Thursday, 17 November 2016

Trump's victory

I am feeling a little sore about Trump's election victory -not over the victory itself you understand but over my idleness in not putting a bet on him to win. I ended my blog of 5th May 2016 saying

"I must stop now and ring my bookmaker. I want a quote on  double . Britain to vote out and Donald Trump to win the Presidency-after all stranger things have happened."

I meant to put a bet on and I just never got round to it and that is why I am so sore - what odds would I have got I wonder? pretty good then I should have thought.

But the Brexit vote and Trumps victory reminds me rather forcefully of a quotation from Gandhi.

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"

I think both Nigel Farage and Donald Trump ought to have that  carved in great letters above their doorways. and, come to think of it, if Nigel is going to get the peerage which he richly deserves, it would make a great motto for his coat of arms.     


  1. Trump was 250/1 when they opened betting. I had a small go at 50/1 and then another go at 16/1.
    Francis the world is changing, Socialism is almost dead. People are becoming aware that what politicians have promised for 100 years, They cannot deliver on. They are so many factors all coming together over the next decade, That are going to cause so much pain to so many people. The end of socialism combined with entering a mini ice age, And another economic collapse around 2026 will cause riots and even civil war in the United States and many European countries.

  2. Prophetic, again. Congratulations, Francis.