World-wide foreign affairs: Storm clouds are gathering

If events such as Brexit in the UK and the problems it causes for the EU; as well an illogical trade war between the US and China instigated by a guy under investigation, don't worry you, then frankly your not paying attention. Consider what is happening at the moment in the US.

Donald Trump's 'Russia' woes are mounting. There is talk now that in his arrogance he will face Robert Mueller in a question and answer session, an act that even his strongest supporters are warning Trump against. His well-known historical proclivity to running off at the mouth could well get him into serious trouble if he decides to be economical with the truth to Robert Mueller. In his 'dumpy' home from the comfort of his White House bedroom he can, and has, often ranted with little consequence to himself. But such actions in front of a special investigator could well-get him impeached. It is said John Dowd, Trump's own lawyer resigned over his refusal to listen to this advice.

Then there is the recent news that Rex Tillerson was fired and HR McMasters (a moderating influence) is resigning. These have been replaced by Mike Pompeo as Foreign Secretary and John Bolton as National Security Adviser. While this cast of hawks in Trump's cabinet do not necessarily mean he is putting together a war cabinet, it is also true to say that it is not impossible. Let's not forget that Bolton has a history of recommending war against Iran and North Korea, and to this day he still thinks that his advice for the war with Iraq was correct.

Then in the Middle East an Israeli F16 was shot down when it entered Syrian airspace in retaliation, they say, to an Iranian drone that was launched and came over Jordan (Still unsubstantiated). To this day, no one can satisfactorily account for why Iran would want to engage in such a provocative and self-defeating activity. Can you see the similarity with the Salisbury affair? A well-known local arch-villain with a criminal record, on the eve of a success story decides to shoot himself in the foot. Not only does it show the world they have managed to reverse engineer a drone they shot down and captured from the Americans in 2011, until now they had the Europeans and Russia on their side in the struggle to keep Trump's belligerence in check. Now with Bolton and Pompeo by his side, God knows who is going to stop him.

Russia is the only one with enough credibility to intervene to lower the temperature between Israel and Iran. However how they will respond now, to the fact that Europe led by the UK is pissing all over his brand new football stadium, Lord only knows.

And if that doesn't worry you let's talk nuclear. John Bolton has long been in favour of unilateral military action against Korea. As the North and South continue to talk, USA cannot be happy. If the problem between them is resolved without American assistance their presence there will no longer be required, a fact of which China, for one, is not unaware. Why else would they be so willing to pressure North Korea into calming down? As for Russia, as much as they dislike North Korea's building of nuclear weapons, in the event of war between US and Korea, do you really think they will be on our side?

So the question ladies and gentlemen is this. Given the volatility of the state of foreign relations, is it really a good reason to support your leaders, that you just found out have a deadly political disease liable to kill them, when they suggest to you let's play a game of 'Poke the Angry Bear'.

Escalating military action abroad is usually a good diversionary tactic, if you survive it. Just ask George Bush after 9/11.



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Since you are here, perhaps you would consider signing the petition to return the final vote on Brexit to the people. We now know that nobody can negotiate a decent Brexit! It is an impossibility ... and so what I am suggesting is to put the question back to the people in the form of a final vote on the Brexit deal. Not a necessarily a referendum, because many believe that to be a binary tool (actually they are wrong) and this is a non-binary problem. What I am proposing is a vote. To be held in Early November latest, with a three-way question.

  1. Accept whatever deal is being proposed and leave in an orderly manner

  2. Reject the deal and simply leave, opting for the NO DEAL option

  3. Accepting that any Brexit is too detrimental, therefore choosing cancelling Brexit

Consider what could happen. If the vote shows a 50% majority for anybody then the question is settled. If you believe in British democracy, just take the winner, but if you are a true democrat then opt for a second round, just like the rest of the civilized world.

Most likely it would not and then, just like the elections in many countries, it goes to a second round, with only the top two options going forward. If the two options don't include staying in the EU then the choice will simply be between hard and soft Brexit (or whatever is your preferred nomenclature for the options.)

Most likely, the result will include staying in the EU and one other. If the other is a hard Brexit, then those who voted 'soft' will be obliged to decide in the second round, either 'stay' in the EU or accept crashing out (a 'hard' Brexit). If on the other hand it is the hard Brexiteers that lose out on the first round they will either have to accept an orderly 'soft' Brexit or 'stay' in the EU. In this way nobody can say this is undemocratic or that they don't have a chance at a Brexit of their choice.

All those who still insist the people have already spoken are doing nothing but risking the entire future of the United Kingdom, from Ireland to Scotland and Gibraltar, from Tory to Labour.

Then there is always the question of the interpretation of the EUA 2011 (EU Act of 2011), that hasn't been tested yet. One small phrase contained therein 'any act that amends 'or replaces any EU Treaty' needs to be ratified in a referendum'. What do you think will happen if this goes to court? It could even be said that the referendum held was in fact premature, and the terms of the Brexit should have been known before the people were ever asked.


The man in the photo is Lord Kerr. He wrote the Article 50, never once thinking it was his own team that would invoke it. Lord Kerr, a former UK ambassador to the E.U, said Brexiters in May’s cabinet were suggesting Brexit was irreversible and thereby misleading the public.

This former diplomat says the UK could opt to reverse Brexit up to the moment it leaves, even if a date for the country’s departure from European Union were added to the withdrawal bill, as Theresa May plans.

This is the only way to truly know what the people want and to unite the country again. Everybody, knowing the consequences, takes an informed decision. These are the options, this is the price! - DECIDE -.

Ask yourselves, do you really trust a politician, some of whom take donations from the Russians , to take what is almost certainly the most important decision of your and YOUR CHILDREN'S lives for you?

Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell your fellow students. This offer is only available until March 29th, 2019, before Mar 29th 2019, even the EU can't stop a reversal. After that who knows. Vote the way you think and then its in the lap of the gods!

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