This is a historic moment, but should not be a surprise for someone, because Thatcher and May did the same. They all survived a confidence vote, but only for a short period of time. And now, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is doing it. To resign. A series of ethical scandals forced PM Boris Johnson to step down. Even his most stalwart supporters abandoned him.
Margaret Thatcher resigned in 1990. Tony Blair stepped down in 2007. David Cameron in 2016, and Theresa May in 2019, and they`re all part of intense political drama. Theresa May was tearful as she expressed her gratitude for being able to serve the UK she loved.
In December 2019, Boris Johnson won a landslide victory on the promise of delivering a Brexit deal and leading the UK to a bright future outside the European Union. But Brexit and Covid-19 made it very difficult for Johnson and the UK.
Johnson described the job as a PM as the best job in the world, and he wanted to continue. But after nearly 60 members of his government stepped down, he was forced to do the same.
He had a speech in front of the famous 10 Downing Street door on Thursday and said that he would be stepping down. Just like his predecessors Thatcher and May when they delivered their own resignation addresses.
«It is clear now the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore, a new prime minister,» Boris Johnson said.
His opponents said it was good news for Great Britain that Johnson decided to resign. They also believe that it should have happened long ago.
He was responsible for lies, scandals, and fraud on an industrial scale, Stamer said on Twitter.
Former British Prime Minister John Major said it would be «unwise and may be unsustainable» for Johnson to remain in the office of prime minister for long while a new Conservative leader is chosen. He too suggested Raab could serve as the acting prime minister.
The last thing PM Boris Johnson said in his speech on Thursday was that «the future together is golden».
Tennis player, and a 20-time Grand Slam winner, Novak Djokovic is banned from U.S Open, over his opposition to the Covid-19 vaccine. Djokovic said he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than get forced to get a Covid vaccine.
CDC said this on U.S travel restrictions:
«If you are a non-U.S citizen who is a nonimmigrant, you will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before you travel by air to the United States from a foreign country.»
Earlier this year, he was banned from the Australian Open and they also put him on a week of house arrest. They also deported him. According to Nigel Farage, there is no medical reason for this, whatsoever.
However many jabs you`ve had, you can still catch Covid-19 and spread Covid-19. The only argument for vaccination is that if you get Covid-19, you will probably be less ill. We are dealing, in no vax case, with one of the fittest young men in the world who has full medical insurance. He will be no risk for American policy whatsoever, former Brexit Pary leader, Nigel Farage said in an interview with Fox News.
This is not about health. It`s about control. It`s about the government deciding how you should live your life, and what you should, and should not do. It`s about the big state, Farage said.
Novak Djokovic was deported from Australia after the government canceled his visa in a row over his vaccine status. Novak is willing to miss out on competitions like Australia Open and French Open, and now U.S Open, over his jab status, and that is a price he`s willing to pay.
Novak doesn`t want to be associated with the anti-vax movement, but he supports an individual`s right to choose. «I was never against vaccination,» he told the BBC, confirming he`d had vaccines as a child, «but I`ve always supported the freedom to choose what you put in your body.»
The principles of decision-making on my body are more important than any title or anything else, I`m trying to be in tune with my body as much as I possibly can, he said.
Around 5 billion people (60%) of the total population have been vaccinated against Covid. The rollout began 18 months ago, and since then evidence has shown that serious side effects have rarely been reported.
Novak Djokovic said he hoped vaccination requirements in certain tournaments would change, adding he was hoping he «can play for many more years.»
President Joe Biden tweeted this on Monday: «At the time I took office about 16 months ago, the economy had stalled and COVID was out of control. Today, thanks to the economic plan and the vaccination plan that my Administration put into action, America has achieved the most robust recovery in modern history.»
At the same time, we see that 83% of Americans describe the state of the economy as poor or not so good, according to a poll by Wall Street Journal. Biden`s poll numbers are also below those of Donald Trump. Not only that.
Another poll shows that 35% of Americans are not satisfied with their financial situation, which is the worst result in 50 years.
Biden often said that Trump was the worst president in history and an existential threat to the nation`s democracy. I wonder what he is saying about himself right now? It must be a bitter pill for an anti-Trump politician like Biden to be outclassed by the 45th president.
On April 2, Biden`s approval rating was 40% while Trump`s was at 50% the same day in 2018. Instead of gaslighting voters, Biden should clean up the messes and fix the inflation asap.
Trump`s vision was lower taxes, but president Joe Biden turned that upside down. People are paying more tax under Biden, than under Trump. On top of that, people must pay more money for their products, which is a hidden tax and makes people`s money less valuable.
Higher gas prices are good for oil companies but very bad for people and the economy. In the long run, it could kill the economy, and today, gas prices in the U.S hit a new record high of $4,91 a gallon (average price). In California, the price is $6,37 a gallon. People don`t like it, but Biden says everything is fine.
Something must be wrong here because there is a huge disconnect between president Biden and the people. And that isn`t good for the democrats at all. If this continues, GOP can win big in the mid-term election in November.
Another poll shows that the GOP is in the best midterm position in 80 years (2 pts lead), according to CNN.
Not even Liberal Media is ignoring Biden`s crisis anymore. They are also lukewarm on his potential second term.
Earlier today, Biden tweeted this: «The fact is America is in a stronger economic position today than just about any other country in the world. Independent experts have even projected that the U.S economy could grow faster than China`s economy this year. That hasn`t happened since 1976».
People`s lives are worse under Biden than under Trump. But people voted for Biden. They asked for it. They got what they asked for. Higher taxes, and inflation. President Joe Biden is the most popular president in U.S history. He got more votes than Obama and Clinton.
On the day he was inaugurated, Biden said; «Today, we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate, but of cause, the cause of democracy. The will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded.»
The love for Joe Biden was huge in the Hate Trump Media, on the day Biden was inaugurated. «The reason Biden has to do this is that he`s just so incredibly popular,» Don Lemon said on CNN at that time. «The lights from Lincoln Memorial were like Joe Biden`s arms stretching out to all American,» CNN said.
Axios said at that time in January 2021, Biden is charting an economic policy that was visible to the left of Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. Biden proposed a $1,9 trillion economic stimulus plan and a $15 minimum wage at that time, and employers, employees, and economists warned it will kill millions of jobs.
We are living in times with a lot of challenges, and more trouble is on the way. Famine is probably the most serious one. Chairman and Chief Executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Jamie Dimon, said a few days ago that we all must brace for U.S economic «hurricane» due to inflation. Earlier he said storm clouds looming over the U.S economy, but he has changed the rhetoric.
Right now, it`s kind of sunny, and things are doing fine, but the hurricane is right out there down the road coming our way, Dimon said. We just don`t know if it`s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy, he added.
The Fed is under pressure with inflation that is more than three times its 2% target, and that has caused a jump in the cost of living for Americans. It faces the difficult task of dampening demand enough to curb inflation while not causing a recession.
Dimon urged the Fed to take forceful measures to avoid tipping the world`s biggest economy into a recession.
It`s time for the final round of the presidential battle in France, and Wednesday 20th will be critical for both, Macron and Le Pen. Those who win the war on words on Wednesday can end up as the next president in France.
But many people in France don`t know what to vote for this time. Le Pen is a far-right politician, and she and her party are in a good position to win this time. Opinion polls show that 47% of French voters want Le Pen to win.
Marine Le Pen sent shockwaves through Europe with her latest comments on NATO.
Le Pen said in a press conference that France will leave NATO if she wins the presidency. In 2019, Macron warned Europe and said; NATO is becoming brain-dead. He also said that Europe can no longer rely on America to defend NATO allies.
Macron said on October 21, 2019, that it is high time for Europe to «wake up».
Le Pen also suggested a strategic reconciliation between NATO and Russia once the war is over. On top of that, she wants to reform the EU from the inside. This is why Europe and NATO are so nervous over the French election on Sunday.
Le Pen believes that France can be useful in the resolution of the world`s great disorders, if and only if it is independent. What protesters don`t like is that Le Pen will start an alliance with Putin if she wins the election.
This election is crucial not just for France, but for the whole of Europe, and this is why investors should care. Le Pen is opposed to globalization, and she believes that it is a threat to French society. She proposed the replacement of the world trade organization. And the abolition of the IMF.
Le Pen is also against immigration and considers it a tool of Islamic extremism. Her party is best known for immigration issues, but less known for its economic policies. But she has changed since 2017, and she`s more focused on people`s cost of living.
She wants to eliminate VAT on a basket of foods while cutting the rate from 20 to 5 percent on electricity and petrol. She is more protectionist, and nationalist than Macron who is considered to be a man with a business-friendly agenda.
«Give the French their money back», is Le Pen`s slogan, and she has proposed big tax cuts and new spending. Income tax would be scrapped for everyone under 30, and interest-free loans of up to €100,000 would be offered to younger families, with the debt forgiven if they had three children.
This is good news for yellow vest protesters that started the «Gilets Jaunes» movement in France in 2018, originally a protest against a tax rise on petrol and diesel.
A French sovereign wealth fund would be created to promote an economy focused on what she calls «localism» as opposed to Macron`s «globalism».
People in France believe that Macron is a «president of the rich», and younger voters are angry mostly because of the nationwide cost of living crisis. Younger voters are also angry because of the lost years of their life due to the Covid pandemic and government lockdowns. This has also made an anti-establishment group against the French government.
Marine Le Pen knows this, and that`s why she is focusing on younger voters. The inflation in the eurozone is at its highest ever, and purchasing power and the cost of living is the single most important issue for 58% of voters and a clear majority within every age group except for those 18 to 24, for whom the environment ranks first.
Marine Le Pen is anti-NATO and anti-EU, friendly with Russia`s Vladimir Putin, and she doesn`t want a Frexit, and that has come under scrutiny.
Last Sunday was a good day for Mèlenchon, who finished close behind Le Pen. Polls suggest 30% of Mèlenchon voters might vote for Macron, and 23% for Le Pen. The rest is expected to abstain or vote blank next Sunday.
Macron made history in 2017 when he became the youngest president in France at the age of 39. He promotes democracy and liberalism, and he`s a globalist. He is a favorite to win the election, and 53% want him to be re-elected.
But, it can also be a close race, while 40% of the French voters are still undecided, so the outcome is uncertain. If Macron wins again, it would be a symbolic moment as he will be the first president for 20 years to win a second term.
Four years ago, the man behind Brexit, Nigel Farage, predicted that Marine Le Pen will win the French presidential election in 2022. Time will show.
Once the Covid-19-vaccine was developed, many different companies launched their version at the same time, and the authorities started with the elderly because they were in the risk zone. First, you got one shot. But then, they said you needed a new one. And then a third one, and maybe four shots before you need to top it all with a booster.
Not only that. On top of that, you need to buy a test for you and your family. If everybody around the world can do that, and continue to do that for some time, I think it will be good business for the Big Pharma industry.
Big Pharma is doing a great job. They make medicines and vaccines that save lives. This is good. But, there is another side of the coin, and that isn`t good at all.
We all understand that corporations like Apple wants to sell as many phones as they can to the whole world. But what if Big Pharma does the same? The more sick people are, the more they earn. And investors like it and want more.
Many of the Covid-19-vaccines are paid by «We the people.» What they got in return is a vaccine, and the more they sell, and the higher the prices are, the more they earn. So, sick people are a great business.
Pfizer came out with an earnings report yesterday (Feb 8), and CEO Alberta Bourla said it expects 2022 sales of its Covid-19 vaccine and antiviral pill to top $54 billion, according to Reuters. Sales for its oral Covid-19 antiviral, Paxlovid, could be «way bigger» than Pfizer has to forecast.
Pfizer executives said the company is in active discussions with over 100 countries about Paxlovid and has the capacity to top 120 million courses if needed. Pfizer developed the covid-19 vaccine with Germanys BioNTech SE.
According to Peoples Vaccine Alliance, the companies behind two of the most successful Covid-19 vaccines (Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna) are making combined profits of $65,000 every minute.
That`s about $1,000 every second.
Overall, Pfizer expects 2022 sales of $98 billion to $102 billion. By comparison, the commercial recorded music industry grew by 7,4% to a total value of $31,6 billion in 2021.
So, if you want to invest your money for a big profit, you should invest in corporations that earn money on sick people. Not corporations that make people happy. The music industry.
According to Peoples Vaccine Alliance, Big Pharma earn money thanks to their patent monopolies for successful vaccines against the coronavirus, development of which was supported by $100 billion in public funding from taxpayers in the U.S, Germany, and other countries, the three corporations earned more than $26 billion in revenue in the first half of the year, at least two-thirds of it as pure profit in the case of Moderna and BioNTech.
According to Fortune, Germany funded the development of Pfizer`s Covid vaccine. Not U.S`s Operation Warp Speed.
The Alliance also estimates that the three corporations are over-charging, pricing vaccines by as much as $41 billion above the estimated cost of production.
Big Pharma`s business model is clear; receive billions in public investments, charge exorbitant prices for life-saving medicines and pay little tax.
This is gold dust for wealthy investors and corporate executives but devastating for global public health.
Instead of partnering with governments and other qualified manufacturers to make sure that we have enough vaccine doses for everyone, these pharmaceutical companies prioritize their own profits by enforcing their monopolies and selling to the highest bidder.
Profits before people.
In the first half of 2021, Moderna paid a 7% US tax rate and Pfizer paid a 15% tax rate, well below the US statutory rate of 21%. BioNTech which is a German startup that produced the recipe for the Pfizer vaccine paid a significantly higher tax rate of 31% tax rate in Germany.
New estimates of the cost of production for the successful mRNA covid vaccines suggest they can be produced for as little as $1,18 a dose of COVAX. Available reported prices to suggest that governments worldwide are paying between 4 and 24 times more than they could be for Covid-19 vaccines.
In other words; the cost of vaccinating the world against Covid-19 could be at least five times cheaper if pharmaceutical companies weren`t profiting from their monopolies on Covid vaccines. This is money you could spend on education and happiness.
The world is now talking about booster shots and realizing how much power has been vested in the hands of vaccine makers. They can hold the government hostage. They can force people to pay through their nose.
The CEO of Pfizer has suggested potential future prices of as much as $175 per dose. That`s 148 times more than the potential cost of production. If you need a booster shot every single year of the foreseeable future, vaccine companies can dictate every single line and clause in their top-secret contract to the governments around the world. It sounds like a vaccine robbery.
There is no doubt; Big Pharma is dangerously powerful. They decide who`s gonna live and die, and governments around the world are the only ones to do something about it. They should be there for the people.
Truckers and other people around the world are protesting against the government and their vaccine mandates and the crowd are growing bigger and bigger. Journalists and MSM say; «Take the vaccine!» «Take the vaccine!»
Leftist Marxist media and the governments are dividing people, claiming that the protesters are unvaccinated, fringe minority, misogynist, extremist, Trump-supporters, Nazis, Domestic terrorists, QAnon supporters, White supremacists, Homofob, Sexist, Racist, and so on. This is how they always smear the right side. This is how they always demonize people on the right side. This is a classical “we” versus “them.” Tell me; Is this how you unite people?
Pfizer is accused by a former senior US health official of «war profiteering» during the pandemic. Tom Friedman, who was director of the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention under Barrack Obama, said: «If you`re focusing on maximizing your profit and you`re a vaccine manufacturer, you are war profiteering.»