I’m not going to bother giving you an update on Brexit because the situation will both change and stay exactly the same over the course of the next 24 hours.
As it stands, the “nos” have it, which means that Theresa “Thatcher in the Rye” May lost another vote.
Before these endless votes and failed attempts at Brexit can happen, there are endless debates. One debate, however, got a little more interesting when a group of semi-naked protesters from the Extinction Rebellion showed up to sing “Nelly the Elephant” and disrupt things.
Here’s The Guardian:
Semi-naked climate change protesters interrupted a House of Commons Brexit debate and glued their hands to the glass of the public gallery, spending almost 20 minutes with their buttocks facing the chamber.
…Protesters had slogans daubed on their chests, including “for all life” and “SOS” and two more wore grey body paint and elephant masks, which the group said referred to climate change as “the elephant in the room”.
Ah, right. That explains the song:
MPs took it all in the stride and continued the debate, making veiled references to the protest.
Some of the highlights:
In true British style, they achieved the debate version of closing their eyes and thinking about England.
In a statement after the protest, one of the activists, Mark Ovland, said climate change was being “flagrantly and recklessly ignored by our government and media” and the group wanted to draw attention to the crisis during the debate on Brexit.
“By undressing in parliament, we are putting ourselves in an incredibly vulnerable position, highlighting the vulnerability that all of us share in the face of environmental and societal breakdown,” he said.
Well, they were certainly hard to ignore.
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