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I'm not sure whether it changed its ways or I changed my view. It still is more than capable of a sensationalist and misleading headline and tendentious argument, but has some fairly good coverage too, going into matters in some depth and presenting reasonable viewpoints. Its coverage of royal affairs is likewise mixed; its photo spreads are superb and always have been but the paper knows that a large part of its readership are female Diana devotees and Charles haters. It therefore pursues a vendetta against the Prince of Wales for their gratification, thereby undermining what would otherwise be impeccable monarchist credentials.

But there's enough good stuff that I often do link to it. Especially as while slow-loading it is free to view. The paper I truly despise nowadays is the Express, whose motto ought to be 'All the news we just made up'. Back to the Mail, in the interests of full disclosure I ought to say that for a long time I had a violent grudge against it because of a particular article, which trumpeted the alleged discovery of a 'gay gene' and offered the hope, yes hope, that in future gay babies could be aborted. It has completely changed its stance since and is perfectly positive towards gay people, apart from in the writings of its rogue columnist Richard Littlejohn, whose basic role in life is to offend. And even he wouldn't dare to go quite that far these days. So, yes you are right but I have changed my mind at least to an extent.
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It appears that the Brexit deal proposed by Mrs. May is causing a crisis.  Cabinet members are resigning in protest.  Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey have both resigned today along with several more junior officials.  Many are saying that the deal does not honor the original intent of the Brexit referendum, and there have been calls for the Prime Minister to resign.  On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Scottish government calls the deal "dead in the water" and rejected it as well.  It is looking increasingly like there will be a chaotic "no-deal" Brexit, with a very good chance of a serious recession.  Mrs. May's future as Prime Minister and her party's hold on power hangs in the balance. Fears have sent the pound plummeting.  The Prime Minister is expected to address the nation at 5 PM today.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1045627/Brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-barnier-tusk-eu-exit

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/economy/uk-economy-brexit/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/15/investing/pound-sterling-brexit-uk/index.html

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1045627/Brexit-latest-news-theresa-may-barnier-tusk-eu-exit

https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-46200010


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It seems quite possible that Mrs. May's Brexit deal will not be approved by parliament, but the Prime Minister is barreling through with the process.  She's counting on the fact that at this point there are no other options, and that it is impossible to give everyone what they want in a final deal. If she fails, it's going to go to the worst scenario of a chaotic "no deal Brexit" with LOTS of ugly surprises in store for everyone.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2018/nov/15/can-you-get-mays-brexit-deal-through-parliament

https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1115/1011018-brexit/

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The Lion of Judah hath prevailed.

Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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