Yesterday, the Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called for barring all Muslims from entering the United States – see the above You Tube video.
Yesterday also saw Donald Tusk, President of the European Council issue his formal written response to Mr Chameleon’s letter.
In it, Mr Tusk makes no reference to “demands” for the simple reason that Mr Chameleon did not make any! Mr Tusk merely confirms that, in November, Mr Chameleon “set out the four areas where he is seeking reforms to address the concerns of the British people over UK membership of the European Union”. This demonstrates that unlike the Unfortunate Cummings he [Mr Tusk] has shown that he can read English!
Herewith a link to the letter: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/12/07-tusk-letter-to-28ms-on-uk/
Rather than re-plough a field that has been ploughed in previous articles, today’s article will attempt to draw to the attention to such as the Unfortunate Cummings that “politics” is not conducted in a vacuum.
At this point the Editor would wish again to apologise to you Dear long-suffering Reader for having to state the blindingly obvious as unfortunately such as the Unfortunate Cummings lacks it seems the basic capacity of understanding possessed by most 5 year olds!
Let us remind the Unfortunate Cummings of a three FACTS. More than three will probably overstretch the poor fellow!
FACT ONE: Tuesday 8th November 2016 will be the day the New President of the United States of America is elected.
FACT TWO: On Friday 20th January 2017 the Inauguration of the new President and Vice President of the United States of America will take place.
FACT THREE: The EU referendum is most likely to take place on Thursday 4th May 2017. On this day elections will be held in 27 English County Councils and 6 Unitary Authorities, and all Welsh and Scottish Councils.
What these three facts demonstrate is that the final touches negotiations and the EU Referendum campaign and the vote itself will take place against a back drop where there is a new President in the White House.
Given the present situation in Europe vis-à-vis the migration crisis and also the situation with the terrorist situation and the campaign against IS in Syria is HIGHLY UNSTABLE we do not know what the precise political environment will be when the British People make their momentous choice.
Prudence demands that we have to consider the possibility of Mr Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States.
Given Mr Trump’s proven capacity of let us say, “making bold statements” we can conclude that it is possible that the British People may be making that decision against an auspicious/propitious back drop.
Many who will be voting for the UK to leave the EU will do so in the hope of looking forward to an early arrival of the good times and a period where all will go swimmingly.
They will be sorely mistaken!
The next decade is going to be difficult. Sorry.
Herewith the Guardian’s take on Mr Trump: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/07/donald-trump-ban-all-muslims-entering-us-san-bernardino-shooting?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+Charity+appeal+081215&utm_term=142205&subid=15907465&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2