Following yet another terrorist attack on Saturday (3rd June), in which 7 people were killed by jihadists on a rampage of blind violence on London Bridge — which also left dozens injured — serious questions about May’s record as Home Secretary and Prime Minister are starting to be asked.
May has been called upon to do the decent thing: resign following the recent flurry of terror attacks, by both Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn and David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton.
Thier voices are not alone — ex-police officers have also echoed the same sentiments and concerns regarding May’s diabolical record on national security. As Home Secretary, she was warned by senior police officers about the risk to the public that Tory cuts would cause. May accused the police of “scaremongering” as a response.
Furthermore, May as Home Secretary allowed Salman Abedi (the Manchester bomber) to travel freely between here and Libya from 2011 onwards. This was despite the fact that Abedi was part of a jihadist group, proscribed as a terrorist organization in 2005 by the British government called the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The LIFG in Manchester were known as the “Manchester boys” according Middle East Eye in 2011.
The British government had used this group of jihadists to try and overthrow Qaddafi since the 90’s. During the Arab Spring of 2011 — it seems that May allowed Abedi to travel freely to fight in the overthrow of Qaddafi. The overthrow was also supported by NATO forces who started a 6-month long bombing campaign on Libya — destroying the country and leading to the gang rape and public execution of Qaddafi. A bombing campaign which May voted for as Home Secretary (and Corbyn voted against).
Libya has since been thrown into complete turmoil — the bombing led to the formation of IS.
Furthermore, we have to ask why the security services failed to follow up on multiple warnings from the public about Abedi’s extremist jihadi leanings, and the fact that the FBI in the US had placed Abedi on a “terrorist watch list” and had warned M15 that his group were looking for a “political target” in Britain.
The excellent John Pilger reports the full story and facts here.
Given all of this — the escalation in terror with 3 attacks in as many months under May’s “strong and stable” leadership — her pithy and silly response about clamping down on the internet as a way of stopping the spread of jihadist ideology — Corbyn recently called on May to resign.
Corbyn also said that serious questions need to be asked about Saudi Arabia’s role in fuelling and funding extremist ideology.
He has called for the release of a government report into who supports jihadist terrorism — May is refusing to publish the report: what is she hiding?
The Saudis have previoulsy funded ISIS — as this leaked email reveals here.
Corbyn isn’t the only one to call on May to resign — even committed Tories are saying the same: such as David Cameron’s former campaign strategist Steve Hilton who tweeted:
The sentiment is also echoed by this ex-London Met Police Officer who is clearly furious at May over the Tory police funding cuts.
Asked before the latest attack — whether she would resign or not if she LOSES seats at the general election this Thursday — May refused to answer.
Clearly then, there’s only one sure-fire way to get rid of May, vote her out on June 8.
The country needs to time to think, and to change course — May is more of the same old shit, Corbyn’s approach is totally different (and actually makes sense).
May has only been PM for less than a year and terrorism is increasing — no doubt, whoever gets into power, terrorism of the jihadi form will be with us for a while, but at least Corbyn presents practical and rational policies to combat it.
May is the worst of the worst. She litterally hides from the public and refuses to debate her opponents. She supports the Islamic terror states and sells them arms. We can do better than this as a country, we must do better than this as a country.
Labour say they will put 10,000 more police on the streets, to make up for the 20,000 that May cut as Home Secretary. Corbyn has also said he will allow the Police to do whatever is necessary to deal with terrorism.
We must start with these simple steps and move foward from there, again Corbyn is right to say we must re-think our “foreign policy” and question the Saudi relationship in all of this.
This would be a start — but certainly much more needs to be done. We need to stop supporting jihadist groups and brutal Islamic regimes such as the Saudis and start supporting the democratic uprisings they are often fighting against or suppressing.
If we had in anyway a functioning media they would demand that May explain all of this right now — explain her atrocious record on national security.
But they won’t — they haven’t the bollocks, nor the will, nor frankly the intellect.
If May was questioned about any of this she would lose — which is why reality is kept away from the “strong and stable” PM.
Because in reality she is the national security threat, and we are all her potential victims.
Despite the rising death count from jihadi terrorism, thousands more people have died as a result of austerity than jihadis.
That’s the thing that really scares me about the Tories…..if they’re not trying to kill us by fuelling and supporting extremism, cutting the police, etc, then they are killing us off with their brutal economics.
A disgusting party for disgusting people.