Theresa May accused of dishonesty over ‘dementia tax’ U-turn amid campaign disarray | The Independent

The Independent reports that a rattled Theresa May is facing damaging accusations of dishonesty after her humiliating U-turn on “dementia tax” left the Conservative election campaign in disarray.

Theresa May accused of dishonesty over ‘dementia tax’ U-turn amid campaign disarray | The Independent

The team that have been responsible for the fiasco over the ‘dementia tax’ are also going to negotiate ‘Brexit‘. Theresa May’s campaign has been simplistic, repeatedly echoing the same bland language and asking for the public to trust her judgement with Brexit. Now May is looking dishonest.

May still looks set to win but I wouldn’t bet on the size of her majority.

From the moment that May called the election, it was obvious that she risked a major wobble.

When May’s reelected, we can expect a few wobbles in the financial markets because she’ll constantly be firefighting.

The best hope is a major cabinet reshuffle after the election, promoting those with sound political and negotiating skills. May’s presidential style of leadership is weakening the UK.

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The cancellation of Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow puts Britain in its place in the world | Editorial – The Independent

The Independent argues that the decision by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, to cancel his visit to Moscow to meet Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, on Monday is a disappointing admission of Britain’s irrelevance in world affairs. It argues that it would have been a significant trip, the first by a British foreign secretary for five years.

Source: The cancellation of Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow puts Britain in its place in the world | The Independent

The article concludes by questioning the dream of many Brexiteers of ‘Britain as a powerful, buccaneering nation, charting its own course in world’.

Whilst Theresa May was one of the first global leaders to offer public support to Trump for his Syrian intervention last week, it is clear that the ‘Special Relationship‘ is not so special with Boris as FS.

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