The New Swamp

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the EU, has updated his testimony to confirm that Trump withheld security aid for Ukraine for political reasons.

Sondland changed his tune after other witnesses made it clear that he was lying.

Meanwhile, exports of American lobster to China have dropped by half and the industry now fears they'll be permanently replaced by Canadian fishermen who've seen their exports nearly double.

Finally, British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has debuted his election pitch against Boris Johnson: we don't want to be like Trump's America.

"What Boris Johnson's Conservatives want is to hijack Brexit to unleash Thatcherism on steroids," Corbyn told supporters in Harlow, a suburb northeast of London which voted strongly in favor of leaving the EU in the 2016 referendum. The nationwide margin was 52%-48% in favor of Leave.

"A vote for Johnson's Conservatives is a vote to betray our NHS in a sell-out to Trump," he said, to chants of "not for sale, not for sale" from the audience. [...]

"They want a race to the bottom in standards and protections. They want to move us toward a more deregulated American model of how to run the economy."