It struck me as a very American speech. Last attempt at being presidential?

I've been saying it all day: he's only consenting to resign in name to get the pressure off. Appointing new cabinet members. Hoping to announce new initiatives. Want to bet he's dreaming of winning the next leadership contest while squatting in No 10?

He's not out till he's out.

Me: It does beat storming the Capitol and trying to beat someone to death with a flagpole.
M: This is what a peaceful transfer of power looks like.
Me: True. Peaceful doesn't mean restful.

Is this Schrödinger's fall of government, which both has and has not happened?
Or is it Zeno's, where we're always almost there?
Perhaps it's Heisenberg's, where the fact we know it's in motion means we cannot tell where it is.

Man, the Dutch and masks. AKA why I don't go to all-day in-office workshops.
I still remember the gentle bafflement when I tried to give friends cloth masks at the beginning of the pandemic.

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RT @dgurdasani1@twitter.com

I'm quite astonished at this exchange between a member of public at @rivm@twitter.com - the NL public health agency - on being asked where they can get high quality FFP2 masks, and which ones to buy! Aren't public health agencies supposed to be promoting public health not undermining it?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status

The children you think you're protecting are embarrassed by your bigotry.

Not quite the AI mish-mash I was asking for, but pretty good.

RT @alexwilks88@twitter.com

So many resignation letters that they made a sodding wordcloud

🐦🔗: twitter.com/alexwilks88/status

It really is the Mommy Dearest of Parliaments, isn't it?

I really need to not be drinking while listening to British politics. I nearly coffee'd my keyboard there.

Does anyone else want to see what an AI would make of these resignation letters?

Well.

RT @PhilipPullella@twitter.com

EXCLUSIVE - POPE TO LET WOMEN HAVE SAY IN APPOINTMENT OF BISHOPS - Pope discloses in interview with Reuters that for the first time he will appoint women to the Vatican committee that helps him choose bishops. Story will be posted here shortly.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PhilipPullella/sta

This kind of complex, layered reference is what I mean when I say no one can hold a candle to Westminster when it gets its freak on.

RT @AlexofBrown@twitter.com

Hearing that Paul Gascoigne’s just turned up at Downing Street with a fishing rod, four cans of lager and a copy of the ministerial code

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AlexofBrown/status

The entirety of UK Twitter is suddenly in danger of popcorn overdose.

Not that I only value trans people as instruments of cis people’s benefit, but sometimes life is lonely and difficult and folks need support.

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Insisting that only women have uteruses erases and silences trans men. Our communities are richer and more supportive if we don’t do that.

RT @kayaoakes@twitter.com

When other cisgender women were too embarrassed to talk about having a hysterectomy because of our cultural idea that you're not a woman without a uterus or ovaries, it was a trans man who talked to me kindly, openly and honestly about it. I'm still grateful.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/kayaoakes/status/1

Live AND let live? In this economy?

RT @horny_antifa@twitter.com

For real.
What ever happened to “live and let live”?? twitter.com/LeeFlower/status/1

🐦🔗: twitter.com/horny_antifa/statu

If you're in the demographic that's wondering: linen, mostly a Bernadette Banner shirt, but with neck gussets and shoulder straps. All the externally-visible sewing is hand-done, but there's some structural and boring stuff I did by machine.

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