The Enemy

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, the Koch Brothers are reportedly planning to spend up to $400 million on the midterm elections. Do they need another tax cut?

Meanwhile, the Guardian reported this morning that there's a second dossier, separate from the Steele dossier, that also says the "pee tape" is real.

Among other things, both documents allege Donald Trump was compromised during a 2013 trip to Moscow that involved lewd acts in a five-star hotel.

The Shearer memo cites an unnamed source within Russia’s FSB, the state security service. The Guardian cannot verify any of the claims.

Finally, a leaked report from the British government obtained by Buzzfeed shows that the U.K. will be screwed even under an ideal Brexit scenario.

The assessment, which is titled “EU Exit Analysis – Cross Whitehall Briefing” and dated January 2018, looked at three of the most plausible Brexit scenarios based on existing EU arrangements.

Under a comprehensive free trade agreement with the EU, UK growth would be 5% lower over the next 15 years compared to current forecasts, according to the analysis.

The "no deal" scenario, which would see the UK revert to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, would reduce growth by 8% over that period. The softest Brexit option of continued single-market access through membership of the European Economic Area would, in the longer term, still lower growth by 2%.

They're nuts if they go through with this. Trump is nuts if he withdraws from NAFTA.

Protectionism isn't going to help anyone.

  • KanaW

    Unfortunately, May and her crew are just as crazy and ruthless as Trump and his group. They’re in it for the money and the power, and they don’t give a damn about the people. It would take consistent rioting in the streets to get TM and her lot out, and people in the UK are just as tired and overworked as those in the US, since the US form of business has moved over here in the last decade.

    Zero-hour contracts are the norm, now, meaning the company can give you as many or as little hours as they want. People can be given as little as 10 hours a week, but still have to be available to work 24/7 at that job, so they can’t get another job as well. It’s crazy. The only thing we do have (at least right now!) is health care. The Tories are doing their best to get rid of that, too.

  • Aynwrong

    The Koch brothers will do anything to protect the financial gains that their Ferengi servants in the GOP just delivered for them. The country be damned.

    Yet more proof that Trump is compromised, in Putin’s pocket or both that Republicans can blatantly lie their asses off about (and as an added bonus, stab our closest ally in the back over) while Dems in congress furrow their brows and drown themselves dignified nuance. FUCK!!! Trump is so guilty of colluding with pur enemies it’s not even funny. It’s just disgusting.

    As I said earlier, it’s 2008. Pray September never arrives.