After Salzburg we thought it couldn’t get worse for Theresa May. It did

Theresa May: She looks like a horse, bridling at the EU’s rejection of her plan.

Faced with an absolute refusal of her useless ‘Chequers’ plan from the EU, Theresa May has doubled down on her own position – with a public statement that piles embarrassment upon humiliation.

She said this:

And this:

I don’t often swear on This Site but I am sure you will understand me when I say: What a bag of sh*t.

What was she trying to achieve with this broadcast? One look at the two Union Flags behind her and you’re thinking of nationalistic pride. Defiance, perhaps? “Britain stands alone”? The “Dunkirk spirit”?

But this is not defiance. This is petulance.

And it is stupidity:

Commentators from all sides have piled in to pour ridicule on Mrs May’s latest attempt to appear strong:

https://twitter.com/MattTurner4L/status/1043128686164279296

She did insult them; she said she would be a “bloody difficult woman” – right, Angela Rayner?

Right. Tom Pride has put her behaviour in a nutshell:

Is that respect? No.

Her demand that the EU propose a solution to Brexit’s insoluble problems is laughable.

So, what are we to conclude?

https://twitter.com/JJenkinsSJB/status/1043127960084066304

That seems clear.

Leaders and representatives of other political parties had their say, too:

It hasn’t all been condemnation, though. Look at the state of this Express headline:

The facts tell a different story, though:

This is true. Every time Mrs May opens her mouth, she makes the entire country poorer.

And Britons living in the EU remain in limbo. What will happen to them? Or don’t they count to Mrs May?

Add it all up and the effect of her little speech is not Churchillian but evokes lines from Shakespear instead:

“A tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

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7 Thoughts to “After Salzburg we thought it couldn’t get worse for Theresa May. It did”

  1. jg

    Strong and stable leadership, oh look a pink pig flew past the window just now, time to find things to replace the tory and looking at how they behaved over the last few weeks there is a solution, Mannequins, plenty have shops have closed under there rule, there is no shortage of these about, still employment is going up despite all these closures, next election theme by the way is tory, the party that tells the truth, oh come on it is true, there brilliant I hang on every word they say trying not to laugh, perhaps they need re-branding, a consultation with the raving loony monster party and Saatchi and Saatchi, re branded tory party, suggest somehow fit the words clown, posh, unreal, out of touch and useless in might work or am I being cynical, front run it with bj, gm, ids, and the rest along with a pretty red bus and what do you have the party of clowns

  2. ‘nor will I break up my country. ‘

    Yet her Party’s policies have broken up the country. The country is more divided than ever, lacking in social care; housing is unaffordable; wealth transference and inequality at an all time high; student debt unpayable; the ill and vulnerable trampled on,

    The Tories are good at abstract nationalism especially when it has nothing to do with the reality on the ground.

  3. May’s ridiculous and childish posturing is matched only by her sheer unadulterated arrogance.

  4. Barry Davies

    Tusk behaved like a first year schoolboy, he rejected chequers without even reading it, the EU have made zilch progress in the negotiations, May didn’t react strongly enough she should have said fine you don’t want to negotiate goodbye.

    1. Mike Sivier

      How do you know Donald Tusk didn’t read the Chequers plan? Were you there?
      It is the UK that has made no progress in the negotiations – because it is the UK that needed to move forward. The EU has a position and is sticking to it.

  5. Dez

    I cannot recall the Chequers output was entirely her work….the rest of her useless cabal was also in attendance putting this disaster paper together. Credit where credit is due. Good news is that Italy is about to undergo a financial implosion that might even result in there being no EU left worth joining……very little in the globalist media on the Italy issue so guess as usual just wait until the nasty stuff hits the fan.

  6. Theresa May may think she’s treated the EU with respect, but she is incapapble of any empathy with the responsibilities of membership of any club. She has also grossly misinterpreted the result of the Referendum by ignoring its purpose as advisory and hence ignores all those 12M (28%) who did not vote, whatever their reason (only 37% of the [reduced] electorate voted to leave; 63% of us did NOT vote to leave) on top of the criminal lies that UKIP supporters deliberately spread around (£350M for NHS). She and most of the cabinet are in dogmatic denial of widespread opposition to their disastrous Brexit plans but mainly because it’s the only way they can legally hold onto power (which we all know absolutely leads to corruption). Long past time for the Tories to join the monster raving loonies in the wilderness!

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