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Parliament Strikes Back and the First Fashionista

IF Brexit were a movie, and indeed This Reporter believes there is something in the works starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Or that may have been "The Grinch Steals Christmas", she is thinking of. Certainly a film along the lines of unnecessary miserly, misery being inflicted upon an, in the main part, peaceable people.
To resume, if Brexit were a movie - a multi-parter to be exact - the events of the last 24 hours would appear under the banner, "Parliament Strikes Back".
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan was dealt not one, not two, but three hammer blows during the course of proceedings yesterday (Tuesday). The first being the European Court's by no means insignificant ruling that Article 50 could be overturned unilaterally, or in plain speak, the UK could quite easily, as some have suspected all along, stop Brexit in its tracks any time. Right now, if they wished.
The second hammer blow came through a Commons vote in favour of the Government being held in Contempt, for failing to publish the full legal documents around Brexit after promising to do so. Whilst no one will be sent to the tower as punishment - unfortunately - the legal papers will be presented to Parliament in full today (Wednesday).
The third blow came in the form of a "Plan B" amendment put forward by Tory 'rebel' Dominic Grieve, and latterly receiving majority backing by MPs, for Parliament to have a say in what happens next, should Mrs May's Brexit Plan be defeated.
Which ever way you look, what this clearly shows is Mrs May far from holds the majority vote in Parliament and this would surely be an appropriate time for This Reporter to ask you to lean in closer and whisper "do you think Brexit is over?" Yet, This Reporter can sense in her water, that this still isn't going to end well.
In other headlines it has been revealed the threat to journalists is at its highest level for ten years. A human rights report found that 78 journalists were killed last year while doing their job and a further 326 journalists imprisoned, as the rise of authoritarian governments and the threat of internet censorship redoubled pressure on reporters globally.
This comes as US Senators concluded they were certain Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the Senate foreign relations committee, said: "If the crown prince went in front of a jury he would be convicted in 30 minutes".
In a piece of extraordinary timing - in a bid to move the dialogue back to "me, me, me" - Nigel Farage has quit UKIP. The former leader enlightened anyone who cares, he no longer recognises the party under the leadership of Gerard Batten who he claims has become obsessed with Islam and ex-English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson. Farage added he left with "a heavy heart".
Archaeologists have dug up the skeleton of a man who died around 500 years ago, still wearing a perfectly preserved pair of leather knee high boots. The skeleton was found washed ashore the River Thames, lying on his front, head twisted to the side, suggesting he had fallen into the river, or perhaps - was pushed.
And whilst his clothes have long since decayed, on his feet were a pair of remarkably well preserved and according to archaeologists, extremely rare, boots, which were seldom worn during medieval times.
There has been much speculation over the profession of this boot wearer - whether dock worker, mudlark or fisherman. But it is quite obvious to This Reporter this is the skeleton of the very first fashionista, strutting his stuff along the river before tripping over his boots - oh the irony - and falling in.

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