On the night of the judges’ Brexit ruling, I went to listen to a number of schoolkids. They were taking part in a public speaking contest. They were all really good. Really good.
Public speaking is hard. Yet there they were, from 12 to 18-years-old, up in front of a crowd making smart, engaging points. I liked them all.
Some of them mentioned Donald Trump. None were supportive. Trump, it appears, dominates the thoughts of a good number of British schoolkids. NSPCC said Trump fears are leading to a rise in anxiety amongst children. From what I’ve heard Trump has led to a rise in quality playground gags.
Will we be laughing later this week when the vote is in?
Trump’s a self-aggrandising, deplorable, thin-skinned boor. He looks totally incapable and also trigger-happy. But what if he is elected and it, against reason and all things that make sense, works? What if his plan to greenlight massive infrastructure projects changes the dynamic of western economic policy?
What if his plan to greenlight massive infrastructure projects changes the dynamic of western economic policy?
We are living through strange and interesting times.