"She will say: "From agriculture in Ukraine to the tech sector in Belarus - there is a huge amount of potential in the Eastern neighbourhood that we should nurture and develop. "But we must also be open-eyed to the actions of hostile states like Russia which threaten this potential and attempt to tear our collective strength apart. "This summit highlights the crucial importance of the European countries working together to protect our shared values and ideals. "The UK may be leaving the EU but we are not leaving Europe, and we are unconditionally committed to maintaining Europe's security."
'The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.'
'"Something exciting happened in the world of online mothers’ forums this week, and it wasn’t a list of 10 new ways to spy on your nanny... In August, two members of the group had their lawyers send four other members a cease-and-desist letter ... "in spite of the heat of the debate, nothing on those pages fell outside even the strictest general user standards. There were no apparent trolls at work, no threats, no swearing, no violence, no straying off topic into lurid fantasies of what one hoped might happen to those whose views one disagreed with. The fight in this Mommas group was about as civil as a forum can get on the internet, without being devoid of meaningful exchange."
Fascinating: "If we are multiplicities, it should be no more surprising that people with “good” politics are capable of doing “bad” things than Stalin having an appreciation for Balzac."
"Brexit is not on the official agenda but Mrs May will meet Mr Tusk for talks, weeks before the next EU summit in December. At that summit, EU leaders will decide whether enough progress has been made on issues like the financial settlement, the Irish border and citizens' rights to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks - on trade and a potential transition deal. Earlier this week, the cabinet agreed that the UK should offer to pay more money to the EU - thought to be up to £40bn - but not before the EU agrees to begin talking about a new trade deal. Last week Mr Tusk said the EU was "ready" to move onto the next phase of Brexit talks at the summit on 14 and 15 December but the UK must first show more progress on the outstanding issues. The UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, and served the EU with formal notice of Brexit in March 2017. This began a two-year countdown to the UK's departure day which will be in March 2019."
'... This isn’t the week to tell women to toughen up, but still: it seems a shame that what had been a vibrant and interesting group crumbled because adults can’t tolerate hearing other adults express passionately held counter-views."
'Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.'
“We are in danger of losing not just one but getting on for two decades of earnings growth,” he said. “We will all have to get used to the idea that steadily rising living standards may be a thing of the increasingly distant past.”
'There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.'
La Comedie humaine ...
"via Twitter. MP John McDonnell commented that it “just shows what can be done when people get angry. We must build on this;” while fellow party member MP Alex Cunningham tweeted: “Well done our students – thousands outside the office getting stuck into the LibDem / Tory government.”