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“A cruel, stupid and bigoted act”

…and I’m sure we’re only at the beginning of Trump’s nightmare presidency. The Guardian editorial on Trump’s anti-Muslim orders nails it. The words in the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal famously read: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses … Continue reading

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Even the Heavens Wept…

I see Trump has begun as he means to go on. His first speech as President was, as Gary Younge says: as crude and unapologetic an appeal to nationalism as one might expect from a man incapable of rising to … Continue reading

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Responsible Leadership

A sobering article on responsible leadership in the age of populism. Worth reading. An extract: The way today’s leaders increasingly rely on referenda, petitions and social media to legitimize their action suggests the emergence of a worrying trend of delegation … Continue reading

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Cause and Effect

A good article by Naomi Klein in the Guardian today on why America’s voters’ heeded the siren song of Trump. The core: Here is what we need to understand: a hell of a lot of people are in pain. Under … Continue reading

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Shit – Meet Fan

Back in May, I feared for a world where both a Brexit and a President Trump would be facts. Now, my worst fears are realised. We seem to have sunk to a new low, and there ain’t no light at … Continue reading

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“The Convention in Cleveland Will Be Amazing”

That was Donald Trump’s proud boast. Well, it certainly was amazing, but perhaps not in the way implied by Trump. This report on the convention by Eliot Weinberger makes for truly terrifying reading. As the world lurches ever closer to … Continue reading

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The Brexit Nightmare

Here’s a good summary of the mess that the UK has got itself into, and why extricating itself from it will probably take years. Normal service will not be resumed soon. I particularly liked: Q: I thought Boris said we … Continue reading

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