27 April 2017
Longtime reader Denis Giroux of Québec, Canada has again compiled his selection of preferred Committee and reader comments, this time for year 2016. I enjoy reading these because almost all strike me as brand new. I remember transposing them in a few cases, however meaning leaps out for me, just as if I were reading anything the first time.
My personal thanks to Denis for such magnanimous generosity of time & effort, combined with insight & preferences I could never provide. The eyes of a reader observer see the woods the hiker inside can never perceive.
19 April 2017
A reader asks: "It seems that we have to add another date to this busy European electoral year: In the news I have read that there is a probable (anticipated) election round in Britain, probably scheduled on 8th June 2017. It seems that this will be issued to strengthen the current government positions, and this will speed up the Brexit. Can I ask you to add a brief contribution to this probable event?
Answers The Committee: The purpose is to solidify Theresa May's position, just as you say. She wants to be seen as legitimately elected, not just as a replacement caretaker. She'll prevail and this will not set back the Brexit process but that will also depend on the EU as much as the UK. It will enable her to enact reforms internally, inside the country, disconnecting and unplugging things, even if EU approval isn't given.