Theresa May's brave new Britain. Kissing Donald Trump's ass.

Prof Honeydew

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British PM Theresa May's office attacks US policy statements on Israel.

Downing Street criticises US comments on Israel - BBC News

Downing Street has criticised US Secretary of State John Kerry for calling the Netanyahu government the "most right-wing in Israel's history".
A spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "not appropriate" to attack the make-up of a democratically-elected government of an ally.
The outburst sounds a bit weird seeing as Britain voted in favour of the UN's condemnation of Israel's West Bank settlements. If it's a case of May retaliating against the Foreign Office and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnston, this makes Britain's already-shambolic foreign policy look even more ridiculous. It would also suggest a desperate attempt at ingratiation with the incoming Trump regime as a means of showing May is actually doing something more than blinking in the headlights of her "soft Brexit" delusions.
 


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Expect much more of this from those in power in the UK. Replacing the trade deals lost over leaving the EU will take the next few decades grovelling to bigger blocs for a worse outcome.
 

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May needs a trade deal from Trump. Anything will do. Trump will demand a high price.
 

Telstar 62

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Yeah, someone having a nuanced policy or objecting to the
demonization of a democratically elected Government is
definitely worth another inane anti Brit, anti Trump thread.....:roll:
 

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Typical of May. She was a remainer and is now trying to exercise the Crown Prerogative to take the UK out of Europe, bypassing Parliament and cheerfully ignoring the British Constitution (which does exist and is very clear on the role of parliament).

Long observation indicates she will say whatever she thinks is useful at the time.
 

Telstar 62

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Typical of May. She was a remainer and is now trying to exercise the Crown Prerogative to take the UK out of Europe, bypassing Parliament and cheerfully ignoring the British Constitution (which does exist and is very clear on the role of parliament).

Long observation indicates she will say whatever she thinks is useful at the time.
A very quiet remainer.:rolleyes:
 

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Typical of May. She was a remainer and is now trying to exercise the Crown Prerogative to take the UK out of Europe, bypassing Parliament and cheerfully ignoring the British Constitution (which does exist and is very clear on the role of parliament).

Long observation indicates she will say whatever she thinks is useful at the time.
Not so much useful as convenient.
 

mac tíre

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She got a slap down from the present administration which will do her no harm with Trump.

But the cracks are appearing at home.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/30/tory-mp-crispin-blunt-questions-theresa-may-criticism-john-kerry-israel

The Tory chairman of the Commons foreign affairs committee has questioned the prime minister’s criticism of John Kerry’s recent comments on Israel...

Blunt said it appeared she had chosen to position herself closer to the US president-elect, Donald Trump, who is pro-Israel. “I have absolutely no idea what was behind No 10 briefing in the way that they did”.

Crispin Blunt said Theresa May was focusing on a “narrow point” and expressed concerns that she was doubting Kerry’s analysis, which he described as “completely on the money”.

“And no one can complain about the enormous efforts that John Kerry went to to try to find a way forward on this conflict, which is at the root of so much of the issues in the Middle East.”

In other words, Kerry knows what he is talking about, May doesn't and she is just sucking up to Mr Trump.

Not good when your own side says that.
 

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Not so much useful as convenient.

Shes out of her depth this time.

The Uk has just exposed its weakness by attempting to curry favour with Trump after voting for the UN Resolution.

What is even more pitiful, the FCO is leaking they only did so because they thought the US would exercise its veto.

Meaning, they are totally out of touch with their Special Partner PLUS they are advertising they have no independent foreign policy.

What is it the Dubs say? "Morto for yah" ...
 

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Typical of May. She was a remainer and is now trying to exercise the Crown Prerogative to take the UK out of Europe, bypassing Parliament and cheerfully ignoring the British Constitution (which does exist and is very clear on the role of parliament).

Long observation indicates she will say whatever she thinks is useful at the time.
There is no real evidence to suggest that she was a remainer at heart. I think there is plenty to suggest that she didn't give a damn really or may have been a closet Brexiter but expected "Remain" to win and didn't want to get on the wrong side of Cameron. She'd have had plenty of reason to watch her back if Remain had won and she had backed the losing side. She made an absolute balls of the Sexual Abuse enquiry, which rapidly became a farce early in the year, and she might have been sacked anyway by Cameron in the next re-shuffle. Given the back-stabbing pantomime which then occurred during the leadership contest, she was lucky to find herself in pole position. But if ever there was a case of a fool stumbling accidentally into a leadership role, this is it.
This has to be the worst example of shameless sycophantic toadying from a British leader in generations. It won't be forgotten by the Democrats in a hurry, and the Americans haven't been slow to identify her real motives. What an opportunistic, shameless cow.....................

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/30/world/europe/theresa-may-john-kerry-uk-israel.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
 


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