Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

Trumped

I’m in the middle of writing another volume of memoirs, and thus I’m rather exhausted at the moment, too exhausted to give much time to this blog. However, politically things are so crazy right now that I have to say … Continue reading

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Gestapo GB

As I always say, I’m no fan of Donald Trump and hold completely opposite political views to his. However, he was elected President in what appeared to be a free and fair election (even if only half the eligible voters … Continue reading

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Paris Burns

This month there have been more major riots here in France, both in the south of the country and in Paris. The RT report that I include here blames this civil unrest on accusations of police brutality, but actually it … Continue reading

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Confusion Reigns

Politics is so confused at the moment; which is not a good sign. President Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ is a prime example. This is not a Muslim ban; it’s a temporary 90 day restriction on people from several Middle Eastern countries … Continue reading

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Jean Luc Mélenchon

There’s more extraordinary stuff going on in the USA, such as President Trump withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal; but instead of again concentrating on all things Trump, I’m going to stick to this side … Continue reading

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Cuddling the CIA

After my last 11 posts I was going to give all things Donald Trump a rest for a while. However, it’s history in the fast lane at the moment, so: yesterday, Saturday, was President Trump’s first full day in office, … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day

56 years ago on this day, in 1961, John F Kennedy gave his inaugural speech. He said some incredibly prescient stuff here… Contrast to Donald Trump today, 20th January 2017… The only thing that stood out for me about Trump’s … Continue reading

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1 day to go

Here in France it’s not unusual for locally elected officials to be on the ‘far left’. For instance, until recently a village down the road from us had a mayor who was a communist (in terms of membership, the Communist … Continue reading

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Still under a hack attack…

… I wonder if I’ll be able to complete this countdown? A summary of the Podesta e-mails released by Wikileaks, which proved total corruption from Hillary Clinton & Co: http://www.mostdamagingwikileaks.com/ And the allegations of sexual abuse against children that came … Continue reading

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2 days to go

Thesedays, I often feel like an extra in an extremely bad b-movie… If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case https://t.co/MZU30SlfGK — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 12, 2017 And then we get … Continue reading

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3 days to go

Starting from last Saturday, there’s been a large number of protests against Donald Trump. These protests will intensify on Friday, Inauguration Day, but the largest protest will probably be the Women’s March on Washington, which takes place on Saturday. Whilst … Continue reading

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4 days to go

Donald Trump often reminds me of a child who is about to be given the keys of a toy store. In one sense Trump appears to be totally naive, and doesn’t seem to understand the incredibly powerful forces he’s up … Continue reading

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5 days to go

In some respects, Trump’s choice of Mike Pence as vice president seems a bit strange. Trump and Pence have opposite views on key issues, such as the Iraq War, trade deals and friendly relations with Russia; but there again, Trump … Continue reading

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6 days to go

This weekend Donald Trump gave his first full interview in 2017 to the Wall Street Journal. The only notable thing about this interview is that Trump is beginning to soften his stance on China. In the meantime, President Obama has … Continue reading

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The Burgundy Blog is under a hack attack

I’m finding it increasingly difficult to access the admin side of this blog, and thus make posts. It seems to have started a month ago, coincidentally when I first started talking about Pizzagate, although I deal with so many contentious … Continue reading

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