"The real catalyst for change, however, came on 3 September. Twenty-one ultra-Remainer Conservative rebels supported an emergency motion taking control of the Commons timetable, to pass a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. ... Johnson promptly responded by withdrawing the Conservative whip from the twenty-one."
"We should not be surprised in the future if other countries, such as Russia and China, embrace our new doctrine of assassinating people we say are "imminent" threats. I used to believe that our moral authority counted for something. I no longer believe that to be true. I remain eager to be proven wrong, but if history is any guide, we have not learned the lessons we need to in order to create a better future."
Such is just the “Pavlovian” response to more monetary stimulus.
Currently, it seems the only thing preventing the US economy from falling into recession, possibly dragging the rest of the world down with it, is the overspent American consumer, who is in debt to the tune of over $13 trillion.
Teacher’s Pet continues to grapple with irate, brick-lobbing farm-workers across France and can ill afford a big market for French cheeses, wines etc suddenly closing down over the Channel. The “yellow-jacket” protesters are determined and angry, on occasion burning EU flags.
Generating $370 billion in revenue in 2019, the global industry is expected to grow considerably over the next decade—but not as we know it.
Note the centrality of light infantry even in what can be best considered tank country. Note that this light infantry is unburdened by a 100 pounds of high speed gear, body armor or even helmets.
"Some Christians sadly think that to be full of grace you have to downplay the truth. We don’t. Jesus, the most loving, gracious human ever to live, called himself ‘the Truth’ (John 14:6). To the broken and weary he was gentle. But to those hardened in sin and leading others astray, he was forthright and uncompromising."
To dream of becoming a continental-style social democratic party under proportional representation is unwittingly to wish the death of the Labour Party.
Why, of course! ... MSM is reporting that Adam Schiff has 'declared war' on Mike Pence.
In order for any political system to operate successfully, most of the population must be willing to accept the outcomes that system produces. But now we have gotten to the point where a large portion of the population is ready to start burning things down if election results don’t go their way.
The US labour share of income has been dropping for years with three-quarters of this decline occurring since 2000.
"Meth producers in Mexico are cranking up the speed of production, and the drug is making a big comeback in the US"
Trade skirmishes will continue – and even escalate, especially in Tech. One example is China warning Germany not to join the US effective blockade of Huawei. If Germany excludes the Chinese 5G wireless gear, China will threaten car imports – which is Germany’s weak spot.
The great northern seats in Labour’s traditional heartlands – Rother Valley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Wakefield, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield, Bassetlaw, Grimsby and Bolsover – fell like ninepins. Yet these bourgeois liberals still do not get it. That traditional working-class labour voters are patriots who want their country back.
All these people arrogantly claimed to know better than the ordinary folk. And, like the ideologues behind the French and Russian Revolutions, they also claimed to speak in the name of “the people.” But by “the people” they meant only themselves and their clique. And last Thursday the people answered back.