I have no idea what’s happening with Brexit. Nigel Farage was saying a few days ago that it was possible that tomorrow Parliament could topple Boris Johnson as PM and replace him with Jeremy Corbyn, or maybe Ken Clarke, or somebody else. But, unsurprisingly, it seems they can’t agree on who to replace him with, so this probably won’t happen.
Another possibility floated by Nigel Farage was that if Parliament succeeded in forcing Boris to ask for a Brexit extension beyond 31 October, then another EU member state (most likely Hungary) could veto any extension.
One reason why Hungary might be sympathetic to Britain is because it has its own history of trying to escape from an empire. In 1956, Hungarians in Budapest revolted against Soviet control, and were bloodily suppressed, with thousands killed by Soviet tanks. And now that they’ve become part of the new EU empire, they’re proving to be as independent-minded as ever.
Now that the EU wants its own army, it had me wondering whether we might see EU tanks on the streets of London and other English cities, to prevent Brexit Soviet-style. But the EU hasn’t got an army yet, and anyway the cities mostly voted Remain. So this probably won’t happen.
Another possible event might be a big freeze at the end of October, at the peak of the current British political crisis:
After a chilly and damp start to October, a big freeze is set to swoop across Britain as winter sets in early. In just over a week, experts predict the mercury could plummet as freezing temperatures grip the country. Meteorologists believe it could be the coldest winter Britain has experienced since 1963 – the bleakest conditions in 56 years.
I bet the experts are wrong. They usually are, as far as I can see. But a big freeze would exacerbate a political crisis, as MPs struggled through snow to get to Westminster.
If the political situation in Britain is bizarre, the situation in the USA seems to be equally bizarre, with Nancy Pelosi seeking to impeach Donald Trump (but without a vote in the House). The reason: Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden for corruption. Trump has also suggested that China do the same with the Bidens. And Joe Biden’s presidential campaign looks like it’s sinking under the weight of the allegations against him. And Biden is about the only old-style, middle-of-the-road presidential candidate in the race, all the rest being radical socialists of one flavour or other, of a kind that Americans will never elect. So once Joe Biden is gone, Trump should have no trouble being re-elected president in 2020. And so the only way to get rid of him is to impeach him for something, anything.
Unless of course Hillary Clinton jumps into the race, as some people think she will:
STEVE BANNON PREDICTS HILLARY CLINTON WILL RUN IN 2020
“She is running. She’s just trying to decide how to fit her way in,” he told Fox Business Monday evening, predicting that she could take over the centrist lane from Joe Biden.
Unfortunately, Britain is going to be dominated by the Brexit crisis for the rest of October. And even then that won’t be the end of it.