In response to Kathy Gyngell: World leaders should look up to Trump, not laugh at him, David wrote:
The forces gathered against the west are great but we are in a far better place than we were a few years ago, as new pro-western, pro-Christian political leaders are gaining influence. I’ll ignore Putin, as although he encourages Christianity, Russia has never been fully of the west.
From the Visegrad nations of the eastern EU, especially Hungary’s Orban, to the south where we have Salvini determined to rescue Italy from becoming an extension of Africa and a handy conduit for pouring excessive millions from that populous continent into our heartland, and then stretching westwards to America, we see good, conservative, patriotic leadership emerging.
Moreover we see encouraging signs of better leadership about to take control in many other countries that have become tired of the harm done by weak, globalist liberal administrations. For example Canada seems to be thoroughly dissatisfied with its boy-leader and the conservatives there are hopeful of achieving success at the federal level.
But the continuing tragedy is that the big, economically important nations of western Europe, Germany, France and my own UK, are not seizing this moment for reestablishing their self-belief. For although they all have patriotic parties that are strong and indeed capable of achieving significant political successes, they have not yet achieved the sharp change of direction necessary. That is so frustrating.