WAS MAY ALWAYS A LEAVER?

AND WOULD SHE PERSONALLY WELCOME A HARD BREXIT?

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Parlonsfrançais ; c’est une anglaise, elle nous ne comprendra pas.

I’ve recently read suggestions that Mrs May was always a Leaver.

However, as the Home Secretary in a government which stood for Remain, and given that it seemed unlikely that Leave would win, during the referendum campaign of 2016, she pretty much sat on the fence, making occasional, and rather reluctant, statements supporting the government’s Remain line.

Given that politicians rarely do anything actually totally principled, this line was presumably adopted in order that she could be seen as a contender for leadership when Remain won and Cameron eventually stood down in a UK which would still be inside the EU.

Aye, well, the best-laid plans o’ mice and men… and politicians, eh?

Leave won and Cameron, although he said he wouldn’t do, resigned the prime ministership, and then a few days later, although he said he wouldn’t do, he resigned his seat, bought his  £25,000 shed and disappeared in disgrace, into obscurity (hopefully forever).

So then a rag-tag of ridiculously inappropriate and underqualified people stood for the leadership and so, by default, the job of prime minister. She had to join them; this would be her last chance. Although she must have known that it was a thankless task.

Jeremy Corbyn notwithstanding, it was relatively unlikely that a Conservative party that had taken a Britain divided every which way could form a government once it was over and done. And who could guarantee that Corbyn wouldn’t be replaced by someone electable?

Anyone in the Conservative Party with even the slightest potential to be a ‘leader’ swerved what was going to be the job from hell. They say every political career ends in ignominy, but this one was going to be a bobby dazzler of an end. And so the line up was a load of also-rans. Particularly unfortunate when it could be argued that REAL leadership was needed in 2016 more than any time in the last 70 years.

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Wedding bells.

Fox, the already disgraced ex-minister, ex- leadership candidate, ex doctor,  with a history of outrageous expenses claims and a relationship with Adam Werrity which saw him give his unvetted young friend access to the MoD and highly confidential meetings at home and abroad, managed 16 votes).

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Meet me behind the bike sheds.

Crabbe, the hard-right Christian, anti-gay, who thought it appropriate to vote to reduce benefits for disabled people by £30 a week and who resigned his cabinet post after it was discovered that his Christian beliefs and marriage did not preclude his engaging in “inappropriate” texting to a young woman. (He later repeated this behaviour as a backbencher and so it wasn’t a one-off aberration.) Also, in the expenses scandal, it could be said that he used the system to maximum effect, spending our money to do up a place he went on to sell shortly thereafter, and transferring his second home allowance to his first home. He managed a whole 34 votes. Not as embarrassing as Foxy, but close!

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My wife wants to be prime mistress

Gove, the idiots’ idiot. Or maybe he’s just Sarah Vine’s idiot? He’s more a figure of fun than anything else, from his strange vocal delivery and mannerisms to his never-failing ability to put his foot in it. He too is a committed Christain, so committed in fact that he gave a copy of the King James bible to every school in England and Wales when he was their secretary of state for Education. His first act in government was to announce and publish a list of cost-cutting measures including stopping school building projects. Unfortunately when he announced this in the Commons with a flourish, it was still a work in progress and Govey ended up with egg on his face. To try to avoid personal criticism, he blamed the snafu on his Civil Servants! Good start to a ministerial career. In addidtion, he too had some rather dubious expenses, some of which he paid back. For all that he racked up 46 votes.

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Leadsom the fox hunter, was the candidate that you would have said was from the left field if she hadn’t been so right wing. I’d never heard of her, and when I heard her speak I felt I could understand why. To call her unimpressive would have been massively overrating her and a bit of an insult to the word “overrated”. She too, of course, had some skeletons in her cupboard including donations from a brother-in-law in Guernsey, which is abroad. She was accused of beefing up her pre-political CV full of senior jobs in finance. And not without reason. It was said that when she was “City Minister”  she was “seen by departmental officials as “a disaster”, “the worst minister we ever had. … She found it difficult to understand issues or take decisions. She was monomaniacal, seeing the EU as the source of every problem. She alienated officials by continually complaining about poor drafting.” In other words, she excused her thickness by blaming it on officials. Again, a seriously bad move.  And everything from the cost of champagne to Britain losing the Eurovision was the fault of Brussels! She managed to upset a lot of people by pointing out that May would be an inappropriate Prime Minister because she didn’t have any children. (Just imagine if a man had said that!) For all that she managed 84 votes on the second ballot and then withdrew before the members’ ballot leaving May the winner. (I have the distinction of being blocked by her on Twitter! It’s a bit like an OBE, but better.)

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It does seem so naughty doing this. Now let’s see when I get back to the office, I’ll shred all the files for the Windrush people and we’ll be able to refuse them medical treatment, and employment and then deport them (evil laugh!) 

May herself was, as I said, a useless candidate. She had a reputation for being anti-immigration, anti-foreigner and for being intransigent, unlikely to take advice from anyone but her husband and, as Ken Clarke said, “a bloody awkward woman”. As Home Secretary, she was responsible for a multitude of measures to make life more difficult for people from outwith the UK. Many of which had consequences that even a robotic operator like her should have been able to see. Making employers and landlords responsible for checking immigration status was bound to lead to anyone who looked even slightly foreign being refused accommodation or work. The “go home” vans and the destruction of Windrush papers were the tip of the iceberg.  And that’s before you start on other matters like the ‘mess’ she made of the sex abuse scandal. The shredding machines in the Home Office must have worked overtime on her watch.

She had told people (specifically her friend, Damien Greene, of the ‘porn at work’ scandal) when she was “up” at Oxford, that she wanted to be Prime Minister. Margaret Hilda was, at that time destroying the fabric of the country from her grace and favour in Downing Street, and it seems that May wanted to follow in her footsteps. (I mean did you hear the drivel on the steps of Downing Street? St Francis eat your heart out!)

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Everything about May points to her being anti-European. And the way that she has embraced the hard right ERG group and the DUP suggests that that is where her sympathies lie. Surely it didn’t escape her (or advisors’) notice that the Irish situation was fraught enough without her going into an expensive de facto coalition with an extreme BritNationalist party filled with a visceral hatred of “Catholic” Europe and with blood-red lines to prove it.

She has refused to work with Scotland and the majority in Northern Ireland to try to work out any kind of compromise, although it is clear from the Danish experience, that that could have been a possibility, and she seems to have no rapport at all with the more moderate members of her own party like Grieve, Soubry, Clarke and Heseltine, whom she actually sacked.

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I’m so sorry your magisterial magnificence. Next time I shall wear a wider skirt and I’ll be able to curtsey lower like the obedient Britannic subject I am.

She seems to have made no effort to soften the deal in any way and she has insisted that the bad deal that she made is the only deal and may be heading for failure in these last three weeks before we leave.  She’s shown no inclination to investigate the allegations of corruption and dark money allegedly associated with Leave Campaign and has insisted from day one that the tiny majority was the will of the British people.

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Sounds like a fanatic to me.

23 thoughts on “WAS MAY ALWAYS A LEAVER?”

  1. To be honest Tris I think I just about got it right about Mrs “Three jaikits” Feartie May in my post to your your last article.

    With her attitude towards the Windrush generation and now our dear friends, neighbours and workmates from Europe Hitler, Goering, Himmler and the rest of that god awful bunch of blood sucking bastards would be extremely proud of what she is doing these days! As you said in response to my post “Maybe May will have 12 yellow stars on a blue background.” I can see that actually happening with this disgusting ignorant incompetent disrespectful woman in 10 Downing Street.

    When you add in the fact that she has ignored all the U.N. reports on the treatment of the homeless, poverty etc by the U.K. government I think this tells you a great deal about this allegedly Christian woman.

    rant over. 😉😂

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    1. Yes, Arbroath.

      I’m not religious myself and I don’t want to poke fun at any of it, lest I cause offence, but I’ll just say that if Jesus exists he must be facepalming over this bunch of unchristian bastards.

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        1. “But Speaker John Bercow insisted there had been “no procedural impropriety” and “nothing untoward in parliamentary terms about the way in which the Prime Minister has conducted herself.” ”

          Aye.. she lied through her teeth. Pretty much nothing untoward there!

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  2. She used to be known as “the submarine” in the tory party in the 1990s because she never “surfaced” – ie never committed to anything or anyone.

    She’s utterly facile, completely self-serving and (IMHO) a certifiable sociopath – even by BritNat standards!

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  3. It all makes sense coming from a remain point of view as you’ve so ably pointed out. It’s strange though if you listen to the leavers because many of them accuse her of being pro-remain.

    Nobody’s pleased. It’s a direct result of decisively taking charge, marginalising stakeholders(that’ll be us) and laying down the law when you haven’t got a scoobie doo regarding the complexities involved in the task at hand. Everybody’s going to hate you and it’s always going to end badly.

    And that’s without even mentioning hidden agendas, self interest and the fact that nearly half the voters UK wide didn’t want brexit anyway.

    What a mess!

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    1. To be fair to May, even a competent and even handed politician/leader would be lost with this project.

      The UK is split 52/48 and 2/2.

      The Labour Party is split
      The Tory Party is split.

      Families are split, often, but not exclusively, along generational lines.

      You can’t please everyone.

      That said, she wasn’t dropped into it without a warning, and no one made her do it.

      As you say, there are all the hidden agendas, money being moved and people betting on results and outcomes…

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      1. I think you’re missing the fact that she really doesn’t have any fixed opinions (hence “utterly facile”). She does what’s good for her & hubby (long long long term tory party funder) and that’s about it.

        She’s completely incapable of dealing with the current situation on any level and is (IMHO) the “UK’s most stupid PM”. Hopefully she’ll be the last. She will (unfortunately) most certainly be the last female leader of the Tories for a generation due to her self-serving stupidity.

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        1. I’ve read that she takes almost no advice from anyone, except Philip. My mate said he read that he even chooses her clothes, which might explain why she looks like, as Gran would say, she fell aff a flittin’.

          I wonder if people still will judge her first as a woman and then as a prime minister. I certainly think Thatcher did women in politics a great deal of harm, but I suspect that was because she was Britain’s first.

          Now, of course, we have brilliant leaders like Nicola Sturgeon and there are far more women leaders particularly in the more progressive countries. Norway, Iceland and of course there is Dr Merkel.

          It’s not like there haven’t been some utterly horrific male PMs… Brown, Cameron immediately spring to mind.

          Maybe though. You could be right.

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  4. Tris

    As I said in your last post she is a leaver all the way, I have never doubted that. She is also scary as she has no shame, she lies all the time, she just doesn’t do truth. She is definitely being led by those behind the scenes in the Tory Party as there is no way she is in charge. I wouldn’t be surprised if the plan for England is a private health care system, private police force and fire service, zero workers rights all over the UK. This is the most brazen and hate filled Government that I can ever recall, even worse than Thatcher’s ones, they just don’t care as they really believe they can get away with anything and Labour being so useless there is no one to put pressure on them down south. The SNP are a pain sure but an irrelevance as they can’t do anything, like today she can just walk out the chamber after one of her untrue statements knowing that Bercow will not call her back as he is no friend to Scotland either. I don’t know what the SNP are waiting for. Westminster only view Scotland as a cash cow and we continue to put up with it, we need to do something soon and if Scotland does have a referendum and votes no again then its a Ghanian passport for me and I will never call myself Scottish again.

    Bruce

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    1. I seriously wonder if it wouldnt be just as well for the SNP to stop attending the Westminster parliament and concentrate of doing their work from the constituencies.

      My only fear is that that would be portrayed and believed as a dereliction of duty on their part and might harm electoral and maybe referendum success.

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      1. I am sure that there will soon be opportunities for a walkout with maximum PR and political effect. E.g., May announcing to the Westminster Parliament that she is refusing a §30 order: if (when?) she does that, our MPs should walk out and come home. There may be other triggers… the best kind of walkout is probably one that is not staged: the last one wasn’t. I think it was in an interview that I heard Mhairi Black say that the thing was spontaneous, not rehearsed, not planned.

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  5. The real split in the Tories is between those who are the agents of international finance, such as Mr Rees Mogg who want a hard Brexit and a removal of as many rights as possible and those who are on the CBI side, which is probably a majority of MPs. They would prefer to be in the EU or to have a Norway style EFTA type arrangement. Mrs May’s husband is a financier so I do not think it takes much thought to see where her allegiance really lies. However, because she does not have majority support on her own side, she is indulging in running down the clock to get either a no deal Brexit or her negotiated deal, which will probably over a few years morph into the No deal wanted by the ‘financiers’ …… and some deluded Labour ‘Lexiteers’.

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  6. I said years and years ago, that May was demonstrably the anointed leaderene choice of the clandestine ultra right cabal. This was based on no more then, but nevertheless compellingly logical reasons for those who can think, than the many occasions as a minister, where she committed basic errors for which anyone else would have faced immediate dismissal. But didn’t.

    The ultra right cabal, which is more visible now than it has ever been, is far more extensive than a mere grouping of elected representatives. Its tentacles, or quite possibly its body, extends into the media and industrial complex.

    Thus she was kept alive, for her current role.

    Personally, I do not believe she has ever been a remainer.

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  7. All that the Brexiteers consider is London and the SE of England.
    They think that the “country” can survive easily outside the EU because the City has a global reach.
    Farming,fishing,manufacturing and anything else not directly related to City activities do not figure in their calculations.
    This is not governance but a bunch of corporate carpet baggers out to feather their own nest at the expense of everyone else (moden Tory ideology).
    May is just the fall gal for them,although,no doubt her husband will be on the make as well.
    This is what Scottish No voters voted for.
    Shame on them.

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