Theresa May’s unbalanced priorities: She supports neo-Nazism but isn’t keen on Big Ben going silent

Mixed message: Theresa May condemned all those who support violence, while standing on the largest warship ever to be part of the UK’s fleet.

What kind of country is the UK, if our prime minister has to be (metaphorically) dragged to the microphone to denounce Donald Trump’s defence of neo-Nazis in the United States?

We can all see, now, that she didn’t want to do it. She doesn’t see anything wrong with what happened in Charlottesville at the weekend. She supports neo-Nazis just as much as Trump, because Trump supports them and she’s hitched her wagon to his star because of Brexit.

So she tried to dismiss any attempt to get her to criticise him with a statement from a spokesman – so, one step removed: “What the President says is a matter for him. We are very clear. We condemn racism, hatred and violence. We condemn the far right.”

Not exactly a scathing attack on what happened, was it?

Yesterday, after Trump condemned the behaviour of people on both sides of the Charlottesville confrontation, Mrs May finally plucked up the courage to deliver these pre-scripted lines: “I see no equivalence between those who profound [sic] fascists views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far-right views wherever we hear them.”

Strangely, she still has not condemned the far-right views that were put forward at Charlottesville. And, of course, it was still not a direct criticism of Trump himself.

On the other hand (sorry), it seems Mrs May has quite a lot to say about the silencing of Big Ben. Are we supposed to think it is the main news story of the day, rather than the fact there is a fascist in the White House?

She said the decision to stop Ben from bonging must be reviewed urgently and “can’t be right”.

No, Mrs May! It’s the decision to put a fascist in the White House that needs urgent attention. Big Ben is just a bell attached to a clock!

Yet again, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the voice of reason. He said Big Ben going silent for four years was “not a national disaster”.

Of course Twitter has been having fun with the story. Tom London poses the big question:

And here’s the answer:

That’s right – the mainstream (right-wing) media are happy to support fascism – just as Mrs May is happy to do the same – and will distract us with the Big Ben story to keep us docile.

Well, that’s not going to happen. Here’s one of the UK’s oldest political campaigners, laying it out for us all:

And here’s the MSM, trying to distract us again:

And the response. Oh dear:

Or how about this?

I like this, from Chris Bryant:

Leading Tories seem to have got the message – but have failed to communicate it to their leader, causing serious embarrassment:

Worst of all is the fact that we’re still going to have to put up with a state visit from Trump, despite his declaration of support for the Nazis:

With Trump in the US and May here in the UK, it seems the Allies of World War II have become the enemy they fought.

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4 thoughts on “Theresa May’s unbalanced priorities: She supports neo-Nazism but isn’t keen on Big Ben going silent

  1. NMac

    Personally, I don’t really care one way or the other whether Big Ben strikes or not. I do, however, care a great deal about the Nazi-loving government we have and wish to see the back of them and all they stand for.

  2. Barry Davies

    I can not see how presenting a simple fact there were two sides, if not more, involved is supporting the KKK, which actually preceded fascism and naziism, or should he be encouraging civil action against this group, which would be inciting violence, a criminal offence. No mater what your views are on this truly despicable group, you can not alter the law to your own ends.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It’s not supporting the KKK.
      The KKK’s leader said he was glad Donald Trump had supported the neo-Nazis who were involved in Charlottesville. To the best of my knowledge, that is the limit of KKK involvement.
      The violence at Charlottesville happened because neo-Nazis insisted on pushing their repellent beliefs on the town – the expression of many of them being against US law. A criminal offence.
      You have no argument.

  3. hugosmum70

    both trump and may (along with a boatload of the worst Mps of the con party, should be hog tied to chairs that have head braces and made to watch , “The Neuremberg Trials” and any other films showing what the nazis did to their countrymen. include any of the japanese films too from ww2 if available)..i saw the neuremberg trials when i was just 17 at our local cinema. had gone to watch “Jack the ripper but this was the B film. it affected me greatly, as i suspect it did all who saw it…. then again, i cant see anything penetrating their frozen hearts.

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