I haven’t read the article in full. I don’t need to, having seen the headline and the sub. The thesis is clear – May, with later historical hindsight, may turn out to have been not so bad and, to make the point about judging too soon, the other way, MLK’s much-praised achievements are now being cast to dust because he seems to have been, based on FBI reports, a ‘sexual predator’ who may have watched a rape. Remember MLK was also a socialist at a time when the US establishment did anything it could to destroy them. He is not accused of actual rape and his sexual predation seems to be evidenced by having had 40 ‘affairs.’ I do not excuse his behaviour, all too typical of men in positions of power, but I really question any suggestion of moral equivalence with the crimes of this prime minister.
Goring may be thinking about this poor woman being accused of incompetence and I agree that there is no need to judge her on that but let me remind you:
Theresa May IS (not just accused of) responsible for multiple deaths and mass suffering. Her government’s policies have made the Saudi slaughter of Yemeni innocents possible. Her husband is a direct financial beneficiary of the weapons sales in the conflict and she shares in his wealth. Her conscious policies at the Home Office led to the appalling treatment and deep suffering of hundreds of British citizens from the West Indies and of thousands of refugees, from her a Nazi-style ‘Hostile Environment’ campaign. She also ruthlessly cut the size of the police force in England & Wales and this has played a part in the many deaths from stabbings and from terror attacks since. She is the leader of an ideological movement to punish the poor and the disabled with an austerity programme which has caused multiple suicides and widespread suffering.
I could go on. Judge her? Damn her to hell! The same goes for Hilary Clinton and before you accuse me of misogyny of some form, it goes to Tony Blair, David Cameron, Barack Obama, George Bush……
You left out Winston Churchill
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He had a sense of humour so he gets off with gas bombing of the Kurds and sacrificing the Highland Division at Dunkirk and…….?
………….and the mass starvation of Indians while the Indian army was fighting in Europe, North Africa and the Far East, and for insisting on dropping paratroopers into Arnhem despite the best military advice, and…………………., and I’m sure other readers will recall more.