Ep. 191: Feckless Cockwombles

Donald Trump and the UK Tories proved to be at their, feckless worse (which means lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible) the true cockwombles they are yet again this week. And for our American friends, a cockwomble is British derogatory slang for a foolish or obnoxious person. Saturday night Donald J. Trump executed a few hostages in his meaningless and vapid speech offering a non-compromise-compromise thus continuing to hold the paycheques of 800,000 federal workers in the US hostage to his ill-conceived and advised shutdown. And this week the drama was not confined to Washington DC as Theresa May’s Brexit deal went down to a 232-vote defeat in the House of Commons, yet the no-confidence measure brought by Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn saw a swing the other way with May hanging on by a mere 19 votes. The Tories, who all abaondoned ship when the Brexit going got tough, mutineed against May on Brexit but were such feckless cockwombles, they turned around and voted FOR her remaining PM because they did not want to contest a General Election yet again for fear of losing to Corbyn and Labour.

I love those two words. Feckless has been my favourite since Trump won election and the addition of cockwomble has been over the last two months with the shutdown and Brexit debates.

Join Denis Campbell, editor of UK Progressive magazine and author of the book Donald Trump: Deplorable Bully… and Paul Halliday, the political and religious commentator.

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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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