Tag Archives: Trump

Derangement

Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain ended today, and then, after visiting Ireland, he’s going to Normandy for the D-Day 75th anniversary. He brought with him the full Trump Derangement Syndrome, of course, because it follows him wherever he goes. … Continue reading

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Hot Wars and Cold Wars

Do wars ever end? These days I see myself as a soldier in a war. Which war? The war on smoking and tobacco. There are a lot of these sorts of wars under way. There’s also a war on alcohol. … Continue reading

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One More UK Election

I was hoping that there wasn’t going to be any more UK politics for a while, and we could all get a break from it, and do something else. But there’s one more UK election to go: the Peterborough by-election … Continue reading

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More Snobbery

Following on from yesterday’s post about snobbery, a couple of things jumped out at me this morning. First: There’s perhaps a lot to dislike about Donald J. Trump, US President No. 45. Despite all the grooming and tailoring, there’s little … Continue reading

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Brazenly Drinking Beer and Smoking Cigarettes

Continuing on the theme of yesterday’s post, it occurs to me that if Nigel Farage’s beer and cigarettes are what make many people love him, they could equally be what make many people loathe him. After all, if you don’t … Continue reading

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We The People

We the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland found out last week that we have no voice in the affairs of our own country. We were asked whether we wanted to leave or remain inside … Continue reading

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Yes Prime Minister

There was a long running British TV comedy series back in the 1980s called Yes Minister. It featured a naive, gullible, and easily impressionable British government minister who was perpetually engaged in struggles with the scheming British civil service, who … Continue reading

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