I wrote this for another blog, where usually I write more politically and personally, but wanted to share it here too. Just because it feels relevant and important.
Nicola Sturgeon happily posed with Teresa May after she was announced the new Conservative leader, and by extension, Prime Minister. This was supposed to be a victory for women, something for our daughters to aspire to. There are plenty reasons I wouldn’t want my daughter to be like either, but particularly the latter.
Teresa May becoming Prime Minister was a humanitarian disaster, seeking the opportunity to make her unpopular party more popular with just about any of the electorate, she’s exposed a horrible right wing under belly to the Conservatives, which although lurking in the wings during Cameron’s leadership, never fully revealed itself, until now.
Until now we are left with shadows and echoes of other governments, other times, other regimes; history, we were told at school, gives us a framework to learn from. Who learns? Who learns what? Is this how she learnt to govern?
And so we come…
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