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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Stephen Daisley 5 August 2019 3:09 PM 5 August 2019 3:09 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Now it gets messy. Lord Ashcroft’s poll putting support for Scottish independence at 52-48 (the cursed percentages) is the first to register a majority for separation since March 2017. It is, of course, a single poll; we have been here before. But recent polls have shown a gradual uptick in support for secession and if this survey is followed by others we will have a trend on our hands. In that case, though Boris Johnson will take a lot of the flak, it is more likely to be the Brexit he embodies than his newborn premiership that shifted the dial. Scotland voted overwhelmingly to Remain in the EU and now the talk is of no deal and WTO terms and stocking up on canned goods and antibiotics. Hence, Lord Ashcroft finds more Scots in favour of than against a second independence referendum within the next two years. He also records one in five 2014 … [Read more...] about Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister of the UK?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some well-poised pooches led the way Friday for International Yoga Day, this year with the theme of stopping climate change. Yoga Day, observed mostly in India but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere's longest day, was Modi's idea. It was adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly in 2014 and first took place in 2015. Modi performed sun salutations and other flexible feats in a mass early-morning session with an estimated 30,000 other devotees that was live-streamed on the media-savvy premier's Twitter feed to his 48 million followers. Elsewhere in India, armed forces personnel laid out their yoga mats on the deck of the aircraft carrier INS Viraat anchored in Mumbai while at India Gate, a Delhi landmark, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the way. In Haryana the Indo Tibetan Border Police stretched out atop their nonplussed-looking horses and lying on the ground with their dogs who valiantly put their best paw forward, as did the … [Read more...] about Modi and mutts on mats for International Yoga Day
UK Politics 23 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48385696 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Theresa May is expected to announce the date of her departure from Downing Street on Friday, senior cabinet … [Read more...] about Ministers expect May to confirm exit date
New Delhi (Sputnik) — A man in the Indian state of Bihar paid dearly after he responded to a group of unknown visitors who knocked on his door, disguised as Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigners doing poll canvassing. Little did he know he would be welcoming robbers, says a report in Hindi news portal news18.com. The incident took place earlier this week on 5 May in the Siwan district of the state. READ MORE: Best Drink is the One You Didn't Pay For: Monkey Steals Bottle of Beer CC0Video of Wily Monkey Stealing Cash From Toll Tax Booth in India Goes ViralThe robbers were chanting ‘Modi-Modi' outside Upender Raj's house and managed to enter the victim's property. The thieves reportedly attacked family members in the house before fleeing with the looted goods. — Syed Hassan Kazim سید حسن کاظم (@kazimtweets) … [Read more...] about Robbers Posing as PM Modi Supporters Dupe Family in Indian State