Final Word from Thursday, April 25, 2019

One of Donald Trump's most successful and also most criticized tactics is to create a problem that he then proceeds to fix. Nuclear war with North Korea, trade war with China, government shutdown, Special Olympics funding, you name it, Trump has found a way to avert disaster. A similar tactic is being used for Czexit in the run-up to the EU elections. A CVVM poll in Feb. found that only 20% of respondents would vote in a referendum to leave the EU, and a new Median poll for Czech Radio found that merely 30% of Czechs fail to see the benefits of having joined the EU, but Czexit is being presented by some media and politicians (esp. Economia and TOP 09) as a real disaster in the making that needs to be averted. Not even Václav Klaus Jr. plans to include Czexit as one of the tenets of his new party. For Czexit to become a viable Trump-like election topic, it would first have to gain legitimacy as a real solution to the current problems. Is that really what TOP 09 wants? [ Czech Republic membership European Union HN Petr Honzejk ]

Glossary of difficult words

to proceed - to do something after something else;

to avert - to prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence);

in the making - in the process of taking place;

tenet - a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy;

viable - capable of working successfully.

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