Mrs May, Pride goeth before a fall

May 22, 2017 Opinion , OPINION/NEWS , POLITICS , UK

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By

Hazel Speed

 

There is no doubt that since the Conservative Manifesto was launched, Labour have narrowed the political lead of the Tory camp, according to commentators and polls.

Looking at it this way, one can see why. If one is sick and/or elderly, and a house owner (no reference to people who rent herein), requiring social care and presently enjoying Winter Fuel Allowance and free social care, then which is most important to that person – retaining status quo, or prioritising Brexit via the only route possible, a Conservative vote?

So what if Mr Corbyn is unreliable over Trident – that is not a top priority for people within the above grouping.

Mrs May will not concede on social care or winter fuel allowance yet she did a u-turn about holding a General Election. Even if she wins the election, the level of her majority will surely, by now, be greatly decreased.

Even if and when she is re-elected Prime Minister, then as these issues are debated before Parliament, what is to stop her own back benches from revolting, and so many in the House overall may also initiate a vote of no confidence. As it is, White Papers will ping-pong between the House of Commons and the House of Lords many times and I dare say be rejected continually or until they are represented or withdrawn.

For everyone’s sake, advisors close to the Prime Minister should counsel her to leave pensioner’s triple lock/social care/winter fuel allowance in place. Many elderly fought in WWII and later wars and this is how they are repaid.

Seeds of so-called resentment between young and old should not be initiated and used to divide the country. It is divisive and there are countless (on both sides) who genuinely think it is a fabrication to suit a Conservative political need.

Best way to spread a rumour, it is said, is to start it oneself. I was once told this decades ago by someone close to a top person who became head of a religious organisation, and got there, (allegedly), by such method. Given who the head person was, I had no doubt this was true. So if religion can use such tactics, we must assume even moreso the world of politics. At times it is difficult to separate these two worlds.

In the world of politics, we are force fed a diet of tolerance on so many issues (which most still do not agree with privately), yet there is no tolerance when it comes to the old, many who commenced work from the age of 15 and have served this country well.

Labour still have time to win this election, and so does Mrs May, if her heart were in the right place.

Fox hunting and Grammar Schools before the needs of the elderly, nothing ‘strong’ about that (another kind of cruelty), and it is only ‘stable’ in that typifies Conservatism and always will.

Many will refrain from voting in protest of a tacky election. Brexit should not have been included as it is a metaphorical political gun to the head of the electorate and Mrs May knows it.

Honour should be above all else, even moreso for a Vicar’s Daughter Mrs May, or is that too much of a double whammy as outlined herein above?

 

 

 

 

Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: www.thepinkprofessor.com. She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

Art sites: www.candystoreart.comwww.terrificart.comwww.artbadges.co.uk.

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