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unable or unwilling?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/12/brexit-theresa-may-address-meps-european-parliament-guy-verhofstadt
On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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Re: unable or unwilling?

So we don't make a speech in Brussels where it would be an opportunity to earn goodwill by showing respect and a willingness to engage with the people we are negotiating with, who have had a vast burden of time-consuming work dumped on them by Brexit. Instead we make a speech in Florence, not because we've been invited or because it ties in with any other business trip AFAIK, but just simply because we like Florence.
Va savoir.
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Well, Florence IS enchanting at all seasons...........and we already know that this woman ducks every duty no matter how pressing because, as the title of the thread says, she is either unable or unwilling to fulfil it.

Gives important unpopular announcements to other members of her cabinet to make, tv debates to the equally unconvincing Amber Rudd to undertake, rolls out Mogadon Mike (Michael Fallon and, no, not my moniker for him) to appear on Andrew Marr and so on.

As for India and Japan, I thought they have said that they weren't interested in special trade deals with the UK once it's out of the EU?

Have you noticed that, whenever things get hot and uncomfortable at home, Prime Ministers like to go abroad to purportedly bolster our image?

And, as an aside, that unnecessary general election she called cost the taxpayer 140 million;

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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.......... And I thought money didn't grow on trees ..... She found that pot hidden in some place.
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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If you remember May sent Amber Rudd to stand in for her, despite her father dying just 48 hours before. Also the deal with the DUP may unravel as Gina Miller has challenged the government about this use of tax payers money, which now needs parliamentary approval.
Jazzer
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Jazzer, it's not only Gina Miller challenging this blatant bribe using taxpayers' money to the DUP.

There is another challenge brought by, I think, a Green Party member and paid for through crowd-funding.  This challenge is about Westminster having to be completely impartial when it comes to Northern Ireland politics in order to uphold the Good Friday Agreement.

Clearly, she has no compunction about U-turns, breaking promises, committing illegal acts in order to benefit herself or her party.  By contrast, doesn't seem to care a great deal about the country as a whole and certainly not those "just about managing" in her own repeatedly replayed words from the steps of No 10 when she first stepped into the top job.

IMHO, a thoroughly unprincipled woman! 

On dit souvent que l'on craint ce que l'on ne connaît pas. Je crois plutôt que la peur naît quand on apprend un jour ce que la veille on ignorait encore.
Philippe CLAUDEL in Les Âmes grises

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A Tory. Nuff said.

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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About this speech in Italy - are the Italians particularly interested in Brexit? Maybe they are, but I do get the feeling that some UK sources simply cannot understand that to most of the EU, Brexit ain't news any more. They really do seem to think that the whole of Europe is biting its nails and waiting for the next thrilling instalment of the Brexit saga. Does anyone here have a finger on the pulse in Italy?
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