Two things we don’t yet know

Two things we don’t yet know

Donald Rumsfeld once famously said: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know”. For that, he won the Plain English Campaign’s Foot In Mouth award…

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Where will Trump be on Midday of inauguration day?

Where will Trump be on Midday of inauguration day?

Who would have thought Donald Trump, a man in his 70s, could maintain an election for over two months but even Trump has now bowed to the inevitable and realised not even inciting an insurrection will stop Joe Biden becoming President on Wednesday. The sore loser that Trump is means he has already said he won’t be attending Biden’s inauguration and the reports are that on the morning of the inauguration Trump will head to his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm…

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YangGangAgain? – Betting on the next Mayor of NYC

YangGangAgain? – Betting on the next Mayor of NYC

, Sadiq Khan is cruising to victory in the delayed London elections, but it’s all to play for across the pond. Bill de Blasio is term-limited, and Democrats have 5 months to choose his successor (in their primary, the Republicans have little chance in the general). There are 38 candidates who have filed and the frontrunner is the both the wildcard and the only one you may have heard of… Andrew Yang (2/1 at Ladbrokes) may have come 9th in…

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Biden: Europe’s last American

Biden: Europe’s last American

An old normalcy will do nothing to shake Europe from its complacency Chicago has produced more than its fair share of colourful politicians. Rod Blagojevich – recently pardoned by Donald Trump – was impeached in 2009 as Governor of Illinois for attempting to sell (among other executive actions) Barack Obama’s former senate seat after the latter was elected president. A half-century earlier, Mayor Richard J Daley ran the city like a fiefdom, making and breaking presidential campaigns along the way….

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The legal effort by the Dominion voting machine firm is starting to have a big impact

The legal effort by the Dominion voting machine firm is starting to have a big impact

Could Trump have to do something similar? The big lie of the post WH2020 US political world has been that repeated endlessly by Trump about voting fraud and how the Dominion voting machines were set up. Much of the Trump supporting media has gone along with this though the incumbent’s efforts in the courts have all flopped. Now as we get to just five days before Trump departs those who have been on the wrong side of legal action by…

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Now Trump is struggling to find lawyers who’ll defend him at the impeachment proceedings

Now Trump is struggling to find lawyers who’ll defend him at the impeachment proceedings

This is from Bloomberg: “President Trump, on the eve of facing a historic second impeachment trial for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week, is having trouble finding a legal team to defend him. Allies of the outgoing president have been canvassing Washington’s legal landscape looking for representation but so far are coming up short. Lawyers who defended him in the previous impeachment trial, including Jay Sekulow and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, have said no this time….

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Back to British politics for a change and a possible threat to Boris

Back to British politics for a change and a possible threat to Boris

Making such a call at “peak COVID” appears naive The problem with this attack by Steve Baker is that all the efforts to control the pandemic according to the polling are supported by significant numbers. This to the question “Do you think that the UK Government is currently overreacting, or underreacting, to the Coronavirus?” Opinium found last week just 15% saying the former with 44% saying “underreacting”. By 72% of those in the same poll thought that the government hadn’t…

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