Out of the frying pan, into the fire?


Theresa May is a tough act to follow. During her periods as Home Secretary and PM, she either failed to do anything or, worse yet, succeeded in doing something.


Be it aggressively promoting a “hostile environment” which has seen legitimate asylum seekers sent back to their fates (such as a shocking and still growing number of LGBTQ people sent back to homelands where they will face all manner of persecution) as well as British citizens of the Windrush generation denied their citizenship, sacked from jobs, denied access to the NHS and, to a still unaccounted extent, deported. Then there’s the total failure to achieve anything with regards to Brexit – other than rubbing acid into the national wounds opened by the referendum. Of course, there’s always the stagnating economy, which continues to fall further behind America and a hardly impressive European growth rate, or the disaster of Universal credit and, oh wait, pretty much everything else! The Environment, individual privacy protections, corruption, tax evasion, competition laws, investment, PFI disasters, the dissemination of fake news, housing crisis, savings crisis, wage crisis – you name it, there is not a single major issue affecting people of Britain today which has been made better or even curbed in its deterioration during May’s time in office.


And so, it is no small thing when I say, “Fuck me, I’d rather her than them!”


Welcome to the future and the end of days:


Owen Jones – Boris Johnson and the Tories’ embrace of Trumpism

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