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What, What, WHAT???

Okay, I'm more or less just talking to a couple of people in this post, as there doesn't seem to be that much interest in the U.K. situation on the part of most of the people on my flist. So apologies in advance for any cryptic references. If anyone wants an explanation, just ask.

When I went to bed last night it was going to be a contest between Theresa May and Boris Johnson to succeed David Cameron, with possibly another one or two people throwing their hats in the ring. Now Johnson's out and Michael Gove ("I don't want to be Prime Minister. I'm not equipped to be Prime Minister.") is in?!? No offense meant, Tavi, but Gove is turning out to have quite a deft hand with the stiletto. First Cameron, and now Johnson. And is DR seeing himself as Gove's natural successor at Petty France?

Even the U.S. election (for me at least) is taking a back seat to what's going on in London right now.... And Trump is being blessedly silent for once.

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jenni_snake
Jul. 4th, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
Trump had to pretty much shut up after his Scottish debacle... Bet he's run off to add that note to his foreign policy portfolio.
aswanargent
Jul. 4th, 2016 04:39 am (UTC)
And to think that when I was playing Dubya in WA I thought he was clueless!
jenni_snake
Jul. 4th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
It makes me wonder - is Trump uninformed, or simply well-informed, but won't pay enough attention unless it's something that will benefit his whole shtick? Obviously he is informed enough to know that Scotland is part of the UK, but until now has probably not cared to take notice of its relationship within the UK itself. I wouldn't be surprised if, in his current silence, he were boning up on the details of different factions or groups within larger groups - not, of course, to see the world in greater subtlety, but simply to add to his vile discourse of sowing ever more divisiveness. Whether that's any better or worse than the Bush approach of not even learning about it, I don't know, but it is at the very least different.
aswanargent
Jul. 4th, 2016 06:40 pm (UTC)
I think you may be giving him more credit than he's due. I've not heard anyone, even from his own camp, saying he's well-informed about anything.

Edited at 2016-07-04 06:41 pm (UTC)
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