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An open letter to the Foreign Secretary


DEAR Mr Hunt, I have just seen you speaking in front
of Airforce One. I think what you said was good, but didn’t go far enough in praise of the USA, especially in consideration of their magnificent contribution to the war effort, beginning with Lend Lease.

Also, it was quite obvious that you found yourself unable to praise President Trump for his many achievements. Of course, as far as the liberal Left (both here and in the United States) are concerned, he has no such achievements, but to conservatives he most certainly has.

Particularly upsetting is the reaction to Mr Trump’s visit, which is nasty, immature and ungenerous. Admittedly, he has been rude about Sadiq Khan, but for the Mayor of London to tweet that the president is childish is a bit rich coming from someone who has stoked hatred of POTUS, not least by his tolerance of insulting balloon caricatures of the Commander-in-Chief; rank hypocrisy in my opinion.

The president is right to put his country first, to ensure its security (military, digital and economic), to espouse the cause of Israel, to bemoan the financial unhelpfulness of Germany and France in NATO, to seek to rebalance the Supreme Court, and to call out the Left in the Democratic Party for their refusal to report the news fairly.

True, he is not convinced of the science of climate change (and in this he is not alone), which is mainly the fault of the green lobby for their inability to answer convincingly, certain scientific anomalies.

In my estimation, Donald Trump is quite the most remarkable man to enter the White House as Chief Executive since Franklin Roosevelt. And his alleged sexual improprieties are pale in comparison to some of his predecessors! And don’t forget, he is very pro-Brexit and pro-British, and has offered to help after we have left the EU (his mother was British).

All in all, I am embarrassed and angered that the government has done nothing to mitigate the appalling vituperation levelled at him. It is really disappointing that Mrs May is found to be such a prisoner of hostile social media, and seemingly running scared, that she won’t publicly condemn this outrageous behaviour.

I write this as a Conservative Party member and a lifelong Tory voter, and just maybe I shall be invited to put my cross against your name for one of the final two candidates. I would like to think that my preferred candidate will be prepared to act on the law of the land (the Withdrawal Act and the Article 50 Act), and take us out, deal or no-deal, on Reformation Day, before it is too late. The EU wants to turn Europe into one country in its long term goal of political union. This means Britain will cease to exist as an independent nation state, an eventuality I deplore, as does Donald Trump. So, let us all support the president, and accept his offer of friendship.

Yours sincerely,

David Maples

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David Maples
David Maples
David is a retired maths, history and economics teacher, a conservative and a Tory member, and 'pale, male and stale'!

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