The established parties have lost their grip on this contest, but their hold on other parts of the country’s system remains strong.
Posts Tagged: America
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.
Obama’s desperate and impotent decision to abandon the Middle East to the Russians is being overturned. Not before time.
The bottom line is that America cannot simply sit back, and wait for North Korea to become a direct threat.
She contends that a “negotiated political solution” is essential, and that “Russia has an important role to play here, as well”.
Let’s hope that Trump’s missile strikes on the Assad regime work. But May and her government must be a force for restraint if they don’t.
After the embarrassing failure of the healthcare Bill, China offers a new chance to display the art of the deal.
Ben Roback: First, Republican hardliners spiked Trump’s healthcare bill. Next, they may shut down the government
A failure to bring his party’s right on board, plus opposition from the Democrats, could lead to him being held hostage during the legislative process.
The companies are on solid ground over encryption; their footing is less sure, however, when it comes to pro-terror material on the net.
Meanwhile, the true danger is that failing to deliver Trumpcare will have a material impact on his presidency.
For some Republican ideologues, Obama’s scheme is anathema to American freedom; others fear the prospect of owning a failed attempt to reform healthcare.
Everyone needs to be prepared for the hugely difficult times that we now face.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
Plus: The wit of Malcolm Rifkind. I switch energy provider. An improvement by Donald Trump (up to a point). And: women MPs on my mind.