Britain Officially Exits the European Union

Image via AP Photo.
Image via AP Photo.
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

As Yeats would say, “Things fall apart, ughhhhh this sucks.”

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Today British Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered the Brexit process, throwing Europe into a state of uncertainty; a good deal for the UK might be bad news for the European Union, and vice versa. Scotland, which voted to remain, has voted to hold another independence referendum. [Washington Post]
  • The Department of Energy has reportedly banned the use of the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction,” and “Paris agreement,” which is... insane! Help! [Politico]
  • Oh, more great news on that front: the House has voted to restrict the types of scientific studies and data that the EPA can use to write new regulations. [The Hill]
  • China, on the other hand, appears to be stepping up to its new role as a world climate leader. [New York Times]
  • Republican senators have signaled that their Russia investigation isn’t going to repeat the national embarrassment we’re seeing over at the House. [New York Times]
  • Two ex-Christie aides were sentenced to two years and 18 months in prison, respectively, following the Bridgegate trial. [The Hill]
  • Karen Pence is reportedly the family “prayer warrior,” whatever that means. [Washington Post]
  • Here are some details on the possible impacts of recently passed legislation that would make it easier for internet providers to collect and sell your information. [Washington Post]

Here are some tweets that the president was allowed to publish:

This has been Barf Bag.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.


Betty Slocombe

Please let Scotland vote correctly this time. I...I still can’t believe Brexit is really going to happen. I was hoping for a last minute save. That someone would remember it was a non-binding advisory vote and come to their senses. This really is a dark timeline, isn’t it?