Reds under the bed
+The Daily Express can always be relied on for good factual reporting. A story yesterday about Norway headlined ‘Winter energy bills to plunge as ‘world's best country' races to UK's rescue’ included this gem:
This allows it to pump most of the natural gas it produces to the UK via 450-mile subsea interconnector cables.
That’s some feat of engineering, surely?
+At the time of writing (14:20, 9th November 2022) it would appear that despite some modest gains, the much-hyped Republican ‘red wave’ in the US midterm elections has not materialised. Let me therefore put the question which tomorrow will be on everyone’s lips: is this peak-Trump? One hopes so of course. The lunatic will naturally declare Democrat wins as ‘stolen’ and there could be another wave of election denying Republican candidates who are just bad losers. But let’s remember that in the United States failure is considered to be a stepping stone to success. For how much longer will this go on? Trump is 76, so yes, if he were elected president in 2024 he would be the same age as was Biden when he became president in 2020. But in Trump’s case more so than in Biden’s at that stage, concerns about his mental capacity would be far more to the fore. What kind of threat, I wonder does a thoroughly gaga Trump pose? And who would his VP be? Hopefully, if this year does mark peak-Trump, we won’t have to worry about these things. And he may just pop his clogs. Would his ‘movement’ survive such a calamity, or would they merely say it was fake news?
An afterthought: given that the Republican Party’s colour is red, why aren’t they called reds under the bed (since they believe in socialism for the rich)? A worse afterthought—given his endorsement of the Republicans this time round, perhaps Elon Musk will replace Trump?
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