Theresa May

Theresa May exhibits crass stupidty in wake of Islamist attack in London

Theresa May has shown once again her utter stupidity in the wake of Islamist terror attacks.

The Prime Minister has said the ?Islamist? attack on Parliament was not ?Islamic? and Islam is a ?great faith?.

Taking on the role of a theologian, Theresa May insisted: ?It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism. It is a perversion of a great faith.?

Speaking in Parliament, she also said the attack showed ?the importance of all of our faiths working together, and recognising the values that we share?.

Adding: ?This act of terror was not an act of faith. It was a perversion; a warped ideology, which leads to an act of terrorism like that and it will not prevail.?

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This is what happens when you put cats into the public service

I’m not surprised that the mouser at Number 10 isn’t working out.

It’s well known among feline fanatics that Larry the cat is not the best mouser out there.

Number 10 insiders have said in the past that he has been happy to snooze as mice scurry past his nose. ? Read more »

Backstabbing Britain

On December 12, the Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, gave a fulsome speech to the annual Conservative Friends of Israel lunch. Before a roomful of 800 pro-Israel Conservative MPs and party supporters, she lavished praise on the Jewish state. She praised Israel’s achievements and castigated its enemies. She said that Britain would be marking the centenary of the Balfour declaration “with pride.” She also stressed that cooperation and friendship between Britain and Israel was not just for the good of those two countries, but “for the good of the world.”

One thing I really value is loyalty. My true friends have it unreservedly and I will always have their back no matter what the personal cost to myself because that is what true friendship means to me.True friends though are a rare breed and Britain’s PM has shown one face to Israel while stabbing them behind their backs.

Only now, a fortnight later, has the true duplicity of Theresa May’s speech been exposed. For now the world has learned what diplomacy the British government was engaged in even as May was making her speech. At the same time as the Prime Minister was talking about “true friendship” in front of friends of Israel, her government was conspiring with the outgoing Obama administration to kick that friend in the back. The British government was exposed as being one of the key players intent on pushing through the anti-Israel UNSC Resolution 2334. British diplomats were revealed to have been behind the wording and rallying of allies for the resolution.

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Sledge of the Day

I’m liking Theresa May more and more.

She delivered up this outstanding sledge at the Labour party:

?The Labour Party is not just divided, but divisive. Determined to pit one against another. To pursue vendettas and settle scores. And to embrace the politics of pointless protest that doesn?t unite people but pulls them further apart? So let?s have no more of Labour?s absurd belief that they have a monopoly on compassion. Let?s put an end to their sanctimonious pretence of moral superiority.?

That holds true as much in New Zealand as it does in the UK.

This was delivered in a keynote speech to the Conservative party conference.

Other?brilliant lines are: ? Read more »

Brexit date set

It’s official, the date of the official?Brexit has been set.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would trigger the process to leave the EU by the end of March, offering the first glimpse of a timetable for a divorce that will redefine Britain’s ties with its biggest trading partner.

Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union in June propelled May to power and the former interior minister has been under pressure to offer more details on her plan for departure, beyond an often-repeated catchphrase that “Brexit means Brexit”.

In a move to ease fears among her ruling Conservatives that she may delay the divorce, May told the party’s annual conference in Birmingham, central England, that she was determined to move on with the process and win the “right deal”. ? Read more »

Poms talking to their former convict colony about a free trade deal

I’m a bit surprised at this, I thought Todd McClay would have been in first.

Theresa May is to open talks on landmark new free trade deal with Australia, as she declares Britain will lead the world in global commerce outside the European Union.

The Prime Minister will meet her Australian counterpart, Malcolm Turnbull, at the G20 summit in China on Monday to shape the broad outline of what would be Britain?s first new trade pact after Brexit.

She is expected to explore further trade opportunities in talks with ?Barack Obama and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the two-day gathering of world leaders.

She will also meet China’s President Xi Jinping for the first time, and will attempt to soothe relations with China which were damaged after her decision to pause?the Chinese-backed Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project.

On Sunday, Mrs May insisted it was ?a golden era for UK-China relations?, reviving?the ornate rhetoric that both?the British and Chinese governments used during?Mr Xi?s state visit to Britain last year. ?? Read more »

John Key does what he does best

Key was heading to France and Italy this week but got London added to the trip after Britain voted to leave the EU.

If it had been anyone else, the request would probably have been declined, and if Key hadn’t already been in the UK for the fast-forwarded change of leadership, it may have been cancelled.

The fact that it wasn’t is down to the Key-Cameron personal relationship and their long-standing membership of an elite club of friends, as leaders of successful Conservative parties and traditional allies.

Key and Cameron have been more than text buddies: the last time Key visited Cameron, last year, it was to the private country retreat at Chequers, which is not unusual, but to the birthday lunch for 11-year-old Nancy Cameron.In his Newstalk ZB interview, Key seemed aware that the value to New Zealand of his visit was diminished to somewhere between “neutral to slightly advantageous”.

Were the UK not in such a period of frenetic activity, it clearly may have been higher.

Cameron may have provided some insights and continuity into the likely new administration.

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UK replaces one Remain PM with another as they head for Brexit

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By Thursday, Theresa May will be Britain’s new Prime Minister.

So now the UK’s finally getting itself sorted, what does it all mean to us here in New Zealand?

Prime Minister John Key has arrived in London and has met with David Cameron. A free trade deal with Britain is certainly on the cards, but that’s something he will now need to speak with Ms May about.

“There’s no doubt they want to have a solid relationship with New Zealand and a free trade agreement but in a technical sense, while they’re a member of the EU – which happens until essentially they complete the divorce proceedings – they can’t technically negotiate a FDA with New Zealand,” said Mr Key.

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Jacinda, your time is now

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The stars seem to be aligning for an all-female power takeover. In the UK they will have a female PM as the remaining two candidates are, well, women.? Read more »

Face of the day

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Today’s face of the day is UK Home Secretary Theresa May.

Theresa May has claimed Muslims in Britain ?benefit greatly? from Sharia law as she launched plans for an ?independent inquiry,? headed by a Muslim and guided by two ?leading imams,? into whether some of the controversial courts? judgements are at odds with British gender equality laws.Mrs. May stated: ?Many British people of different faiths follow religious codes and practices, and benefit a great deal from the guidance they offer.

?A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern.

How can an inquiry headed by a Muslim and guided by two Muslim religious leaders be an unbiased and independent inquiry into Sharia Law courts? It is not even a 50-50 split. Where are the secular British law experts?

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