Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Draining the swamp - an opportunity for Britain

At the EU's commissariat this morning they must be choking and spluttering over an unpleasant breakfast of hypocrisy and sanctimonious cant.  These apparatchiks haven't a clue how to react to Donald Trump's stunning election victory.

A cynical but suitably mild letter of congratulation signed by two (or possibly more) of the EU's many presidents (Junker and Schultz)  was despatched yesterday under a cloud.

Irrelevant and uninteresting comments have passed through uncertain lips. These people look bewildered.

One of the main reasons, if not the main reason, for Donald Trump's success, which Europe's mainstream media has so far failed to mention in their misleading reports and 'expert' analysis, concerns the man currently sitting it out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Julian Assange, the  Wikileaks editor, has never been properly charged with any criminal offence and yet he remains effectively incarcerated as a political prisoner in London, contrary to the UN's advice and instructions following a 15 month in-depth investigation which has found in his favour.

Today, by fortuitous circumstance, there arises an opportunity for Britain to redeem itself. The prime minister should get on with it, and do what has to be done in official circles and behind the scenes.

We may anticipate that when Donald Trump moves into the oval office one of his first orders will be that Julian Assange walks out of the Ecuadorian embassy a free man.

The mosquito swatting season is over. The swamp will be drained. May it go well.

Dieu et mon droit.


  1. It is bizarre that an 'Assange Affair' can happen in any civilised country. I don't suppose that Trump could demand his release, unless it was through May's ear!

    1. Bizarre and unjust. If it wasn't for Wikileaks we'd all be in the dark and the cold war would escalate and world would be more dangerous. Hence my black cartoon. It shows a little light but not much . . . yet.

  2. I still can't believe what's happened this year with Brexit and "You Don't Always Get What You Want" in the US. Perhaps it's time we started to listening to the poets and visionaries instead of the pollsters?

    1. I'm with Harrison Birtwistle. Art must be alert to the draught under the door. The precursor to the wind of change. That's the job of art and music. Pollsters might as well toss a coin since they get it wrong 50% of the time.

    2. Pollsters and the media are out of touch with the public assuming that we are all the loony left.

      I hope the guards come off Assange now.

    3. That pompous ass Junker was preaching on the radio this morning. More or less trying to tell Trump what to do. He's in limbo following Trump's pledge that the US will no longer be the world's policeman because his EU dream, my nightmare, of a dysfunctional EU army might actually have to be realized, and without Britain, which means in effect a Franco-German Army.