Firstly, please do not jump on me for using the term "statesman" - I am in no mood for political correctness stupidity today. You all know what I mean and I ran out of characters for the title. So if makes you happy she is a stateswoman. There!
I have often observed in the past 10 to 15 years that we no longer seem to turn out true "statesmen" nor the female version. We have wishy-washy youngsters who lack life experience and gravitas. You may not approve of the senior politician's politics but he or she struts around the parliamentary and world stage in a dignified and business-like manner, steering clear of scandal and putting their own convictions of public service first.
The odd thing is that as we live older the politicians get younger and seem to vanish before maturing into statesmen of world-class calibre. Back in the day, they were all older men ( almost all) with a wealth of experience but too many died on the job because they were so "old" and people snuffed it at 70.
I am tiring of all the Brexit posturing in the Westminster kindergarten but I think the only thing that keeps me tuning in is to see Mrs May standing resolute and firm in the manner of somebody whose first duty is to the public even if it is not her own views and in the face of a savage hypocritical press baying for her blood . She respects the referendum and rightly so, and I firmly believe she will steer us to some sort of agreement, however flawed it may be, hopefully with the backing of business. I have confidence that things will be fine-tuned afterwards to a more satisfactory agreement as it is also in the interest of the bullies at the EU to yield more ground and avoid going down with us together in a hard Brexit.
Perhaps, by the way, the real villain in all this was the person who signed up to joining without checking that there was an exit mechanism. there's some food for thought. It was probably one of our statesmen politicians of the old school. Ha ha .
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