Strange times – between Trump, Macron and May

What an unreal world we are living in since last year’s Brexit. At present I feel we are waiting for the next chapters to unfold.

Will the charlatan in the White House finally get his comeuppance?  I fear not; it is not clear that the House of Representatives would vote for his impeachment. And now he is creating yet further havoc with his ambivalent and contradictory antics concerning Qatar and his consistent support of Saudi Arabia, turning a blind eye to the dangers of Sunni aggression, led and funded by Saudi Arabia.

Will Macron get the much needed majority in the parliamentary elections, whose first round is on 11 June?  Everybody seems to think he will.  Will he continue to play the shiny new player on the presidential block, not putting a foot wrong? Maybe.  (Although one could argue that his famous “make our planet great again”, combined with his handshake, may have contributed to Trump’s rejection of the Paris accord.) Let’s not forget also that many voted for him to stop the FN.  He may be the golden boy, but what is Macron – more Blair than Corbyn -going to actually do in the coming years? The Left are already muttering.

Will Theresa May win this evening?  I regret to say, probably.  But let’s hope that it is not the feared landslide and that the incredible surreal election campaign will have done considerable damage to her position.  It’s strange watching the election from overseas (and without a vote) but I have become more and more repelled by her – and her empty and soulless views – with every interview watched.  And of course, like many, I have become more and more entertained and surprised by the (relatively) fluent performance of Jeremy Corbyn.

There may be questions about whether the sums add up (at least Labour offered some figures) but bravo for a fiery manifesto which spoke of so many of the old Labour principles that I have always supported, as well as my penchant for keynesian economics. Nice if talk of renationalisation is no longer regarded as a dirty word, and how refreshing to read some good bits of social democratic stuff after years of new Labour.

The electorate is being offered a real alternative, even if they decide – this time – not to take it.  Now, time to make some supper, before logging onto  (illegal, given the BBC’s stupid marketing policies) the television on my computer.

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