A number of weeks ago....candidate Donald Trump made a comment or two, which peeved a few Brits who were enthusiasts of multicultural situations (mostly around Muslims).
They petitioned Parliament to discuss the matter, and apparently.....the British Parliament will have a debate of sorts, and possibly a vote on whether Donald Trump will be forbidden entry into the UK.
Over the weekend.....Trump apparently noted the unfolding episode and make the comment that he's kinda prepared to take on the entire United Kingdom if necessary....."counterpunching" if necessary. Then he ended the comment that a stupid decision would have consequences.
I'm of the mind that the British parliament is loaded with more than enough wise men who will carry on a proper debate and conclude that Trump gets the same deal as ninety-nine percent of all Americans.
However, should they be foolish enough to cross Trump off on the entry-list....I'm of the mind that the great consequence in question would be a President Trump who takes office on day one, and declares US troops in the United Kingdom are no longer necessary.....removing them within a one-year period.
The French might applaud....as might the Germans....to see the British kicked around a bit. Putin would be amused and send some letter letting Trump know that it took 'balls' to make a decision like that.
I think somewhere in this little debate before Parliament....someone is going to deliver a Shakespeare quote on seizing opportunities: "There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures." (from Julius Caesar, IV).
It'll be some vivid moment where you need some Churchill-like inspiration and the crowd will stand and applaud there within Parliament.....noting Trump is a friend of the British empire.
If that fails? The Queen might stand and say that Donald is exempt from such stupidity.