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May 15th, 2018 - 12:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

WTO Breaks Up Bromance Between Trump and Macron?

Trump’s demeaning comments about the  Word Trade Organization may now test The Don’s bromance with President Marcon. The WTO ruled today that Airbus has failed to fix the harm done to Boeing from European government loans used to develop its A380 and A350 jets. The U.S. said it will now[...]

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

DAVID BREWSTER: What England looks like after Brexit

David Brewster Tom Friedman quotes from a recent Tony Blair speech, attacking Brexit and Trumpism. Sad to think we are down to the unpopular Blair, eloquent still, in making the case for the largely successful international order of the past 50 years. Democrats, being pushed to the Left by the Trump[...]

February 1st, 2017 - 10:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Misc.

EU’s Donald Tusk sees Trump as threat to Europe

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned that “worrying declarations” from US President Donald Trump are among the challenges faced by the EU. He said the change in Washington was part of an external threat that also included an assertive China, an aggressive Russia and radical [...]

August 17th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in Uncategorized

BREXIT: 500 years of British foreign policy explained in 1 minute

(Hat tip to The Atlantic)[...]

June 24th, 2016 - 10:43 am § in Uncategorized

How Fox reported it

Sort of frightening that people who get their “news” from Fox are allowed to vote, eh what? Blimey. No wonder our politics are so balmy. (Read story here.)[...]

June 23rd, 2016 - 9:42 pm § in Uncategorized

British voters deliver a shocker

“In a dramatic turn that polls did not predict and which markets failed to price in, the United Kingdom is on course to leave the European Union, according to the latest predictions.” — CNBC  When Brits finally voted, nationalism overcame common sense. “Brexit” won a s[...]

May 9th, 2016 - 8:09 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

German Version of Trumpism

70% of Germans oppose TTIP, survey says Seventy percent of Germans oppose the TTIP trade treaty, according to a new poll. The news comes after France said it is against signing the deal amid a scandal over leaked documents revealing negotiations between US and European officials. May 6, 2016 13:25[...]

July 23rd, 2015 - 10:22 am § in Politics

Did Margaret Thatcher protect a pedophile?

That’s the question being raised by revelations that a staffer of the British prime minister known as “the Iron Lady,” beloved by conservatives and often compared to Ronald Reagan, was advised by the head of her country’s equivalent of the CIA that “the risk of ’[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 3:09 pm § in Politics

German bullying of Greece continues

Greece submitted new reform proposals to EU today. These apparently include budget surpluses, tax increases, and phasing out some pension benefits. The German reaction? “Bundesbank Chief Jens Weidmann, meanwhile, said that central banks have no mandate to safeguard the solvency of banks or gov[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 9:32 am § in Politics

If Germany insists Greece pay its debts …

… then let’s insist Germany pay its debts. “In a blistering interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, [Thomas] Piketty blasts Germany and it’s history of repayment of debt over the years, and it’s attitudes toward its fellow EU neighbor, Greece.” “What s[...]