Be afraid America

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Be afraid America…and the rest of the world. By sacking Attorney General Sally Yates (who acted with integrity in upholding the rule of law and the constitution), replacing her with with a yes man, as well as calling her a ‘traitor’ who’s weak on security, Donald Trump has given notice to all American public servants that if you don’t say what he wants to hear you’ll be fired. This isn’t a TV game show anymore, so be very afraid. There are vital principles at stake here which transcend party politics, and we ignore them at our peril. Truth needs to be held up to power, well done Sally.

Inauguration Day 2017

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Whilst not always agreeing with Barack Obama, I have huge respect for him and his family. He brought intelligence, thoughtfulness, class and grace to the office of President of the United States. These qualities are today being replaced with mediocrity, impulsiveness, crass attitudes and spite. I really hope Donald Trump does well for everyone’s sake, but on the evidence so far I’m not holding my breath. Short and sweet, but that’s all I have to say. God bless America.