Transatlantic Harmonies


There are parallels between Conservative “manifesto promises” outlined in this article and actions pursued by American Republicans.

… Redrawing constituency boundaries and legislating for voter ID checks, widely understood as locking in Conservative electoral advantage.
… Sweeping review of the Constitution, including the powers of the Supreme Court.
… “Update” of the Human Rights Act.
… Criminalization of Roma and Travellers… along with powers to confiscate their property.
… More draconian sentencing and ever harsher borders.

As Britain has learned before… Conservatives do not squander their majorities. Now they have a big one, and five full years to use it.

(James Butler, “Boris Johnson Will Change Britain Forever,” NYTimes, 12-13-19)

The author is a British journalist. “Forever” is a long time, though it may seem so to many.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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