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I have been surprised at some progressive feminists who take a quite positive view of May - mainly because they see her as surrounded by a clique of boorish Eton louts and bullies and like to see her holding her own against them. But holding her to a standard set by the Boris Johnsons of this world is hardly the most exacting of tests.

It isn't sexist to point out her lack of a positive relationship with almost any EU leader, her lack of empathy in understanding other points of view, her lack of communication or negotiation skills, her robotic delivery of the same inane phrases again and again which moves nothing forward and just creates false expectations among ordinary people who look to her for guidance and leadership.

Stamina, perseverance, stubbornness,and willingness to face hostility can all be admirable traits and are often necessary but hardly sufficient to define great leadership abilities. Right now she is inspiring almost no one, leading almost nothing, and articulating no way forward resulting in widespread disMay, disillusion, despair. Surely the UK can do better than this?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Dec 15th, 2018 at 09:20:24 PM EST
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