I UNDERSTAND many of our readers are upset over Brexit, or rather the scuppering of Brexit. I have not been sucked into that particular vortex of emotional upheaval because I know what that is like: I’ve been sucked down there before and it can be distressing.
You see the news cycle, you get distressed, then you take that distress out on your family. It follows that you become distressed about that and before you know it you are on four hours sleep. So I have maintained my emotional distance from Brexit.
It has not passed me by, however, that Theresa May is the cause of much of this. She is the worst Prime Minister in living memory, not only because of Brexit but because of many of her domestic issues. We should never forget the profoundly authoritarian streak that runs through this Prime Minister and indeed many in her party.
The main domestic issues that Theresa May has followed are all thoroughly anti-conservative. There is the change to the organ donation law, whereby the State is now the default custodian of your organs upon death. This is an appalling breach of natural justice which really should receive a lot more media attention.
There is also the sinister power grab of the minds of young children by which they are to be exposed (yes, I do believe I will use that term) to LGBT ‘issues’ (yet to be defined) in primary school. As I have said before, this is simply not a matter for schools to teach: it is a matter for parents. But no matter; for Theresa May it is the May way or the highway.
Indeed for many others the State is the final arbiter as to what constitutes moral behaviour or not. It is: ‘Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state’, and if you oppose any of this radical agenda you are a ‘bigot’. When they start calling you names, you know they have lost the argument.
I must add that this is not my primary concern. Indeed, I might even let it go if it were not for what poor teenagers are going to be exposed to, the very darkest acts of the human heart in the form of FGM, forced marriage, abortion and the rest of it.
Again, it would be one thing if the English education system were the envy of the world and our students were out-ranking all the other kids in maths and English. In that case, perhaps there would be time to stuff the curriculum full of all of this. But many leave school functionally illiterate. Don’t worry, they will know all about FGM.
Further, let us not forget that it was feminist May who has inflicted mandatory pay reporting on all companies with more than 250 employees so that they can be ‘shamed’ if they have a pay gap not to the feminists’ liking. Remember this is not the same thing as pay discrimination – that merely tells us who is paid what relative to the other sex. This scheme is a way of bullying companies into discriminating against men who have the temerity to achieve higher positions and work longer hours than the average woman.
That a Conservative government has instituted a regime that ‘names and shames’ a company which has done nothing illegal or immoral is shameful in and of itself. These companies provide employment to men and women without discrimination. That is something that should be celebrated. But remember, white men – from now on you have to be twice as good as anyone else because you are at the bottom of the victim hierarchy. That is on you, Theresa May.
Oh yes, this Conservative government will also attempt to introduce unilateral divorce on demand. So that’s nice.
Meanwhile the stuff that a government should actually do – like keeping the streets safe and making the trains run on time – is not working out so well. The courts and jails are a disgrace and someone gets stabbed in London every day of the week. This government has failed in its basic duty to keep its citizens safe. Now it is thinking about criminalising teachers and nurses who fail to spot and report these knife-wielding teenagers, thereby creating a tyranny against the lawful. Speaking of the tyranny against the lawful, free speech has been curtailed under the government, from universities to police questioning and arresting those who use the wrong pronoun. If only they policed the knife-wielding maniacs and our borders as closely as they police our language.
This government has above all failed in its duty to get a handle on immigration, which was probably one of the main drivers in the Leave vote. The numbers still run way above the ‘tens of thousands level’ David Cameron once promised. In fact they have now ditched that pledge completely because their heart was never in it.
The tax burden, I do believe, is one of the highest in a generation.
And then there is Brexit. And what a mess they have made of that. So there really is a lot to be irked about when it comes to Theresa May. She is a card-carrying meddling feminist. And we are still stuck with her, and will be stuck with her for some time to come.