Soooo... We have a new PM. Judging by past history, we'll soon be involved in a new war*
*Although this one is more like the mid-term Brown appointment, so perhaps not.
What's the difference between the UK's Prime Minister-designate and a glamour model who appeared in the Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up video? None at all, says Twitter. Popular microblogging website Twitter was awash with tweets about Theresa May this afternoon, following the news that the Home Secretary will replace Prime …
I'm sure there will be a general election shortly. After all, no less a person than Theresa May expressed the view that a PM without a democratic mandate wasn't an altogether good thing. Though maybe that was only when the PM in question was Gordon Brown?
You have an excellent memory, sir A/C. I believe this is the article of which you speak, from way back in 2001;
"One of the more bizarre events to occur in months since she became an MP was when it emerged that Mrs May had namesake in the porn industry.
Teresa May (notice the absent 'h') is a soft porn star but given the similarities in their names there have been various occasions when people have tried to book the politician."
Inspired by the article, I tried looking up "Teresa May" on Google. At first, it decided I must surely mean "Theresa May", but at least offered to let me perform what I actually asked in case I really had meant it.
Even when I confirmed what I meant, though, the results were dominated by the UK's new PM. So I tried adding "-Theresa", at which point I was offered matches only for "Teresa May" ... several which were still actually talking about the PM.
Switching that last result over to image search, about half of the first row of images are of the PM. Which has to be quite deflating to anyone actually hoping for pics of the soft porn star.
Have you tried switching off "Safe Search" mode??
I do agree with another reply though, auto"correction" is a PITA when trying to search for something obscure.
(Switching it off and on again is a highly technical process that shouldnt be performed by non-professionals).
That's another example. It's no longer possible to switch off Safe Search. You can switch it on, but there is no "off" state. There "on" and "let Google decide". Try this experiment: Do a Google image search for "naked". You see naked people, but 95% of them are censored or carefully posed so as not to show anything. Now repeat the experiment on Bing. Initially the results will be even tamer, but unlike Google they present you with an option to turn Safe Search off. Upon doing so, you will indeed see lots unobscured naked bodies.
Of course it is possible to see explicit images on Google, but you have to ask for them very clearly, because there's no option to tell it to stop second-guessing what you want. And if what you actually want is neither porn nor G-rated, it can make your task quite difficult indeed.
Yep. In a bid to remove those unelected politicians telling us what to do we now have an unelected politician telling us what to do. Sterling work there Brexiters.
"But, but, but, she said she'd abide by the Brexit vote"
Oh, so NOW you believe a politician, after all the lies that got us into this mess? Well she's got what ALL politicians want, to rise to the top, now she is there ALL bets are off I'm afraid. So yeah, Sterling work Brexiters!
"Yep. In a bid to remove those unelected politicians telling us what to do we now have an unelected politician telling us what to do. Sterling work there Brexiters."
Thank you. I am pretty happy about it too. I dont really like May but I didnt like the EU politicians who placed themselves above ours and demand money for their jollies. But dont you worry shades it is still the party we voted for last time and come the next GE we can vote for a different one if we want! Or if May is surprisingly good we might re-elect the Tories (not sure what the odds will be like for that one).
"Oh, so NOW you believe a politician, after all the lies that got us into this mess? "
Yet again you show why we are so happy to tell the EU where to shove its politicians. As you point out, people tend not to trust them. So lets get rid of politicians who dont need an electorate and instead have a system where we can vote them out. And maybe even vote for a change to the election system if we dont like it!
"Well she's got what ALL politicians want, to rise to the top"
Blair did hope to go further. That guy under serious investigation for some time was aiming to be president of the EU! Imagine that and the plan to have an EU army! The middle east peace envoy could bring his flavour of peace to even more of the middle east!
On an oddly positive note for feminism there will be another female PM! If anyone would like some amusement head over to the guardian to watch them perform mental gymnastics and argue against May while trying to hold on to their militant feminist views.
"In other news, poorly constructed headline lures readers who think that PM non-elect May doesn't know how to use Twitter."
She (much as I dislike her) was elected the same way as any other MP. Try learning how our system works. The only people who voted for Cameron are those in his Witney constituency. No one else got a say in that yet he became PM.
Depending on your leanings, did you have a problem with Brown or Major being "unelected" PMs?
I wonder what's going on in the politics world.
Cameron supported Remain and when Leave won the referendum, so he quit.
And now we will have another Remain supporter as PM who surely should have resigned as well...along with all the other Govt Remain supporters.
Then, the opposition party members who supported Remain should have quit and then we could have had a nice General Election and fill the Houses of Parliament with people who want to Leave.
(Unless of course the electorate have changed their mind in the meantime).
This would then have been fair and everyone would then have had a say in who was the new PM...not some crazy scheme where a limited number of Tories supported one candidate and everyone else either got a handful of votes or else they stood down.
To be fair, there wouldn't be many left in Parliament, if all the ones that support remain quit. About 2/3rds across the main parties isn't it?
And it seems pretty clear that the constituency voters knew very well their MPs position on it, before voting for them in the first place. That's how democracy works.
If they claim not to know, well, too bad, C minus, must try harder, and have a think about what the phrase "responsible citizen" might mean.
"And now we will have another Remain supporter as PM who surely should have resigned as well...along with all the other Govt Remain supporters."
Mays choice of side was strategic. She chose the side she thought would win. Note how she was barely noticeable during the referendum campaign. Note also how she was stamped on not once but twice by the EU over the Snoopers Charter and especially note that she is on record as wanting out of the ECHR which by definition would mean leaving the EU.
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