‘An event can be shocking and at the same time not at all surprising. The dark hours when the Capitol was overrun by a pro-Trump horde, some of the invaders emblazoned with Nazi slogans, were the product of the four dark years of vandalism he has unleashed on America’s body politic. The assault on Capitol Hill was the savage consummation of a presidency founded, fuelled and feeding on division; a presidency that has stamped on democratic norms, fomented lunatic conspiracy theories and made lies the chief currency of its public discourse since the very beginning…
‘The Trump presidency has emboldened autocrats the world over to believe that liberal democracy is in decline and tomorrow belongs to them. It is not just America that has suffered a terrible price for the Trump presidency. The cost is being paid in lost liberty around the planet.’-Andrew Rawnsley, ‘Tyrants gaze with glee at what Trump has done to American democracy’, The Observer, Sunday 10 January 2021
‘Johnson’s sycophancy over Trump has diminished Britain.’
‘Whether it’s over trade, climate change or justice for 19-year-old Harry Dunn, those cabinet ministers have come away with absolutely nothing to show for these public displays of sycophancy except for a diminished reputation for Britain in the world... The special relationship with the US works when it is based on honesty, mutual trust and respect. Ministers were so eager to swallow the Trump playbook of how politics should be done that they abandoned British values, interests and their own self-respect... Britain’s foreign policy must have a moral centre and we should have the confidence to stand firm against those who undermine our values and our interests. Our country is better than this and we deserve a government that shows it.’- Lisa Nandy MP, the shadow foreign secretary
'Donald Trump Is Now a Terrorist Leader', David Corn, Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief and an on-air analyst for MSNBC, and thus, similar to any other terrorist, he is now banned from social media
And this is the man that has heaped praises on the Little English Brexit Agitators and in turn has been loved and admired by them!!
In the Interest of Accountability to History, Our Humanity and Truth
As 'Trump blows up US democracy', it is time to remember the love, admiration and the slavish support of
the Little English Tory Brexiteers for him.
A Dark History Never to be Forgotten
'Donald Trump's Tory cheerleaders have brought lasting shame on Britain'
‘Johnson adapted Trump’s birtherist lie when it suited the Brexit cause and declared that Barack Obama’s “part-Kenyan” heritage made him anti-British…
“Imagine Trump doing Brexit,” Johnson cried in 2018 as he schemed to become prime minister.
“He’d go in bloody hard.”- Nick Cohen,the Observer
Illustration: Bill Bragg, Via The Guardian
‘That is trickier for those who put their enthusiasm on the record. None outdid Michael Gove, comparing Trump to George Washington. The first president had also been misunderstood by Britain, Gove wrote in an unctuous interview with the 45th. He cast Trump as a “force of nature” who did not merit the “scorn and condescension” of his UK critics. To compensate for his countrymen’s discourtesy, Gove posed with his subject, grinning and giving the thumbs-up.
In the gallery of cringing subservience that image can hang alongside Theresa May holding the president’s hand during her first visit to the White House. Later that day, Trump issued executive order 13769 – the entry ban on nationals from predominantly Muslim countries. May did not condemn it.
Some said there was a better man behind the mask, but there was no mask. The racist snarl, the bully’s sneer and the infantile pout were all his. The face of the campaign was true to the character of the candidate. The only way to see a nobler Trump was to mould one from delusion, cowardice and self-interest – plentiful resources in a government embarking on Brexit…’- Continue to read
'They call him Britain Trump': US president congratulates Boris Johnson on being elected
"We have a really good man who's going to be the prime minister of the UK now, Boris Johnson. He's tough, he's smart... they call him Britain Trump"-@BBCPolitics
“He’s a different kind of a guy, but they say I’m a different kind of a guy too. We get along well. I think we’ll have a very good relationship,” Trump told reporters.
The Little English Trump: The Trumpist Brexiteer Bringing Disaster To Britain
Photo: Daily Mail
Senior Tories are being shown for what they really are after, ‘years of fawning over a known populist who insulted his allies, peddled conspiracy theories
and, by treating authoritarians as his natural allies, undermining democracy everywhere.’
‘Much of this tolerance was due to Brexiteers seeing Trump’s and their own rise stemming from the same ideological well. Jacob Rees-Mogg wrote in the Times in 2018 ahead of one of Trump’s visits: “It is our national good fortune that the president with whom we will develop this new arrangement is Mr Trump. His election depended upon similar factors to those that led to Brexit. He appealed to voters left behind by the metropolitan elite and he exudes confidence about his own nation and a determination not to be a manager of decline, which also inspires the Brexiteers.”
Not long ago, ‘Boris Johnson said Trump was as worthy of the Nobel peace prize as Barack Obama and described him as a standard New York liberal. In 2018 Johnson said: “I am increasingly admiring Donald Trump. I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness.” Photos of Michael Gove, the now Cabinet Office minister and prominent Brexit campaigner, grinning thumbs-up alongside the president caught the initial mood.’- Read more
…’Instead, Gove was in New York to serve as a cheerleader, to gloss over Trump’s inconsistencies and outright ignorance on assorted topics – “intelligence takes many forms”, Gove writes kindly – and to pose for a souvenir photograph in which both men give a thumbs up, a framed cover of Playboy just over Gove’s shoulder.’
Michael Gove is simply Donald Trump’s cheerleader, glossing over inconsistencies and ignorance,
writes Jonathan Freedland.- Photo: The Irish Times
More on the Tories who have Praised and Supported Trump: A Dark History Never to be Forgotten
“Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the [Good Friday] Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period,” Biden tweeted Wednesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a similar message.
The reaction among some Tories was swift. Iain Duncan Smith, one of the stalwart Brexiters and a former Tory leader, snapped that Biden should worry more about “the need for a peace deal in the USA to stop the killing and rioting before lecturing other sovereign nations.” Others, including former Brexit minister David Davis, piled on too.’- Tories may warm to Biden, but they’ll miss Trump
Here are a couple of good, honest Tories, standing up for Truth: 'Tories no longer party of Churchill and more the party of Trump
And now a Question for Your Reflection:
Can Brexit Still Be Valid, When We Now All Know Well, Who the First Culprit was to Call For It?
‘The US president calls former Ukip leader ‘one of the most powerful men in Europe’
Nigel Farage, ‘King of Europe’ Fighting for the ‘The American Dream’ alongside his Hero
Donald Trump and Nigel Farage at a Make America Great Again rally in Goodyear, Arizona, 28 October 2020.
Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images, Via The Guardian
A Selected Postings from the GCGI Archive, I am Proud to Note Them Again:
And Given the Lessons of Trump, Trumpism, Brexit and Brexitism: There is Only One Path to a Better World
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