The Daily Populous

Monday September 16th, 2019 evening edition

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been labeled "Trumpian" and "infantile" by a senior European Union figure after comparing Britain leaving the EU to the Hulk smashing out of his chains.

Read more: Boris Johnson could soon be forced to resign as prime minister and make way for Jeremy Corbyn.

"Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile," the European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, tweeted.

"Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole," Ruffalo tweeted alongside an image of the Mail on Sunday front page.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay also attracted ridicule for remarks comparing Johnson's handling of Brexit to the Hulk.

Johnson is expected on Monday to ask Juncker to "meet him halfway" on Brexit, according to the Sun newspaper.

Read more: David Cameron says Boris Johnson backed Brexit to 'help his political career' and lied during the campaign. »

Scotland move to join EU has to be 'seriously considered', says Van Rompuy

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Herman Van Rompuy said there was now "much more sympathy" for European regions seeking EU membership.

And Mike Russell, Scotland's constitutional relations secretary believes there is now a path open for an independent Scotland to "walk into" EU membership.

Mr Van Rompuy told the BBC the process of joining the EU was "complicated" but that an application from Scotland would have to be "very seriously" considered. »

Red Solo Cups or American Party cups? Surprising Souvenirs

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As a child, I drank cokes from glossy red cups at every family barbeque.In high school, we used the opaque red solo cups to disguise illicit beverages.

In college, we scooped up sleeves of red Solo cups for keg parties and tailgates.

So I was surprised to learn that some non-Americans (especially younger Europeans) seek out red Solo cups as an iconic American souvenir. »

The New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie Has Begun Production

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Actor Lewis Tan recently posted an image of himself with fellow cast members Joe Taslim and Mehcad Brooks along with Russo on his Twitter account.

Mortal Kombat is produced by Aquaman’s James Wan and is expected to be Hard-R as it will finally give us the signature violent fatalities from the games.

Warner Bros. will be distributing the film and has given it a release date of March 5th, 2021. »

Teamsters refusing to transport GM vehicles in solidarity with UAW

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said on Sunday that its members will stand in solidarity with the UAW and honor its picket lines as the union begins a strike against GM at midnight.

“Teamsters and the UAW have a decades-long relationship of having each other’s back,” Hoffa said.

Teamsters spokesman Bret Caldwell said 1,000 of its members will refuse to transport GM vehicles to dealerships as a show of solidarity during the strike. »