Sunday, January 8, 2017

Theresa May's 'Shared Society' (VIDEO)

Yesterday, PEOTUS Donald Trump tweeted his excitement over his upcoming meeting with the British prime minister.

I hope some of his American exceptionalism rubs off on her. She's a bit too British for me. Socialist British, that is.

At London's Daily Mail, "I’m determined to build the shared society for everyone."

And, "Theresa May unveils plans to create 'the shared society' as reform vision is revealed":

Theresa May has revealed her vision for “the shared society” as she declares that government has a duty to intervene and correct “burning injustices” in modern Britain .

Writing exclusively for The Telegraph, Mrs May says that government should not just “get out of the way” and insists there is “more to life than individualism and self-interest”.

The article gives the most detailed insight into Mrs May’s social reform agenda since she took office and reveals a deliberate attempt to break from her Tory predecessors.

David Cameron’s “big society”, which focussed on getting charities to help tackle inequality, and Margaret Thatcher’s claim there is “no such thing as society” are both rejected.

In its place the Prime Minister outlines an unashamed pitch for why governments should intervene in markets that are not giving consumers the best deal.

“It goes to the heart of my belief that there is more to life than individualism and self-interest," Mrs May writes.

"The social and cultural unions represented by families, communities, towns, cities, counties and nations are the things that define us and make us strong."

“And it is the job of government to encourage and nurture these relationships and institutions where it can, and to correct the injustice and unfairness that divides us wherever it is found.”

The piece will be seen as signalling a major departure from generations of Tory thinking that the best way to help the most deprived is to deliver economic growth through the free market.

It also indicates Mrs May’s determination to rebrand the Conservatives as the party of the “working class” and confine the Labour Party to electoral irrelevance.

The Prime Minister's article previews a speech to be delivered tomorrow that will reveal her vision for reforming British society after almost six months of thinking inside Downing Street.

It is designed to build on her promise made on the steps of Number 10 to tackle injustice and “make Britain a country that works for everyone”.
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