Category UK

“Not sure of the link between the UK leaving the EU and Trump and the USA. Did I miss something?”

Yes, you must have missed quite a lot. You missed the global insinuation of the reactionary right into the political mainstream and the resulting isolationism of large sections of major countries. You missed populism as a response to the uncertainties of economic stagnation and the anxieties of change in economies and employment situations, themselves in […]

What’s all this about petitioning against Trump’s state visit to the UK then?

A few people have been asking today about the petition to deny President Trump* a state visit during his trip to the UK later this year. One slightly smug response is along the lines of ‘better not pack that suitcase just yet’, well unfortunately, or maybe fortunately (I’m not sure of how wise it is […]