Here’s a thoughtful article from Nick Cohen in the Observer/Guardian, citing the analysis a Harvard scholar. When liberals were in power, they abused economic management and squandered on social policies – this includes the UK’s Labour Party and the Democratic Party in the US. Because of grievances, we have the populism of both the Far Left and the Far Right. Let’s face, the Labour Party is now more Far-Left than socialist and the Conservatives supporting Brexit have swung to Far Right politics. Populist parties ignore the truth – for them the end justifies the means. But surely there is no social and economic justification for liberals to champion the grievances of the ‘left-behind’? Meanwhile, conservatives argue that the left-behind are lazy and not prepared to chase opportunities. Being a one-nation conservative, I believe passionately in self-help, albeit with proper social safety nets for the genuinely needy. Surely, there’s a political imperative to remove laziness from post-Brexit Britain? In the great post-Brexit utopia, the right will expect inherited wealth to come to the rescue and the left will demand social handouts. Surely, governments of populist leaders of both left and right must turn to revolution because the ‘end justifies the means’? Thoughts?
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Opinion – US pullout from Iran deal could mean war: France – Press TV
Here’s a powerful video clip, citing France’s President Macron warning of war if the US pulls out of the Iran deal. Macron has exerted France’s full foreign policy muscle on this issue. Meanwhile, Theresa May and Boris Johnson highlight how the UK is under-weight since the Brexit decision.
Incidently, Press TV is a 24-hour English and French languages news and documentary network, affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
Although I do not always agree with Donald Trump, he’s right about the Iran deal and Iran’s wider foreign policy aspirations.
Surely, it’s time to face the truth and do what history will judge to be right?