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It is becoming increasingly obvious that Brexit is leading to an extreme right wing turn by Tory Britain, with May making common cause with Trump and Erdogan even if there are still minor differences of view on Putin.  Increasingly, and willingly, Tory Britain will take on the role of a Trojan horse in NATO and Europe, and it may come to the stage where the EU breathes a massive sign of relief when Brexit finally happens.  

May has offered, at the EU summit in Malta, to act as a bridge between the EU and the USA.  However as Dalia Grybauskaite, the Lithuanian President, told the BBC:

"I don't think there is a necessity for a bridge - we communicate with the Americans on Twitter."


Ms May arrived in the Maltese capital carrying the message from Mr Trump that Europe must increase its defence spending in return for his "100 per cent" commitment to Nato.

But other EU leaders view the American leader with horror because of his hostility to the EU, his protectionism and controversial policies, such as the travel ban from seven mainly Muslim countries.

The European parliament's main political parties have called for Mr Trump's likely choice as ambassador to the EU to be blocked from its buildings after he said the EU needed "taming".

And, earlier this week, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, included the US President as a "threat" facing the bloc, along with China, Russia and radical Islam.

Well done Trump.  You are now up there with "China, Russia and radical Islam" as a threat to the EU...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 at 03:20:24 PM EST
yes, the wild lurch to the right is becoming equally clear, even if I'm not sure most of the Tory party are on board for it.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Feb 3rd, 2017 at 03:35:04 PM EST
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