Could it be that Theresa May has the same characteristics as Margaret Thatcher? The same ethos and principles? The same duplicity? But with more deviousness and ruthlessness?
Is the retrograde attitude towards the NHS and Education the tip of the ice-berg? Grammar schools may be just the start.
She is in charge of the most extreme right-wing government we’ve had since Thatcher. There is already a gulf opening up between her rhetoric and actions (How well I remember Thatcher standing on the doorstep at No. 10 quoting St Francis while thinking Ghenghis Khan).
Are we heading for a hard Brexit, privatisation of the NHS, austerity for the poor, Grammar Schools, and corporation Tax cuts? Are we heading for bigger bonuses for the guys at the top and more inequality?
Do they think that with Labour is some disarray they can get away with anything?
As the economy shrinks who will pay the price? Is Theresa planning on letting the public services, disabled and poor paid pick up the bill?
I remember the division and despair of the Thatcher years well. All the kids with no future. The attitude of apathy. ‘What’s the point?’ was the mantra. ‘There’s nothing to work for! There are no jobs!’
I remember the riots and social fury.
Are we heading for more of the same?
On the positive side – at least we got Punk and some great music!