“2017,” she says, “has been a year of progress for the United Kingdom.” That was the first sentence of the clip, 4 seconds, couldn’t bear to watch the other 4:45 min of it. The first words of her new year message were a lie. She’s been a catastrophe. There’s been no progress at all, just a retreat into Tory incompetence.
Theresa May was a Margaret Thatcher wannabee without the stubborn stupidity and iron resolve, and with a trace of moral conscience, which Thatcher never exhibited. To her credit, she is no Thatcher. Thatcher was a monster. May eventually supported equal rights for gay Britons, after a vacillating record. Thatcher would have had us executed if she could have gotten away with it.
However, just being no Margaret Thatcher is no recipe for success. Neither is having a moral conscience, which must surely be squirming under the lies she’s just told. Sure, politicians all lie. They prefer to avoid responsibility.
If May says 2017 was a “year of progress”, she’s either delusional, incompetent, mendacious, or all three.