During his visits to the UK and Ireland this week, President Trump promised a ‘phenomenal’ US-UK trade deal, but farmers should question who exactly will benefit from it, says Eamon Cassells, a young beef farmer from County Meath in Ireland.
Game of Thrones finished up on TV since my last article, but there has been no lack of drama since then, as the rest of the world sits down with a bucket of popcorn to watch the latest episode of Brexit.
If we didn’t have to deal with the aftermath, we would class what’s going on over there as a comedy, but alas, it’s becoming more of a tragedy.
Still, you have to giggle at the irony of some of the things that have happened in the past month.
We saw Brian Monteith, an MEP for the Brexit party who lives in France, get elected.
The absurdity seems to have been completely lost that side of the Irish sea, but we find the complete lack of self-awareness pretty hilarious.
We saw in both the Local and European elections that the pro-second vote parties had the biggest gains, yet Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis claimed this was a message ‘to get on with getting Brexit done’. A bizarre analysis if ever there was one.
And then there is the race for the new PM.
Which is pretty funny, both because of the sheer number of people fighting for the honour of being blamed for the Brexit mess, and for the motley crew of characters involved.
We have Dominic Raab, who failed as Brexit Secretary yet wishes to portray himself as the man to save it.
Sajid Javid, who seems to be oblivious to the idea the EU might actually stand up for its smaller members, when he accused Ireland of ‘being the tail that wags the dog’.
And then we have Boris. If he is the public face of your country, it isn’t going to do much for your standing in the world.
To top it all off, Trump has been over to visit both our countries this week.
I would fear for the NHS and farming if his promises of a ‘phenomenal’ trade deal post-Brexit were to come to pass.
I’m sure it will be great, but for who?
Eamon can be found tweeting at @Eamon4prez