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    I think May is an ally of Trump because they share very much the same beliefs. Both are strongly capitalist and staunchly anti-EU. They are both on the right of politics.
    May is dictatorial in attitude like Trump. May won't listen to people who oppose her policies.
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    No, she is just not criticising or supporting a preseidential cnadidate from another country when the election has not yet finished. That's what is supposed to happen.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    May won't listen to people who oppose her policies.
    A bit like you and TSR members' comments about your stupid threads?
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    May is not staunchly anti-EU.

    "The right" is a massively unhelpful description of their political decisions, but we have seen Trump being critical of free-trade agreements which May seems to favour, and we have seen Trump be anti-abortion in a way neither May nor many other MPs in this country would be.

    To group them both into the right of politics doesn't do justice to how many differences there appear to be in their policies. Besides, Trump is doing the classic electoral trick of trying to be all things to all people. His genuine convictions, other than a continued criticism for the establishment, are unknown.

    May is in no way dictatorial

    Even if all the above were true, them being similar would not mean May would favour Trump as there could be a personality clash.

    Besides, her official position would be to offer no opinion either way so as to not interfere in the electoral process. If Trump does win, it won't matter what May thinks of him as she will necessary have to try and get along with him as the leader of the free world and one of our main allies.

    The question of whether she favours him or not is entirely redundant.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I think May is an ally of Trump because they share very much the same beliefs. Both are strongly capitalist and staunchly anti-EU. They are both on the right of politics.
    May is dictatorial in attitude like Trump. May won't listen to people who oppose her policies.
    May supported remaining in the EU (though, quite cleverly, she wasn't very vocal about it), so even if she's a bit sceptical of the EU, it is wrong to say she is or ever was 'staunchly anti-EU'. She's just acting that way now for votes.

    It's also odd to call her 'strongly capitalist' compared to previous Tory leaders given her almost socialistic rhetoric upon becoming PM and rumblings that she plans to intervene in the energy market in a rather Milibandite way.

    She is on the 'right' but US politics in general is on the 'right' so I wouldn't equate the British right-wing with the American Republicans.

    She u-turned on EU nationals living in the UK during the leadership campaign and as PM has u-turned on the education bill, abandoning plans to introduce new grammar schools. I see very little justification for saying she doesn't listen to opposing views - she certainly, begrudgingly, submits to them. Ultimately, we haven't seen enough policy from her to tell us about her strength of character or the extent to which she'll be a 'dictatorial' PM.



    I honestly don't see where you're coming from.
 
 
 
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