Former chancellor criticises leading Brexiter for using similar tactics as US candidate to exploit fears on immigration
The campaign to leave the EU has turned into a leadership bid by Boris Johnson, Ken Clarke has said – calling him simply a nicer version of Donald Trump.
The former Tory cabinet minister, who has served as chancellor and home secretary, suggested Johnson was exploiting people’s fears about immigration in a similar way to Trump, the controversial US presidential candidate who is set to become the Republican nominee.
The Republicans’ internal battles have certainly quieted down, and will likely continue to simmer now that Donald Trump has crossed the threshold of delegate support, the war within the Democratic ranks has surprisingly intensified.
With the loonie still low and Donald Trump steps closer to the White House, this is a great opportunity for worried Americans. Rather than make an uninformed runner for the border after the November vote, this is the perfect chance for Trumpophobes to take Canada for a test drive.
If you needed proof that trade agreements are just an excuse to hand big business power at our expense, look no further than Ceta, a deal between the EU and Canada
As the great powers gathered in Japan for last week’s G7 summit, a series of massive trade deals were under attack from all sides. And yet, from Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn, there is a recognition that “trade” has become little more than a synonym for big business to take ever more control of society.
The US-Europe deal TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is the best known of these so-called “new generation” trade deals and has inspired a movement. More than 3 million Europeans have signed Europe’s biggest petition to oppose TTIP, while 250,000 Germans took to the streets of Berlin last autumn to try to bring this deal down. A new opinion poll shows only 18% of Americans and 17% of Germans support TTIP, down from 53% and 55% just two years ago.