Laura Pidcock may not befriend a Tory, but is friends with Trump and the Republican Party by one remove …
Pidcock Alternate Timeline, Number 10, Downing Street, London, May 1940
Major Clement Attlee MP, the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, is conferring with Winston Churchill MP, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The two men are discussing how best to respond to the growing crisis across the Channel in France and the Low Countries.
Churchill, unloved by many of his fellow Tory MPs, is reaching out to men and women of good conscience, regardless of their politics, to come together to continue the fight against Nazi Germany.
Their conference is coming to a close ..
Attlee: “You’re a Tory, Winston. Did some things I didn’t like during the General Strike. Sorry, but Labour won’t go into a Coalition with you.”
“I know Winston, but Pidcocks as yet unborn, will think me unprincipled if I join a Government, headed by a Tory, in this the hour of our country’s greatest need.”
“I’m sorry, but there it is.”
“Yes, I know I’m siding with Tories like Chamberlain and Halifax, fascists like Mosley and that fellow, whose name I can’t quite remember, who leads the SNP …”
“And I know you now have no option, but to seek terms from Herr Hitler and that might mean handing Malta, even India over to the Nazis.”
“Yes, I know the Nazis are our common enemy, but …”
Common Timeline, August 2017
Laura Pidcock regularly appears on RT, the Kremlin backed television station. RT is funded by Vladimir Putin to spread propaganda on behalf of his authoritarian regime.
There is growing concern among Republican elites in the United States of America about the rising popularity of Putin among some conservatives. The Republican Party’s leaders remain steadfastly opposed to Putin, and recently forced Trump to reluctantly pass new sanctions against Russia. But the rank-and-file’s stance appears to be softening; polls suggest that Putin’s favorability ratings among Republicans have steadily increased in recent years.
On issues including gun rights, terrorism and same-sex marriage, many leading advocates on the right who grew frustrated with their country’s leftward tilt under President Barack Obama have forged ties with well-connected Russians and come to see that country’s authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin, as a potential ally.
The Russian leader has rebranded himself a traditionalist during his third term, and his clampdown against what he calls “homosexual propaganda” in schools has been met with approval among some Christians in the US.
Roy Moore, the controversial former judge and a leading contender in Alabama’s Senate race, has said “maybe Putin is right” and “more akin to me than I know” given the Russian leader’s stance on gay marriage.
May be Laura Pidcock should be more thoughtful about appearing on RT in the future or else one might think she prefers fascists to Tories?