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    We some of your election last night it came in on 'breaking news' on our CNN in between the Comey vs Trump showdown which has been dominating our news, and media

    I think of your Tory party, and Labour party along similar parallels as our Democrats, and Republicans.

    Happy your Labour party will not cozy up to Trump, but also hope the ties that bind the US, and UK will not be broken. The UK has always been our strong ally, and friend, and long may that bond continue.

    Peace on earth



      For you Wendy.

      I love this woman we need more of her.

      (It takes a few moments to start but worth the wait)


        Lolll Cc trumpet the mean girl!
        She goes straight to the point.
        We all have a laugh at him, but we are in just as bad a situation here, May is so desperate to hang on to power she is risking the peace balance in Ireland to do it, and her only opposition Corbyn is stuck in the seventies.

        Personally I think queenie should sack the lot and restart from scratch because the voters are making a pigs ear of it all.



          LOL Yep Wendy,Trumpet the 'mean girl' totally !

          That woman is on a lot of political shows, she is a political strategist, commentator and a Republican ! Its refreshing to see a member on the other side actually call Trump out, and she does it all time. I'm shocked our 'Mean Girl' hasn't attacked her yet being she is an outspoken woman who opposes him, something our President Lunatic just can't handle...I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before he does, only this woman won't be so polite, and will punch him back.

          Yes I think the world is laughing at us, and with good reason, but it really is a sad state of affairs that this is what America has been reduced to because of this man.

          The New York Daily News cover yesterday was a full page of the American flag with an Eagle in front of it with its head down, and the word 'Humiliation' underneath it...very powerful, and exactly how so many Americans are feeling after his latest despicable embarrassment.

          Indeed your Prime Minister seems to have some problems of her own, and your last election not very favorable for her.

          This is our 4th of July weekend over here, lots of bbq's and Firework shows celebrating when the US became independent of England...Do you think your Queen would take us back ?? LOL


            From Jimmy Kimmel - late night talk show, its funny stuff



            As it turns out, the possibility of nuclear war was not the worst crisis that Donald Trump faced in the last week. The embattled President of the United States was blasted for defending neo-Nazis, lashing out at the “alt-left,” and doubling down on his statements that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weeked that ended with one woman dead and 19 others injured when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors. Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue on the Tuesday night edition of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to address Trump’s outrageous press conference.

            “I wouldn’t be lying if I said I would feel more comfortable if Cersei Lannister was running this country,” said Kimmel, citing the Game of Thrones‘ villain. He added, “I don’t know who decided it would be a good idea to send him out there to talk to reporters today, but whoever did obviously misread his state of mind and the mood in this country right now. I think I can say this with reasonable certainty, the president is completely unhinged. The wheels are off the wagon and hurtling through space.”

            Kimmel reached across the aisle with both hands as he addressed Trump voters. “I want to say I get it. I actually do. You were unhappy with the way things were going. You wanted someone to come in and shake things up. You didn’t want business as usual — nothing ever seems to get done, it’s always the same, these candidates make a lot of promises that go nowhere. It happens over and over again… and you’re sick of it,” he said. “And then this guy shows up riding down a golden escalator — he’s not a part of the political establishment; in fact, he’s the opposite of that… Let’s roll the dice. Let him get in there and run the country like a business.”

            But then Kimmel ran through a list of Trump’s more outrageous statements and policies. “He signs a ban on Muslims that he claims isn’t a ban on Muslims. He compliments the President of the Philippines for murdering drug addicts. Hours after a terror attack in London, he starts a fight with their mayor. After criticizing Obama for playing golf, he plays golf every weekend. He accidentally shares classified intelligence with the Russians. He tweets a typo at midnight, wakes up and claims it was a secret message. He praises Jim Comey in October and calls him a coward in June. He fires him. He lashes out at his own attorney general for recusing him from the investigation. He hires the Mooch – and fires the Mooch. He bans [transgender people] from the military without telling anyone in the military he’s doing it. He plays chicken with Kim Jong Un. And that’s just some of the list… If I went through all of it, it would be longer than the menu at the Cheesecake Factory.”

            The ABC host added, “He is, by every reasonable account — and I’m using his own favorite words here — a ‘total disaster.'”

            Speaking directly to Trump voters, Kimmel said he understood that many “don’t want to admit that these smug, annoying liberals were right” about the president. “It’s the last thing you want to do. But the truth is — and deep down inside you know you made a mistake, you know this is true – you made a mistake. You picked the wrong guy.”

            Kimmel then made a bold proposition: removing Trump as president and installing him as the first King of America, a figurehead who’s far away from political power.

            “England has a Queen,” he explained. “She lives in a palace – everyone makes a big deal when she shows up – she has no power at all. In the morning, they put a crown on her head and she stands there and waves, she goes back to bed. That’s it. If the Queen were to walk out on her balcony and strip off her top, nothing over there would change. The Queen could be completely bonkers – it would make no difference. She’d still be Queen, it’d still be fine. That’s what we need to do with Donald Trump. We need to set him up in castle – maybe in Florida – lead him to the top, and then lock the door to that castle. Everyone can call him, ‘Your Highness’ – maybe we give him a scepter – and that’s that. He can sit there watching Fox and Friends, maybe chip a few golf balls out the window of his tower. There’s no way he turns that deal down – and we need to get creative here because enough is enough. Desperate times call for desperate measures. And I’m asking you, the people who supported Donald Trump, to step in and help for the good of this country. Mike Pence is ready, he’s boring. He’s relatively sane. He looks like a friendly neighbor you would borrow a lawn mower from. Let’s get him in there before it’s too late. Let’s make America Great Britain again!”

            You have to admit, the slogan is catchy!


              I think the US is going a little bonkers these days....

              We have people arguing, fighting, and protesting over Statues...yep Statues!

              Football athletes who make millions a year for throwing around, and chasing a football across a stadium now refusing to stand and place their hand over their heart for our Flag, and National Anthem...

              and our Man/Baby President, and Rocket Man on the verge of making us all go KABOOM !

              My bottle wine usually does the trick, but I'm now in need of a case...

              Last edited by ccinjersey; 28 September 2017, 00:50.


                Hi CC,

                I think you need something stronger than wine. We also worry about the 2 lunatics posturing thousands of miles away. Your leader has now agreed a punitive import tax on one of our aircraft parts manufacturers making wings for Boing which threatens thousands of jobs. With Tump in power I can't see us ever having a trade deal with the US.

                I'm so pleased I am a baby boomer as I feel sorry for the generations who followed.

                Barry x
                I’m going to do this even if it kills me!


                  Hi Barry

                  Vodka ? nah that's Russian...that will only add to my anxiety level lol

                  He really is the stuff political nightmares are made of. We have a horrific humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and this nut job is tweet fighting with the NFL players, and playing the game of who has bigger cojones with the other nut job!

                  It really is upsetting, and frightening what's going on from our trade deals with other countries, and the fragile relationship he is putting us in with our Allies, as well as the weakened position with our enemies, to our own domestic issues this madman is creating right here at home....and of course the scariest of all nuclear war.

                  I feel sorry for the generations to come too Barry...and lets hope there will be a next generation to come. These Millennials better look up from their cell phones, and see what's actually going on around them because they really are the future.



                    I was just reading the 2018 Winter Olympics is being hosted by South Korea, am I the only one feeling a little n-n-n-nervous about that ??



                      Well appears France is just as nervous about it as I am. They may not send their teams unless they are 'guaranteed' there will be no security issues.

                      Maybe we can strap the rocket man, and the madman on a luge together without crash helmets...that would definitely make me feel less nervous over it all



                        Hi CC,

                        Only a madman would use the Olympic Games as an opportunity to stage an attack but then again history has shown up a few madmen. I am confident that with the eyes of the world watching the games will be trouble free.

                        Barry x
                        I’m going to do this even if it kills me!


                          Hi Barry

                          I'm very excited for the Winter Olympics they are my favorite, the games start in February

                          I hope other countries will not consider pulling out because of the tensions in that part of our world, but its possible they will if don't feel its safe.

                          Agree history has produced quite a few madmen, and they are not rational or logical, and we are definitely in a moment of history with these two nut jobs.

                          Peace on earth xox


                            An interesting article

                            A year on, Trump tests limit of UK 'special relationship'

                            James PHEBY
                            AFP•November 5, 2017

                            London (AFP) - Donald Trump's election was expected to hand Britain a secret weapon in forging a post-Brexit future, but his interventions in British politics and controversial foreign policy have strained the so-called "special relationship".

                            The bond between Britain and the United States has been the backbone of the post-war geopolitical order, but after huge political upheaval in both countries, a status update on the special relationship might now read: "It's complicated".

                            Trump rode to the White House on a populist wave also seen in the Brexit vote. He appeared keen to help the UK by promising a swift trade deal once it left the European Union, in stark contrast to predecessor Barack Obama who had warned Britain would be "at the back of the queue".

                            Brexit supporters hailed Trump as "the tooth fairy", giving Britain an unexpected card in their negotiations with the EU.

                            But the US president's split with the international community over the Iran nuclear deal, his war-of-words with North Korea and his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord have strained relations and left Britain in a diplomatic fix.

                            "The idea that Donald Trump is going to come in on a white horse and fix all of Britain's trade problems is a myth," London School of Economics fellow Brian Klaas told AFP.

                            "It's a misplaced optimism because trade negotiations will take years to complete and Trump says things all the time that he doesn't mean and will never follow through on.

                            "Trump might not win in 2020, he might not be the person that the UK is dealing with," he added.

                            Relations took a severe blow in September when the US imposed stiff tariffs on Canadian aerospace firm Bombardier, which employs thousands of people in Northern Ireland, following a complaint from Boeing.

                            Former defence secretary Michael Fallon warned the move "could indeed jeopardise our future relationship with Boeing," dashing hopes that the US would offer favourable terms in a future deal, which can only be officially negotiated after Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

                            "There is still the possibility of a trade deal, but at the moment we can't foresee what that will look like," Russell Foster, foreign policy expert at King's College London, told AFP.

                            "The only indication we have got is what's happened in Northern Ireland with Boeing and Bombardier, where yet again Trump's unpredictable nature means 4,000 jobs are going to be lost."

                            British Prime Minister Theresa May was the first world leader to visit Trump's White House, and appeared to develop a bond, inviting the US leader for a state visit to stay with the Queen.

                            But hours after the meeting, Trump unexpectedly announced a travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries, affecting dual British citizens and wrong-footing British officials, according to emails released by the BBC last week.

                            "The dual nationals angle will of course be really difficult for us," read one Foreign Office email.

                            "Not great after the PM visit," said another.

                            The offer of a state visit has reportedly been downgraded following a backlash to Trump's executive order.

                            There were threats of boycotts and mass protests, while speaker John Bercow declared the US president would not be allowed to address the House of Commons.

                            The row also strained personal relations between the two leaders.

                            "It's in Britain and America's interest to have close relations, but the political peril of that is huge," said Klaas.

                            Trump has also infuriated British authorities with his tweets on terrorism in Britain, including highly publicised run-ins with London mayor Sadiq Khan.

                            However, while commentators and politicians rushed to condemn Trump, some of the criticism may be the result of the US leader's habit of highlighting volatile wedge issues that pit the establishment against sizeable chunks of the general public.

                            "As much as Trump is imagined by much of the elite as a bit of a clown, he's a very powerful symbolic figurehead for people who are dissatisfied and feel abandoned by establishment elites," said Foster.

                            The British establishment therefore finds itself in a bind, he added, with little choice but to persevere with a leader they see as a liability and who represents a movement that "absolutely" poses a threat to their very existence.

                            "The US provides us with economic and military benefits which far outweigh the benefits that we give to the Americans," Foster said.

                            "The special relationship has always been very one-sided."


                              Here is a very Liberal view from Bill Maher closing monologue regarding Trump's Wall. It got people talking over here, I thought it was pretty spot on as well as funny...just wanted to share. (I bleeped out the curse words)


                              BILL MAHER: The problem is Trump fans don't want a fence, or a river, or a virtual barrier, they want a ----- wall! Because a wall represents an impregnable barrier that keeps out not just Mexicans but everything that makes them feel antsy about 'the old America that's slipping away.'

                              'The Wall, it's like one of those prescriptions drugs that blocks the causes of your discomfort. Yes, now there's Mexigone. Mexigone has been clinically proven to reduce the pain caused by foreigners entering the country illegally. Mexigone works with your natural gullibility to construct a wall that keeps immigrants from sh**hole countries out and good-paying jobs in so you can back cleaning your guns and sending out Facebook memes of Hillary getting hit with a golf ball.'

                              Except, it doesn't work that way. Most illegals don't even cross the border, they come here the same way you got back from Cabo. They catch a flight and then they just stay. Like that Australian on your couch.

                              Even Trump admitted The Wall was bogus when he was caught on tape to a call to Mexico's president saying the wall is the least important thing we are talking about. It was always just an applause line that got out of hand.

                              So there you have it: The Wall will not help with employment, it's not feasible to build, and even Trump knows it's bull***. And if all of that isn't enough to deter you, let me add this Trumpsters, you don't need it, because everything that wall represents, the bigotry, the racism, the ignorance, the paranoia, is already in your heart.

                              Yes, The Wall has been inside you the whole time. Trump just brought it out because he's the ***** whisperer. But you don't need it. Every time you vote for a child molester because the other choice is a Democrat, The Wall is there. Every time you feel rage because a voice recording says, 'for Spanish press 2,' The Wall is there. It's there when you begin a Facebook post with, 'I'm not a racist, but.' And it's there every time a unisex bathroom makes you hold it until you get home. It's there when snow makes you deny global warming. And it's there at the ballgame when 2 gays on the kiss cam make you throw up in your mouth.

                              Every time you use air quotes when you say the word "college," The Wall is there. It's there when you use Jew as a verb. And it's there every time you're Tucker Carlson. So you don't need a wall because, you see, even without it you're still the grumpy ------- who ruins Thanksgiving.


                                This article was sent to me by a friend in your country from your Guardian paper regarding Trump's visit to the UK.

                                Maybe most have seen it already, but I thought it was brilliant, and so well written just wanted to share it for those interested, and didn't see it.



                                Vladimir Putin must be dreading Monday’s edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia’s big and breezy tabloid. It will doubtless splash on an explosive interview with Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Moscow, in which the US president will slam Putin’s handling of the war in Syria, suggest US-Russian relations are doomed and lavish praise on the Russian leader’s “very talented” rival. Poor Vladimir must be quaking in his boots.

                                Oh wait. No interview like that is coming, and not only because Putin would never allow it. Trump himself wouldn’t dare speak so harshly of his Russian counterpart, just as he only ever has words of comfort and admiration for Xi Jinping of China, Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia and, these days, Kim Jong-un of North Korea. When he meets tyrants and dictators, Trump – the great disruptor, the supposedly fearless straight talker – suddenly remembers his manners. If the hand he’s shaking belongs to a strongman, he bows and scrapes, unctuously deferential to the diplomatic niceties and protocols.

                                Only with democratic leaders does he like to play the tough guy, visiting humiliation on those nations that have stood faithfully at the US’s side for decade after decade. Russia meddled in the US’s democratic process in 2016 – as much an attack as if Moscow had launched a physical strike on a military base, as FBI agent Peter Strzok told a congressional hearing this week – but for Putin, Trump cannot bring himself to utter a harsh word.

                                Instead it is Britain, whose bond of blood with the US should not need spelling out, that offers up a full-dress, all-but-state banquet in Winston Churchill’s birthplace, followed by tea on Friday with the 92-year-old monarch and an itinerary that allows him to chopper around Britain pretending there aren’t crowds below who loathe him – and what does the country’s prime minister get in return? A series of insults calculated to undermine and weaken her, delivered by means of the country’s bestselling newspaper.

                                Theresa May should not take this too personally. Trump behaves appallingly to all democratically elected leaders and especially women, as Angela Merkel can testify: witness his public upbraiding of Germany at this week’s Nato meeting in Brussels, a tirade against an ally with next to no precedent in modern diplomacy. Afterwards, of course, Trump insisted he and Merkel have a great relationship, which only confirms both how devalued language is when it issues from the mouth of this president and the bullying pattern that is the abuser’s hallmark: a punch followed by soothing words of reassurance and the promise that things will be better in future, so long as you do as he says.

                                Curiously, those arch-conservatives and self-proclaimed patriots who one might have imagined to be sticklers for courtesy and diplomatic etiquette have been unexpectedly indulgent. Who should pop up on the radio to defend Trump but Jacob Rees-Mogg, who was so incensed when Barack Obama warned in 2016 that a Brexiting Britain would be at the “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US, that he declared: “No true honest Briton is going to be told what to do by a Yankee president.” Yet on Friday, Mogg found it “perfectly reasonable” that a different Yankee president was telling the Brits what was good for them. Funny how flexible these stout defenders of British sovereignty can be. Allowing Brussels the tiniest say in our affairs would be the greatest threat to the kingdom since the 13th century. But when a sympathetic US president tells them to jump, they ask how high.

                                It’s tempting to think that Trump is just a mercurial, unhinged man-baby – like the blimp in the London sky on Friday – whose mood swings have to be managed: a tantrum to the Sun, then calm at Chequers. But that’s a misreading. Yes, Trump is wild and volatile, but if he lashes out it’s only ever in one direction. There is strategic method to his madness.

                                In geopolitics, his targets are always the same: the forces of multilateralism, cooperation and international order, whether it’s Nato, the EU, the UN or even the G7. He wants to see those bodies weakened and destroyed, replaced by a dog-eat-dog world of single states, dealing with each other one-on-one. In that world, the US would be the biggest dog, and get to snarl and snap at all the rest.

                                The implications for Britain as it contemplates Brexit could not be starker. The Brexiteers hold up a US-UK deal as if it’s the great prize of “liberation” from the EU. But Trump’s enthusiasm for it should give them pause. Does he really want to see us out because he wants Britain to prosper, big softie, son of a Scottish mum that he is? Or is it more likely that he relishes the chance to negotiate a deal with a needy and relatively small UK, rather than a 28-member EU with enough economic clout to sit at the table with the US as an equal?

                                Trade analysts say that, at most, a UK deal with the US could add 0.3% to Britain’s GDP, compared to the much bigger loss incurred by our leaving the single market. As the weaker party in talks, Britain would be under pressure to open itself up to US chlorinated chicken and big pharma.

                                And this is how Trump would love to deal with every country, including the nations of continental Europe. For him, Brexit is a means to the larger end of weakening or dissolving the EU altogether. That’s why he even urged Emmanuel Macron to consider a Frexit. A bloc as large and rich as the EU stands in the way of the world he’d like to see, one governed by the law of the jungle – in which the US is for ever the biggest beast.

                                So this is the question Britons have to contemplate, now that the reality of Brexit is sinking in. Do we want to remain in a bloc that gives us strength and safety in numbers, or walk alone into the negotiating chamber with Trump? How naive the US president must think the likes of Boris Johnson or Rees-Mogg, the pair of them eagerly willing on a future in which Britain will be the much weaker party – and imagining that Trump is encouraging this change for our sake.

                                More deeply, Britons need to decide where we stand on what is emerging as the defining global divide. Are we with the world that the EU, in its own imperfect way, still embodies – one built on alliances, cooperation and institutions that seek to balance might with right? Or do we want to throw in our lot with the world of Putin, Viktor Orbán and Trump, a place of jostling nations, each state alone and out only for itself, where every transaction is a zero-sum game, a world in which you either screw or get screwed? It’s clear where Trump wants us. But what do we want?

                                • Jonathan Freedland is a Guardian columnist