The Kremlin says the United States is ‘crudely’ trying to recruit Russian nationals to act as its agents, adding that this showed Washington was meddling in Russian affairs.
These enemies provide a necessary distraction from the ineptitude of their own governments. They bring citizens together under a common cause, a common flag, in an always popular ‘us versus them’ scenario. And they vindicate the need for trillions of dollars in defence spending and ever more intrusive security operations.
But after the wave of resignations, which came only hours after May had appeared to have won over her cabinet, Brexit, or at least the Brexit that the British citizens thought they voted for, appears to be all but dead in the water.
The Australian Tribune has long argued that Brexit is unlikely to happen. The idea that the ‘Deep State’ and global bureaucracy will let a sovereign nation leave the clutches of the EU was always a long shot.
May has defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament, leaving plans for Britain’s departure from the EU still largely on track but her authority weakened. MPs supported the government’s position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May’s commitment to leave the bloc’s customs union and single market.
Donald Trump has exempted Australia from the steel and aluminium trade tariffs. But not the EU. 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium now apply against the EU. The US and the EU strain increases. Setting off arguments before the World Trade Organisation.
You would think the French police have enough to keep them occupied without enforcing politically correct behaviour. Now, five politicians submitted proposals to criminalise ‘comments, behaviour or pressure of a sexist or sexual character’.