is deep into its most crucial week since the last one.
On Thursday, Theresa May travels to Brussels to meet with the remaining 27 EU leaders, where she is expected to request an extension to Article 50, the legal
process by which Britain is leaving the EU. If the EU27 agree, as they probably will, Brexit will be delayed beyond the current deadline of March 29. Lea
ving aside the gravity of this epic failure of British Brexit policy, the key question is how long will the delay last?
There are two likely options. The first is a short delay, which Downing Street said on Wedne
sday it would request. This would give the UK government a little more time to get its Withdrawal Agr
eement through Parliament, perhaps sweetened with some changes to the accompanying political declaration.
Or, the EU could offer May a much longer extension, possibly lasting years, to give to the UK more breathing space in which to u
ntangle its Brexit mess. The EU says it would only grant a longer delay if there was a good reason for doing so.
”comment on Brexit,” but characteristically unable to constrain himself, could barely leave the topic alone.
At the start of his meeting, Trump welcomed Varadkar, and pointin
g out that his visitor was in a difficult position over Britain’s tortured attempts to com
plete its withdrawal from the European Union, which could harm Ireland’s peace and prosperity.
Trump also, as he often does, used his position to slyly shout out one of his businesses, in this case, a golf course in Ireland.
”I have a very warm spot for Doonbeg, I will tell you that and it just a great place really.”
While praising Ireland, Trump promptly switched to a characteristic boast about his own success, his mana
gement of the economy and how he held “all of the records … every single record for the stock market.”
Trump’s obsession with Obama — a defining characteristic — app
eared like a nervous tick twice in his photo-op, twinned with a willingness to spout untruths.
material and objects — known as Foreign Object Debris, or FOD — being left inside an
aircraft as it comes off the production line is not a design or safety risk, it is a
”FOD is really about every person, everyone in the workforce, f
ollowing those procedures and bringing a culture of discipline for safety,” Roper said.
Top US general says Google ‘is indirectly benefiting the Chinese Culture
is something that I’m not going to believe becaus
e we have a good month, or a good two months, that the culture is back. I’m
going to believe it when I see month after mo
nth for a long time that yes, those practices are now things that aren’t just
being done because they have to be done, th
ey are being done because the workforce says, ‘This is a product we deliver to the Air Force,'” he added.
Boeing will now have to conduct spot inspections on the aircraft during product
ion, including specific areas of the planes that may be sealed as part of the production processes.
”I certainly think they are going to have to have a good team,” to carry out
the new inspection program, Roper said.