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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, the Washington Post reported this morning that Chinese-owned telecommunication giant Huawei has been secretly building a wireless network in North Korea over the last 8 years. This could have big implications for other stories we've been following.

Meanwhile, Iran claims it has arrested 17 of their own citizens who were supposedly spying for the American CIA. That's dubious.

Finally, British ministers are fleeing as it becomes more likely that Boris Johnson will become the next prime minister and finally destroys what's left of the economy.

The resignation of Alan Duncan, a junior foreign office minister, underlines the strength of feeling in the governing Conservative Party and parliament against a no-deal Brexit that many businesses say would be catastrophic for the economy. [...]

Stalling economic growth -- the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said on Monday there was a one-in-four chance Britain has already tipped into recession -- is fuelling many lawmakers' worries about a no-deal Brexit.

Duncan follows Margot James, who stepped down as a culture minister last week, describing as "quite incredible" Johnson's promise to leave the EU by Oct. 31 regardless of whether a deal is in place to smooth its departure.

On Sunday, finance minister Philip Hammond also said he would resign rather than be sacked by Johnson, promising to fight with others in parliament to stop a rupture in relations with the EU, the country's biggest trading partner.

  • mnpollio

    Ugh on Johnson. One of the few ways that things could get worse for the UK was to have the incompetent Brexit cheerleader Johnson at the head, so of course that is what will happen. The sad part is that there were millions that did NOT support Brexit that are going to be destroyed along with the boobs that did support it. And make no mistake. Like Nigel Faraj, Johnson will definitely have an exit plan for himself that will leave him wealthy and sitting pretty. Any “heat” he takes will end up being incidental.

  • Draxiar

    Boris Johnson pretty much engineered this whole thing so now that he has to usher it through seems appropriate. He’ll hopefully be the one to take the heat when the UK exists the EU without a deal….because that’s what will likely happen.

    At some point the only way to let people know that fire will burn them is to let them touch it and hope they learn (yeah, the subtext is really loud here).

  • muselet

    Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. The mind boggles.

    Winston Churchill is spinning in his grave.

    –alopecia

    • Aynwrong

      Does he have better or worse hair than Trump?

      • muselet

        I like Trevor Noah’s description of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson looking like failed clones of each other.

        As for the hair, I’ll give Johnson the win on points, but there’s not much in it. A bowl cut isn’t a good look for anyone older than about six, but at least it’s better than an overly-elaborate combover.

        –alopecia

      • 1933john

        He comes across as a bleached Moe.

  • Aynwrong

    Trump will blame the secret network in North Korea on Obama.

    I blame the arrest of those 17 alleged spies (whether they’re guilty or not) on Trump.

    I honestly don’t understand why there isn’t a movement in England for a second referendum to simply undo Brexit (Rejecexit?) and maintain the status quo. It would at least show if anybody has had 2nd thoughts.

    • There is a lot of protest, a lot of people demonstrating over Brexit. The news doesn’t show it (millions in London every month) because the news companies over here, like in the US, are in the pockets of the millionaires who want out of the EU over the rulings coming into effect that will stop them hiding their profits amongst lots of countries and paying tax on none of it.

  • 1933john

    England is a “has-been’ and
    should “suck-up” to the EU.