When Burger King endorsed “milkshaking”, I warned it wouldn’t be long until hurling bricks soon followed. Little did I know AntiFa would turn the milkshakes themselves into bricks, as we saw this weekend in Portland, Oregon.
If Portland sounds a long way away from you, I assure you it is not.
What happened to my friend Andy Ngo in Portland is coming to a neighborhood near you, whether you’re in Poznan or Portsmouth, Rome or Reykjavík, Kansas City or Kiev. The left knows its ideas are caustic at the ballot box, so they must resort to caustic measures of their own to literally beat the right.
While arch-leftist columnist Polly Toynbee is fulminating openly in the Guardian newspaper about how Britain is “now a remain nation”, polling data reveals Brexit has never been more popular.
A number of successive polls have revealed Brexit – usually under-represented by pollsters – continues to be more popular than remaining in the European Union. Crucially, a “hard” Brexit – one on World Trade Organization terms without a bespoke EU-UK trade deal – is also increasing in popularity.
In the above survey cited by Professor Matthew Goodwin at the University of Kent, not only is Brexit more popular (55.5 per cent vs 44.5 per cent) but a public will for a hard ‘No Deal’ Brexit appears to be increasing.
Of those polled, 33.1 per cent say they now want a hard Brexit, contrasted with 9.6 per cent who preferred Theresa May’s ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ style of leaving, and 12.8 per cent who want to leave but in even softer terms.
Amongst Leavers, a hard Brexit commands 59.3 per cent of support, and even 6.5 per cent of Remainers say they would take a hard Brexit as their preferred option.
Like Tony Blair in Iraq and Nicolas Sarkozy in Libya, Barack Obama has shown no contrition for his overt and dangerous grooming of Iran. Now Trump is having to clean up the mess in the knowledge it could get worse if he approaches it heavy-handed.
Restraint is the key word.
President Trump has displayed the hallmarks of a foreign policy borne from the warnings uttered by America’s founders.
It frustrates hawks, and may even seem “weak” to those searching for weakness, especially after an attack on U.S. assets. But it is in-keeping with the heuristic of engaging in foreign entanglements only when it is expressly in the U.S. national interest to do so.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Polish lawmaker and committee chairman on trans-Atlantic trade has invited Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit former concentration camps in his country in an effort to educate the freshman legislator.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has recently been embroiled in a war of words with the political right, and indeed members of her own Democratic Party, after suggesting the Trump administration was running “concentration camps” in the United States.
Dominik Tarczyński, a member of the Polish Sejm (parliament), wrote to Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, in a letter seen exclusively by Human Events.
Britain’s Conservative Party has now completed its internal “knock out” stage in its process to appoint a new leader and therefore Prime Minister.
The next step – a membership ballot between the liberal Boris Johnson and the even more liberal Jeremy Hunt – leaves party members in an appalling position with a lack of real choice.
JOHNSON VS HUNT
Johnson, known for his floppy hair and bumbling demeanor, is likely to govern in a dangerously liberal fashion.
His girlfriend – for whom he recently divorced his wife – is a hardline environmentalist liberal vegan. Johnson is said to have been allowing her to fashion his campaign and his impending premiership thus far.
Maybe it’s attrition, maybe it’s admission, but I’m seeing a lot more people agreeing with President Trump lately.
Scoff if you want, I’ll demonstrate what I mean.
In the past few days alone, a number of Democrats have had to shift their positions in a way that appears to be in agreement with the U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
Predominantly anti-Trump leftists like Elizabeth Warren or Pete Buttigieg may be opposed to POTUS on some things, but on matters that have defined Trump’s first term in office, they are caving.
It’s unsurprising given internal polling is probably screaming, “not so far to the left!” at them. It’s an opportune time to switch lanes because hopefully – as far as they’re concerned anyway – no one will remember by the time they’re on a debate stage with the 45th President.
Police are investigating allegedly burned ballots while voter fraud questions are being raised over the result of the Peterborough by-election (special election) in the United Kingdom last week.
A local Labour Party campaigner previously convicted of electoral fraud was present throughout the campaign and, critically, at the official election count.
The result – declared late Thursday night – saw Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party denied its first seat in parliament by just 683 votes.
Long time Labour Party activist Tariq Mahmood – convicted in 2008 for a vote fabrication scheme – was “front and centre” of the party’s efforts to mobilize the growing Muslim vote in the city, according to local officials.