Keeping Calm and Carrying On
Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the similarities between American and British politics and society.
Sexual harassment stories are peppering the newspapers and newscasts in Britain, just as they are here. English politicians, news presenters and entertainers are the fodder for allegations on a daily basis. Our two countries even share a high profile, alleged villain—actor Kevin Spacey. Until recently, Spacey ran The Old Vic theatre in London.
Another thing that California and Britain have in common is intense antipathy toward U.S. President Donald Trump. The president has engaged in Twitter feuds with Prime Minister May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan. There is heated debate in Parliament over whether England should withdraw its invitation to Trump for a formal state visit. If he does go to London, expect the President to be met with vociferous demonstrations.