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The Weak In World Politics

Friday 16 December, 2016
Trump’s China policy announcement The main thrust of Trump’s policies towards China will be to encourage them to come more into the mainstream of world affairs. For example he plans to urge them to start their new year on 1st January. Pollution threat in Australia Scott Morrison is due to issue a major MYEFO next […]
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Trump’s China policy announcement
The main thrust of Trump’s policies towards China will be to encourage them to come more into the mainstream of world affairs. For example he plans to urge them to start their new year on 1st January.

Pollution threat in Australia
Scott Morrison is due to issue a major MYEFO next week. However he’s undertaken to issue a prior warning to people who happen to be standing near-by.

Brouhaha over Brexit

The Scots reckon that Theresa May needs the permission of their parliament before she can issue an Article 50. The Chinese however have confirmed that that they see no need whatsoever for her to gain permission from the President of Taiwan.

Playing their song
The win for the Greens candidate over a far right opponent in the Austrian Presidential election was Sound of Music to the ears of the EU.

Ex marks a lot of spots
With the resignation of Renzi there are now officially more ex-Italian Prime ministers than ex-bunga bunga partners of Berlusconi.

Coming together in Australia
Kevin Rudd is criticising Bill Shorten for being too close to the union movement. That’s like criticising Santa Claus for being too close to Christmas.

Trump transitioning leak

A source close to the transition team reveals that Trump has added the President of Taiwan to his list of candidates for Secretary of State because she’s so close to China.

Not heard in church

President Duterte of the Philippines claims that Trump makes him feel like a saint. It’s thought highly unlikely he’ll get the same feeling from the Pope.

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