On both sides of the Atlantic the revolt had been unleashed! Ordinary citizens demanding to claw back power from the Davos class were on the march! What began in 2016 would surely continue in 2017. Except it didn’t...
There is no political constituency for liberty or anything remotely resembling classical liberalism (= libertarianism) in France.I t is clearly time to once again focus on the only thing that one can actually hope for in politicians, and that is entertainment value; luckily we have good news on that front.
"I spent a quarter century in Washington. The evil that is in control there at the present time is unprecedented. I have never seen anything like it. Can the world survive the evil that is concentrated in Washington, evil that has the support of the governments of the Western world?"
Ivanka Trump faced a hostile reception during a women's panel in Berlin, when the audience booed and hissed at the first daughter on Tuesday after calling her father a "tremendous champion of supporting families."
One should not assume that anyone is actively striving for a crash. But, in view of the negotiations – set to begin in 2018 – on a European fiscal union (implying systematic transfers from the EU’s north to its south), it wouldn’t hurt if Germany and the Netherlands knew what would happen if they did not sign a possible treaty.
On Sunday, Turkey will vote in a hotly contested referendum on the presidential system, whose outcome could place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country's political system in its modern history. Here is the full preview.
At the moment, Erdogan's priority is to win the referendum on April 16 that he hopes will change the constitution so that he can be Sultan-for-life. Picking fights with "infidel" Europeans might help him garner more support from conservative and nationalist Turks. When the voting is done, however, he will have to face the reality that an alliance cannot function forever with one party constantly blackmailing the other.
"We have a dual economy: There are the ones who are angry and are falling behind and there are the ones who are doing very well. The financial markets are largely about those who are doing very well...So it’s quite a one-sided hope and we will see how it plays out."
More broadly, the Netherlands is a country where the Muslim community shows few signs of integration. There are now forty no-go zones in the country; riots easily erupt, recently in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Nijmegen; and Non-Muslim women are encouraged by local authorities to dress "modestly"...The only person talking about these problems is Geert Wilders.
Global stocks were pressured by a poor start to the second quarter in the US, where carmakers reported disappointing sales data, slamming auto stocks around the globe. The selling has persisted for a second day, with Asian stocks, S&P futures fall and European shares all partially in the red today after their biggest decline in two weeks.
Investigators in the Netherlands arrested two individuals on Thursday, seizing a gold bar, paintings, jewelry and bank account information as part of a tax-evasion probe by Credit Suisse clients who concealed millions of euros from authorities by placing them in Swiss bank accounts
Today Mrs. May finally officially announced Brexit and kicked-off the process of divorce from the EU. A disaster for Britain, according to officials in Brussels, Berlin and Paris. Really? Whenever there is broad consensus it is worthwhile to challenge it.