Theresa May finds an ally in Geoffrey Boycott; they’re welcome to one another
Theresa May appeared in India on Monday in spite of the Brexit crisis in Britain and announced she’d be welcoming high net worth individuals from that country to our shores. She mentioned nothing of the millions of aid we gave India for many years in spite of the fact that it is a country packed with billionaires.
Plainly showing no regard for the ordinary folk she’s meant to represent back home, this misguided and utterly out-of-touch woman was then endorsed by Geoffrey Boycott. He also happened to be in Dehli and opted to wax lyrical about a woman who is fast becoming the Gordon Brown of our generation.
The cricket commentator, a man Mrs May previously called herself a “fan of all my life”, remarked:
“She’ll be like Margaret Thatcher, she’ll be brilliant”.
“She’s good, she doesn’t need my advice, she’ll be fine. She’s got a few more strokes than me.”
“She has views and she’s strong. Life is about integrity and principles – it should be. We want politicians like that with integrity, with principles, with honesty”.
“She’s got the Prime Minister’s job at a very tough juncture in our history, the change and all that’s going to happen in the next two or three years”.
“It would be very tough for whoever was Prime Minister, she’s got it at a very difficult time”.
“She’ll show her mettle, won’t she?”
The fact that Mrs May opted to focus on perhaps a few hundred rich people spoke volumes about how of touch she is; the fact that a woman beating “brute” then endorsed her sums up how pathetic her progress as Prime Minister truly has been.
The reason is seeking to entice HNW Indians here is for the simple reason that they will be tempted to invest in the UK…just as Tata, the owners of Jaguar and Land Rover have done.
By staying in London rather than building bridges with one of the world’s fastest growing economies shows two things: political shrewdness and coolness under fire.
For once I disagree with the Steepletimes. If anyone can lead us through these difficult times ahead it is Theresa May.
She is clever, experienced and dedicated. Aren’t we lucky?
Pity the poor Americans. At best they’ll get Hillary, at worst you know who…Perish the thought.
I think we know all there is to know about Mrs Clinton from her behaviour in defeat.
Hiding away in a luxury hotel suite; ignoring those who have sweated for you and being ‘too upset’ to deliver an address shows she has no moral fibre and is thus entirely unsuited to be POTUS.
She should have recognised her deficiencies and never stood. She is a disgrace and the American people told her so in the most emphatic of ways.