_ Much has been written about the British PM’s recent performance in Brussels, where he decided that his country should remain an island. He lost the few friends, which he might or might not have had. But, he made some radical rightwing politicians happy. It will be interesting to see if he can turn that into votes.
Of all that has been written, the prize for the best headline goes to the London Independent for the following subhead. (it’s easy to guess this paper’s political leaning).
PM has played a poor hand badly
Britain’s future? Proud isolation: like the Cayman Islands, but without the weather.
Of course, the right-leaning British press seemed to be happy with “splendid isolation” although few were pleased that the French had “won”. This little squabble between the two countries has been going on since 1066 (actually for longer, but this date is so iconic). Plus ça change...
And, as always, there are those that are wont to drag Adolph and Napoleon out of the closet and employ as bogeymen to scare anyone with no knowledge of economics, politics, history, or current events. Many fear that Sarkozy and Merkel have managed to pull off what their (evil) predecessors failed to do with armies. Financiers made money then, and they are making money now. More of the same...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.