It was ok. That’s about it. PM May is out on a limb so much of the focus was on home-grown problems. There were a couple of interesting comments made by PM May that point towards a possible Philosophy emerging but PM May is not really a Philosophy type person more a ‘can do today not tomorrow’ type of person. By that I mean that PM does not have a Sword to bear for any great movement of the People more a ‘what is today’s problem’ and how can we fix it.
PM May said during her speech “to obey the law even when you disagree with it” . Not a very deep Philosophical statement until you start thinking about it.
I do not know what it is intended to mean but I do know where this statement is leading to. Our Governments are about to enter a period of very widespread civil unrest. It is does not matter what you think about Climate Change now as it is a fact that the climate is becoming more extreme. Never mind the skeptics and the Climate Change experts the weather is beginning to effect economies. That is a fact all will agree on. It is also beginning to move vast amounts of people. It will not get better it will only get worse. PM May also has to deal with 65,000,000 on a small island. The pressures of a large population are beginning to tell in the UK – and they will get worse. That statement encapsulates our future – the law will be more in our faces as daily the factors which cause civil disruption increase.
PM May may have not meant it to mean that which I have described but PM May certainly has the Law very much the top of the Government’s’ Agenda.
The other statement that PM May made was also very revealing. PM May thanked ‘Big Business’ for improving the lives of workers.
This is the same ‘Big Business’ who have done nothing about Climate Change, who employ workers on zero hours contracts, whose CEO’s award themselves huge payouts – even if the company is laying off workers, who take tax credits to employ unskilled migrant labour and who send UK taxpayers research funds overseas and export UK Jobs to China and Asia.
PM May has now devolved Social Justice to ‘Big Business’ which is a common UK GOV theme – nothing is their responsibility. That way they cannot be blamed for anything. Which is why they are so keen to ensure Councils get all the ratepayers funds – so they can blame the Councils for lack of Public Funding.
‘However, PM May is doing ok when you benchmark PM May against the likes of Australian Prime Minister’s Turnbull and Morrison – who have no idea whatsoever about economics and continue to rely on the resources sector to pay for their vanity schemes and projects.
PM May needs a grand plan not a daily job list. Nevertheless ‘better a May today than a Corbyn tomorrow’.