One senior Conservative MP describes Mrs May’s method of government as “valiant pugilism”. Rapid decision-taking and parliamentary dealmaking are things to which she is particularly ill-suited.
— The Economist, in ‘Missing: the British government’
“It’s a fantastic skill, her ability to do nothing,” says one of her former cabinet ministers, almost admiringly.
The Chinese leader calculates that because Mrs May is weak domestically she cannot resist his demands. But she may be so weak she cannot give in to them.
From The Economist Espresso, dated 31 Jan 2018
“Elizabeth I is loth to sign her cousin and rival’s death warrant until, in a sylvan encounter, Mary fails to show due humility. Schiller depicts a side of Gloriana that England opts to forget: even dear Old Bess had to be cynical, sly and brutal to keep power in her society. She had to break people.”
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