For me it is a statement that the Country of my Birth and in particular the Country I choose to live in need to make and practise.
Both the UK and Australia have become ‘serf’ economies. That is economies to which they are shackled not to their own destiny but to the destiny of others.
Say it how you want but nobody in China or America wakes up each morning and says how can I do better for the UK or Australia. Australia in particular has weakened its National Security by selling off key assets and allowing the ownership of strategic areas and utilities to be owned by other countries. Australia has suffered the mediocre policies of weak Government for the past 10 years and in doing so has become a dump truck for everybody else’s economies of scale.
Australia even gave away a whole car industry – unbelievable but true.
It it moves or makes a noise in Australia it will have been made in another country.
The Australian resources sector carry the Country. This has produced lazy politicians who spend unbelievable amounts of time on producing more and more taxation policies – the Political Parties are obsessed with taxation in Australia – it is almost to the point of insanity.
The U.K has to some extent been the same – Brexit should change that.
President Trump is a leader who wants the best for his Nation. We unfortunately have done the best for every other Nation but ourselves.