Tag: theresa May

Why do we believe in the government?

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Because we want to believe that we can trust them, that our interests are shared with ours. We want to give them a respect and we want our lives to be better.

Wrong oh so wrong. They are a World apart from us. They live in Ivory Towers protected from the World and its reality.

They retire to fat pensions and guarded life-styles.

They are no longer accountable and they lie so often that they believe their own lies.

They never answer the Question.

Why do we believe in Government? Because we are too bloody busy working to pay for them to do anything other than hope that somebody else will start the revolution.

Desmond Last 261118 Sydney Australia 

How unpopular is Theresa May?

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I do not think PM May is unpopular in that everybody knows PM May was given the most difficult Prime Minster-ship since WW2.

PM May’s policies may be disliked but as a person most I am sure would say PM May has the tenacity of Sir Winston Churchill and the bloody-mindedness of Baroness Thatcher.

I admire PM May for taking the job on and for attempting to steer through the muddy waters of Brexit without floundering on the various rocks of Johnson, Junkers and Rees-Mogg.

If they had worked with PM May instead of lurking in the shadows with daggers drawn to stab PM May in the back wherever possible then PM May might have have produced a better draft agreement.

I have no time for selfish politics and Rees-Mogg and Johnson play their egos as if they were a tune that PM May and the people of the UK have to dance to.

As for Junkers he cannot be trusted as all he wants is his name on the Federation of Europe nameplate and the U.K to be on its knees so others will not follow suit.

I am not a fan of PM May because PM May has studiously ignored all my ideas and writing for a better World – but PM May has a backbone and that is to be admired.

How much longer can Theresa May survive?

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Brexit is too important to the future of the United Kingdom for any one person to ‘upset the apple cart’ with a leadership bid for Prime Minister. PM May has steered the U.K negotiations through some very troubled waters after Davis and Fox let down the people of the U.K by underestimating the resolve of the E.U to ensure that the E.U remains at 27 Member States and not less.

PM May will be left alone until the deal is done. Then in typical British Fashion after all the sleepless nights and long hours PM May has had to endure she will be knifed in the back and sacked.

That is unless PM May is able to chart the future of the UK with a clear and accountable Economic Strategy and not more ‘ Pounds in Peru’ Speeches and the like.

When in April the UK leaves the E.U it will be alone. A new Economic Union is in the best interests of the U.K. With whom? Well those outside of the E.U need leadership and direction if they are to combat the growing Junckers E.U State monolith. If P.M May is able to promote such a union then PM May will likely stay as PM May.

There is a danger that a second referendum may still be on the cards even after the U.K leaves the E.U which is why it is so important to chart the future.

PM May also has other challenges to her tenure as Prime Minister on the Horizon which may yet cause her to resign – the rising crime rate in the U.K needs to addressed – you cannot have two legal systems; one for those who are allowed to commit crime and one for those who are not – without inviting widespread Civil unrest.

Either way PM May will be in Number 10 for a little while longer.

Do you think Theresa May is a “Strong and stable” leader as she so often claims?

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Stable yes but strong I am not so sure. PM May has completely underestimated the EU. There is no way the UK is going to get a good deal – because if the UK does then others may want the same.

May was too trusting of the EU. They have lead PM May down a blind alley. They were never going to do anything other than give it hard to the U.K.

Me I would put up the hard border to Ireland, stop all free movement, put 50 per cent tariffs on all German, Italian and French cars, do a deal with the U.S and tell the E.U that if they want hardball they can have it.

PM May has been far too trusting so ‘strong’ is not a description I would use. PM May has also allowed crime to soar out of control.

However, PM May has the best interests of the UK at heart as I have. I would rather have PM May then Corbyn. Nobody knows who Corbyn really is and for the Military that could be a problem.

What did you think of Theresa May’s speech at the 2018 conservative conference?

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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’.

Do you think Theresa May believes the Chequers Proposal for Brexit will work?

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Since the Brexit Vote the People of the United Kingdom have all become Brexit experts. However none of us have had to walk the fine line between Political Will and People’s Will and stay afloat – as PM May has had to.

PM May knows we should stay in the E.U but PM May also want the Tories to remain in Power. Voting in Corbyn will be as entering a Time Machine and landing in the midst of the 1970’s where the Unions had the key to Number 10 and business was there to be taxed ever harder.

I would have never taken the U.K down the road PM May has. I would have used the result of the vote to gain support from other member states for major reforms of the EU. Cameron never really negotiated very hard with the E.U as he believed the Vote would be a ‘walk in the park’ for remaining in the E.U.

PM May has also had to deal with the ace knife-throwing back-stabbers Gove and Johnson who no doubt have already measured up the carpet at Number 10.

However, it is the People who must decide now if PM May’s Chequers deal should be accepted. Not the MP’s and not Johnson.

The people of the U.K know so much more about Brexit now then when the Brexit vote was taken. I believe that a second vote is well in order to ensure that the People decide the fate of the Nation.

It would not be a climb-down and I believe that it will give PM May the mandate for either ‘in’ or ‘out’ of the EU that is needed as the current one is too weak.

PM May has done well and no doubt believes that the Chequers proposal is the right one for the U.K

PM has been naive and too soft with the EU – there is still time to harden up. For whatever reason PM May seems to believe that another vote would be a sign of weakness whereas I see it as a symbol of ‘listening to the people’

Does Islamic State truly have a political agenda and aspirations or are they really beyond that and just seeking power through terror?

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Nothing is constant and never is that more true than when discussing a force in a reaction. ISIS were always going to be and the West ensured that ISIS would evolve from dissatisfaction, frustration, anger and humiliation.

We propped up Governments who we knew would pursue our interests and their own – but never the people’s. ISIS are now in a state of flux, regrouping and ensuring they engage with those who do not want a Taliban Government in Afghanistan and a Western-backed form of democracy in Yemen, Libya, Syria and Iraq.

The Middle East has become a proxy for whoever can supply and arm it. President Trump is right to want to walk away from it all. If I were in Government I would say ‘I’m off call me back when you have Peace’.

Our dependence on Oil is decreasing so why should we be at the beck and call of a region that needs to find its own future rather than one we say it should have.

I want Peace for the Middle East but sometimes you have to walk away and let the ‘water find its own level’. The killing of innocent civilians has to stop – but how to do that?

ISIS is not one person. It has moderates as well as extremists. However, unless we bring Peace to Afghanistan we face the risk of a ‘Terrorist Superpower’. If Al Qaeda, ISIS, the Taliban and Al Shabaab combine into a Military Force and not as disconnected terrorist organisations then we will face a new war in the Middle East. Afghanistan and Pakistan could end up as the latest Proxy War with China and Russia supporting whoever the U.S and West does not.

Therefore, we first need to stabilize Afghanistan and that means the US and the Taliban siting down and butting heads. The Taliban do not want ISIS in Afghanistan. They are fighting for their Country – ISIS were not invited.

ISIS has a Leader who will not turn back from the road he has taken. ISIS will continue to act as dragnet for anybody who has a grudge and a fanaticism. The terrorism will get worse a lot worse as other factors such as Climate Change refugees and a hardening of Western attitudes towards refugees and Aid cause more poverty and more isolation for those who have no Government to help them.

There are 65 million refugees and it is increasing. In that 65 million are those who ISIS will recruit for suicide bombing.

We must isolate ISIS. To do that we need a ‘united’ United Nations Security Council. Nobody is going to say you are in Cloud Cuckoo Land if you summarise that Russia and China are not ‘sympathetic’ to the needs of ISIS. Until the U.S, China and Russia are all on the same page for World Peace ISIS will continue to exist.

Will ISIS become political? It already has. It uses its version of the Quran as a Mandate voted in by the People who support ISIS to carry out as much carnage as possible to innocent people in the hope that they can enlarge their footprint.

I have warned the U.S and the U.K of the dangers of not being able to combat the ISIS Ideology. In particular I have advised Prime Minster May of the dangers of not supporting ‘New Philosophy ’ but Prime Minister May is as deaf to ‘New forms of Counter Terrorism’ as she is to any new idea not from her Ivory Tower of Political Isolationism.

Where the danger lies is in the evolvement of a Political Group who combine all the Terrorist Groups ideologues into a form of Political Philosophy to be used by the disaffected leading to internal unrest and uprisings in many countries – that will happen unless the West stops acting the hypocrite. The West must act as the International Convention of Human Rights demands. This must include a reformed militarised United Nations backed by every member of an enlarged Security Council to bring Peace to the many conflicts in the World.

ISIS are but a seed of disaffection and extremism. ISIS will continue to grow unless we deal with why it exists.