Republican senators were schooled by ‘Mustang’ Sally Yates, a skilled, meticulous, career 27-year Justice Department prosecutor under presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama, who appointed her Deputy Attorney General before being fired by 45. And then after we decided this was out theme, 45 decided to fire the FBI Director, as he was about to give a speech to a group of recruits in Los Angeles. Macron crushed Le Pen in France and order was restored to Europe as the radical far right was, temporarily derailed. Do notice that Trump did not say a single word about the massive Russian/Wikileaks hack of Macron HQ hours before polls opened. If anything, it made his margin of victory even larger still. And how funny was it to see that a young, vital French President spoke clearer and better Anglais than the buffoonish and cartoonish US President?
We are now in full UK General Election mode as Party manifestos were released this week (yawwwnnnnn) and maybe the Tory lead is not as big as was once feared or it is too big to even care? Either way, Labour’s Corbyn promised NOT to step down as he promised to renationalise energy, rail and Royal Mail as well as a ‘transformational’ spending package for NHS, housing and social care – and borrowing £250bn for infrastructure. And they want a pony.
The LibDems are in major trouble and UKIP is looking for a ‘white’ courtesy phone (no other kind need apply) to find their support which has gone to the Tories.
We are joined this week by Robert E. Kelly, a top expert in International Relations of Asia & US Foreign Policy at Pusan National University in South Korea to discuss the changing of the presidential guard there to a more moderate leftist president and how that may affect tensions between 45 and the north’s Kim Jong Un.
Join Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive magazine, Paul Halliday, political and religious commentator and Phil Parry former BBC anchor and editor of The-Eye-Investigates.uk.
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