My opinion of her is revised after this, and I only hope she has the courage and strength to carry it out. Bravo! You came good, finally!
“I am honoured and humbled to be chosen by the Conservative Party as its leader,” she said, paying tribute to Mr Cameron for his leadership and to Mrs Leadsom for her dignity in withdrawing.
Despite being a sceptical Remain supporter during the campaign, Mrs May stressed that she would implement Brexit , which was voted for by a majority of 52 per cent to 48 per cent in the referendum on June 23.
“Brexit means Brexit, and we’re going to make a success of it,” Mrs May said. She said that she would “unite our country” and help to ease the divisions exposed in the vote."
“Second, we need to unite our country.
“And third, we need a strong new positive vision for the future of our country, a vision of a country that works not for the privileged few, but that works for every one of us, because we’re going to give people more control over their lives and that’s how, together, we will build a better Britain.”
Yes Theresa May did say all these things.....
She said this......
“And third, we need a strong new positive vision for the future of our country, a vision of a country that works not for the privileged few, but that works for every one of us"
But she never laid out this VISION on how she is going to implement this TRANSFORMATION of the Tory party who have always looked after those at the top of the food chain and SCREW the WEAK in society.
18 days she has known a new leader would be chosen and she was the prime candidate yet her acceptance speech only a very vague & broad sweeping statement that sounds inclusive of all the people.
Its going to be more talk and no real change from the Tories.
Remember how the Tories made the most vulnerable pay for the BANKSTERS failure or more so used the Banking crisis to implement Tory ideological agenda on not cutting but Hacking & Slashing at the Welfare State and have and still are readying the NHS for their PRIVATISATION!!
So I do not turst any Tory they stand for the Rich & those lucky enough to never get ill and lucky enough to work.
May I remind anyone reading this to take a good long hard look at the sudden rise in SUICIDES once the Tories started hammering severely ill who took their own life's due to cuts cuts and more cuts by a RUTHLESS & UNCARING TORY PARTY!!
Never trust or turn your back on a Tory because if they see the slightest chance or weakness you will be KNIFED in the BACK!!
I would say no offence intended but the Tories have truly earned my scepticism!!
There's more chance I'll see an Elephant Fly before the Tories do anything for the most vulnerable!!
Lets see in time what Theresa May may or may not do for the most vulnerable and let's see if she continues to weaken the NHS readying it for PRIVATISATION!!
Just posted this under today's leader "Call of Duty"
Mr D Akenhead 3 minutes ago
England expects! (and also my countrymen and women!), "it is no exaggeration to say the fate of the nation rests on her shoulders" as you say! Therefore, it behoves us all to pull together and lighten her load. Her task, and ours is formidable, but with the spirit of Nelson and Collingwood (my ancestor, John Aikenhead, was a Scottish midshipman aboard the Royal Sovereign with the latter), we'll prevail!
Rejoice! This is a great day for Britain, with a strong leader at the helm in Mrs May able to stop the Federalist rot and claptrap of the likes of Juncker in their tracks! Rule Britannia, and let's cement our ties with Ireland and Scotland! These Isles united can still be a force majeure to be reckoned with!
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I agree Peter - don't trust the Tories - never will - I have no idea what 'One Nation Conservatism' is - I thought Cameron was supposed to be one - have yet to see proof of it.
I also wonder what has happened to that other posh boy - Osborne - hope he has gone, never to be seen again - he wasn't a 'one nation' type at all.
I hope Mrs May calls an election next year when, hopefully, the Labour Party sorts itself out and the Tories will be out for a very long time. We need a proper NHS, education and good public services. Public housing and the unions re-instated and given their role back! A country that offers hope, properly remunerated jobs with contracts, fairness and banksters controlled and the city reined in at last.
Seems you've got your wish, Mary - Osborne's just resigned, and guess who's back? Boris minus side-kick, who is hopefully never to be heard of again either!!
Yippee, David. He has made such a mess of the economy whilst bragging about the UK being the 5th biggest economy in the world but impoverishing the public services and causing such poverty! Highest growth in the EU countries - wouldn't be difficult given the mess in Europe. So where is the growth and why have the public not had the benefit, I ask myself. It is because the growth is based on a housing bubble that is about to burst! It is not real growth given the lack of growth in GDP. Such an appalling man.
I would be very pleased it we never hear of Johnson again either but I have little hope of that. He will be biding his time - he really believes he should be Prime Minister so will be working out ways of getting what he thinks he should have. He hasn't gone yet unfortunately - he will be buffooning, ruffling his hair and making stupid jokes [ I love Jon Culshaw's impersonation - just fabulous] and avoiding answering questions and using his usual contrivances to curry favour with the public. He will be waiting in the wings - don't doubt it.
I don't have much hope for Mrs May - the snoopers charter is scary and she has not been a particularly good Home Office minister. Reduced border staff and police. Police commissioners being voted in has been disastrous as most people don't bother to vote and they are partisan. Hasn't reduced immigration and was in the remain camp - she has played the long game and I predicted she would pop up as soon as she was able. Cameron left as soon possible - spineless gutless man - couldn't countenance the thought of guiding us through Brexit - he was shocked to the core that he lost the referendum and had no plan B - typical of the lazy useless man! Just too much like hard work and his little plan to unite his party failed miserably. Mrs May is draconian, and I don't relish her as PM but time will tell - hopefully she might suddenly change from being hard to someone who is more caring and kinder than we have had to endure during the last 6 years!
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There was no question that Osborne had to go especially after his scare tactics on having and Emergency Budget the day after a Brexit result
If ever there was solid proof that you cannot trust the word of our elected MP's which goes all the way to the top of the sinking rotten tree that need felled those from PM David Cameron & Chancellor George Osborne all conspired to LIES just plain LIES to scare the public into voting to remain in the EU.
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Theresa May speech she said......
"David Cameron has led a one nation government, and it is in that spirit that I also plan to lead. Because not everybody knows this, but the full title of my party is the Conservative and Unionist Party. And that word unionist is very important to me.
It means we believe in the union, the precious, precious bond between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland."
This was a clear and unequivocal message to the SNP and Nicola Sturgeon.
As you know I voted Yes to Scottish independence 2014 but now that our English cousin's have at last awakened to the fact that the Westminster establishment must be held to account by voting to leave the EU I am once again a strong believer in Unifying the four nations and would love S.Ireland to come into the fold but doubt they will do so.
Score for Theresa May
She goes on to say......
"It means something else that is just as important, it means we believe in a union not just between the nations of the United Kingdom, but between all of our citizens, every one of us, whoever we are and wherever we are from."
On this one the jury is out, we have heard the rhetoric, lets see how she delivers on this one or is it just the new way of saying "we are all in this TOGETHER".
If you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others.
If you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.
If you’re a white, working class boy, you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university.
If you’re at a state school, you’re less likely to reach the top professions than if you’re educated privately.
If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.
If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand.
If you’re young, you’ll find it harder than ever before to own your own home.
If you’re from an ordinary working class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise.
You have a job but you don’t always have job security.
You have your own home but you worry about paying the mortgage.
You can just about manage, but you worry about the cost of living and getting your kids into a good school.
If you’re one of those families, if you’re just managing, I want to address you directly.
I know you’re working around the clock,
I know you’re doing your best and
I know that sometimes life can be a struggle.
The Government I lead will be driven, not by the interests of the privileged few, but by yours.
She has set out her stall let's see how she goes about doing what she says.
Its a huge Con or the biggest shift in Tory ideological thinking Ever!!
I am not prejudging her and if she carries out all she promises then Good on her.
Maybe your good self & John K who show a more caring compassionate side for Tories have got a leader of your own ilk.
Compassionate Tory party or just another CON...... We shall see
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As you say, Peter, despite all her previous shortcomings, I'm prepared to give her a chance, especially after the needless pain and threats issued by Carney and Osborne pre-Brexit. Carney, in particular, should have known better, but he too appears willing to adjust now...
Just posted this on Times Digital...
Mr D Akenhead 14 minutes ago
This looks like a very good start and shrewd to leak a time line for article 50 implementation in the new year. This gives Mrs May, her Chancellor, Cabinet and Carney much needed leeway to ensure a special trading arrangement for Britain with Europe further down the line, to enable us to emerge none the worse for wear and probably stronger all round, two and a half years hence. Just been watching Squawk on the Street and the Dow never higher, and already the Americans are bringing pressure to bear on Europe to accommodate in their own interest. So unlike Osborne and Obama, needlessly scaremongering pre-Brexit, as Donald Trump earlier correctly predicted, we are already top of the list, and both Obama and Osborne are busted flushes. Very wisely, Carney is adjusting to the flow!
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