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To ask how anyone can justify the fact Theresa May categorically refused to say she thinks Brexit is a good idea

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Bearbehind Mon 29-May-17 22:04:56

Seriously, the Prime Minister has basically just said she doesn't agree with Brexit but 'it's the will of the people' so she'll carry on regardless.

Doesn't that make anyone think twice?

esiotrot2015 Mon 29-May-17 22:05:44

Thought everyone knew that ?

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Mon 29-May-17 22:05:50

No. The country had made a decision, and she's doing the right thing by sticking with it.

ComingUpTrumps Mon 29-May-17 22:05:53

YANBU. But she did support Remain, didn't she?

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Mon 29-May-17 22:05:57


esiotrot2015 Mon 29-May-17 22:06:06

Corbyn was more for it than her

ComingUpTrumps Mon 29-May-17 22:07:16

She has to respect democratic rules (ie. the so-called 'will of the people'). I am a Remain voter by the way.

Potentialpoochowner Mon 29-May-17 22:08:58

Think twice about what? Brexit? No, always knew it would be shit for the country? TM? What choice dies she have? What choice does any politician have? They have to set their though the result of the referendum or will he branded 'enemies of the people' (copyright Daily Mail)

shinyredbus Mon 29-May-17 22:09:15

Didn't Corbyn vote to remain? I may be wrong - but I'm sure I've read that somewhere...

refusetobeasheep Mon 29-May-17 22:09:18

where have you been? she campaigned against brexit but is accepting the result. What is there to think about?

IvorHughJarrs Mon 29-May-17 22:10:29

I thought she'd always made that very clear. She supported Remain and voted for it but is able to put that aside to deliver what the referendum result asked for. I get asked to do lots of things in my job I may not agree with in principle but, as a professional, I do it and do it well. She is saying she will do that as a politician
Do you think politicians and civil servants can only deal with issues that fit their own beliefs?

CrispyBathTowel Mon 29-May-17 22:11:24

She was a well-known remainer. This was Cameron's doing, not hers and she's stuck with it now due to our democracy. I don't know what other answer she could've given really.

Bearbehind Mon 29-May-17 22:11:59

She's essentially asking people to vote for her to implement something she fundamentally disagrees with to then have the get out clause of 'it wasn't my idea it was the will of the people'

Why would anyone vote for her?

2014newme Mon 29-May-17 22:12:15

Yes she supported remain but as she days, the people voted to brexit so as Pm she has to do that.
This is not new!
What is it making you think twice about?

DesignedForLife Mon 29-May-17 22:14:29

She's asking people to vote for her to implement what they voted for. I don't see the issue with that.

Crunchymum Mon 29-May-17 22:17:13

I actually respect the fact she hasn't been a turn coat about her Brexit status.

I am not a Tory voter though.

Bearbehind Mon 29-May-17 22:18:39


Are people honestly happy to be led by someone who is saying 'this is a fucking stupid idea but if it's what you want I'll do it'?

Didn't you hope for a more credible leader?

Paxman turned her inside out and pointed out she couldn't stand by a decision if her life depended on it.

Not great for negotiations is it?

MontyPythonsFlyingFuck Mon 29-May-17 22:21:23

"Are people honestly happy to be led by someone who is saying 'this is a fucking stupid idea but if it's what you want I'll do it'?"

I'd actually much rather that than someone who is stupid enough to think that it's a really good idea. BECAUSE IT ISN'T.

BuzzKillington Mon 29-May-17 22:22:37

I don't get your issue.

She was a remainer, but she recognises the country voted to leave and it’s her responsibility to ensure the referendum result is delivered.

I think she's the better choice for negotiating a good deal with Brussels.

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Mon 29-May-17 22:22:38

Theresa May is the strong leader we need to guide us through Brexit. I voted remain, but the country as a whole voted leave and we, especially she, has to respect that.

She would be a shit leader if she said 'fuck it, I don't care what you voted I'm doing the opposite'. She can't just ignore the vote because it wasn't the result she wanted.

nancy75 Mon 29-May-17 22:22:45

It's actually one of the few things she said that I find admirable, it's not what she wanted but as leader of the country she is going to do what the country voted for & do it to the best of her ability - I don't know what else she could do in this situation?

Bearbehind Mon 29-May-17 22:23:28

Weirdly you do have a point monty!

thatdearoctopus Mon 29-May-17 22:23:38

Are people honestly happy to be led by someone who is saying 'this is a fucking stupid idea but if it's what you want I'll do it'?

Yes. Since you ask. At least, if the alternative is Corbyn.

PourquoiPas Mon 29-May-17 22:23:50

None of the leaders thought Brexit was a good idea.

None of them campaigned for it. (I believe they all campaigned against it though correct me if I'm wrong)

So what's your solution? Don't vote?

IrenetheQuaint Mon 29-May-17 22:24:28

We all knew this last July when she was elected leader of the Tory party, so what's changed now? Everyone knows she campaigned (weakly) for Remain, so she's very sensible not to fake being a Leaver now. She's said she has 100% accepted the will of the people.

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