Liar, Liar: How Theresa May Has Lost Her Election Even if She Wins it
Amazing how quickly things have changed.
“We are days away from the British parliamentary elections on Thursday. I’m not going to predict the result, but it’s already clear that the British prime minister will not get the landslide she wanted. The same polls that showed a huge majority for Theresa May two months ago have narrowed. Some foresee, if not an outright Labor victory, then at least a hung Parliament. Even if she wins, her position is tarnished. Support that seemed solid has vanished.”
Part of how you know she’s in trouble is that polls have tightened. Sort of like Prima Facie evidence-you know kind of like the evidence that Donald Trump engaged in obstruction of justice in firing James Comey.
But the notion that there is a new song everyone in Britain is listening to called “Liar, Liar’ tells you everything you need to know.
“The No. 2 pop song in the country, with 1.7 million YouTube views as of Friday, is “Liar Liar,” an anti-May tune that has caught on precisely because her attempt to make the Conservative Party seem less conservative doesn’t convince everyone. The lyrics are extremely blunt (“she’s a liar, liar”) and they echo the language of the Labour Party, whose quasi-Marxist rhetoric describes a wrecked country in need of revolutionary change: “Nurses going hungry, schools in decline. I don’t recognize this broken country of mine.”
Number 2 in the country. If you can extrapolate from the number of yard signs what candidate is up or down, you certainly can say that is the number 2 hit in the country is called ‘Liar Liar’ and it’s about you, you’re in some serious trouble.
UPDATE: I just listened to the song. I’ll say this-it’s a very catchy melody. The music itself is great. I’m not sure how much the video really proves she’s a liar, beyond calling her one-but I don’t disagree that her and the Tories are all big liars.
What I liked as well is the connected her to Donald Trump-a lot. It’s amazing how the best political attack you can launch is to to put her in the same picture as Donald Trump.
So what happened?
“Instead of helping May, the nihilistic “we don’t believe in anything, we don’t trust anybody” mood that helped the “leave” campaign win the Brexit vote is now working in the Labour Party’s favor. The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is an old-fashioned leftist who doesn’t do slick campaigning — and that seems to appeal to people right now. He hasn’t changed his views about anything since the 1970s — he would nationalize industry if he could, he has never been too keen on NATO, nuclear defense or the British army — and somehow that makes him seem sincere. Labour’s slogan, “For the many, not the few,” sounds like a Labour Party slogan, not something chosen by a public relations team.”
What I notice is that Corbyn himself doesn’t seem strongly anti Brexit. So if he were to win I don’t know what that would mean for Brexit.
“Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out offering a referendum on an eventual Brexit deal, after a morning of mounting speculation when the Labour leader and his shadow chancellor initially refused to emphatically dismiss the idea of a second poll.”
This is what I don’t get. Why is having a second vote seen as somehow undermining the will of the voters? I mean how can the voters undermine the voters by voting to undo Brexit? If this were to happen then it would mean the will of the voters was not to do Brexit after all.
So Theresa May may lose her snap election.
“Theresa May has lost her snap election, even if she wins it.”
“When it was called, it looked like the greatest foregone conclusion in election history. Prime Minister May’s standing among the public could hardly have been higher while Labour under Jeremy Corbyn appeared divided and archaic. The unassailable would crush the unelectable as the Conservatives were set to sweep to a majority of even 200.”
“Theresa May had called her ‘snap’ election deceitfully. Her true aim was to cover up the EU’s confounding of her plans for Brexit, as I explained immediately she made her announcement in Why is she Frit? Despite this, even the Labour leadership thought the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Tory domination was confirmed in the local election results on 4th of May. It was not just that Labour did badly and the Tory polling lead was humongous. UKIP collapsed. Should most of its 4 million Brexit-lovers swing behind Theresa May, as seemed inevitable, a tremendous victory was assured, thanks to Britain’s winner-takes-all electoral system. Eventually, it would turn out badly for her, I predicted, but her immediate triumph seemed certain.”
“Oh, wonderful confounding! In one of the strangest of elections, it is Corbyn who has captured the anti-system, anti-elitist spirit of Brexit while the Prime Minister embodies the crepuscular condescension of the old regime. He appears to be the populist and she the hateful elitist. He is the energetic insurgent seeking change and she is the evasive, manipulative representative of the status quo. With the polls swinging wildly, who knows what the outcome will now be? UKIP supporters in crucial northern constituencies are not natural Tories and might break for Labour or simply abstain. If so, May’s hopes of a massive plurality could prove to be no more than dust.
Now she-like Trump-is trying to glom onto last night’s terrorist attack as a life preserver.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2017
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