Friday, 31 March 2017

INTERESTING TIMES # 3


Photo by Chris Pedota / The Record

I was pleased to see US President Donald Trump defeated in his bid to replace President Obama’s Affordable Care Act with some half-baked scheme of his own. Millions more Americans would have been denied proper health care if he had succeeded.

Mr. Trump has not managed to get his travel ban through either – and I hope in due course the authorities will tell him where he can shove his idea for a proposed wall across the Mexican border.

There is growing support for the idea that Michelle Obama should stand against him at the next Presidential Election in 2020.


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BREXOMIME - THE STORY CONTINUES

Brexomime
Picture from The Guardian newspaper

On Wednesday this week Prime Minister Theresa May gave the European Union formal notice of the not-very-United Kingdom's decision to leave.

According to United Nations statistics published in December 2016, the EU as a whole is the largest economy in the world. If it is damaged by UK withdrawal, the principal beneficiary would be the second largest economy in the world - the US - with whom we have a 'special relationship'.

Oh, I see.

The EU refuses to settle a deal on its future relationship with UK until AFTER terms & conditions of leaving are agreed. So eventually Mrs. May will have to ask MPs to approve the agreement-about-leaving without being able to tell them exactly what happens next.


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