A New Hope in the UK

 

Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister in the UK, has a number of big advantages: everyone seems to expect her government to be hapless in the face of all the crises facing the land.

I, on the other hand, am quite bullish about her. I think she is underestimated, which is often a very good thing in British politics. More importantly, I think she is the most pro-market, right-wing head of state in the world right now. And that is a very great opportunity, thanks to Brexit.

A few key appointments give me considerable hope: Kemi Badenoch, whom I backed for PM, has been put in charge of executing post-Brexit trade deals. She is a principled and brilliant lady, a deeply pro-trade person, capable of modeling the UK after Singapore in Europe. I expect great things.

Suella Braverman is the Home Secretary, and she is profoundly anti-Woke. She will assault wokedom throughout the civil service, especially in the police forces. If anyone is going to stop the insane grooming of white girls by Muslims, it will be Braverman. She is the best weapon we have right now against the insanity on the left.

Kwasi Kwarteng is the new Chancellor. He and Liz clearly stand for large-scale state deregulation and elimination of intrusive protections of workers and the environment.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, another key Truss ally, was moved into a powerful position – that of Business Secretary. Working closely with Mr. Kwarteng, he will be in charge of government efforts to bring people’s energy prices down. And if he does his job well, England will start fracking in earnest. The resources are there, and the UK needs to stop pretending that Green Energy will meet its needs.

Keep an eye out!

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  1. Percival Thatcher
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    I hope you’re right.

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  2. navyjag Coolidge
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    same here iWe. If she is half as good as Margaret Thatcher our UK former overloads will be in pretty good shape. Big question is whether she will kick greenie ass and get some electricity in that energy poor country. 

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  3. Mark Camp Member
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    I am a pro-hope guy, but even more pro-hope when someone gives me some factual details.  Like this article.  Thx, iWe.

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  4. Jim McConnell Member
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    Thanks for the encouraging report.

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  5. Clavius Thatcher
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    Percival (View Comment):

    I hope you’re right.

    Me too

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  6. Clavius Thatcher
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    iWe: The resources are there, and the UK needs to stop pretending that Green Energy will meet its needs.

    So does the United States.

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  7. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    I think she is the most pro-market right wing head of state in the world right now.

    So, a semi-fascist? 

     

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  8. Saint Augustine Member
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    iWe: The resources are there, and the UK needs to stop pretending that Green Energy will meet its needs.

    I liked how you capitalized it, showing that it’s its own term, not a term based in its etymology.

    Fossil fuels are green energy.  Trees like the CO2.  And I like that because I like trees.

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  9. Saint Augustine Member
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    iWe:

    A few key appointments give me considerable hope: Kemi Badenoch, whom I backed for PM, has been put in charge of executing post-Brexit trade deals. She is a principle and brilliant lady, a deeply pro-trade person, capable of modeling the UK after Singapore in Europe. I expect great things. 

    Praise the Lord.  Thank you for the update.

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  10. Clavius Thatcher
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    iWe: The resources are there, and the UK needs to stop pretending that Green Energy will meet its needs.

    I liked how you capitalized it, showing that it’s a term having no connection to its etymology.

    Fossil fuels are green energy. Trees like the CO2. And I like that because I like trees.

    I like trees too.  The whole Global Warmist thing drives me crazy. 

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  11. DonG (CAGW is a Scam) Coolidge
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    iWe: I, on the other hand, am quite bullish about her. I think she is underestimated, which is often a very good thing in British politics. More importantly, I think she is the most pro-market right wing head of state in the world right now. And that is a very great opportunity, thanks to Brexit.

    I don’t think there is anything she can do in the short term to undo the years of damage.  Things will get worse and the UK will lose patience and choose somebody worse.

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  12. Saint Augustine Member
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    Your Star Wars life~ - Quiz

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  13. EJHill+ Podcaster
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    Not bloody likely.

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  14. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
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    I followed your link about the key appointments, to a story titled:

    ”Liz Truss forms most diverse Cabinet in history with no white males in top jobs.”

    This is supposed to give us hope?

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  15. She Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I followed your link about the key appointments, to a story titled:

    ”Liz Truss forms most diverse Cabinet in history with no white males in top jobs.”

    This is supposed to give us hope?

    Troubling as this may seem, Jerry, I wouldn’t get too het up about it.

    First, they are talking here about only four jobs, those called the “Great Offices of State”: Prime Minister, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Foreign Secretary, and Home Secretary.

    Liz Truss (a British woman) is the Prime Minister.  That leaves three “top jobs.”

    Of that three, two are held by men, and one is held by a woman.

    The new Chancellor of the Exchequer is Kwasi Kwarteng (male), the son of Ghanaians who emigrated to the UK in the 1960s.  (He follows Nadhim Zahawi (Iraqi Born) and Rishi Sunak (son of African Hindu immigrants) in the job.  His credentials and his record, are excellent.

    The new Foreign Secretary is James Cleverly (male), the son of a British man and Sierra Leonean woman.  He replaces Liz Truss (a British woman).

    The new Home Secretary is Suella Braverman (female), the daughter of Indian and Mauritian immigrants.  She replaces Priti Patel (daughter of Indian/Ugandan immigrants).

    You might be surprised, if you took the time to look into the matter, to find that none of these four is a woke progressive, and that all of them have impressive backgrounds and resumes, and have worked mighty hard to succeed in life. Yes, I’m hopeful.

    All the Telegraph article tells me is that the British media, as the American media, is obsessed with totting up the score on matters of race and sex, and cannot–will not–let a headline opportunity to mention it–in the hope of winding up a segment of the population that can’t resist taking their bait–pass by.

    As for the rest of the cabinet, the inestimable Jacob Rees-Mogg more than levels the score in several ways when it comes to the traditional white male role model, and there are plenty of other white men on the list to go around.

    Not to worry.

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  16. Boney Cole Member
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    She will definitely have to possess some of the metal of the Iron Lady.   Undoing net zero will cause a firestorm among the political elites of the UK and the world.  And the press. And the universities.  I will be ecstatically shocked if it happens. 
    As far as I can tell, her history is that of a soaking wet conservative who never indicating that she desired anything else.   Perhaps the economic disaster brought on by net zero will galvanize her into actions that will actually solve the problems before her. 

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  17. iWe Coolidge
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I followed your link about the key appointments, to a story titled:

    ”Liz Truss forms most diverse Cabinet in history with no white males in top jobs.”

    This is supposed to give us hope?

    Without a doubt.

    Watch Badenoch or Braverman in action: they are really very good at what they do. They are driven and hungry, which is what the UK desperately needs right now.

    These were not affirmative action choices. On merit, they are qualified and capable. My only regret in her entire list is that Lord Frost was not given a cabinet seat, ideally dealing with Europe.

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  18. genferei Member
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    I like the cut of the young Kwasi Kwarteng’s jib (well, some of the cut).

    Kwarteng: Eton, Cambridge, Harvard, banker, politician.

    Cleverly: businessman, entrepreneur, local government politician, reserve Army officer (Lt Col), politician.

    Braverman: Cambridge, Sorbonne, barrister, politician.

    They seem to have good instincts. Time will tell how they stand up to the blob. (I’m not optimistic.)

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  19. 1787Libertarian Member
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    I think she is the most pro-market right wing head of state in the world right now.

    What does this actually mean today? I mean being a Right-Wing leader on the world stage today means what, that you are Joeseph Leiberman? Scoop Jackson? Is this lady just another tax cutting bombardier? It’s not much of a feat in this day and age to be a “Right winger” on the world stage.

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  20. 1787Libertarian Member
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    genferei (View Comment):

    I like the cut of the young Kwasi Kwarteng’s jib (well, some of the cut).

    Kwarteng: Eton, Cambridge, Harvard, banker, politician.

    Cleverly: businessman, entrepreneur, local government politician, reserve Army officer (Lt Col), politician.

    Braverman: Cambridge, Sorbonne, barrister, politician.

    They seem to have good instincts. Time will tell how they stand up to the blob. (I’m not optimistic.)

    HAHAHA!!! STand up to the blob? Are you kidding me? Each one of them have a resume that SCREAMS blob! They are from the blob.

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  21. iWe Coolidge
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    1787Libertarian (View Comment):

    I think she is the most pro-market right wing head of state in the world right now.

    What does this actually mean today? I mean being a Right-Wing leader on the world stage today means what, that you are Joeseph Leiberman? Scoop Jackson? Is this lady just another tax cutting bombardier? It’s not much of a feat in this day and age to be a “Right winger” on the world stage.

    I try not to make the perfect the enemy of the good.

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  22. 1787Libertarian Member
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    EJHill+ (View Comment):

    Not bloody likely.

    I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise.

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  23. 1787Libertarian Member
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    iWe (View Comment):

    1787Libertarian (View Comment):

    I think she is the most pro-market right wing head of state in the world right now.

    What does this actually mean today? I mean being a Right-Wing leader on the world stage today means what, that you are Joeseph Leiberman? Scoop Jackson? Is this lady just another tax cutting bombardier? It’s not much of a feat in this day and age to be a “Right winger” on the world stage.

    I try not to make the perfect the enemy of the good.

    Well you and I have different definitions of good. 

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  24. Phil Turmel Coolidge
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    Very promising appointments.  A little bit of hope for the anglosphere.

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  25. Hang On Member
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    So among the first bits of business will be to hand out huge subsidies for fuel bills because it will reach 20% of GDP. 

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  26. Mad Gerald Coolidge
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    @Jose

    I hope the UK can change course.  I don’t have a lot of confidence in Liz Truss but I’m willing to hope.

    I watched this amusing video yesterday of Mark Steyn and Toby Young.   Toby points out the Conservative Party has put 3 women in the prime ministers office, and points out the diversity of the current cabinet – no white males.

    While diversity for it’s own sake is meaningless, Toby states that while the Labour Party talks diversity, the Conservative Party has done it.  “It is like the Conservative Party are trolling the Labour Party. “

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  27. She Member
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    Did any of you watch todays PMQs?

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  28. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    She(View Comment):

    Did any of you watch todays PMQs?

    Not yet. Nigel Farage did and said he was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by what he heard. Here is the official video:

     

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  29. She Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    She(View Comment):

    Did any of you watch todays PMQs?

    Not yet. Nigel Farage did and said he was pleasantly surprised and encouraged by what he heard. Here is the official video: 

    Yeah.  She might not have exactly wiped the floor with Labour leader “Sir” Kier Starmer (how funny is that?) but she didn’t do too badly:

     

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  30. Unsk Member
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    Good Pick  Up EJ.

    Great Britain is facing the gravest economic crisis during our lifetime and perhaps  the greatest during it’s modern history.  Energy inflation is so great that 6 out 10 industrial concerns are stopping production, and something like 70% of British Pubs are closing for good. To make matters worse energy costs are now consuming 20% of the typical family income and  an additional 12% of the GDP.   Their economy is on the verge of collapse. Britain is suffering a monumental disaster.

    The primary reason for this collapse is Britain’s involvement in the Ukrainian War and the resulting energy and food crisis created by the war. Liz Truss’s  highest priority, as a good WEF girl, which pushed Senile Joe and BoJo   (both WEF stalwarts) into  this ridiculous war,  is to continue on with British involvement despite the fact that the consequences of that war are destroying the British economy. The British economy and the  people of Britain be damned.  Or as the outgoing PM, Boris Johnson quipped ”  Why don’t they get a knew kettle” – BoJo’s version of “let them eat cake”.

    If you think that this problem only affects Europe or the UK, think again. Our Federal Reserve, which has incredibly strong ties to the Globalist/Woke  Bank for International Settlements, appears to be hell bent on crashing our economy too. In  the face of what is really a recession, among other things,  the lowest consumer sentiment in our lifetimes, hundreds of thousands of full time jobs disappearing every month, collapsing retail and home sales and a host of other serious warning signs, the FED insists that it will raise interest rates into next year even though monetary policy alone cannot strongly affect inflation caused by a shortage or scarcity of goods which we are facing. Only once before has the FED raised interest rates in a recession like this, in  1931. And we know what followed: the Great Depression. 

     

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