Opinion- Union boss Len McCluskey warns Corbyn critics and predicts 2019 election – Sky News


Here's an incredibly powerful article by the Guardian. It reports that the Unite chief believes there will be an immediate post-Brexit General Election if the PM fails to reach a deal with the EU.

 

Source: Union boss Len McCluskey warns Corbyn critics and predicts 2019 election

I never thought that I’d agree with Len McCluskey but for me, he’s spot-on.

People didn’t vote to crash out of the EU without a deal. May and the Conservative Party despite what they’re saying in public must recognize that Len McCluskey is right.

Perhaps May and her Brexit Ministers think their outfoxing their European partners by threatening to walk away from the EU? Is it a bluff or will the Conservatives cave  to stay in power? Perhaps, the fear-mongering is part of a soften-up up of both parliament & UK public to make them thankful of any deal that May can achieve?

Thoughts?

China’s grand plan for the Brahmaputra: A 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from Tibet — Quartz

 

Here’s a fascinating article where this massive engineering project could become another point of tension between the two Asian neighbours, China and India.

Source: China’s grand plan for the Brahmaputra: A 1,000km tunnel to divert water away from Tibet — Quartz

We’re now looking at China’s geopolitical leverage being re-engineered by radical engineering. According to the Oxford Dictionary ‘geopolitics’  is defined as ‘politics, especially international relations, as influenced by geographical factors’.

The vision of China creating their own California out of a desert will give China huge geopolitical leverage. But this isn’t like Israeli agricultural projects where the  water came from Israel becoming global experts in desalination. China’s project is a zero sum game, where China will be the winner and probably India and Bangladesh the loser. The economic downside for both India and Bangladesh are unclear. Policy makers in India will be exploring policies to keep their geopolitical leverage and, of course, their continued access to their natural water. But India is probably too weak to effectively challenge China.

So will China’s Brahmaputra Project push India more strategically into alliance with the US?

Thoughts?