Has Mrs May been a good PM?

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Has Mrs May been a good PM?

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Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby mercalia » 16 Nov 2018, 10:19am

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... GTUK_email

"But if her premiership has been sorely lacking in imagination at times, by taking the referendum result so literally she has at least provided a moment of dreadful clarity about the consequences. Tory Brexiters demanded the impossible. Well, now they have it; a deal impossible to get through parliament, impossible to sell to leave voters so cynically led to expect something better. If nothing else, history will surely remember her more kindly than either the architects of leave or her predecessor, David Cameron, whose catastrophic error of judgment landed us in this mess. They broke it, but she owned it, which explains the odd note of pity that creeps in when her name crops up in conversations beyond Westminster. It may now be for someone else to glue the pieces back together."

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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Nov 2018, 10:25am

In total a resounding NO just like all the rightwing cowboys of the past 30 odd years the rich have got richer and the poor have struggled evenmore.
Another slimeball IMHO
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2018, 11:44am

The question is in the past tense but she is still in office and in power :wink:
Maybe she shall last as long as Maggie :?

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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby mercalia » 16 Nov 2018, 12:14pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:The question is in the past tense but she is still in office and in power :wink:
Maybe she shall last as long as Maggie :?

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not past tense I think. Pete-661 will probably churp in and tell us the grammatical tense

I could have added " so far"?

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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2018, 12:21pm

Senior female politrickians go on and on, Mrs Clinton wants to stand for President again! :wink:
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby mjr » 16 Nov 2018, 12:32pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:The question is in the past tense but she is still in office and in power :wink:

I interepreted it as meaning up to this point in time. If you can accurately judge someone's future performance, please let me know how. ;)
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Bonefishblues » 16 Nov 2018, 12:36pm

mjr wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The question is in the past tense but she is still in office and in power :wink:

I interepreted it as meaning up to this point in time. If you can accurately judge someone's future performance, please let me know how. ;)

It's the best predictor of future performance we have yet devised. Lazarus bucked the trend, but few others do.

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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Nov 2018, 12:54pm

Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?
Is the Pope a Protestant? :roll:
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2018, 1:00pm

reohn2 wrote:In total a resounding NO just like all the rightwing cowboys of the past 30 odd years the rich have got richer and the poor have struggled evenmore.
Another slimeball IMHO

39 years, 1979? :?
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Nov 2018, 1:01pm

mercalia wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:The question is in the past tense but she is still in office and in power :wink:
Maybe she shall last as long as Maggie :?

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not past tense I think. Pete-661 will probably churp in and tell us the grammatical tense

I could have added " so far"?
Well I don't really mind bearing the label "grammar pedant". Let's see if I can recall my Latin - and Spanish - grammar, and the difference between Imperfect, Perfect and Preterite tenses... oh and of course all those wretched Indicatives, Subjunctives, Imperatives and whatnot..... :shock:

Without probing too deeply: I think the OP's grammar is OK here :wink: .
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2018, 1:05pm

It is something to do with the action being finished or still in progress so 'was she a good pm' would be wrong now
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Pastychomper » 16 Nov 2018, 1:29pm

At risk of going off-topic, what did the author mean by Cameron's catastrophic error of judgement? Was it deciding to hold the thing-that-shall-not-be-named, the way he timed it, or his failure to manage the PR to get the vote he wanted? Or the really big one, becoming a Tory in the first place? :lol:
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby mjr » 16 Nov 2018, 1:30pm

661-Pete wrote:
Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?
Is the Pope a Protestant? :roll:

Apparently he's Coptic Orthodox, if you believe a recent QI TV show. Turns out that the Roman Catholic who most of us call "the pope" doesn't actually have that as a title, instead it being a nickname from the Greek papa, for father.
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Nov 2018, 1:37pm

Pastychomper wrote:At risk of going off-topic, what did the author mean by Cameron's catastrophic error of judgement? Was it deciding to hold the thing-that-shall-not-be-named, the way he timed it, or his failure to manage the PR to get the vote he wanted? Or the really big one, becoming a Tory in the first place? :lol:

Doubtless the plural form should have been used :?
But Cameron the great cycling ambassador was (is?) such a softie, what else could he have done?
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Re: Has Mrs May been a good PM?

Postby 661-Pete » 16 Nov 2018, 1:53pm

Pastychomper wrote:At risk of going off-topic, what did the author mean by Cameron's catastrophic error of judgement? Was it deciding to hold the thing-that-shall-not-be-named, the way he timed it, or his failure to manage the PR to get the vote he wanted? Or the really big one, becoming a Tory in the first place? :lol:
Rumour* has it that a pig was somehow involved...

*categorically denied no doubt
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