THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017

Category: American election

JUST JIM 233. BUSINESS READY FOR TRUMP ROLLERCOASTER. When the Trump presidency starts next Friday, the business community won’t be alone in wondering what happens next. During the transition from President Obama to President Trump, economic indicators have generally been up on both sides of the Atlantic. Here the FTSE 100 has had its longest [read more…]


  ADVANCE OF THE RIGHT. The same anti establishment roar of anger that is taking Britain out of the EU has now landed us with President Trump. The comparisons between the two seismic events are uncanny. Donald Trump in particular, and Nigel Farage to a lesser extent, broke the conventional rules and became “the bloke [read more…]


      Some parents won’t let their children watch coverage of the American Presidential election. I’m not surprised. On a personal level the revelations concerning Republican candidate Donald Trump’s encounters with a host of women make him unfit to hold the high office to which he aspires. On an international level the thought of [read more…]


    NHS ON LIFE SUPPORT. It will take something pretty big to knock Brexit off top spot for politician’s concern this autumn. Well I have a candidate, the National Health Service. What brought it home to me was the decision to close the Accident and Emergency Unit of Chorley Hospital in Lancashire. They could [read more…]


  DON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN. Everybody thinks the E.U. referendum is going to be a close run thing. Why do they think that? Because the polls tell them so. These are the same polling organisations who got the General Election result wrong and arguably distorted the outcome as a consequence. Apparently on line and phone [read more…]



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