No one can doubt that Trump was intent on putting pressure on the Congress and particularly Pence to reject the outcome of the election. Few can any longer believe that Trump would not, if he could, subvert the Constitution by any means to stay in power and that he sees stirring up his base against … Continue reading Calm Down, Dears
UK citizens now know what they will lose at 23.00. on 31 December. Not just frictionless trade with the EU but their personal rights as individual ‘EU citizens’ to have a say in the EU’s future, to enjoy continent-wide social and health services and to travel, live, study, and work across the EU without having … Continue reading Naughty Kids Get Second Chance
Boris Johnson faces a phalanx of shroud waving doubters who contest his boast that Britain will “thrive mightily” even if there is a No-Deal Brexit. Financiers cautioning that foreign investment will dry up or flee the UK if tariff and other barriers go up across La Manche. Manufacturers warning that No-Deal will see their factories … Continue reading Deal or No-Deal? By a Whisper.
To quote Boris Johnson's reply to an arranged question in today's PMQs "Our friends in the EU are currently insisting that if they pass a new law with which we in this country do not comply or don't follow suit, then they want the automatic right to punish us and retaliate" So, if it is … Continue reading The Wriggle Room
On Wednesday, this blog argued that the exit of Lee Cain might be the prelude to Johnson signing up to a Surrender Deal with the EU, (be it by accepting the EU’s terms behind a mendacious smoke screen of 'success' or by some subterfuge which in substance postpones Brexit). It also questioned how long it … Continue reading Two Down, One To Go
Boris Johnson is amongst "world beating" politicians in his willingness to sacrifice principles and people to gain and hold on to power. We saw it when Northern Ireland was abandoned in No Man's Land as the 'Get Brexit Done' offensive faultered earlier in the year. As this blog argued in the past, the next likely … Continue reading John Chapter 15: inverse 13
Boris Johnson and many of the Brexiters became fond of drawing facile historical parallels when arguing in favour of the UK leaving the EU, be it the Battle of Britain to defend UK sovereignty or the Dunkirk Spirit in facing down a Europe dominated by Germany, or the Blitz in facing up to the hardships … Continue reading Where History Leads, Disaster Follows.
The Prime Minister has lost the confidence of many of his MPs, much of the Tory press and the electorate and is a painful disappointment to his party members. On top of mismanaging the worsening economic and social chaos of the pandemic, the PM still pretends to be willing to increase that chaos by completing … Continue reading Stop Boris: Stop The Clock
This blog argued on 4th February that Johnson’s established behaviour pattern was one of ”speak loudly and carry a white flag”. That having thrown his Unionists allies in Northern Ireland under the bus to achieve the Withdrawal Agreement, his next step, already presaged in the Political Declaration, would be to do the same with the Hard … Continue reading Here Comes the Bus: Who’s Next?
We have watched as Trump has sought to corrupt the Justice Department, the FBI, the Postal Service and rafts of other parts of the Federal Governent. Now he has the Supreme Court in his sights. When it comes to filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court there are two arguably and constitutionally ‘respectable’ factions in … Continue reading A Not So Nice Calculation