IF Britain’s first feminine Prime Minister was a woman not for turning, what would be the historic mantra associated with our second?
The woman’s not for studying?
Margaret Thatcher would’ve reminded the metropolitan elite that 17.4million voted to Depart and it’s her job to ship on that outcome
Theresa May’s legacy will probably be certainly one of abject failure to ship Brexit
On Monday, whereas urging her to resign, this newspaper laid out Theresa May’s admirable qualities of resilience and being a “dedicated public servant with an unshakeable sense of duty”, yada yada yada.
All of which make her a shoo-in as certainly one of life’s admirably thorough and reliable deputies.
But as Britain hurtles in the direction of the precipice of the original March 29 EU exit date in a driverless automotive, can all of us now agree that a chief she is just not?
She’s lost the dressing room, help employees and spectators.
Will Brexit — whatever lame, watered-down model it now’s — happen?
I don’t know and anyone who tells you they do is talking baloney. So indulge me for a couple of moments and step into my time machine. Think about that it’s June 24, 2016, the day after this nation’s historic vote to go away the EU and, with inventive licence, that Margaret Thatcher is in charge.
Like her or loathe her, what would Maggie in her heyday have carried out?
Nicely, for starters, she would have harboured, and doubtless displayed with gusto, a wholesome distrust for the likes of Juncker, Macron et al, treating them as favoured yet probably naughty boys who may need bringing to heel at any moment.
She would have recognized full nicely it was in their interests for Britain’s exit from the EU to fail miserably on the idea that success may encourage others to comply with our lead.
With that, and a very clear mandate from 17.4million of the citizens in thoughts, she would have made a stirring speech about how the Brits love their continental neighbours and nonetheless think about themselves to be European . . . After which would come the all-important . . . “but” that’s essential to any profitable negotiation.
After which she would have made it patently clear that, whereas our love of Europe remains undiminished, our love of the EU — an necessary distinction that ardent Remainers wilfully ignore in their bid to color the referendum end result as xenophobic — has withered on the vine.
In different words, the connection with Brussels is over but we want to remain agency buddies.
And eventually, she would have pointed out, in characteristically robust terms, that the ball was now within the EU’s courtroom as as to if to play nice or not.
However just in case they didn’t, the nation that managed to invent tanks, steam engines, lawnmowers, hovercrafts, the saline drip, hearth extinguishers, telephones, vacuums, hypnotism, disc brakes, color images, bouncing bombs, slide rules, sewing machines, radar (to name however a number of) long before the EU was even a twinkle in its founding fathers’ eyes, would ensure that it was prepared for all eventualities sooner or later.
Including simply crashing out with absolutely no deal in any way.
And that if that happened, she would make it perfectly clear for the rest of time that any short-term chaos for Britain and the remainder of Europe can be laid on the door of these in the EU who were given the prospect to facilitate a clean transition for all however refused to take it.
How would that go down with, say, the German and French automotive manufacturers who have to trade with us as much we’d like to commerce with them?
As for all those getting very excited about the comparatively paltry number of Remainers who attended the anti-Brexit march in London at the weekend, Maggie would have resolutely reminded the agitating metropolitan elite that 17.4million voted to Depart and, as PM of a democracy, it’s her job to ship on that outcome.
Sadly, again in the actual world, the PM we will’t seem to shake off has snatched defeat from the jaws of a clear mandate for victory.
And whatever her robust factors may be, her legacy can be one among abject failure to deliver.
Margaret Thatcher would’ve displayed a wholesome mistrust of Juncker and Macron
Theresa May’s lost the dressing room, help employees and spectators
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Like or loathe her, Maggie Thatcher would’ve been clear about Brexit
Logic of mentioning child
FORMER footballer and Celeb Massive Brother star Jermaine Pennant says he and wife Alice Goodwin had a quick separation over Christmas after falling out over child plans.
Briefly, he needed to start out a family however 33-year-old Alice needed to wait and, after an explosive row, they unfollowed one another on social media which – saints protect us – is seemingly the modern-day equal of marital Armageddon.
Jermaine Pennant and wife Alice Goodwin had a quick separation after falling out over child plans
The couple have since reunited, however maybe this hiccup should act as a salutary lesson to anyone considering of getting married.
Have the “do you want children and when?” conversation before you skip down the aisle.
Deliver your baby to work day
WHILE his peers have been still in mattress or enjoying Fortnite – or no matter it is 12-year-old boys do today – young Peter Rees-Mogg was attending the Brexit disaster talks at Chequers together with his father Jacob.
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Jacob Rees-Mogg introduced his son Peter, 12, to Brexit disaster talks at Chequers
Final time I seemed, it wasn’t “bring your child to work day”, and given the other 5 Rees-Mogglets weren’t in attendance, presumably it wasn’t a childcare disaster that necessitated his presence.
There can only be one rationalization: He was there to throw in his faculty cap for a management challenge.
Let’s face it, he’d probably do a greater job than the present one.
Porn pic promise
REVENGE porn victim Sophia Ankel has courageously waived her proper to anonymity to spotlight her name for it to be treated as sexual abuse.
“Many people choose to share images of themselves when they want to. What they do not choose to do is to have them passed on to others for the purpose of humiliation, revenge or control,” she says.
Revenge porn victim Sophia Ankel has courageously waived her proper to anonymity
She’s completely right, in fact.
But within the meantime, with three daughters of various ages, I’ll proceed to inform them that the only assure that specific photographs of them gained’t turn up on the internet is to not pose for them within the first place.
— A SURVEY has shown that only 5 per cent of youngsters are fascinated about pursuing a job in science. And but the national curriculum nonetheless forces all 14 to 16-year-olds to take obligatory chemistry/physics/biology – or variations thereof – whereas having to drop other subjects they could take pleasure in and subsequently do better in. Where’s the scientific logic in that?
‘I felt crap’
STRICTLY professional Karen Clifton wept on Instagram after being turned away from a barber store that refused to chop her hair as a result of she’s a lady.
“I felt crap. I’ve never experienced this.
Karen Clifton ought to get a life before worrying about a haircut
“It’s not right,” she sobbed.
Never mind a haircut, getting a life could be advisable first.
So many younger ladies, together with Chloe Sims, seem hell-bent on turning into Sophia from the Dolmio family
THIS, apparently, is Chloe Sims “crying” on Towie.
Except it’s arduous to tell, as a result of she’s had a lot Botox and fillers that her face is nearly incapable of movement.
THE SUN SAYS
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TIME’S UP, THERESA
Theresa May has shown courage however to deliver Brexit she must RESIGN
PM’s deal is ghastly nevertheless it’s our last probability to make Brexit REAL and get out
MPs are set to betray the most important vote ever… they need to anticipate a backlash
Kim Kardashian must stop endorsing harmful ‘slimming’ merchandise in adverts
What are these young ladies doing to themselves?
And why do all of them seem hell-bent on turning into Sophia from the Dolmio household?
Stop. It. Now.
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The Scream is a superb impression of me coming back from a vacation to find we’re nonetheless having the same conversation about Brexit
— EDVARD MUNCH’S well-known painting The Scream is extensively considered depicting someone mid-shriek.
But now, specialists on the British Museum declare it exhibits somebody hearing a scream.
Either method, it’s a reasonably good impersonation of me coming back from every week’s vacation to discover we’re still having the same bloody conversation about Brexit.
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