38. Trump polled in 1st? WTF?

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‘The Donald’ places 1st in a North Carolina poll with a 55% favourable rating? Greece faces a Sunday deadline or will be kicked out of the EU. The Tory budget is filled with magician’s misdirection on ‘Living Wage’ as the New ‘Minimum Wage’ well below a living wage and South Carolina ditches the racist confederate flag in a contentious 1 am vote.

Join Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive magazine, Phil Parry former BBC anchor and editor of WalesPolitico.uk and Falmouth University’s Dr. Dario Llinares (DarioLlinares.com) in this weekly discussion of global politics and media.

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Three journalists and critics of today’s too cosy fawning media discuss the public relations SPIN today that masquerades as mainstream media news coverage.

This week Phil, Denis and guest muckraker Rick Spisak discuss:

Global News

  • Will Greece be thrown out of the Euro?
  • The debate yesterday and Sunday ultimatum…

China facing huge equities trouble

  • Stock market cratered despite Beijing’s attempts to stabilise
  • World’s 2nd largest economy slowing down

Budget Day

  • Living wage shocker but is it really or just a new minimum in tory sleight of hand?
  • Code word economic racism… working people

Wales

Swansea management school excess

  • £70k event in The Shard at £50 per person.
  • Nigel Piercy anti-union views: ‘little people with grubby fingernails and bad haircuts’

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UK News

Coal Mines in the US and Wales

  • Rick Spisak interview
  • What the death of coal means what to the region

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US Election

The Confederate flag fight in South Carolina

  • 1 am this morning the symbol of hate was voted on
  • Crazy RW rump Republican added 65 amendments

Broader issue

  • PPP poll puts Trump in 1st place in NC

The Donald and Mexican

  • GOP has not distanced themselves from him
  • Party silent, Cruz admires his courage, Santorum agrees, others condemn
  • Ten will make it to FOX debate stage
  • Need to go really crazy to make noise and get on the stage

Presidential Election

  • Trumps still bleeding out
  • Doubles down: Now ‘diseased Mexicans are crossing border’
  • Walker has an Iowa only strategy… declares Monday

Bernie-mania

  • Another 7-9K in Maine the other night
  • Pundits say Bernie-mentum cannot last
  • Alan Grayson running in Florida?

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Denis G Campbell
Denis G. Campbell is founder and editor of UK Progressive magazine and co-host of The Three Muckrakers podcast. He is the author of 7 books and provides Americas, EU and Middle Eastern commentary to the BBC, itv, Al Jazeera English, CNN, CRI, MSNBC and others. He is CEO of Monknash Media and a principal with B2E Consulting in London. You can follow him on Twitter @UKProgressive and on Facebook.

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