Congratulations are in order for Belgium, England, Croatia and France for making it to the semi-finals of this most excellent World Cup of football. Special props go to Croatia and Russia for playing a quarter-final match which epitomizes everything good about professional team sports while leaving behind all of the drama and politics. I'm not … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Brexit Betrayed During World Cup Distraction
Theresa May was put in power by the Tories to betray Brexit. She finally showed her true colors last week agreeing in principle to a Brexit deal with the European Union that was the antithesis of what the British people voted for in 2016. That May chose the weekend of England qualifying for its first … Continue reading Black Flags Rise Over May’s Brexit Betrayal
The other day I laid out my read on the current situation in the White House. And it wasn’t good. President Trump looks like a man completely surrounded by jackals and piranha, tearing pieces off of him until there’s nothing left but a skeleton of the man we elected to the Drain the Swamp and … Continue reading Will Trump and Mattis Run Out the Neocon’s Doomsday Clock?
The United Kingdom is headed for a break-up. Not today or tomorrow, mind you but, sooner than anyone would like to handicap, especially in this age of coalition government at any cost. By responding to the alleged poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with histrionics normally reserved for The … Continue reading As Skripal-Gate Collapses so Will the May Government
That said, in order to keep a hard Brexit stance, May has room to give domestic concessions to Labour. And since Jeremy Corbyn is advocating massive changes to social welfare and wage laws, that bodes poorly for the Pound long term. The silver lining in this from a Brexit perspective is that the Tories will have to be more united or risk the coalition blowing apart. The DUP will push the Tories on positions that are a part of Labour's agenda, like not reforming pensions, higher minimum wage, etc.