Anti-refugee rhetoric is a useful distraction from government corruption and incompetence.
The indifference towards racial slurs - and the violence they entail - attests to how deeply ingrained racism is in modern Britain.
In Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen are due to sketch out the first steps as a bloc of 27, rather than 28. UK PM Boris Johnson will meet his Cabinet in the pro-Brexit town of Sunderland.
Trump has shown no restraint in showing support for Britain’s exit from the European Union and critiquing the politicians involved in the country’s long-running Brexit debate.
Conservatives fear that support for the Brexit Party might make them lose closely contested seats and their majority along with it, while Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage claims that Conservatives want to avoid a 'leave' alliance.
Will Boris Johnson live to fight another day?
The US president, not for the first time, is accused of interfering in British politics in support of the Conservative and Brexit party.
Nigel Farage tells Boris Johnson to drop the Brexit deal, and emphasises that he will fight for every seat in UK general elections to protect Brexit from failure.
The House of Commons on Tuesday approved the December 12 election in the hope of breaking the deadlock over Britain's departure from the European Union. Johnson's Conservative Party has a wide lead in opinion polls.
The British right sees an opportunity in the chaos of Brexit to remake Britain in its image, just as Margeret Thatcher once did.
The 328 to 301 vote, made possible by fellow Conservatives who turned their back on Johnson's pleas, cleared the way for Johnson's opponents to introduce a bill that seeks to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union without a deal October 31.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's governing Conservative Party lost a special election early on Friday, leaving it with a one-vote working majority in Parliament as Brexit looms.
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