US President Donald Trump is continuing his faltering campaign against the Iranian people. Having pulled back from a direct military attack on 21 June, he clearly feels the need for new tactics.
The danger of a No Deal Brexit has become urgent and real with both the two final candidates for the Tory leadership saying they would accept such an outcome.
US share markets rose sharply on news of the announcement that Presidents Xi and Trump would meet at the G20 summit – as the Financial Times simply summarised it ‘Trump plan to meet Xi on trade sends US equities sharply higher’.
The entire media, the Tory party and the Labour right were gleefully prepared for a Labour defeat in the Peterborough by-election, which they intended to exploit ruthlessly to further undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party.
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.