Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom vie to become Britain’s next prime minister | The Economist

Conservative Party (UK)

Conservative Party (UK) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this excellent article, The Economist cautions that Mrs May has the edge, but do not count out her rival yet.

Source: Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom vie to become Britain’s next prime minister | The Economist

Whilst the Economist articles touches many of the decision points for the  Conservative Party membership, there are a few observations that I would make.

Firstly, the Conservative Party membership historically have been very independent. Much will depend upon whether Brexit will trump all other areas (pardon pun!). If passion for Brexit prevails, then Leadsom has the advantage. However, if the membership take a wider view on what is best for the UK, then May has the advantage. Clearly, this point will not be lost on the candidates who will pitch their campaigns accordingly.

Secondly, Leadsom is high risk and financial markets could well react adversely to her winning.

Thirdly, Leadsom is less likely to unite the UK – the next election could polarize both the Conservative and Labour Parties to both the far-right and far-left accordingly, in an epic battle between Leadsom Vs. Corbyn (or his anointed successor).

So the Conservative Party membership need to also focus on which candidate has the best chance of winning the next general election?

Suicide or Escape to Latin America? Mystery Behind Hitler’s Fate Unresolved – Sputnik

A headline in the U.S. Army newspaper Stars an...

A headline in the U.S. Army newspaper Stars and Stripes announcing Hitler’s death (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sputnik News reports that officially Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, shooting himself in Führerbunker in Berlin and his wife Eva Braun is also said to have committed suicide together with him by poisoning herself with cyanide. But the article follows the reasoning of a prominent historian claiming that Hitler died many years later in South America.

Source: Suicide or Escape to Latin America? Mystery Behind Hitler’s Fate Unresolved

If this is more than a conspiracy theory, it raises questions about whether there was a conspiracy after WWII.

Thoughts?