Now we'll see the sunny uplands
+Alas poor Trump, I knew him well. As indeed we all did. I wonder if we’ll miss him. Let’s face it, there were some times when he provided comic light relief . . injecting disinfectant, making friends with Kim Jong-un, winning the Nobel Peace Prize (twice), etc., etc. One of his last acts was to declare Steve Bannon guilty (you can’t be pardoned for something you haven’t done, can you?) Now, he’s moved to somewhere where his neighbours don’t want him (Mar a Lago apparently doesn’t have planning permission for permanent residency). Of course, we’ve not heard the last of Trump and his anally retentive supporters, but at least he will have relinquished the nuclear football.
+Keir Starmer continues to build confidence in his leadership (not). The Electronic Intifada has reported that Starmer has recruited an alumni of the Israeli school of spying, Unit 8200 to lead on monitoring social media. “Unit 8200 specializes in spying, hacking and encryption. It carries out blackmail, mass surveillance and systematic discrimination against Palestinians.” - Electronic Intifada. Presumably, this will be a context in which it’s permissible to mention the dreaded ‘P’ word. Unit 8200, and its graduates get up to a lot of other things too. It’s reach is global. It deserves much closer examination.
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