The Trump Administration’s Budget Charade – John Cassidy- The New Yorker

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This is a must read article from John Cassidy published in the New Yorker. Cassidy takes a hard look at the Trump Administration’s Budget Charade. He concludes that this isn’t serious accounting, it’s cooking the books to achieve an unattainable goal: huge tax cuts and a balanced budget.

Source: The Trump Administration’s Budget Charade – The New Yorker

The impact will be felt most strongly on the poor and underprivileged, including many older, white, poorly educated, under-skilled people, down on their luck – those that believed in Trump’s Far-Right rhetoric on the campaign trail. Of course, the winners will be big-business and the wealthy.

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EU sets out Brexit mandate for chief negotiator Barnier | News | DW | 22.05.2017

Here’s a good article from German news agency DW. It reports that EU ministers have given the bloc’s lead negotiator for Brexit his mandate for the negotiations but French former diplomat Michel Barnier is not expected to begin talks until after the UK general election in June.

Source: EU sets out Brexit mandate for chief negotiator Barnier | News | DW | 22.05.2017

Europe seems to have her ducks in a row but Theresa May‘s team seem to be on the back foot. The Brexit ministers, Davis, Johnson and Fox look increasingly flaky. If Theresa May wins the election, hopefully she’ll strengthen her Brexit team and replace Fox and Johnson, if not all three.

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