Green Party MP Caroline Lucas poses in front of their Brexit campaign bus with supporters during in Brighton on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
The Conservatives didn’t do as badly in the local elections as they might have done. They lost hundreds of council seats, but that is what unpopular governing parties do. Estimates of how the whole of Great Britain might have voted if there had been elections everywhere, including London, Wales and Scotland, suggest that the Tories and Labour ended about equal.
Cut through all the background noise and the facile soundbites, and Theresa May has allowed herself a binary choice between either a customs union or a no-deal Brexit. That amounts to acting either in the least bad interests of the country or, in a desperate bid to keep the Conservative Party intact, knowingly acting in its very worst.
Theresa May defended the decision to leave without a deal. She said it was the only way to implement the 2016 referendum.
Has a small political miracle taken place? For the first time since the Brexit vote, Labour has been able to show a coherent, confident profile on Europe in place of the confused contradictory circumlocutions associated with the Corbyn shadow cabinet’s appearances on the BBC, and in other media.
The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced an Asian and seven of his accomplices to three months in jail to be followed by deportation for destroying a restaurant and assaulting the restaurant owner and three of its waiters.
The Shariah courts across the country will monitor and notify the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue to gather evidence and report its findings to the Moon-Sighting Committee.
President Iohannis was welcomed by Sheikh Mohamed at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. The official reception ceremony included a guard of honour welcome, a performance of the national anthem of Romania and a 21-gun salute.
Sheikh Sultan said: “The flour in the markets from the countries from which it was imported contains less than 11% of protein, and the Canadian variety that companies are proud of contains 14% of protein, while Sharjah wheat has protein in it that reaches 18%."