Trump and Tories

Proving once again that in addition to being a great cartoonist he is an astute social and political observer, Clay Jones of Claytoonz gives us his take on the new Prime Minister in the UK, Liz Truss. Ms. Truss reminds me too much of our former guy in too many ways. However, I must commend the United Kingdom for not being afraid of women in positions of power as the men here in the U.S. are! Truss is the third female Prime Minister to have served in the UK, following in the footsteps of Margaret Thatcher and Teresa May. Once again, thank you Clay Jones for a humorous and yet chilling take on this!

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If our system to choose a president was like the United Kingdom’s in selecting a prime minister, then in 2023, the Republicans would most likely install Trump as president if they retake the House this November.

In the United States, the Republican Party consists of sycophants and Donald Trump chooses who will be the nominees in most elections. In the UK, the Tories made Liz Truss grovel for their votes.

Voters don’t directly elect their prime minister in the United Kingdom (which is made up of four nations, England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland). The majority party selects the prime minister and at this time, the Tories are the majority. The Tories are the conservatives.

Another difference between is that the United Kingdom isn’t simply a two-party system like ours. While Tories and Labour (liberals) are the two largest parties, the party in control usually needs help from one of…

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10 thoughts on “Trump and Tories

  1. Asyou say both systems need a complete overhaul. Luckily I live in Wales where we havd a Sennedd, a parliament with some devolved powers but we are still part of the UK. Here (and in Scotland which is also a devolved region) voting is by a form of proportional representation and the oparty in power always needs support from another party to a much greater extent than in London. The result has been much more sensible decisions.

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    • She does! Until about 2 months ago, I hadn’t heard of her. And frankly I’m not impressed with what I’ve seen/heard so far. I think their next election will be in 2024, although one can be called for before then, as I understand.

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