by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
Following a visit to the UK, Andy Taylor reflects on how President Trump is viewed in the UK, and how he impacts the political debate.
Britain’s Right is using Trump as a kind of model. Reading conservative newspapers there is to listen in on conversations among Americans supportive of many of the president’s policy goals. The tabloid “Tory press” — particularly the Daily Mail and Sun — are replete with stories about the assault on British values by uncontrolled immigration and pernicious identity politics. The topic du jour when I visited were the “snowflake” students, Stalinist professors, and administrative “fat cats” on university campuses.
There are subtle differences between America’s conservative media and papers like the Mail, however.
What are those differences? Read on.