Pathetic

During most of 2020 the Canadian media was fascinated by one thing: how poorly Donald Trump’s USA was doing at managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Compared to the GOB ~ the Great Orange Buffoon ~ Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response looked positively … well, if not good ~ compared to, say, Australia or South Korea…… Continue reading Pathetic

CANZUK, again.

Nigel Wright, who was Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper (and who resigned when it was discovered that he used his own money to repay some of Senator Mike Duffy’s misappropriated expenses) and is now the (London based) Senior Managing Director of the multi-billion dollar Onex Corporation, says, in a piece published by…… Continue reading CANZUK, again.

I am hopeful …

… that Erin O’Tool’s recent shuffle of his shadow cabinet which sees Pierre Poilievre moved to be the critic for Jobs and Industry a “portfolio” which does not exist in the Trudeau cabinet signals two things: A laser-like focus on working and middle-class Canadians ~ the ones, especially, in the suburbs and smaller communities in…… Continue reading I am hopeful …

Apologies to the Bard, but …

… The country doth protest too much, methinks. I see, in a social media post by Chinese state media outlet Global Times … … that the Chinese government is annoyed by what appears to be a continuation, by the Biden administration, of the Trump regime’s policy of calling China out for every breach of the…… Continue reading Apologies to the Bard, but …

Congratulations …

… to President Joe Biden and to Vice President Kamala Harris on their formal inauguration: I, like, I hope, the overwhelming majority of Canadians and billions of people around the world wish you and America well. Congratulations, also, to all those ~ officials, police officers and soldiers ~ who ensued that the “peaceful handover of…… Continue reading Congratulations …

I’m sceptical, too

The Economist, in an article by Lexington, it’s United States correspondent, says that “Appalling as it has has been to witness an American president try to steal an election, Donald Trump’s efforts have amounted to less than the best-informed prognosticators feared … [but] … It has also illustrated – yet again – Mr Trump’s iron grip…… Continue reading I’m sceptical, too

Cold War 2.0 (Biden)

Like it or not we have Cold War 2.0 and few things will matter more in the fist half of the 2020s than how President-elect Joe Biden manages the US-led West’s relationship with (against) China. The Economist, in its recent “lead” article says that “The achievement of the Trump administration was to recognise the authoritarian threat…… Continue reading Cold War 2.0 (Biden)