Crivvens! Jings! And Help Ma Boab! As far as the UK is concerned, 2018 will be remembered for the appalling chaos of Brexit, Theresa May’s poor negotiations and the heartless austerity wielding Tory bastards split over the potential results. The entire Brexit process has been depressing for all concerned. We voted Remain based on simple facts like: over 40% of UK car sales go to Europe but Brexit will force the cost of exports up and sales down. Where is the alternative market for UK cars if EU countries stop buying them? Africa? Latin America? China? No. Sales will drop, jobs will go, and less money will circulate through the economy. Jobs in the agricultural and health sectors will be particularly affected as there will be a shortage of non-UK workers filling them. And so on. If Brexit split the nation, we are at least reunited in condemning May’s handling of it. Meanwhile, Nanatesta has been stockpiling spaghetti hoops and Ibuprofen in the caravan just in case.
But fuck that. It could be worse: you could be Trump. We did our 1st blog yesterday on his improvised jazz presidency which we will continue as it’s such good fun watching this dunderheid, whose politics were fired up by far right pundits like Steve Bannon and Rush Limbaugh, bring it all down on himself. Apparently he is in a ‘100% tailspin’ after Defence Secretary James Mattis resigned in protest because, according to Trump who knows ‘more about ISIS than the generals,’ ISIS had been defeated. However, the only defeat in this typical fuck-bugling Trumpgasm is the defeat of caution. His spontaneous decision (i.e., rash, uninformed, and without any consultation) to pull troops out of Syria risks leaving the Kurdish radical YPG exposed militarily and cut off from a valuable source of materiel. Both Assad and Erdogan will be able to intensify operations against the Kurdish region which will mean many more dead, injured, and traumatised with further destruction of towns and villages. Both of these autocratic shitbags want to reverse Kurdish territorial gains and annihilate the YPG who have been supported by anti-fascists from around the world.
Not only did the Mattis resignation flummox Trump but the Dow Jones index (which indicates the average value of the top 30 US companies) fell drastically on the same day (2%) wiping out their profits for 2018. This was accompanied by fears of rising interest rates (which make borrowing more expensive) and inflation (where you money becomes less valuable). Cripes!
Congress also denied Trump’s demand for money-aplenty to build his daft wall or fence or whatever it is now, so in his usual petulant manner, he vowed to shut down the government which means 420k government workers will not get paid before Christmas. Happy Holidays.
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