Trump Doubles Down on “Very Stupid” Ambassador and “Foolish” May

It’s popcorn time again as Trump continues to rip up every page of the diplomatic rulebook in response to the Kim Darroch leaks:

Say what you really think, Donald!

mdi-timer 9 July 2019 @ 13:03 9 Jul 2019 @ 13:03 mdi-comment Comments
Friday Caption Contest (Diplomacy Edition)

Entries in the comments…

mdi-timer 28 June 2019 @ 13:35 28 Jun 2019 @ 13:35 mdi-comment Comments
Tory MPs Told to Boast About Unfunded Economy-Wrecking Pledge

Tory MPs have been told by CCHQ to share this graphic boasting about their new commitment to make the UK carbon-neutral by 2050. No other major country has committed to the pledge although Theresa May is planning a desperate attempt at the G20 to talk other leaders into it. The fact that developed countries going ‘net zero’ simply means they’ll outsource all their emissions to the developing world instead seems to be completely lost on her…

The pledge will cost the UK at least £1 trillion, much of which will be borne by individuals and businesses rather than the exchequer, we don’t know the true cost as May hasn’t even done a proper Treasury analysis. Eco-fanatics love to talk about the burden this generation is placing on children and grandchildren. For a fleeting PR stunt Tory MPs are being told to boast about piling on mountains of economic harm for future generations by a leader who won’t be in office to deal with the consequences…

All the Tories are doing is playing into the hands of the hard left, Paul Mason spilled the beans with his article yesterday all but admitting that the climate agenda is just a Trojan horse to bring about “the end of capitalism as we know it.” Diehard eco-loons will always attack the Tories no matter how much they do – since 2010 the UK has cut emissions by 25%, by far the most of any G20 country, and UK carbon emissions are already the lowest since 1888. They won’t be satisfied until the entire free enterprise system that underpins global prosperity is completely dismantled…

mdi-timer 27 June 2019 @ 11:59 27 Jun 2019 @ 11:59 mdi-comment Comments
May Shuts Down Boorish Blackford

The SNP’s shouty Ian Blackford managed to be even more tedious than usual at PMQs today, boring on for so long about the Tory leadership contenders that even Bercow got bored and told him to hurry up. But naturally didn’t bother to ask him to retract his accusations of lying despite it breaching Parliamentary protocol…

May came back with the sort of sparky put-down that’s been all too rare over the last three years. Impressive noise from the less than one third of Tory MPs who bothered to turn up…

mdi-timer 26 June 2019 @ 13:39 26 Jun 2019 @ 13:39 mdi-comment Comments
McDonnell Promises All Out Green De-Listing Assault on Companies

Not wanting to be left out as Theresa May succeeded in hobbling the UK economy yesterday with a trillion pound hit without MPs even voting on it, John McDonnell doubled down with an even more aggressive green assault on business last night. McDonnell told an incredulous City audience last night about his plans for legislation to de-list any company from the London Stock Exchange that failed to meet his environmental criteria. It’s hard to overstate just how bonkers this plan is…

One City financier branded it “financial totalitarianism” and said it would be a “catastrophe” for Britain’s economy if it was ever carried out. May’s desperate attempt to carve out some sort of meagre legacy for herself has started a bidding war with Labour over who can inflict more damage on the economy in the name of the “environment” which Corbyn and McDonnell are only too happy to go along with. Never mind the fact that Corbyn showed no signs of caring about it before posh protesters started holding yoga parties on London’s major thoroughfares. Puts “f*ck business” very much in context…

All this will mean is that companies will transfer their listing from the London Stock Exchange to the New York Stock Exchange. It will achieve nothing except to lessen the amount the City of London generates in tax revenues to fund public services. Kamikaze Communism…

mdi-timer 25 June 2019 @ 12:10 25 Jun 2019 @ 12:10 mdi-comment Comments
Tory Leadership: Decision Day

It’s crunch time in the Tory leadership race – by the end of the day we will know who the final two are, however many votes it takes. After last night’s results, Saj is trailing Hunt and Gove by several votes, however he was quick to insist that he wouldn’t be withdrawing. This means there will be at least two votes today:

  • 10 a.m.-Midday: MPs vote in fourth ballot
  • 1 p.m.: Fourth round result – three candidates left
  • 3.30-5.30 p.m.: MPs vote in fifth ballot
  • 6 p.m.: Fifth round result – two candidates left

In the unlikely event that there’s a tie, there will be an extra round of voting into the night from 7.30-9.30pm, with the final result as soon as possible after that. With many MPs going back to their constituencies on Thursday afternoon, as many as 25% of votes today are expected to be by proxy. One person who will definitely be voting by proxy is Theresa May who’s heading off to Brussels for another EU summit. 1922 Committee Vice-Chair Charles Walker has been entrusted with her vote…

With the unpredictable factor of Rory Stewart now out of the race, the talk this morning is that Team Boris is now on maneouvres to take out Gove by pushing the Saj through at his expense. Gove’s 2016 betrayal has still not been forgotten by many Boris supporters, they are out for revenge by dumping him out this time…

mdi-timer 20 June 2019 @ 08:57 20 Jun 2019 @ 08:57 mdi-comment Comments
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