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Probes involving Trump associates are becoming difficult for the president to ignore

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2018

Britain is descending into political chaos as May is seemingly playing for time. Meanwhile, attempts to unseat Trump reach a crescendo at least in the press. The impeachment of Trump would restore the Special Relationship and perhaps put Brexit back on the road to Oceania.



15th December, 2018

The interview that Michael Cohen gave ABC News on Friday morning should show Donald Trump one thing; that until he surrenders to begin a three-year prison sentence next March, he is unlikely to go away.

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Brazil’s Temer says Mercosur needs revision

Posted by seumasach on August 1, 2016

It’s not just Brexit putting regional integration projects in question. Already after the coup in Brazil Mercosur’s future is being put in doubt by coup leader Temer:

“We need to rediscuss Mercosur at this moment, not to eliminate it, but to give us a safer position to seek to broaden our relations with other countries,” Temer said.

Which other countries might these be? Mercosur is negotiating a trade deal with the EU but that seemingly isn’t broad enough. Unsurprisingly, he is also blocking Venezuela’s upcoming presidency of Mercosur.

Then we have Trump’s wall effectively ending NAFTA, Australia bringing into question it’s partnership with China and it’s Asian future and the question of Hong Kong secession suddenly raised. We seem to be witnessing an emerging anglosphere which would look very much like Oceania in Orwell’s 1984.


24th June, 2016

Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer said the Mercosur trade bloc poses an obstacle to other trade agreements and needs to be revised, but not ditched altogether.

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China says Australia ‘is no paper tiger, only a paper cat at best’

Posted by seumasach on August 1, 2016

The Australian

1st August, 2016

If Australia — “a unique country with an inglorious history — steps into the South China Sea waters”, the newspaper Global Times ­­edit­orial­ised at the weekend, “it will be an ideal target for China to warn and strike … Australia’s power means nothing compared to the security of China.”

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Brexit is a golden opportunity for stronger US-UK trade ties, says Osborne

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2016


11th July, 2016

The chancellor, George Osborne, will urge US investors not to turn their backs on Britain as he begins a world tour aimed at building new trade ties outside the European Union.

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Marco Rubio urges American senate to secure ‘special relationship’ with Britain

Posted by seumasach on July 10, 2016

Now that TTIP is dead in the water a similar transatlantic deal with the UK could be on the cards. At the same time, without the UK, European integration will push forward. In foreign policy Europe must now look east towards detente with Russia and revisiting it’s 2003 strategic partnership with China


7th July, 2016

Marco Rubio, a former Republican presidential candidate,  yesterday urged the US to secure the “special relationship” with Britain in a formal appeal to Congress.

The draft resolution, shown to The Daily Telegraph, calls on President Barack Obama to show greater resolve in furthering America’s trade and defence ties with Britain in a post-Brexit era.

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Salmond’s voyage to Oceania

Posted by seumasach on February 12, 2012

Cailean Bochanan

12th February, 2012

A couple of months back the Scottish National Party’s defence spokesman. Angus Robertson MP, outlined a new strategic direction for Scotland. Scotland was to embrace a Nordic identity.

“Angus Robertson, a prominent MP in the British Parliament and a leading member of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, has issued a call for Scotland to embrace its long-latent “Nordic” identity and to join with neighbouring Norway and nearby Iceland — as well as Canada and all other Arctic nations — to “properly engage with our wider geographic region.”

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