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How did Trump go from bad joke to good bloke in the UK press?
This amazing transformation from bad joke to good bloke is largely about the newspapers' domestic political agenda and can be traced to Boris Johnson's claim five weeks ago that Trump could handle Brexit better than May. The leave-supporting press thought Boris was on to something and piled in behind him. In effect, they agreed that we shouldn't continue with all this time-consuming negotiating business. Let's just leave and be done with it.

Bashing Merkel and May fits the pro-Brexit bill, as does backing Boris. So, having conquered their initial distaste for Trump's vulgarity and wilfully turning a blind eye to his sexual peccadilloes, Brexiter editors decided they liked his brand of politics. Not only that, they also found much to admire about his blunt political modus operandi: tweet first and think later.

by Bernard on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 02:19:32 PM EST
May uttered the two words of Trump's advise: "Sue EU".

What stupidity to repeat this before UK press, pointless and indication May is at a complete loss. Admiration for Der Trumpf?

Lost another minister today about some pervert tweets ... nice set of Tory ministers coming and going.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 02:46:51 PM EST
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May uttered the two words of Trump's advise: "Sue EU".

At least she could have asked him in which court. ECJ? US SC? ICJ?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 05:38:06 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 02:56:58 PM EST
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just goes to show how right wing most of the UK press has become. Trump's nihilism towards the EU suits the agenda of many of these papers which are mostly in favour of a no-deal brexit.

We face a situation where most of the press have more or less thrown in their lot with racists and the alt-right because it suits their owners corporate agenda

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jul 15th, 2018 at 05:04:16 PM EST
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