Opinion – The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denial | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

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In a powerful editorial the Guardian argues that the prime minister is governing as if she has a majority and a mandate. It suggests that she needs to learn that she has neither.

Source: The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denial | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian

The Guardian maintains that May does not have the support of the people for her actions. It concludes:

Mrs May, though, will not change unless she is forced to. Opposition parties and pro-European Tories must make that happen. They have the power. It is time for them to use it.

Most traditional Conservatives who support the social reforms of the Cameron years will be alarmed at the lurch to the right. Ironically, May called the general election to be less dependent on the tory right wing – now the right plus the DUP have a full strangle-hold on her. The right-wing of the Conservative Party have placed Brexit above winning the next election. Toxic Theresa will make Corbyn increasing like the Pied Piper of Hamlin.

Meanwhile, we should worry about the Far-Left radicals that hijacked the Labour Party. There is evidence of Jeremy Corbyn pandering to the Far Left, rather than supporting established socialist positions. Corbyn failed to bring former Blairite heavyweights back to his cabinet – the shadow cabinet is populated by a bunch of whimps, so we need to worry about the risk of anarchy in Britain.

So what’s the likely prognosis? I sense that the Guardian is right and pro-European Tories will seek alliances with other pro-European from across parliament and press the government towards a more moderate Brexit. With the increasing likelihood of a radical left wing Labour Government, the pro-European Tories need to be emboldened and go the whole way, forming a new centre-right party. Of course, things could change if May’s quickly outed.

Thoughts?

3 responses

  1. Like Dr Alf I worry because May seems to talk as though she has a full hand of cards but does not recognise when those on the other side of the desk are stonewalling and in effect waiting for her to be toppled.

    Practically all the decisions she has made have been the wrong ones,the calling of an unnecessary election,it being called during term time when younger people could vote,changing the manifesto to make her own natural supporters angry and taking too long to do nothing to prepare the country for BREXIT.

    Preparing the country for BREXIT meant not having an election,BBC privatisation,selling off Channel 4 and abolishing the House of Lords whilst replacing it with a Senate of 200 people who actually do some work.

    It meant Boundary Commission changes to reduce MP numbers and reshaping the tax system to lower corporation taxes ,increase writing down allowances and make inward investment and exporting attractive activities.

    Instead she has squandered all of that opportunity and will soon be out of a job once the 1922 Committee wake up to the fact that in the BREXIT negotiations she and Davis are getting nowhere and are conceding everything.

    First you create “facts on the ground” then you talk from strength but with May she talks from weakness but pretends its strength.
    To turn the situation around the Conservatives probably need to skip a generation and replace the Cabinet and May with fresher much younger faces,rather than the ageing has beens like Davis ,Fox and Damian Green.

    Until this is done the BBC who screen Glastonbury and most of the major Pop concerts will continue to allow Corbyn and Momentum to electioneer and reach out to younger and middle aged voters at these events whilst at the same time pretending that they are reporting impartially.

    The Conservatives have at least 2 very effective Black MP’s and should try to bring at least one of them forward,instead they talk up “Spreadsheet Phil” as a caretaker Prime Minister and allow Priti Patel to tell lies to Robert Peston as she did on Sunday in the most barefaced display of dissembling body language and words.

    Robert Peston uncharacteristically told her that what people didn’t like in their politicians was out and out lying but this squanderer of foreign aid money persisted whilst Robert Peston’s reddening cheeks belied his barely concealed anger at this brazen woman.

    I suspect that if things go on as they are the EU negotiations will fail and yes the Conservative Party could easily split into 2 whilst Labour /Momentum will push out all moderate elements because at the moment Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t need them.

    Boris the ageing young pretender to the poisoned chalice of UK Prime Ministership is waiting in the wings but like May dithers too long and may have missed his chance,Rudd is hopeless so the Conservatives for once in their lives need to be really bold.

    Harold MacMillan used to talk about “events” and by implication how leaders rise to the challenge they represent. May has had the Grenfell fire and failed to rise to the challenge,we have had troublesome Muslims on the rampage but again no robust action follows the fine speeches,we have had the train drivers dispute now dragging on for its 3rd year but again like Nero she fiddles whilst “Rome burns”. Now we have yet another cyber attack from either the Russian GRU or the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army’s 5 million cyber warriors with May saying and doing precisely nothing like one of the 3 wise monkeys minus 2 of its companions.

    This latest cyber attack once again reveals our national weakness and the contempt with which Russia,China or whoever it was this time views our ability to counter asymetric warfare.
    This time it was MP’s mailboxes but next time it could be logistics chains which ensure food supplies get to where they are needed or our major ports but affecting exports only.

    As things stand the BREXIT negotiations are doomed to failure and we may well find ourselves in the EU for years to come unless it implodes under the weight of Greek,Italian and Portuguese debt.
    In the meantime the DUP who have already done a backroom deal with the Irish Government can sit pretty until May goes and her successor moves into the very shaky “Box seat”.

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