I'm glad he lived long enough to see the first black president, but it's also sad that he had to see Trump. We're still fighting the same fight he started 60 years ago.