The Danish General Election on 5 June resulted in a defeat for the ‘blue bloc’, the centre-right governing alliance that had been in office since 2015, and a victory for the ‘red bloc’, the centre-left parties.
Donald Trump and key members of his administration have made it crystal clear that he is in Britain to campaign for a No Deal or Hard Brexit – and that this in US’ interests, not Britain’s.
On 27 May, during his visit to Tokyo, US President Trump told reporters that Iran “has a chance to be a great country with the same leadership”. He added “I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all. I’m looking to have Iran say no nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran and I think we will make a deal.” Given that just days before he had threatened to “end” Iran, this may seem a remarkable turnaround.
Soclialist Action website expresses its sadness at the loss of Walter Wolfgang, who died yesterday at the age of 95. We extend our deepest sympathy to all Walter’s friends and comrades.
Following the Euro-elections, and May’s announced resignation as Tory party leader, due on 7 June, it is clear the Tories’ hard right Brexiteer wing, backed by and/or working with Trump and Farage, will take control of the Tory Party.
Both the political atmosphere and the opinion polls are unusually volatile. But one thing seems certain – Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies in the other parties, the mainstream media and the Labour right are already drafting pieces attacking Corbyn and arguing that he should go.