[Marxism] Theresa May and the degeneration of British capitalism

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 11:12:18 MDT 2018

"The recent gyrations of the May government are descending into farce.

"Trotsky once wrote that the British imperialists “do their thinking in
terms of centuries and continents”. It seems hard to reconcile this
majestic image of Victorian statesmanship with the antics of their
descendants today. Centuries and continents? Nowadays the heirs to the
British empire flee in xenophobic panic from their very own continent, and
stagger on blindly from one day to the next. That’s the context of the
collapse of Theresa May’s so-called “Chequers deal”, which, as Jeremy
Corbyn says, “took two years to reach and just two days to unravel”.

*"Days of British Empire long gone*
In the days of the British Empire, their ancestors had become virtuosi at
playing off rival foes and fleeting allies in their maintenance of world
domination. Two world wars and the collapse of their empire forced their
descendants to accept a hobbled status as a subordinate patronised by US
imperialism, their horizons curtailed to a couple of years at most. Their
political runts of the present generation can see no further than their own
noses, improvising with no more than a makeshift box of tricks from one
stopgap stunt to the next."

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