Opinion – Theresa May Expels Russian Diplomats. But Now Comes the Hard Part – NYT

Here’s a very good article article from the NYT. It contrasts completely to the viewpoint presented by the Russian newspaper, Tass. The NYT article makes the point that Theresa May‘s strong language is out of alignment with her weak political position both domestically and internationally. It speculates that there’s limited international support for further sanctions against Russia. May is struggling to deal with UK domestic challenges with all her energies diverted to Brexit and her own political survival. Presumably, Russia will retaliate after the presidential elections – this could well include accusing Theresa May of meddling in the Russian election? Thoughts?

Opinion – Theresa May says there is ‘no question’ of a second referendum – Evening Standard

As usual, Theresa May‘s much hyped speaches are vacuous and full of twot. The Evening Standard‘s take away is that there’s no question of a second referendum. Had May and her negotiating team of ‘has-beens’ deployed expert negotiators, they would have used defense cooperation and mutual security as a negotiating wedge. Sadly, May’s words are now ignored and most players are waiting for her demise. Thoughts?