35 comments on “Tee hee

  1. Given her questionable taste in clothing, not just overpriced, but garish to boot. You have to admit that Rod Liddle is good value for money.

  2. Or (as a Times commenter observes) someone who pays full price for a new car the week before the new model comes out.

  3. Yes, i hope when a future generation asks me about Theresa i get across that none of her faults have appeared in hindsight. We all saw them laid out by her one by one in real time. Basic mistake after basic mistake (agreeing to a divorce bill, agreeing to the EUs figure, Agreeing the format, ruling out the options that the EU wanted to avoid, encouraging Civil service capture) Just couldn’t negotiate, and undermined the cabinet minister who could, to the extent that it seemed she didn’t even want to negotiate. Yes parliamentary numbers made it v v tricky but even that’s down to her miscalculation in calling the election, and once called her inability to debate. At least John major got on his soap box out when the chips were down. It’s too trite a media narrative to explain the 92 win but it showed his character which i’m sure helped.

  4. Theresa May was actually pretty damn cunning and ruthless in attaining and retaining high political office for many years despite not having any obvious charisma, ability or intention to deliver anything voters might want.

    Let’s not forget, she’s still the Prime Minister. They used to say only cockroaches would survive a nuclear holocaust, but they never considered “how do you solve a problem like Treeza?”

    Focusing on her personal flaws is interesting but not instructive. The existence of May is symptomatic of the wider rot in Western politics. She’s not particularly exceptional except in being perhaps a purer distillation of the dull, dishonest, technocratic, managerialist malaise that afflicts so many Western democracies. You could easily swap her for the majority of her parliamentary party colleagues and get the same outcomes.

    How did we get here, to this point where the majority of elected representatives view the majority of voters as ignorant extremists, and see themselves as an enlightened class with the duty to lie to us? Not just on Brexit, which is merely a kind of democratic canary in the coal mine, but on every matter of importance.

    And how do we get out of this place?

    Brexit is necessary, but insufficient. We need structural change to the architecture of British politics. Destroying the Conservative Party and salting the earth is a great start.

  5. And the other lots are no better Steve – worse in some respects. Commissar McDonnell, soon to be Our Great Leader if they get in, would seriously sod up this country. And bathetically, I was walking through Hawkshead in the Lake District last week, and on a notice board I saw a picture of Tim Farron grinning at me. I thought “this area is lovely, but nice as it is, you people still have your crosses to bear”. He is emblematic of the stupid, incompetent & totally misguided type of politician, rather than the seriously malevolent ones like McDonnell.

  6. I’ve come to see the EU as a ponzi scheme. Early investors of political capital – hello to Michael, Peter and Tony- got a handsome return. Those investing now will get next to nothing even if they successfully provide what Brussels wants. If they fail to do that they can expect catastrophic losses regardless of effort.

  7. How did the West get here?

    The press, that Glorious 4th Estate, was taken over by Marxists decades ago.

    “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom . . . of the press.”

    So on they go.

    Why conservatives never got involved in the press to counter them I’ll never know. They had the money to buy it all.

  8. @ Gamecock
    The conservatives prefer to do things, the lefties prefer to talk – so who become journalists? Even when right-wingers buy newspapers, nine times out of ten the left-wing journalists infiltrate them.

  9. Looking at the Conservative Party lead by May, we now know what the Republican Party would have looked like under either McCain or Romney.

    She meant well, but meant well feebly.

  10. How much influence do the old media, TV, newspapers and radio, still have? Do the majority of people still get their information there? I haven’t bought a newspaper in decades and seeing other people buy them is now quite rare. My wife and I have just spent a few days in a hotel and the TV hasn’t been turned on once. I listen to the radio all day at work, the uncritical reporting of idiotic press releases suggests lazy or non existent journalism.

  11. Steve,

    “Theresa May was actually pretty damn cunning and ruthless in attaining and retaining high political office for many years despite not having any obvious charisma, ability or intention to deliver anything voters might want.”

    I disagree. I don’t think she has much cunning and is full of ruth. May actually suits being home secretary. It’s the sort of job that suits a law-abiding, goody-goody type and I don’t think she was any worse than anyone else in the job.

    And she only got to be PM by default because everyone else in the race was incompetent in the most basic ways. Boris forgot to Tweet something about Leadsom being in Team Boris, which led to her running and the ball dropping for Gove that Boris was incompetent. Gove and Boris then had a Mexican standoff, leaving May and Leadsom, and Leadsom did an interview with the press without a press officer and fucked up.

  12. the uncritical reporting of idiotic press releases suggests lazy or non existent journalism.

    The average of journalists is now probably about 27. They know absolutely nothing. There was a good quote from one of Obama’s staffers recently about this. Young, clueless political activists. There aren’t many actual journalists, in the old sense of the word, around these days.

  13. It couldn’t have been that she actually loved the surrender agreement and really would have loved to have been able to inflict it on us? Had that been the case, no actual negotiating would have been required as everyone involved would have been on the same side.

  14. @Steve May 26, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Excellent post

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    @john 77 May 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Spot on

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    @BoM4

    Imho May was a sh1t Conservative home secretary, but a malevolent Labour home secretary

  15. How much influence do the old media, TV, newspapers and radio, still have? Do the majority of people still get their information there? I haven’t bought a newspaper in decades and seeing other people buy them is now quite rare. My wife and I have just spent a few days in a hotel and the TV hasn’t been turned on once. I listen to the radio all day at work, the uncritical reporting of idiotic press releases suggests lazy or non existent journalism.

    Mrs BiND get her news from the BBC and is starting to get quite cross with me for throwing metaphorical beer cans at the TV whenever its on. She’s taken to recording it and watching it when I’m not there. I suspect she thins it will be real beer cans soon.

    Interestingly, when we go away in the motor-home she doesn’t bother with it. Probably too much hassle tuning and remembering to turn on at news time. It doesn’t go on for anything else as we’ve just about given up on terrestrial TV.

    I’ve given up on the MSM altogether now, my Economist subscription lapsed earlier this month and that was the last. I’m now building my own news channel through various Twitter and RSS feeds and podcasts. Its great, you can get commentary and information directly from the experts and specialists the MSM use, without the journalists’ biases. I find myself reading all sorts of interesting stories.

    eg This guy’s a good ME source:

    Joshua Landis writes Syria Comment. Dir, Center for Mid East St @ U of Oklahoma. 8 yrs in Lebanon, 4 yrs in Syria. Past-President of Syria Studies Association.

  16. Steve is nearest–some other opinions way off.

    She is a scummy traitor who knew treason was the game from the start,

    That cunt Mutti prob laid out the plan before 2016 was over.
    Treason cocked up 2017 because Brexit and her lies about supporting it enabled weaponised leftist poll scum to con the bitch that she would have 150 majority to push the Chequers treason through. Got a suck in.

    Chequers was an arrogant roll out of the betrayal and everything else was shite tricks to try and force it through.

    She needs to be tried for treason and publicly hanged. After being beaten to a pulp.

  17. TCW’s Tory leader hustings poll on Twatter

    Every week until the new Conservative Party leader is chosen we will be running a poll – our own TCW hustings – to give you a chance to say who you would vote for. The names may change as candidates drop in and out – and there are certainly plenty of them.

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/tcws-tory-leader-hustings/

    BoJo, Gove, Raab, JRM?

    No. We need a PM who has never capitulated and supported May’s EU Surrrender Treaty.

    Who?

    The 34 Conservative MPs who rebelled to vote against

    ….Priti Patel, Owen Paterson, John Redwood…?

    Who?

  18. The toppling of Theresa: It’s not over yet

    …her speech with its several allusions to the need for compromise; her repeated imputation that the problem still lies with her party and Parliament (not with her) for not falling in line with her phoney BRINO paradigm, the bottom common denominator of which necessarily had to go ever lower. There was no humility at all. Certainly no apology for the abject mess she has dropped the country into. And like her speech on Wednesday, it was revelatory. In that speech her ‘I offered to give up the job I love earlier than I would like’ revealed an almost pathological sense of entitlement and rectitude. Yesterday’s final tears and unsuppressed emotion at the end of what one of my colleagues has described as a ‘so-called’ resignation speech were purely of sulphurous, frustrated rage at being forced out, not of regret, remorse or contrition. Her sweetie bag was being taken away and it wasn’t fair!

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/the-toppling-of-theresa-its-not-over-yet/

    Yep, my reading of her performance too – angry, all fault of JRM & Farage etc. No inkling that her “deal” was so bad even her revered Europhile Blair & Campbell said No.

    “PMTM says ‘I have failed the country I loved’ – would that be Germany then, in not getting their WA passed?

    We must not breathe a sigh of relief and then let our guard down. May’s still there, still the same duplicitous person. What kind of plot will she hatch now, in revenge? She must not be allowed to take any decisions on her own. She must hand over the car keys.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if May still tries to sign us up to more EU. She deserves no sympathy, no consideration. We must never forget she was planning our subjugation.”

    UK – the West’s first undemocratic banana republic, UK leading again. /sarc

  19. From Peter Oborne “Indeed, there is a great deal else that Mrs May still has to offer. In her valedictory statement yesterday, she reeled off a list of what she hoped would be her legacies in office: the near elimination of the national deficit, bringing the period of austerity closer to an end, building more homes, helping first-time buyers on to the housing ladder, reducing plastic waste, addressing climate change and improving air quality”
    Legacies? A list of pointless, arguable or damaging crap is her legacy? Even more reason to get shot of her, and a plague on all those who supported her.
    Oh and Oborne is a twat.

  20. I wonder why she’s hanging on for President Trump’s visit. The imminent release of documents revealing UK complicity with Obama’s CIA and FBI in spying and planting intelligence assets on US political opposition should be utterly humiliating for her. Perhaps that is part of his revenge (also for ignoring his Brexit advice and trade deal on offer)? I think he is about to enjoy himself.

  21. Arf arf.

    In the London EU election, the Animal Welfare Party got more votes than the Women’s Equality Party.

  22. WTF!!??

    BBC’s Laura Kuntsberg says that Nigel Farage is good at getting is message across “to a certain kind of voter”.

  23. I see remainer Phil had pissed in the candidates cornflakes by saying no deal is still not an option. It seems the Conservative party is now the “No Brexit” party. Why on Earth does anyone want this poisoned chalice?

  24. Phil needs his cadaverous mug showing the door. If-after tonight’s results–remainiac Tory MP trash still feel suicidal then the incentive must be upped. Were I their next leader automatic boot sans compo and pension would be the fate of any who uttered so much as a defiant peep. Breaking the arrogant entitled cunts would not be difficult.

  25. It seems the old political gag is as true as ever, “the people in front of you are your opponents, your enemies are behind you.”

    The EU stands before us in broad daylight with their hands on their swords. The people we have to fear are skulking around behind us with daggers in their hands.

  26. As I go to bed, the current tally is:
    Votes: Leave 35% Remain 40%
    Seats: Leave 40% Remain 37%

    We got more seats! Yes, but we got more votes!

  27. In the London EU election, the Animal Welfare Party got more votes than the Women’s Equality Party.

    No surprise there. Who wants to elect YET ANOTHER shrill harpy to join the UK & EU throng?

    Bit like electing a second mother-in-law when we’re still trying to shove the first one under a bus.

  28. Would the votes over seats % represent that large metropolitan areas were for remain as I saw a comment that Brexit party had won 9 out 10 regions in England and Wales
    A bit like the complaint regarding the electoral college and popular vote with Trump, ignoring that it’s designed to stop a couple of large states like California and New York dominating and pushing everyone else around.

  29. Bnic,

    Turnout 40%+ in Remain areas and around low 30% in Leave areas.

    Looks like the Remain message to Leave voters of don’t bother voting as we’ll ignore you anyway has worked.

  30. Contrast May with Trump on negotiating.

    He might still get the Mexicans to pay for The Wall.

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