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It is her misfortune to have drawn the short straw in the Casting Director's allocation of roles in this epic tale.

On the contrary; she fought for the role. A remainer, she kept her head down during the referendum campaign because she thought she might be an acceptable compromise candidate in the case of a Brexit result. A cynical career move. She got the top job, and in impossible circumstances, as she no doubt well knew.

There's no reason to pity her.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 10:22:19 AM EST
A reasonable alternate take, but what senior politician wouldn't try for the top job if they saw an opportunity? I doubt she had the vision to understand just how impossible it would turn out to be and might have seen herself as the "sensible" centrist alternative to the swivel eyed loons on the Brexiteer extremes.

Turns out there is no sensible centrist position on Brexit with any significant degree of support in the Tory party and perhaps nationwide. The "have cake and eat it" and "the easiest negotiation in history" brigade have left the negotiation job to her so that they can attack her when she doesn't deliver on their promises.

So she's the fall-girl for inevitable failure, but that failure is more due to circumstance than her cynical opportunism. I don't pity her, but also don't think that failure will be down to her personal qualities, or lack of them.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 10:54:32 AM EST
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Turns out there is no sensible centrist position on Brexit.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 11:40:27 AM EST
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It's like a doughnut, with no center and just a lot of lard and hot air around the fringe.
by rifek on Thu Sep 6th, 2018 at 05:46:40 PM EST
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So she set herself up to fail, which means either: 1) she walked in eyes wide shut, oblivious to the manure pile she was stepping into, or 2) she had and has an "apres moi le deluge" attitude, where "deluge"="PM Boor-Ass".  Neither inspires much sympathy.
by rifek on Thu Sep 6th, 2018 at 05:44:39 PM EST
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You also have to remember that, however she claims to have been a Remainer, it's also true she did next to no campaigning. It's almost like she wanted a Leave vote because, like most of the ultras, her husband is a disaster capitalist who manages a multi billion hedge fund which will undoubtedly make shit loads of money shorting the UK economy as we leave and then buying up distressed stock.

I can't help but think a no deal would be cause of much anticipatory celebration "chez May"

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 03:42:04 PM EST
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She was also in charge of promoting racism and outright fascism while running the Home Office.

Windrush and the "hostile environment" are her responsibility, and possibly her creation.

And yes - I think the plan is to strip the UK and crash it for profit, with a side order of "Let's see what happens to the proles - and maybe we can get Tommy Robinson into No. 10 as a bonus."

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 06:52:01 PM EST
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I really don't think they have any interest in what happens to us, for better or worse.

It won't even feature as a bottom of page 94 single paragraph of any paper they're gonna read pool-side.

If they consider our fate at all, they'll read about the riots and the fires and think that we all brought it upon ourselves cos we're "born bad", ie poor.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 5th, 2018 at 07:10:21 PM EST
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IOW, finishing Maggotty Blather's (or in Tory hagiography, The Blessed St. Margaret) work.
by rifek on Thu Sep 6th, 2018 at 05:49:56 PM EST
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