Mrs May will doubtless be remembered for the emotional finale to her resignation speech – by the media as the dogged but beleaguered PM who cracked in the end. And by the Wounded Leader snakes who surround her as the woman who blubbed in the end.
I am certain that – in her shoes – I would have have wept buckets, even though I find it hard to go along with the aims of her project.
But listening to it again I can’t help taking her beginning at least as seriously as her choked ending. She started by saying:
“Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as Prime Minister, I was driven to make the United Kingdom a country that works not just for a privileged few but for everyone, and to honour the result of the EU referendum.”
I do wonder if it was her first social-justice ambition, assuming that this was genuine, that actually brought her down.
Many of us understand that a full Brexit will mean the UK becomes a nation dedicated to the wealthy, as the corporotocracy takes over and the NHS gets sold off to private interests and low-paid employment becomes the norm. We can anticipate the tragedy that will occur as the bulk of the underprivileged, who thought Brexit was the only protest they could make, get worse and worse off, and the gap between rich and poor widens – just as it did in those years leading up to World War I.
And so now it looks like we’ll get another un-elected PM. It was bad enough getting Gordon Brown without electing him, and now Theresa has proven the weakness of such an undemocratic procedure. Do we now have to have Boris …..or should we start making some big constitutional changes?
The inability of first-past-the-post to cope with rally big issues is surely proven too.
Or do we need a revolution?
Boris or Farage would be wounded enough leaders to justify that, because there is another UK that’s had enough of such dangerous clowns and there is more at stake than just the Tory Party.