The EU Commission is a Civil Service tasked with ensuring that the collegiate decisions of the heads of the 27 States are implemented and observed. Unelected Commission President, Junk the drunk and his head of cabinet Selmayr want to grab power and turn it into an executive that controls the elected heads of the 27 nations. To them the continued calls from ever closer union with every crisis are an attempt at an unelected power grap, a coup & ď état by any other name.
This year there will hopefully be a sea change in their fortunes. Brexit will start and France, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy etc will all have national elections when there will be a substantial Eurosceptic vote, if not an outright victory. There will be enormous pressure to return powers to the nations.
The younger generation of politicians do not see a Union with ever closer ties as the only bulwark against European wars. The Euro has been a disaster and only propagated to try and ensure political union and the Commission’s dominance over national economies.
I believe that this is the year the nations will fight back.
If the recent stories of Trump’s behaviour in Russia with prostitutes had been spread about Obama they would have been so unbelievable they would have made a laughing stock of Russian attempts to discredit him.
It is Trump’s long history of excessively borish, loutish, misogynistic behaviour and his obvious rejection of marital fidelity and longevity, that give them some credibility. Russia is renowned for leading high profile vulnerable people to push the boundaries of any of their doubtful pecadilloes. The stories sound like a classical blackmail setup, for some future payback, perhaps even more worrying for a future American President if there is evidence of even partial truth.
Trump’s only saving grace is that he has no reputation to shred with such stories.
It would appear that the only true news that Trump believes is that which conforms to his views and his benefit. Everything else including the Security Service reports are fake news. When he is President no doubt he will use his ‘Head Of State’ position to try and dissuade and prevent views other than his own. Censorship by position, the Americans always seem to want to give due deference to their President, even when they elect a jerk. I think that could change in the next four years.
A few months ago the safe alchol consumption limit was reduced by 33% out of the blue. Even the Chief Medical Officer supported it. It was a medical faite a compli. Virtually any alchol was unsafe, no argument. It was prohibition by another name, independent unbiased advice said so.
Now it turns out that 4 of the committee were sponsored by a powerful temperance lobby and another was an out and out anti drink campaigner. None of this had been declared. Will we ever be able to trust ‘independent’ medical advice again? It’s usually as transparent as cloudy beer.
Where health is concerned there is usually another report a few months later that turns an advice on its head anyway, biased or not.
Currently they’re arguing whether a low carb diet can help overcome type 2 diabetes. One side says studies prove so, the other that such diets are dangerous and the advice should be withdrawn.
Remember the old adage, ‘Carry On Regardless’, sounds like good middle of the road advice to me.
Personally I wouldn’t let Mr Trump be in charge of my piggy bank. If I lived in the US I would be paranoid about the possibility of him being in charge of the world’s largest economy.
He may well have survived 3 major bankruptcies and seemingly countless of the projects he has put his brand on have gone belly up. Yet every time he is the one person always seems to come out of it with his money or ludicrous fees intact. He seems to be most expert in front loading his profits. He walks off with his money even when the development of the opportunity never makes it anywhere near fruition. Only the litte people loose out npt DT.
He also likes to throw his weight around and bully people. When the Scots decided to build a wind farm 3 miles offshore from one of his golf links he cried foul said it would devalue his investment and threatened to withdraw a lot of the money he had invested. The canny Scots simply pointed out that he had not invested anything like the money he had mouthed off about or created anywhere near the jobs promised and there was little chance of achieving either, so he couldn’t possibly loose the money he the money he hadn’t invested anyway. They were green even if his wer’nt yet, so up yours Donald. He seems to have gone quiet.
I bet a lot of Americans would like him to shut up as well. But not half the number who will regret it should he make president.
PS Did you know that (according to the Times) the Trump empire was founded with the money his grandfather made running brothels and illicit drinking establishments. I bet all his born again supporters love that.
It’s funny how life continually mirrors art. Unfortunately usually the less respectable side, or should it be the less intelligent. It is hardly believable that a supposedly intelligent political party could contemplate proposing such a person for the presidency of their nation.
However as the UK Labour party elected Corbin Laden as a potential Prime Minister, I suppose we should not be too critical. But one has to wonder how the left and right of two otherwise political middle of the road nations seem hell bent on the far left and far right. Especially as both outer ends of the political spectrum have been repeatedly shown to fail miserably in the past.
Could it be the respective political parties have got so far from power that any screwball will do, if only to attract attention.
Now Lord Coe’s resignation as a Nike Ambassador is official, rumour has it he is being replaced by Jeremy Corbin. After repeated appearances in his 1970’s shiny Wilson tracksuit and grubby black Nike trainers, Nike has invented a negative sartorial scale to him and all the other loosers who insist on wearing black Nikes.
He makes the late Michael Foot look well dressed.
How much of the BBC licence payers money has gone to support FIFA’s fraud? All European and North American broadcasters and commercial corporations should be threatened with bribery investigations if they pay any money directly or indirectly to FIFA before the current investigations on their systemic fraud supporting processes are complete, and it is given a clean bill of health.
Even if it means missing the next world cup. Only financial pressure will truly cleanse FIFA.
Cameron gets another 5 years thanks to the SNP. Firstly Nicola maximised her vote in Scotland by stating categorically that she would not seel another referendum in the next parliament. Thus even Scots who wanted to maintain the Union could safety vote for her.
Then she clearly ran rings round Red Ed and showed he would end up her puppet no matter what he said if he got into number 10, as Labour would not have a majority and would have to rely on her vote.
So Cameron got his last 50 seats in England on the basis of anyone but Sturgeon. The Lib Dems then became irrelevant and squeezed out.
Nicola should be made a peer for services to the Conservative party, other than it would bring her to Westminster and give her a seat in the Lords.
Neil Kinnock has spent too long in Brussels and showed its typical and cynical disregard and contempt for democracy and the voting population.
When asked why he thought things looked so bad for Labour he simply said that there was nothing wrong with Labour it was the voters, they were delusional and had voted wrongly. You could see that he wanted to take the Brussels solution of ordering the voters to go back and vote again until they did it properly, as decided by him.
The Kinnock family’s contempt for democracy is shown by Stephen, his son is now MP for Aberavon and also husband of the Danish PM. So if he spends his week on Westminster and weekends on his constituency. When will he see h