How Rude: Brexit’s Backstop and How “Aunt Becky” Got Her Kid Into College

How Rude: Brexit’s Backstop and How “Aunt Becky” Got Her Kid Into College

Skimm This - March 12, 2019 - 12:14

British parliament rejected PM Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan today. ICYMI, the EU and the UK are getting a divorce. But three years in, they still can’t agree on the terms. The biggest sticking point: the border with Ireland aka ‘the backstop.’ We’ll break it down, guvnah. In other news, the DOJ dropped the curtain on a huge college admissions scam this morning. And they implicate some familiar faces. (Whatever happened to predictability?) Also in today’s episode: millennials break a financial record, and the world wide web celebrates a big birthday.

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