CAUTION: This post contains some graphic language. I can't remember the exact procedure - it was over 35 years ago now - but the process of 'pithing' a helpless wee animal like a frog seemed to involve anaesthetizing it to unconsciousness, snipping off it's head and then 'pithing' the spine by inserting a thick needle right down its column. Made me squirm then, and it makes me squirm now. I think that was the process, but Longs and 'arry et al (see, that's where I got the 'et al' bit too - edookashun isn't wasted) could confirm for me? Because they have just done this to our beloved country. The UK is now, headless, pithed and spineless. How will May respond to Trumps outrageous tweets? (By the way, they are outrageous, u-s, however much you may have enjoyed them). She will respond in a spineless fashion. Why? Because she simply cannot now afford to upset the potus. Simply must not do it. Did she tell the Saudis off for their dreadful sanctions and blockade of Yemen? No, of course not - because she needs them desperately now we are possibly going to go it alone. (Of course she'll say 'something' - she has to. But will it have any effect? No, of course not.) Been to Israel yet, has she? I wonder what she'll say/not say there? Why? Because we NEED them now more than anything. Wherever she goes now in the world, she will be treated like she was by Trump - hand held, and patted. "There there there - don't fret. We'll sort summat out for you. A few little tidbits. We'll make it look good for you, because we like you just the way you are, now." The u-s on here - what are they like? A bunch of pithers.