Dominic Green 6 August 2019 1:07 PM 6 August 2019 1:07 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Britain has never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump. FDR may have bailed out Britain in its struggle against German imperialism, but the bailout carried the highest possible price: the surrender of Britain’s empire, and loans that weren’t paid off until 2006. By contrast, Trump asks for nothing that Britain isn’t already asking for: economic and political support as it escapes from the latter-day German imperialism of the European Union. And Trump is giving Britain much more. By omission as much as commission, Trump is cleaning up the messes that Britain left behind as it lost its empire. The British tell themselves that they had no choice to drop their imperial obligations after 1945, that they were bankrupt in victory and the Americans didn’t like empires. This isn’t the full story. In truth, the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is the best prime minister Britain never had
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John Glynn 17 June 2019 12:27 PM 17 June 2019 12:27 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp On June 7th of this year, five teenagers were arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus. It was an extremely heinous incident, and prompted widespread condemnation across the UK. But though the crime was grotesque, disingenuous outlets have since used the incident to promote a nefarious idea: that members of the LGBT community are under constant attack, quite literally. Over the weekend, the Guardian published a piece of analysis that said ‘Homophobic and transphobic hate crimes have more than doubled in England and Wales over five years.’ The report, which used Home Office and police force statistics, revealed that the ‘rate of LGBT hate crime per capita rose by 144 per cent between 2013-14 and 2017-18. In the most recent year of data, police recorded 11,600 crimes, more than … [Read more...] about Are LGBT people really under attack in the UK?
A protest will be held in Belfast city centre this evening to register opposition to Donald Trump’s ongoing state visit to the United Kingdom. The US president will encounter such demonstrations and expressions of disapproval wherever he travels on this visit to Britain, and then on his brief stopover in the Republic of Ireland at the end of the week.In the UK, like in the US itself, there is extraordinary freedom to protest and speak freely and share and criticise ideas.Think back 20 years, to the early days of the progressive, so-called ‘New Labour’ government, when it rolled out the red carpet for the then Chinese president Jiang Zemin. As the then UK deputy prime minister John Prescott led British ministers in a rendition of ‘For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow’, in praise of the authoritarian and humourless Mr Zemin, Chinese protestors demonstrated outside.How right they were to do so, a mere 10 years after the Tiananmen Square bloodbath, in which … [Read more...] about US presidents should always be made welcome in the UK
London (CNN Business)1. Tech correction: News that big tech companies face antitrust scrutiny from US lawmakers and regulators has pushed the Nasdaq into a correction. The US House Judiciary Committee said Monday it is launching a "top-to-bottom" antitrust investigation of the tech industry, including Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG). The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are reportedly taking steps to begin their own probes. Already under pressure from global trade tensions, the Nasdaq dropped 1.6% on Monday. It's now 11% off highs at the beginning of May. Google parent Alphabet closed down more than 6%, while Facebook fell 7.5%. Shares in both companies stabilized in premarket trading on Tuesday. Read More Elsewhere, stocks are mixed. US stock futures point slightly higher, with the Dow set to rise 100 points, or 0.4%. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 are set for similar gains. In Europe, the FTSE 100 climbed 0.2% in early trading, while … [Read more...] about Nasdaq correction; Shell gives back; Trump in the UK
London (CNN)Things haven't been going terribly well in the UK of late. So you'd think that the state visit this summer of US President Donald Trump -- and all the pomp and ceremony that comes with it -- should give the UK something to look forward to. Nearly three years since the shock result of the Brexit referendum, the UK is still bitterly divided over its future. Everyone is sick and tired of the argument about what comes next, but no single preference has sufficient support to win that argument. The Brits might know a thing or two about a war of attrition, but this is getting ridiculous. The country is divided beyond Brexit, too. Trump to make first state visit to UK in June Years of Conservative austerity have led to the once-dead socialism of the past dominating the policy of the UK's main opposition party. The union between the four nations is looking shaky, as the differing priorities of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are dragged into the spotlight. And … [Read more...] about A visit from Donald Trump is the last thing the UK needs right now