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May announces her resignation - what is her legacy?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, May 24, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Rightly or wrongly, I suspect that May's legacy will be seen by history to be on a par with that of Captain Edward John Smith.
  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Here's a comment on legacy by a leading Historian:

    Gary Sheffield‏@ProfGSheffield 7m7 minutes ago
    Theresa May will go down as an utter failure as a PM. She inherited a very difficult situation but made it worse by her unwillingness to compromise & by treating Remainers as ‘citizens of nowhere’.
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter



    The gift that keeps giving


    See ya
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Who would have been the right person? The other contenders were Gove, Leadsom, Stephen Crabb and Liam Fox.
    towncryer and lynneseptember like this.
  5. Oldfashioned

    Oldfashioned Senior commenter

    She's not even deserving of my smallest violin.

    She will be replaced by Gove, tory front runners have a habit of not winning leadership battle, and we will have more of the same wilful destruction of public services and more pro-wealthy governance. Aren't we lucky.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Tom Watson's judgment - I agree with it:
    Theresa May resignation 24th May 19.jpg
  7. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    He's utterly unfit to serve.
    monicabilongame and towncryer like this.
  8. ajrowing

    ajrowing Lead commenter

    Surely there is her legacy as Home Secretary...
    EmanuelShadrack and towncryer like this.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Who really knows what she thought because she was the most uncommunicate person going.

    A strange person who garnered little affection or sympathy in her time in power.

    Someone who will be very quickly forgotten I think.

    ..and why did she hang on so long.
  10. hplovegame48

    hplovegame48 Occasional commenter

    Misery for lots of people.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  11. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Can you be an Historian if you are commenting on current affairs? ;)
  12. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    I'm glad she has packed it in, for her health's sake.
    We can't expect our PM to die for us.
    les25paul likes this.
  13. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    His quote is already in the past.
    les25paul likes this.
  14. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Just watched the speech. I did not recognise the country she was describing ? ... in terms of it ‘functioning for all and not for the privileged few ‘ ( paraphrasing here ) .Wish she had not got emotional - all a bit dramatic at the end
  15. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    The question probably is: Were any of them the right person? May was on the extreme.
  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The country functions much less well , is far less happy and is considerably more divided than it was when she assumed the mantle of leader.

    Want proof - on Sunday evening a party financed from who knows where fronted by a racist spiv will top the polls in a national election.
  17. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    They may not love him for long after his brief honeymoon if he is elected leader. He is a pragmatic poitician who will be better able to get away with shape shifting to avoid No Deal than May ever could.
    JohnJCazorla likes this.
  18. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Tears for herself, not for the victims of her party's policies.
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I don't think she really has much of a clue about "the country".

    or it's people.
  20. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    And what, as Home Secretary, did she achieve...?

    Oh yes:

    towncryer, Sally006, cissy3 and 3 others like this.

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