All inept and incompetent governments throughout history have seemingly been guided in their foreign policy approaches by the famous aphorism: “War is the continuation of politics by other means”. Daniel Margrain outlines the insanity of the current Conservative government tactic of belligerence and confrontation over diplomacy with Russia in response to the poisoning of the Russian-cum-British spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a nerve agent in the city of Salisbury where they lived.
One of the worst British Prime Ministers of all time has given the neoconservative war hawks a gift. Their abounding adulation will drive her to make ever more reckless decisions.
A control freak in the house? Daniel Margrain asks if May’s sense of her apparent entitlement to rule indefinitely has become a feature of her style of leadership, apparently enabling her to cling to power.
One thing Theresa May will be remembered for is her treatment of the British police. As Home Secretary, Mrs May brutally cut more than a fifth of all funding to police forces. The unofficial dictat was that the police should do more with less, a mystifying statement that almost guarantees a demoralised and thus compliant workforce. So is this what she wanted? Or was there another motive to this act? A political move maybe, that would begin the privatisation of Britain’s police force.
You know there’s something deeply wrong with the state of the global economy when American venture capitalist, Nick Hanauer, reaches consensus with Jeremy Corbyn, that if capitalism doesn’t change fundamentally, it will destroy itself.