Theresa May made a Brexit pledge to the British people on social media. It didn’t end well.

Theresa May climate change
Support us and go ad-free

On 12 May, Theresa May made a bold pledge to the UK public.

She tweeted:

The 48%

However, people on Twitter were quick to point out that on an issue as divisive as Brexit, May’s promise is impossible to keep:

Read on...

Others pointed out that remainers did not vote for any type of Brexit deal:

Round 2

People also pointed out the false promises made during the Brexit referendum campaign:

This opinion is particularly pertinent at the moment. There are allegations that Vote Leave exceeded spending limits and that Cambridge Analytica misused people’s data as part of the campaign. As a result, the voices calling for a second referendum are getting louder:

A hostile response

Additionally, in an article released on Facebook, May wrote:

we will put the values that make us so great as a nation at the forefront: openness, tolerance, diversity and innovation.

However, people were quick to point out that May’s role in the Windrush scandal means she represents the opposite of these values:

One of many

May’s government has developed a worrying habit of making promises they can’t/won’t keep. These include:

  • Calling a snap election in April 2017 despite May previously stating she wouldn’t.
  • Performing a dramatic U-turn on their controversial “dementia tax” policy.
  • Performinga dramatic U-turn on the policy to increase national insurance contributions for self-employed workers.
  • Going back on the Dubs amendment to take child refugees, despite supporting the USA in missile strikes on Syria.

We should not, therefore, be shocked that she is making a bold pledge that she clearly cannot fulfill.

Brexit is arguably the most divisive issue in Britain at the moment, meaning May’s promise of “I will not let you down” is a load of hot air.

Thankfully people are not buying it.

Get Involved!

– Join The Canary, so we can keep holding the powerful to account.

Featured image via EU2017EEEstonianPresidency/Flickr.

We know everyone is suffering under the Tories - but the Canary is a vital weapon in our fight back, and we need your support

The Canary Workers’ Co-op knows life is hard. The Tories are waging a class war against us we’re all having to fight. But like trade unions and community organising, truly independent working-class media is a vital weapon in our armoury.

The Canary doesn’t have the budget of the corporate media. In fact, our income is over 1,000 times less than the Guardian’s. What we do have is a radical agenda that disrupts power and amplifies marginalised communities. But we can only do this with our readers’ support.

So please, help us continue to spread messages of resistance and hope. Even the smallest donation would mean the world to us.

Support us

Comments are closed