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Review of the week - Diamonds, designer dresses and weeing standing up

Boom. And there you go, we end a week of heightening tensions between North Korea and the United States with a last bit of 'big boy's talk'. Kim Jong Un has launched back at Donald Trump for calling him Rocket Man with a slightly less playful nickname – 'mentally deranged dotard'. Well if the cap fits.

In Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May has had a challenging week trying to convince her colleagues and the public she is in the driving seat and now she has the task of convincing the rest of the EU she knows what she is doing as she takes to the podium in Florence today (Friday). Her speech will call for Europe to be 'creative' over Brexit. What does that even mean - origami and finger painting? This is no time for arts and crafts Theresa.

And better look behind you because Jeremy Corbyn has his sights firmly set on your job. The jam maker is still riding high after the June election, convinced Labour is the party which represents the 'mainstream' of public opinion. Parliament spies this week say he is gearing up for a play for power should Theresa mess up Brexit negotiations. Any time now then...

Elsewhere in the news this week, researchers have solved the biggest conundrum of all time, why boys are better at girls at science. And it all comes down to the fact boys stand up to wee.

Yes, that's right, no need for further analysis, little boys learn very early on about 'projection', they say, by aiming into the toilet bowl. So when it comes to studying projection of objects on the physics syllabus they are already streets ahead of the girls. How about the fact so many boys wee on the floor?

Auction houses have been bemoaning the fact 'millennials' are not buying diamonds, as a whopper of a diamond goes under the hammer this week. Auctioning bods claim this is because young people are far more ethical these days.

How about the fact young people are struggling to find a job, are having to live with mum and dad to save for a mortgage they probably will never qualify for anyway and simply haven't got any spare cash left to splash on diamonds? Just a thought.

And hold the phone, Dolce and Gabbana have used a 'normal-sized' model in an advertising campaign. The size 16 model, Alessandro Garcia Lorido, wears a black lace Dolce and Gabbana dress to promote the design house's actual range – not even a plus sized sideline. Is this a sign of a more inclusive fashion industry to come? I'm not sure.


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