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JM Ashby
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In other news, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an election on October 15th after the House of Commons voted to block a hard, no-deal brexit, but Johnson doesn't have enough support for an election. What happens next is still entirely up in the air.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says a hard brexit could cost Britain at least $16 billion in lost raw sales each year, and that's a conservative estimate that doesn't include other costs.

UNCTAD said the $16 billion figure was conservative, and only took into account a rise in EU tariffs from zero to the basic “most favored nation” rate that it offers countries without preferential deals.

“These losses would be much greater because of non-tariff measures, border controls and consequent disruption of existing UK-EU production networks,” UNCTAD’s report said.

Finally, the Trump regime wants to roll back regulations requiring the use of energy-efficient lightbulbs.

The filing from the Energy Department would prevent new efficiency requirements from implementation on Jan. 1 under a previous law passed in 2007 during President George W. Bush's administration. That law phased out inefficient incandescent and halogen bulbs, and was approved with bipartisan support in Congress.

The standards that were scheduled to take effect in January applied to about half of the roughly 6 billion lightbulbs used in the U.S., and would have prevented millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere.

This is the dumbest shit

  • Draxiar

    Would it all surprise anyone if trump declared that he’s rolling back the use of computers because the typewriter industry has been “hurt very badly” by them?

    • mnpollio

      Would Trump even comprehend what a typewriter is? The man seemingly can neither read nor write.

      • Draxiar

        In this case I have to give it to him that he knows how to use the keyboard on his phone to belch out on Twitter daily so I’ll give the very generous benefit of the doubt that he at least has a cursory awareness of technology difference between typewriters and computers. Mind you, I’m with Christopher Foxx in this in that I think someone should mess with him and wormtongue this suggestion into his feeble neurons.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Oh, oh! Can someone suggest that to him? Please?

  • 1933john

    Toilets next or maybe dated food stuffs?

  • Aynwrong

    I know this is not the best reason to be glad Brexit is finally experiencing some push back, but I want to see Boris cry.

    This nonsense with the lightbulbs makes about as much sense as Trump dipshit claiming he’s saving money by signing paperwork with Sharpies instead of “expensive” pens.

    God, he’s a fucking idiot.