Fear and Loathing over a Trump movement that is sweeping a number of Western Democracies, including Canada
“The far right … has no answers for the young people, growing up worried about their future.” – British Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, at a public rally in London, England this June 4th, protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to England
“He (Jeremy Corbyn) wanted to meet today or tomorrow. … I’ve decided not to meet with him.” President Donald Trump during a brief preference conference he and outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May hosted this June 4th
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted June 4th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
As I dared to turn the cable news back on this June 4th, to live coverage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain, it seems more evident than ever – despite anti-Trump protests in the streets of London – that the far-right, populist forces of Trumpism are winning the day in Britain.
Pro-Brexit extremists like Boris Johnson, who Trump has already met during his visit, are on the verge of taking power in country and the Labour Party’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who Trump said he won’t meet with, appears to have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning any upcoming election.
(A Brief Update Here – Hours after this commentary was first posted this June 4th, there was news that Boris Johnson actually turned down an opportunity to meet face to face with Donald Trump, claiming that he had a Conservative leadership campaign to prepare for. The two talked on the phone for about 20 minutes instead. Hmm.)
Ordinary British citizens will suffer from the cutting and gutting of these programs, but they will be allowed to happen and the likes of Johnson will continue doing what they do best – play divide and rule with people and blame it on others, including all those darker skinned immigrants who have been allowed in by the softie liberals and socialists.
Think it won’t happen. It already has in the United States, in a growing number of countries in Europe and soon in Canada, where the incompetence and lack of courage of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to follow through on a progressive agenda for the future will likely lead to Andrew Scheer and his Trump-like Tories winning the federal election this coming fall.
In the meantime, here is an excerpt from the address British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivered to people demonstrating in the streets of London this June 4th –
“I want to live in a world that survives. I want to live in a world that thrives. You do that by respecting the natural world. You do that by respecting each other. We do that by recognizing that we can learn from each other’s history.
“So I say to our (American) visitors who have arrived this week. Think on, please, about a world that is one of peace and disarmament, is one that recognizes the values of all people, is a world that defeats racism, misogyny, and defeats the religious hatreds that have been the fuel of the far right in Britain, in Europe and in the United States. … They have no answers for the young people, growing up worried about their future.”
To watch a clip of Jeremy Corbyn delivering his address to the rally, click on the screen below –
At a press conference in London this June 4th, U.S. President Donald Trump had this to say when a reporter asked him if he would accord Jeremy Corbyn the same opportunity he accorded Boris Johnson and others from his camp, and meet with him –
“I don’t know Jeremy Corbyn,” said Trump.” He wanted to meet today or tomorrow and I decided not to do that. He’s somewhat of a negative force. People should look to do things decisively and not just criticise. I’ve decided not to meet him.”
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