Five days after triggering Brexit and England’s rabid right is already talking war:
Theresa May would go to war to protect Gibraltar, Michael Howard says
Theresa May would be prepared to go to war to protect Gibraltar as Margaret Thatcher once did for the Falklands, former Conservative leader Michael Howard has suggested, in comments that were immediately criticised as inflammatory.
Inflammatory. Well yes, quite:
“We could cripple Spain in the medium term and I think the Americans would probably support us too. Spain should learn from history that it is never worth taking us on and that we could still singe the King of Spain’s beard”.
I was going to say that the idea of America supporting war against Spain was delusional, but then I remembered, Trump. So who the hell knows any more? Mind you, Trump might be too busy with his own wars to notice:
Trump says US will act alone on North Korea if China fails to help
Donald Trump has issued China with an ultimatum that if it fails to put pressure on North Korea to disable its nuclear programme, then the US is prepared to take action against Pyongyang on its own.
Asked how he would tackle North Korea, Trump said: “I’m not going to tell you. You know, I am not the United States of the past where we tell you where we are going to hit in the Middle East.” …
As usual the sabres are rattled by old men who have no intention of wielding them.
So. Right wing agendas seize control in England and America. Talk of war from England and America. Probably just a coincidence.