"Learning to live and living to learn"
I wasted no time heading out to the park for the morning constitutional this morning. Ahhhhh, what a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the wife is smiling and Lily, (the dog who must be adored), is out, front and center, consuming copious amounts of sniffage. Oh, and best of all, we are not at war with France.
The newspaper headlines are flush with the apparent success of the Royal Navy in yesterday’s “spat” with the French. Reviewing the front pages, I am left in no doubt that the Bulldog was poked and responded with an expression of raw power that would have had the great man himself, Sir Winston Churchill, popping the champagne corks and lighting up a cigar the size of a Christmas poo with a characteristic flourish.
I would like to express gratitude to “Boris the Bulldog”, and the rest of the Sneaky Blunders, for their strategy of aggressive posturing towards the French and in so doing, sending a clear message to everyone that we are not to be trifled with. That should encourage cooperation in negotiating trade deals.
I find the approach of the Sneaky Blunders towards international negotiation rather risky. I would question whether such a strategy is likely to result in securing deals which will prove Win/Win. At least, it does not seem to be proving so effective thus far, despite the International Trade Secretary’s unconvincing attempts to convince us otherwise.