Does May have The Right Stuff? As a leader of a minority Government, is her failure to seek the approval of Parliament an undemocratic abuse of her office?
15 April 2018 Daily Question
A "Blairite" is now a pejorative adjective.
To call someone a "mother-fucker" is more polite.
So, it is understood that Theresa May has not gone to war to rid Syria of Weapons of Mass Chemical Destruction but to deliver a "message."
She chose to embark on this adventure without making the "mistake" of consulting Parliament; a "mistake" made by other Prime Ministers.
Tony Blair made that "mistake". He consulted Parliament, argued in favour of military action in Iraq, won the argument and gave all who supported him the chance to heap all the blame on Tony Blair who subsequently forfeited his legacy.
A "Blairite" is now a pejorative adjective. To call someone a "mother-fucker" is more polite. May has just bypassed that procees and avoided justifying her actions before the action.
Theresa May might have acted worse than Tony Blair because at least he had the courage to argue the case for war in Parliament and did so when he had a comfortable majority and less need to do so.
Likewise when David Cameron consulted Parliament and argued in favour of military action for an ipso facto regime-change in Libya, it went horribly wrong.
Cameron quit at the first opportunity, post Brexit and he left with no adjective given to his name. He did have a relationship with a pig but has no political legacy worth noting.
So, Theresa May has gone to war and launched missiles in order to send a "message" but what is that "message"?
May told Russia what the targets were, and when the missiles would be launched, and that message was delivered for the price of a stamp.
The message delivered in the form of around 100 deadly missiles turns out to have been an unnecessary futile gesture. A war game in fact where the Russian missile defence system might be tested.
We are told that the fake missile gesture was demanded by Trump but nevertheless served May's interest since she might have thought British voters would then think that she is made of the right stuff.
What May told the Russians she avoided telling Parliament.
The message May has inadvertently delivered is that May was unwilling to be exposed to Parliamentary scrutiny.
How Theresa Maybot is that?
Jeremy Corbyn made the right call both on Iraq and Libya and his legacy is intact.