In recent editions, The Weekly has found itself focused on the trials and tribulations of the UK Government as it tries to navigate the murky waters of Brexit and present a united front behind our embattled Prime Minister.  Thanks to a quirk in Australia's 1901 constitution, however, we can now take comfort in the knowledge that St Bride's Managers is not the only member of our Global Alliance where the Government is facing a headache.  On Friday, a court in Australia ruled that the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and four other politicians were wrongly elected to office because they held dual citizenship.  Mr Joyce, whose father was born in New Zealand, has therefore been disqualified from office stripping the Government of its one-seat majority in the process.  Australia's 116 year old constitution aside, it seems the famous Australian versus New Zealand rivalry extends beyond just rugby and cricket!

There was plenty of fanfare in the City of London this week as Bloomberg officially unveiled their new European Headquarters in the presence of architect Lord Foster and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.  The impressive 1.1 million sq ft scheme boasts three public plazas and an arcade with a variety of independent restaurants.  The development has also achieved the highest design-stage BREEAM score ever achieved by any major office in the world.  Yet, whilst the opening was certainly welcome news for the 4,000 Bloomberg staff  who will soon call the new HQ "home", the rest of the City were probably more focused on another opening announced this week.  And one that is arguably just as important?!  Popular craft brewer, BrewDog, has stepped up its UK expansion with the launch of its first BrewPub, a bar with on-site microbrewery, at the refurbished Minster Building.  The new BrewPub will create small-batch, seasonal beers that will be exclusive to the 400-person venue.  The Weekly can only guess at which of these new City landmarks you are likely to visit first?!

On Thursday, the British designed "Bloodhound SSC jet car" completed its first public run at Newquay Airport, cruising down the runway at a mere 210 mph.  The team behind the project are bidding to break the world land speed record in 2019 and surpass the 1,000 mph barrier in the process. The car is fitted with a Rolls Royce EV200 engine (normally found in the Eurofighter Typhoon) and can generate an amazing 54,000 thrust horsepower, the equivalent of 360 typical family cars!  Yet in a week of astonishing feats, the Bloodhound, was well and truly outshone by two American climbers who smashed the "unbreakable" El Capitan speed climbing record in Yosemite National Park.   Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds scaled the iconic 'nose route' in just 2 hours and 19 minutes.  To put this into context, the  first speed ascent of the route was set in 1975 in a time of 17 hours and 45 minutes!  Amid all this excitement, The Weekly has been trying to decide which of these record-breaking feats is more terrifyingly ludicrous;  climbing a 2,900 foot vertical cliff face, or accelerating a supersonic car to 1,000 mph with a fighter jet engine sitting directly behind your head??!!  The conclusion; we are sticking firmly to golf.

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