Trump has bowed to external pressure and although he may still like the idea of torture - "...or whatever you want to call Water-Boarding..." - he has accepted advice not to reinstate it by one of his own selected group, who was himself tortured in another war. Phew.
Our own Prime Minister has also been talking to him today and yesterday, and seems to have cemented the 'Special Relationship' again for the time being, which may include some trade deals to replace the ones which will imminently be destroyed through Brexit. Phew again?
She may (May) or may not have also had some influence over his looking at NATO in a new light as well, particularly after the recent failure of £17 million worth of Trident missile testing, when the missile went into the direction of Florida, and not the other way as it had been programmed to. Phew!
Now some back-benchers in Britain are accusing Theresa May of being the first to arse-lick. Well, what would you do if you were in charge of Great Britain? Lock yourself away and refuse to talk to him, or try and do the best for your country and the rest of the world by using your influence? Free speech is what we have, but I don't blame the PM for not saying what she really thinks.
Cynips; the state of play. - Please excuse the bad photo, but I think it does go to show just how badly our Chestnut trees are being affected by this dreadful insect; Cynips. Almost ...
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