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by generic on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 04:47:10 PM EST
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I'm beginning to think May wants out: it seems inconceivable she could have got this far in politics and  be this stupid.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 07:58:01 PM EST
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She's not only every bit as stupid as she seems, she seems to have been cursed to a term where the country remains in perpetual crisis and absolutely nothing goes right for her - because every new disaster simply highlights the past seven years of barbarous Tory venality and greed-fuelled incompetence.

Even if her own ambition gave her the option of resigning - questionable, given her history - her party won't allow her to, because all the alternatives are even less popular.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jun 15th, 2017 at 11:37:04 PM EST
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But she's not even good at politicking.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 at 06:13:31 AM EST
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She's more popular than any of the alternatives. And probably better at politicking too.

But now after Grenfell Tower we seem to be heading towards the Angry Mob with Pitchforks and Torches stage anyway.

Next week is going to be interesting.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 at 08:30:20 PM EST
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First Act: Brexit referendum.
Second Act: May's hosing at the polls,
Third Act: Grenfell.
Denouement Coup de grace: Tories go down in flames and remain tepid embers for 20 years.
Epilogue: UK cans the Monarchy and the House of Lords.

Britain backpedals Brexit, EU fires Jungker, Disselbloem and Tusk, completely redesigning the bureaucratic closed-doors decision making into something really democratic. France resists neo-lib labour reforms, Italy gets an electoral law and votes in Di Maio as first 5*M prime minister.
Schauble retires, then Draghi.
Macron flakes when he realises Merkel is not his friend and France drops him as fast as he arrived.
Orban has to pay back all the EU funds unless he shapes up.
EU kicks out all American bases, bans nuclear power and powers up the green revolution with massive public investment in new euro grid rollout.
EU unilaterally withdraws from all military alliances with America.
Europe finally starts being worth its salt.
Farage, Salvini, Boris and May are gently escorted to a safe location by kind nurses in white coats, never to be seen again on the world stage.
Blair and Berlusconi in the dock at the ICC Hague.
All council housing is brought up to scratch.
Feel free to add your own wishlist items!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jun 18th, 2017 at 11:13:14 PM EST
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I've been thinking for a while she may have Aperger's, rather than being stupid.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 17th, 2017 at 09:47:38 AM EST
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You're not the only person to suggest this. Clearly she's not low-IQ stupid, but she has quite astoundingly poor emotional intelligence and an extremely limited capacity for empathy. She also leaves a much bigger trail of devastating fuck ups than you'd expect from someone who was truly competent and professional.

This from three years ago is disturbingly prophetic, especially if you note all the fiascos and basic mistakes she was responsible for during her time at the Home Office. The Guardian: Theresa May

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Jun 18th, 2017 at 06:52:52 AM EST
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Grenfell Tower Fire and Loss of Life

Grenfell Disaster: Criminal Neglect Is Manslaughter


Grenfell Tower fire: Scotland Yard opens criminal investigation | The Guardian |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 at 09:10:01 AM EST
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Coincidentally, the election in Kensington was very close. Those people must have made the difference, amen.
by das monde on Fri Jun 16th, 2017 at 10:46:49 PM EST
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