SWINGING HARD STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX: UK’s new PM Theresa May

UPDATE: Great Britain

These politicians may have their imperfections, but because of them, environmentalists and globalists socialists are not happy today.

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

UK's Prime Minister Theresa May
UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May
One of Theresa May’s first acts as the new Prime Minister of Great Britain has been to dismantle the climate change department and file it under the new Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Andrea Leadsom - UK's new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Andrea Leadsom – UK’s new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In addition, Prime Minister May has assigned Andrea Leadsom to the position of Environment Secretary.  Leadsom, who briefly campaigned against May,  is known for supporting fox hunting and for opposing climate change measures.

Wow.

This means that the climate change and environmentalist agenda received a big blow today– because their issues are not getting special treatment anymore– but will be addressed as part of a larger program that prioritizes Great Britain’s needs in the business, energy and industrial sectors.

More wow…

Boris Johnson, UK's New Foreign Secretary
Boris Johnson, UK’s New Foreign Secretary
In addition, Prime Minister May has assigned the colorful and opinionated Boris Johnson, former mayor of London, to represent Britain around the world as Foreign Secretary.  In an article published by The Sun, Johnson referred to Obama as “the part-Kenyan President.”

Here is an excerpt of Boris Johnson’s opinion piece, published on April 22, 2016:

Something mysterious happened when Barack Obama entered the Oval Office in 2009.

Something vanished from that room, and no one could quite explain why.

It was a bust of Winston Churchill – the great British war time leader. It was a fine goggle-eyed object, done by the brilliant sculptor Jacob Epstein, and it had sat there for almost ten years.

But on day one of the Obama administration it was returned, without ceremony, to the British embassy in Washington.

No one was sure whether the President had himself been involved in the decision.

Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.

Some said that perhaps Churchill was seen as less important than he once was. Perhaps his ideas were old-fashioned and out of date.

Well, if that’s why Churchill was banished from the Oval Office, they could not have been more wrong.

In addition, on May 18, 2016 Boris Johnson was announced as the winner of The Spectator‘s Offensive Poetry Competition about Erdoğan (Turkey’s Islamic President) — where he referred to Erdoğan as a goat… well… I’ll let his poem describe it:

Quote from The Spectator:

“I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition, and here it is [bold added for emphasis]:

There was a young fellow from Ankara 

Who was a terrific wankerer

Till he sowed his wild oats

With the help of a goat

But he didn’t even stop to thankera.

The author of this winning entry is former Mayor of London and chief Brexiteer, Boris Johnson MP.”

David Davis - UK's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
David Davis – UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
And as to throw Jean-Claude Juncker into a tizzy (Juncker is President of the EU’s European Commission)– Theresa May has assigned  David Davis as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Here is what Davis has to say about the EU and immigration:

“Once the European nations realize that we are not going to budge on control of our borders, they will want to talk, in their own interest.”

Sounds like Prime Minister Theresa May has come out swinging hard, straight out of the box.

Someone has to say the truth…

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Reference:

Boris Johnson: UK and America can be better friends than ever Mr Obama… if we LEAVE the EU – The Sun

Boris Johnson wins The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition | Coffee House

 

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FRANCE: The war against lavender and ISIS

Featured image: Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sénanque, in Provence– surrounded by lavender fields.
 

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The war against lavender

I love the French. I do. I love to speak their language– and enjoy their culture, music, food and fashion.

I love King Louis IX and St. Joan of Arc.  I love the traditional Catholic culture of France.

What I don’t like (along with millions of French citizens) is the current French government’s socialist proclivities– which include its tolerance of the EU’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals).  REACH appears to be overReaching by declaring a war on lavender in France.  You could call this another environmentalist “accomplishment.”

Yes. Lavender is under attack by the EU’s environmentalists and sustainable development [*]  “experts.” Yet lavender, this ancient flowering plant, has been used since ancient times, not just as a perfume– but for its medicinal and antiseptic properties.

Lavender oil is an essential item in my boudoir and throughout my home. Indeed, lavender has always been part of my life. I associate lavender with relaxed walks in the Orto Botanico di Padova (The Botanical Gardens of Padua)– the oldest university botanical garden in the world. I would end my walks with a visit to the nearby Basilica of St. Anthony, with its blue frescoed vault that seemed to bathe the basilica in a lavender glow. Lavender is a recurring theme in my life.

But REACH doesn’t seem to care about the beauty and healing properties of lavender. It has declared that lavender oil should be classified as a chemical toxin, right up there with hydrochloric acid and other toxic chemicals. As such, REACH is requiring that lavender products carry a bold black and red warning label– the type that you see on the back of chemical cleaners, such as “fatal if inhaled or ingested.”

The French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy does not seem to mind this aggressive approach by the bureaucrats at the European Commission’s REACH– an approach which could put at risk thousands of jobs. See documentation (PDF) in French, from le Sénat (French Senate).

I wonder how long the stunning Provençal lavender fields will be around.

The war against ISIS

On a not-so-fragrant front, François Hollande, France’s very socialist and amorous president, has decided to launch an attack– not against lavender– but against ISIS, through an air campaign conducted with French Rafale fighter jets.  Four GBU-12 laser-guided bombs were dropped today near the town of Zumar, reportedly killing dozens of ISIS fighters.

President Hollande issued the following statement this morning:

“This morning, at 9.40am, our Rafale aircraft carried out a first attack against a logistics centre of the terrorist organisation Daesh [Isis] in the north-east of Iraq. The target was hit and entirely destroyed. Other operations will be carried out in the days to come.”

In 2013, The French were ready to join military action against Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria, until President Obama finally ended his backing-into-war shuffle. French authorities reportedly consider that Obama’s ambivalence is the reason the throat cutters have grown exponentially in Syria and Iraq.

While President Hollande continues to be France’s most unpopular president, particularly in the economic arena, he is scoring some marks by sending his armed forces into battle against al Qaeda in northern Mali– and the Central African Republic.

There is no question that, after a very depressing hearing this week in Washington DC regarding the war against ISIS, the French action over the skies of Iraq brings some hope to those suffering under the  barbaric ISIS nightmare.

Unfortunately, President Hollande has not had a good year.  The pressures of juggling his socialist government while fighting Islamic extremists in far away lands, is taking a toll on him.

In less than five months Hollande has had to dissolve his government twice– in order to appease both his Socialist colleagues and the parliamentary majority.  The French have grown more than impatient with the state of the French economy and the control coming from Brussels and Berlin– with the latter tightening the rope of austerity across the European continent.

It’s Friday evening. May I suggest that President Hollande place a bottle of lavender oil in each room of the Élysée Palace to help him relax. The lavender farmers in Provence would be grateful.

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GREECE IN A SEA OF DESPAIR: The truth about Socialism and the EU

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Greece cannot rescue herself, nor others

A lady told me recently that she spends about five months in Greece every year.  I asked for her observations of the current economic state in Greece– and she responded that it is terrible–  “but if you go to the right places you don’t feel the effects of the poverty.”

If you go to the “right” places?

I was distraught to hear such a comment, since my own experiences of traveling through mainland Greece and its islands were enriched by going off the beaten path– to small villages and towns that few ever visit. The only way to truly understand the richness of a country and its people is by mixing with the locals, by eating their food and learning their language, as well as their culture. This is what always left in me a deep longing to keep going back.

Tragically, the Greek people have become victims of socialist policies that are destroying their nation. These policies were implemented by the EU autocrats– under the disguise of “progressive” initiatives, such as Sustainable Development, a United Nations program which aims to control entire regions,  starting slowly on a local level. By the time Greek citizens woke up they were trapped in a maze of laws and regulations, which brought on higher taxes– and restricted their individual freedom.  Today, Greece is a fragile country, with a sense of hopelessness, made only worse by the increase in crime. This may explain the comment “if you go to the right places.”

Greece began to lose her sovereignty when it embraced socialist policies. The Greek economy is in ruins– as it tries to navigate a protracted recession that has left more than 60 percent of young Greeks without employment. In addition, the moral and cultural consequences are overwhelming.

Meanwhile, refugees from war-torn regions like Syria and Afghanistan continue to arrive on the shores of Greece, trying to save themselves from certain death.  I know this situation much too well, since the Strait of Florida is a cemetery where hundreds of thousands of Cubans rest, after trying to escape from Castro’s murderous Communist dictatorship.

Unfortunately, Greece is the entry point for nearly 90 percent of illegal immigrants who seek asylum in the European Union– and Greece is ill-equipped to handle this additional human tragedy. Meanwhile, the bureaucrats in Belgium are wringing their hands, trying to investigate and point fingers, through various human rights commissions and task forces, as the refugee death toll mounts in failed rescue efforts.  This chaotic situation is made worse when one considers that the Greek Coast Guard must feel demoralized, as it receives many of its marching orders from the European Union– which sees Greece as another welfare state that can be scolded whenever it does not comply with EU orders.

And what is Greece to do when her every action must pass muster with the EU bureaucrats?

Greece is on the threshold of another bailout loan, which would add a $20.6 billion dollar tag to the price of its rescue. But Greeks have grown weary of the “troika” that represents Greece’s creditors– that is, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) as well as the European Central Bank and the EU Commission.  Indeed, the austerity measures imposed by these entities have thrown the Greeks into an economic death spiral, known as the socialist abyss.

How tragic that refugees, hoping for a better life in Europe, are crossing the Aegean towards Greece from other countries– only to find that the Greeks are floating in their own sea of despair.

Someone has to say the truth…

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Reference:

Probe Calls For Migrant Boat Sinking | Greece.GreekReporter.com

Greek youth unemployment over 60 percent in February | Reuters

Depression Deepens Greek Middle Class Despair With Crime – Bloomberg

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