In 1974, Gary Trudeau took a character (Megaphone Mark Slackmeyer for those of us who were there) and put him outside the White House as the 1st indictments came down against President Nixon’s aides. He was doing a live stand-up with the White House in the background and answered the question: What do you think will happen to Nixon? Well he’s guilty. Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! That was a watershed moment in a day when everyone read newspapers and Doonesbury ruled the political comic strip world. So we are borrowing, of course with the disclaimer that Herr Trump needs a trial and we can use the word ‘alleged…’ a lot but this time around… he is in so deep, Volume 2 of my book could be out by years’ end.
Sex scandals continue to ripple across both sides of the Pond. The UK lost its defence secretary and the USA lost its most fiendish political foil – no not Trump, rather the actor Kevin Spacey whose Francis Underwood character has likely seen his last days because 8 people have come forward alleging improper sexual harassment/assault and the Defence Secretary is gone for sexist remarks to another Cabinet member.
The real cost of Brexit became clearer as the Bank of England admitted that 10K jobs will disappear on Day 1 and up to 75K in the first year? No wonder the government refuses to release their Brexit financial impact studies, but Labour has a trick or two up their sleeve to force release…
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