New species observed since Brexit referendum

Brexit has not only changed the political landscape but has also given rise to a number of new species in the Homo genus according to scientists. Here is a quick run through some of the newcomers.

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Quote of the week

“HS2, we’re probably too pregnant to pull out.”

Tracy Brabin, 23rd May 2019 (BBC QT)

 

Quote of the week

“If you now try to hold us in against our will you will be facing perfidious Albion on speed.”

Mark Francois, 10th April 2019

 

Quote of the week

Reporter: How long is a long extension, please?

Juncker: Until the very end.

Jean Claude Juncker, 21st March 2019

 

Quote of the week

“I believe that all fish should be in the sea.”

Benjamin Zephaniah, BBC Question Time, 29th November 2018

 

Slip of the Tongue

Slips of the tongue that involve word substitution always seem to get the biggest laughs. Here Jeremy Hunt, the new Foreign Secretary, mistakenly refers to his wife as Japanese when she is in fact Chinese. The humour in this slip was obvious to the audience of Chinese dignitaries during a visit by Hunt to Beijing to discuss post-Brexit trade talks.

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a/the Single Market

It seems strange that two of the smallest and most commonest words in the English dictionary could cause confusion between interviewer and interviewee but that is what ‘a’ and ‘the’ seemed to do on Sunday when Andrew Marr interviewed James Brokenshire, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on the BBC.

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