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JM Ashby
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In other news, the Johnson administration says it will spend another 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to prepare for a hard, no-deal Brexit.

In his first major policy announcement, new finance minister Sajid Javid said the outlay would allow the government to increase training for customs officials, hire more staff to deal with an expected increase in passport applications, and improve infrastructure around ports.

Javid said the United Kingdom’s economy was strong enough to cope with a no-deal Brexit and rejected criticism that the money would be better spent on healthcare or education.

Meanwhile, India, the world's second biggest market for coal behind China, says it will reduce imports of coal by a third over the next five years. That's one less market for American coal.

Finally, Facebook says it has taken down 350 accounts with 1.4 million followers that were secretly run by the Saudi Government.

LONDON (Reuters) - People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on Thursday.

Facebook said it had suspended more than 350 accounts and pages with about 1.4 million followers, the latest takedown in an ongoing effort to combat “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on its platform, and the first such activity it has linked to the Saudi government. [...]

Facebook also said on Thursday it had suspended a separate network of more than 350 accounts linked to marketing firms in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. In that case it did not directly link the activity to a government.

  • Draxiar

    And when the UK economy collapses because of BJ’s overestimation I hope he’s held to task.

    • He won’t be. The Tories are just as adept as the Republicans at finding someone else to blame for whatever goes wrong with their machinations.

  • Aynwrong

    “…rejected criticism that the money would be better should ever be spent on healthcare or education.”

    Ya know, if British conservatives are anything like their Yankee cousins across the pond.

    Just saw on CNN a Trump voter that believes coal was placed here on earth specifically for them. Beat that logic.

    Fake News is anything but fake. Just don’t count on the traitor in the White House or Senate Majority leader Moscow Mitch McTreason Weasel for any kind of assistance fighting it.

    • You can’t beat stupid logic–also known as magical or delusional thinking. Trump and his followers are FULL of it.