Every once in a while I find that those who are paid to ensure that we have a quality of life, that is commensurate with being a modern society that is taxed to the hilt, have taken a handful of stupid pills and have lost all sense of reason.
Theresa May is the face on the spot now that the country has erupted into near anarchy. Reading her speech, reported here in the Guardian, to the assembly at the Police Superintendents Conference I am GOBSMACKED that one of our leaders could be so absolutely out of touch with reality. The Home Secretary’s response to rising costs has always been ‘cuts & savings’, robbing ‘Peter to pay Paul’.
Theresa May: We can cut police budget without risking violent unrest! Oh you are so wrong lady. In times of difficulty the police budget is the one that has to be protected.
The Home secretary calls for rational debate over spending cuts and rejects police prediction of a ‘Christmas for criminals’. What does she know about policing? What I think she is saying is, you will do it my way. This is not rational debate it is mindless ignorance of a very serious situation. What is it with women in power that they all think they have to be as bloody minded as Maggie T, that doyen of British politics that did nothing for women except set them back 100 years in the ‘struggle’.
I wonder at what point she will apologise for her ‘Michael Fish’ moment and stand down from office. Will she just blame everyone else or do the honourable thing. Well she is a politician with slopey shoulders and is, as politicians always are, adept at dodging the responsibility that would fall on a square pair of shoulders. Home secretary if you aint up to the job resign. I’ll have that in writing on my desk first thing in the morning, Thank you.
Telegraph: London's rioters are the products of a crumbling nation, and an indifferent political class that has turned its back on them.