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Created by John Eipper on 10/12/17 4:38 AM

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Trump and Corbyn (John Heelan, UK, 10/12/17 4:38 am)

JE asked on October 11th: "Anyone care to speculate on what a Trump-Corbyn relationship could (potentially) look like?"

Yes, rather like the Trump-Cuba relationship, I suspect.

Those of us who have personally experienced UK governments for the last 50 years or so will recall the ambivalent Wilson Labour Government that surrendered to the trades unions and Far Left, the weak Heath Conservative Government that did nothing to correct the imbalance (other than declare a three-day week for energy consumption and lie to the UK electorate about the risks of joining the Common Market), the draconian Thatcher Conservative government elected to whip the trades unions back into line and wrapping herself in the Union Jack over the Falklands (with its 1000 deaths and £19 billion cost) to rescue her Party Leadership (and then failed), the almost-Tory Blair and Brown governments that laid the foundations for the 2008 Financial Crisis and ruined the NHS and UK education with its right-wing policies, the weak Cameron government that failed to win any concessions from the EU but did authorise the Brexit Referendum.

There is an undoubted risk that Labour could win the next election (2020), especially if it follows the Trotskyist populist PR tactics promoted by Momentum and the Trades unions. Those of us with long memories might well term the election of a Corbyn Government as "Groundhog Day 1970 (bis)."

JE comments: John Heelan's long paragraph above distills fifty years of UK politics into a single caustic sentence.  But caustic in a poetic way.

The year 2020 is a long way off, although isn't there the probability of early elections?  Timothy Ashby predicted that PM May will fall before B-Day (Brexit) in 2019 (http://waisworld.org/go.jsp?id=02a&objectType=post&o=116781&objectTypeId=86408&topicId=4980 ).  Do you agree, John?

A parting quip:  why can't we do early elections here in the Colonies?

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