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It’s very likely that any consensus that could be reached across the Commons would be a softer Brexit than the one May is currently pursuing.
That, I am afraid, is still a fairly open-ended answer. It might mean the need to renegotiate, which would mean a longer exten
sion, which would mean being in the EU elections, which could mean a second referendum, ultimately.
The key point here is that cross-party consensus might soun
d nice, but on an issue as divisive as Brexit, it’s as likely as anything to blow up both main parties.
While things are far from rosy and three weeks is not enough t
ime to sort much, it’s worth noting that while Brexit might not be going terribly well, the last thr
ee years have been a huge learning curve for the entire UK. We know more now than we did.
So while the next bit of the Brexit process might look crunchy, the decisions made in the coming days will not be made lightly.
amaged by a pending indictment stemming from a corruption investigatio
n, it became increasingly clear that Trump would look to bolster one of his closest international partners.
Netanyahu in recent weeks had begun to renew his push for the US to recognize the Go
lan Heights as part of Israel. Earlier this month, he brought US ambassador to Israel David Friedman and
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, to the Israeli-occupied territory, touting its strategic imp
ortance. Graham, a close ally of the President’s, promised Netanyahu he would personally lobby Trump to deliver.
The Israeli ambassador’s visit was a precursor to Trump’s announcement on Thursday, a sen
ior administration official told CNN. The Golan Heights recognition had been in the works for sev
eral weeks, the official said, and culminated in a series of meetings between the President and his senior staff this week.
US officials have offered no explanation as to w
hy Trump decided to take this step now, rather than wait until after Israel’s April 9 elections.
You seem determined to prove my point. Good for you! #NarcissisticPersonalityDisorder.”
In another tweet, he simply wrote, “You. Are. Nuts.”
While politically opposed couples are far from an oddity in Washington
, it is unprecedented for a sitting president to publicly criticize an aide’s spouse. Likew
ise, it is unprecedented for an aide’s spouse to question the mental health of a sitting president.
Kellyanne Conway’s allies, including Trump and his 2020 campaign manager Bra
d Parscale, fired back earlier this week, with the President calling him a “total loser.”
Long a top Trump defender, she sided with her boss, telling reporters
she did not share her husband’s concerns that Trump’s mental health is deteriorating.
Kellyanne Conway: How she became the ultimate Trump White House survivor
“I have four kids and I was getting them out of the house this morning to talk to the Presid
ent about substance so I may not be up to speed on all of them (his tweets),” she said Monday.
In interviews with The New York Times and The Washington Post on Tuesday, George Conwa
y said he uses Twitter as an outlet for his frustrations with the administration so he doesn’t argue with his wife at home.