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Last updated on November 23rd, 2023 at 07:22 pm

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I have been ‘accused’ on another forum of being unreasonable in my criticism of Theresa May.

Initially I, along with others, had an issue with her £1,000 pair of leather trousers worn for a press interview.  Her trousers, and jumper, were by Amanda Wakely, and her trainers by Mulberry.  Not one piece of this attire was cheap, or reasonably priced.

Yesterday she was wearing a jacket by Vivienne Westwood.  I have no idea of its worth, but again, I doubt it was cheap.  It was not new, she has worn it before, but not cheap

This is not the first, or only, time that Mrs May has been seen sporting Vivienne Westwood, she appears to be somewhat of a favourite.

I have not defected to the Fashion Police, nor would I normally take any notice whatsoever of what somebody is wearing.  I am completely oblivious to fashion labels, just ask Mrs Angry, she can confirm this.

What I do object to most vigourously is this.

Mrs May now heads a party that has waged a ruthless war on ordinary people.  If you are not a toff, investment banker, CEO of a security company or private healthcare provider you are not worthy.  Ordinary people have not seen a meaningful pay rise for 5 years or more, or worse, many have even seen their pay reduced.

The Tories, in coalition guise, came to power in 2010, and you don’t need me to remind you of all the various ‘reforms’ they have put in place since.  Most of us have an opinion on those reforms.

What has this got to do with Cruella’s Dress Sense I hear you ask.

The answer is this

Since 2012 the number of people/families using Food Banks has increased by a factor of very nearly FIVE.

For the WHOLE of 2011-2012 the figure was 128,697.

In April to September 2012 113,264 people were using Food Banks.

In April to September 2016 this number had increased to 519,343

So I ask you, next time I find Mrs May’s choice of outfit inappropriate, am I really being so unreasonable?

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4 thoughts on “Unreasonable? Critical? Me?”

  1. People forget that one of the main reasons that the country is in dire circumstances is the greed of many in the financial sector. Greed and the complete disconnection of the elite from others in society leads to societal breakdown when those without power or any voice are losing their jobs, see a bleak future for their children and rising crime. The elite respond by dehumanising the victims of their short sighted policies and pump out propaganda about scroungers. Turn on the TV and there is a plethora of programs about people on benefits getting their possesions taken away. It is shameful that our PM feels it is acceptable as a public servant to regularly wear clothing costing thousands of pounds when people are going to foodbanks and essential or much coveted public services are being closed or run down.

  2. Even if she can afford it, good manners and tact should tell her that to be wearing £1000 trousers when some people are struggling to feed their families is unreasonable. The government can’t even provide ambulances for people and this woman is swanning around in designer clothes worth thousands of pounds. But I fear this is the brave new world where the elite will continue to get richer and richer and whole regions of the UK will fall into poverty and decline, more than some already have.

    It sounds ridiculous but in 1986 Paul Verhoeven made a film called RoboCop masquerading as a science fiction thriller about a cyborg. However the real story was about a ruthless private company with links to government taking over essential public services, including a demoralised and dangerously understaffed police force, for the sake of profit and an entire city going into meltdown and chaos. It’s not hard to see the story was a metaphor for the Reagan-era profit is king motive that is being continued – without any real opposition because there isn’t any! – with so much venom now. Food banks are now the new normal and many councils boost that they have got them in operation – as if it’s something to be proud of. Meanwhile prisons burn, the NHS collapse, and the ‘soft’ face of the police is being replaced by anonymous policing. If the privateers have their way almost everything will become the function of private investigators leaving warranted officers useful only when force or arrests are needed thereby becoming more remote from the public.

    I can see many more years under Tory rule and the rich will be living in gated cities with privitised security and the rest will have to make do with their lot.

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