Sunday, 19 February 2017

Will Trump's folly trump BREXIT?

HMG has just responded to a petition, which I signed, opposing the Trump state visit. It said:
During her visit to the United States on 27 January 2017, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, invited President Trump for a State Visit to the UK later this year. The invitation was accepted. This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the State Visit.
First, cut through the flummery. State visits are decided by the PM, not the Queen. She just uses the Queen's name.

Second, note "the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom". This, obviously, is a direct result of the decision to break the relationship with the EU27. This is likely to be a really poor swap.

Put aside his irrational policies especially on climate change. Put aside his bad temper and offensive manner. Put aside, even, his misogyny and confessions of sexual assault. The US under Trump will be a most unreliable partner.

Trump has shown repeatedly that he cannot hold a consistent course and that he frequently chooses policies, like the Muslim ban, that ANY UK government would reject. How soon before he does something that even May will have to denounce? Or something that damages UK interests?

Not long I'd say.

Then what?  Back into the EU?


  1. Trump has this habit of keep on changing his policies, which is certainly not a good quality of any leader. I hope things turn out to be good for both the UK and US.

  2. I totally agree with you. Trump government can't be trusted even if you ignore what he has done till now. Theres just too much of risk.