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The Article Our Corrupt Home Secretary, Theresa May, Tried To Censor.

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This Woman Is A Threat To Britain. She Must Be Stopped At All Costs.

This Woman Is A Threat To Britain. She Must Be Stopped At All Costs.

Reproduced in full below is a Daily Telegraph article by Jonathan Foreman which was pulled after pressure from Theresa May’s leadership campaign.

Theresa May Is A Great Self-Promoter, But A Terrible Home Secretary

In the run-up to the 2015 election, one of the handicaps David Cameron had to finesse was the fact that net migration to the UK was three times as high as he had promised it would be. Remarkably, none of the opprobrium this failure provoked brought forth the name of Theresa May, the cabinet minister actually entrusted with bringing migration down. Then, as now, it was as if the icy Home Secretary had a dark magic that warded off all critical scrutiny.

The fact that her lead role in this fiasco went unnoticed and unmentioned likely reflects Mrs May’s brilliant, all-consuming efforts to burnish her image with a view to become prime minister.

After all, Mrs May’s tenure as Home Secretary has been little better than disastrous – a succession of derelictions that has left Britain’s borders and coastline at least as insecure as they were in 2010, and which mean that British governments still rely on guesswork to estimate how many people enter and leave the country.

People find this hard to credit because she exudes determination and strength. Compared to many of her bland, flabby cabinet colleagues, she has real gravitas. And few who follow British politics would deny that she is a deadly political infighter. Indeed Theresa May is to Westminster what Cersei Lannister is to Westeros in Game of Thrones: no one who challenges her survives undamaged, while the welfare of the realm is of secondary concern.

Take the demoralised, underfunded UK Border Force. As the public discovered after a people-smugglers’ vessel ran aground in May, it has has only three cutters protecting 7,700 miles of coastline. Italy by contrast has 600 boats patrolling its 4722 miles.

Considering the impression Mrs May gives of being serious about security, it’s all the more astonishing that she has also allowed the UK’s small airfields to go unpatrolled – despite the vastly increased terrorist threat of the last few years, the onset of the migration crisis, and the emergence of smuggling networks that traffic people, drugs and arms.

Then there is the failure to establish exit checks at all the country’s airports and ports. These were supposed to be in place by March 2015.

Unfortunately the Border Force isn’t the only organisation under Mrs May’s control that is manifestly unfit for purpose. Recent years have seen a cavalcade of Home Office decisions about visas and deportations that suggest a department with a bizarre sense of the national interest.

The most infamous was the refusal of visas to Afghan interpreters who served with the British forces in Afghanistan – as Lord Guthrie said, a national shame.

Mrs May has kept so quiet about this and other scandals – such as the collapse of the eBorders IT system, at cost of almost a billion pounds – that you might imagine someone else was in charge the Home Office.

[It’s not just a matter of the odd error. Yvette Cooper pointed out in 2013 that despite Coalition rhetoric, the number of people refused entry to the UK had dropped by 50 per cent, the backlog of finding failed asylum seekers had gone up and the number of illegal immigrants deported had gone down.]

The reputation for effectiveness that Mrs May nevertheless enjoys derives from a single, endlessly cited event: the occasion in 2014 when she delivered some harsh truths to a conference of the Police Federation.

Unfortunately this was an isolated incident that, given the lack of any subsequent (or previous) effort at police reform, seems to have been intended mainly for public consumption.

In general Mrs May has avoided taking on the most serious institutional problems that afflict British policing. These include a disturbing willingness by some forces to let public relations concerns determine policing priorities, widespread overreliance on CCTV, the widespread propensity to massage crime numbers, the extreme risk aversion manifested during the London riots, and the preference for diverting police resources to patrol social media rather than the country’s streets.

There is also little evidence that Mrs May has paid much attention to the failure of several forces to protect vulnerable girls from the ethnically-motivated sexual predation seen in Rotherham and elsewhere. Nor, despite her supposed feminism, has Mrs May’s done much to ensure that girls from certain ethnic groups are protected from forced marriage and genital mutilation. But again, Mrs May has managed to evade criticism for this.

When considering her suitability for party leadership, it’s also worth remembering Mrs May’s notorious “lack of collegiality”.

David Laws’ memoirs paint a vivid picture of a secretive, rigid, controlling, even vengeful minister, so unpleasant to colleagues that a dread of meetings with her was something that cabinet members from both parties could bond over.

Unsurprisingly, Mrs May’s overwhelming concern with taking credit and deflecting blame made for a difficult working relationship with her department, just as her propensity for briefing the press against cabinet colleagues made her its most disliked member in two successive governments.

It is possible that Mrs May’s intimidating ruthlessness could make her the right person to negotiate with EU leaders. However, there’s little in her record to suggest she possesses either strong negotiation skills or the ability to win allies among other leaders, unlike Michael Gove, of whom David Laws wrote “it was possible to disagree with him but impossible to dislike him,”

It’s surely about time – and not too late – for conservatives to look behind Mrs May’s carefully-wrought image and consider if she really is the right person to lead the party and the country.

There’s a vast gulf between being effective in office, and being effective at promoting yourself; it’s not one that Theresa May has yet crossed.

Reproduced with kind permission of Jonathan Foreman


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  1. How did the “leadership campaign” have the clout to threaten a national paper over a truthful article??
    I cannot help to wonder how many liars cheats and thieves exist in our political system?
    Time reverse the trend!

    Roger Alsford

    July 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    • It seems obvious to me that this is Ms May using the office of Home Secretary to her own ends. After all she has the police and MI5 at her disposal – and those are the enforcers we know about. What other forces can she command as it suits her?

      Peter Reynolds

      July 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

      • I cannot stand this woman but she does not have the support of the police, she is hated amongst the chief ranks and lower ranks, someone who has decimated the police ability to do their job whilst being allowed to get away with gross conflict of interests. This being due to her husband interests in G4S who are systematically being given private contracts to take over crucial police roles as a result of wide scale cuts.

        Nigel Lawrence

        July 4, 2016 at 5:39 am

      • G4s


        July 4, 2016 at 10:46 am

      • It’s a very nasty and highly sexist article. Try applying the adjectives to a male minister – the article would never see daylight, and quite rightly too.

        Nick Turner

        July 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      • An apologist for Theresa May is either in a state of ignorance, delusion or in charge of propaganda. She is an extremely dangerous woman and her disregard for British values and justice makes her as dangerous to our society as any terrorist. The likelihood is a terrorist attack might claim 50 or 100 lives. Ms May’s destruction of our society is likely to be far wider, deeper and longer lasting than a single terrorist strike.

        Peter Reynolds

        July 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    • In would say “all of the”

      Steve Beaven

      July 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

    • Not forgetting she says Britons benefit greatly from Sharia law

      Sonya Conlin

      July 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

    • Interesting write up and Yes granted the party is in a mess as is much of politics and many Leaders have been politely let’s say misleading but the question I have for you is? SO WHO ARE YOU ENDORSING?. Because for everyone you dissect who is the One that you are saying should be Leader? The One in opposition you don’t dissect, because this game is as shifty as political arena really thought the Rupert game would have landed but it would seem still it is about fuelling PUBLIC ANGER is this your Project Driver And yes also it has never stopped the News or Media before from printing what they choose so why would they bow to retracting it if it is all TRUE? . Please forgive the grammar I know you will be looking Yes? But I know a sentence with “but, because, and” But I am genuinely asking WHO ARE YOU SAYING SHOULD LEAD AND THEN IF COURSE THE WHY WITH ALL THE GOOD POINTS? then of course you can then do the usual and tear people to pieces it is the way of the MEDIA to sell is it not what they call TRUTH or ?. Sometimes innuendo and continuing to fuel the fire of anger in the World, not necessarily this editorial but where is your source? so yes I ask The Telegraph and Jonathan with his remit on what and who to write on who are you endorsing for LEADER or Prime Minister for not all are asleep and naive in this World to not know the contacts game and the supporting of certain ones so to pull yet another down just out of interest was there any POSITIVE POINTS? On this lady Jonathan…….. Are you endorsing Andrea? Or one of the other Guys! It is a very damning write up cherry picking all that you choose to report if it was more BALANCED then would know it was not the woman you were attacking so what is the hidden agenda of your Report Jonathan/Peter from the Telegraph you have kept nothing hidden on the attack so who are you for and why? All have their contacts in media 30 years Corporate World! Honestly the Government is a mess so who and why? And if you are for them will you be making a huge shopping list of faults a bit like Ken when he didn’t know he was being recorded as if the Media would do such an underhand thing you can phone my Editor and get the comment removed if you prefer for I Am asking for a BALANCED VIEW OF THE POTENTIAL LEADER but MEDIA struggle with POSITIVES so are you as an editorial and NEWSPAPER able to do that so that we can see as a country who may be A GOOD Leader? Thank you

      Janice McFaull

      July 6, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      • I’m sure there’s something here that makes sense. Still looking.

        Patrick McCann

        July 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm


      sarntcrip (@desabled)

      October 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  2. Political systems are totally corrupt. Help fund and support this:


    July 3, 2016 at 10:46 am

  3. Her upward movement shouldn’t just be rubber stamped, being a “remainer” should exclude her from the process. This situation has been brought about by the actions of the people who voted out, and only they, should be considered to take it to the next level.

    Al Yasit

    July 3, 2016 at 11:25 am

    • i agree, there are dark forces about

      maureen cruttenden

      July 3, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    • So we should exclude people from leadership based on their choice in what is for most people an anonymous vote. Doesn’t that undermine our democracy a teensy bit??


      July 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

    • If only the leaders of the Leave campaign weren’t all shirking responsibility, leaving us with Gove, the man who can’t even understand averages.

    • how can you blame this on leave voters? this was not the result anticipated at all. this is more like revenge to the leavers!


      July 5, 2016 at 5:20 am

    • Half of the population would be excluded from discussing OUR future. That’s totally undemocratic!

      Sandra Humphries

      October 24, 2016 at 12:44 am

  4. Total overhaul of the political system is what is needed….and why not now when politicians of both major parties are defending the indefensible – Fairness and a respect for those who are suffering most in society is what is needed, and the only fair way of achieving this is by the introduction of Proportional Representation – it works in many countries, why not the UK now that we are (almost) free from the shackles of the EU…..

    michael fewings

    July 3, 2016 at 2:13 pm

  5. Good job, Sir. Please pass on my warmest regards.

    DB James

    July 3, 2016 at 3:37 pm

  6. Disgraceful – have written to my Tory MP saying she is unaccceptable.

    Glenys Hutchinson

    July 3, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  7. Reblogged this on nearlydead.


    July 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  8. Once again the British people are being treated with CONTEMPT The problem is- they know that nobody is going to assassinate them – like they would be in another country- therefore they don’t care what kind of disgusting betrayal they inflict on us- just as long they get what THEY WANT Foul Judas bastards

    Henry Payne

    July 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm

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  10. These are the modern day criminals who have taken over the country, legally.


    July 3, 2016 at 11:39 pm

  11. It does not surprise me in the least, When you have the like’s of David Cameron now being ex Prime Minister being in receipt of laundered Money via his father, he could only place and put forward a person that’s just as corrupt, the only aim for all politicians is to STEAL, MAKE WAR AND CONTROL…

    All politicians took oath and swore by the oath by almighty God…

    Traditionally an oath is either a statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity. A common legal substitute for those who conscientiously object to making sacred oaths is to give an affirmation instead. Nowadays, even when there’s no notion of sanctity involved, certain promises said out loud in ceremonial or juridical purpose are referred to as oaths. To swear is a verb used to describe the taking of an oath, to making a solemn vow.

    Oath of allegiance, an oath whereby a subject or citizen acknowledges a duty of allegiance and swears loyalty to monarch or country. yes i can see the words swear loyalty to country… Meaning they swore to abide by the same laws the public of the country are governed by…. There only interest is to line their own pockets and control public puppets…

    Oath of office, an oath or affirmation a person takes before undertaking the duties of an office.

    All political members/MPs should be governed by an outside independent
    Supreme Court open to public and made accountable And Punishable for all Crimes of corruption committed…


    July 4, 2016 at 12:51 am

  12. At this point in today’s world both North American and Europe need an overhall of the political system.

    Mass forgiveness and then starting fresh with the basics may be the way to make great nations great again. Somewhere along the line we lost our way.

    The Smiling Pilgrim

    July 4, 2016 at 1:04 am

  13. When one bad article of corruption closes another opens , where is the hammer at ,not one gets sacked , cover up all the time and they all know , but ta hell there all at it HOLLY WOOD acting at its best carry on regardless of what hurt it does ta the poor , there no shame in them , after this elections and referendums we all know what there capable of ,?

    Walter Masson

    July 4, 2016 at 4:48 am

  14. Grateful for the resource this article offers, when seeking to ‘deconstruct’ TM. You sense, you know, but it’s a challenge to articulate that sense and knowing in TM’s case; the material of this article then offers useful grist. Thank you.

    Colin Bowman

    July 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm

  15. Invoke Article 50 of The Lisbon Treaty immediately.

    The British people have spoken. We have voted to leave the EU. We want article 50 of the Lisbon treaty to be invoked immediately. We still have two years to discuss our exit from the EU, but we do not wish to delay it any further.


    July 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    • The referendum result was achieved on a tissue of lies. Are you happy with that? And the EU are going to make life really difficult for the UK. After Brexit, when things are really bad, you, and the rest of those who voted Leave HAVE NO RIGHT TO COMPLAIN. You brought it on yourselves.

      Sandra Humphries

      October 24, 2016 at 12:41 am

  16. this article is truthful and factual makes a change for the telegraph no wonder it got blocked


    July 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm

  17. who is telling us, and Why, the two questions you really have to ask


    July 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  18. It was blocked as it is full of lies and shows us what the loathsome Leadsome is like. In business she was known as a crook and she has dangerous anti democratic tendencies. She has even tried to get the security people on her side. She’s a psycho

    Robert Warwick

    July 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

  19. Dony trust her .and she sacks people for her mistakes

    Chris chadwick

    July 4, 2016 at 8:20 pm

  20. She has restructured the police and border uk to make the more authoritarian elements come under direct Home office control via the NCA.
    Slipped the restructure through under the general election, while attention was elsewhere.
    Gives over ride of Chief constables

    Effaele Vantal

    July 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

  21. Theresa May VOTED to REMAIN,Cameron said,” The next PM MUST BE A BREXIT PM.” She wanted to lower the age from 16 yrs to 14yrs for legal sex….I don’t like her morals or attitude & given her failure to do the job she’s employed to do & failed miserably,everything considered I wouldn’t trust her & I don’t believe she’s the right person to be the next PM.
    Not that we’re spoilt for choice,a General Election would be a better way forward.

    Margaret Westwood

    July 4, 2016 at 10:05 pm

  22. Within a UK company – irrespective as to size and whether or not it is listed on the London Stock Exchange – its success, profitability, working conditions for employees, longevity in today’s ever increasing competitiveness within the business world, plus a multitude of other factors, go together to form its ‘public image’. We have, in this discussion, a ‘company’ called a Parliament, where every single one of the ’employees’ has been ‘voted in’ by the general public BUT where they, the aforementioned, have no say in the ‘election/selection’ of a new ‘Managing Director’ (?) Are we talking ‘Private Company’ legislation or ‘Limited’? The future, political career of the successful candidate OR someone, as yet unknown, who can use their expertise and character to bring about the best, long term benefits for this, OUR country. Move over Theresa, that person is NOT your ‘good’, or otherwise, self.

    Graham Smith

    July 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

  23. Cant stand the woman.

    Mark Barratt

    July 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

  24. So let me get this right, she’s a lying incompetent MP that talks a good game but is incapable of delivering the governments manifesto,
    Call me a cynic but this means she’s on a winner because she’ll fit right in and get the backing of the rest of the MP’s that were ‘remainers’ then the decision on triggering Article 50 will be delayed until after April 2017, meaning that the UK will need the support of 14 other countries in the EU to move on BRIEXT

    Robert Wilson

    July 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

  25. Reblogged this on seachranaidhe1.


    July 5, 2016 at 11:03 am

    • God help this country if she becomes Prime Minister.As well as all that has been commented on in above, I notice that she always replies to a question that has not been asked (like most politicians yes) but when asked the original question again she says “as I said” and then gives answer to an unasked question.She seems to talk downto people as if she is a superior being (which she is not) talking to children!! Can’t stand the woman-another Thatcher.

      john southall

      July 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

  26. No way should MAY become PM. She looks like another MERKEL someone who does not listen to the people but do just what she wants. She looks too dangerous to run our country. Especially when she was on about bringing Sharia Law in.


    July 6, 2016 at 12:29 am

  27. I have no faith in her like Cameron she is bossy arrogant selfish ignorant
    She does not care about us

    JW Bromley

    July 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

  28. From what you have written, it seems to me, Theresa May has all the Darth Vader attributes to be a perfect Conservative leader and the next Prime Minister.


    July 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  29. God help us if this woman becomes PM. She only cares about herself and doesn’t give a damn about Joe public. She will ruin a ruined country

    Mike R

    July 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm

  30. I believe in everything you say. She doesn’t take responsibility for her actions but worse she does care. A fully developed Cameron Clone.
    Also is the fact that she has a very serious conflict of interests happening right now regarding her husbands sales to police force 2014. ‘They are trying to cover it up n gloss over it but it shouldn’t be. It is illegal


    July 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  31. This is just a another case of one more conservative lying two face politicion .Using the system to cover all of her crooked past up .How could anyone that has said all that about the muslin way of life in this once proud country of ours .No way on her life would she even try to get the best for the UK ,After the way she spoke about the UKIP out , and the leave came pains .and of cause the referendum result . From where im sitting their is only one MP worthty of the job as the PM and that is MRS Lawsom .


    July 10, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    • Have just ‘googled’ ‘Who is MRS Lawsom in British politics’? Suggest you do similar to see the ‘result’. PS I’m confused even more, now, than I was before as to what in GOD’s name – and if that offends any Muslims reading, tough T O U G H – is going on, politically, in this Country of MINE?

      Graham S Smith

      July 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

  32. Theresa May’s open discrimination against British families

    One of the most disgusting elements of Theresa May’s (abject failure of an) immigration crackdown is the way that she has been using a loophole in EU immigration law to openly discriminate against British families. When Theresa May introduced draconian new economic apartheid measures to ban British people from ordinary backgrounds from bringing their non-EU spouses to the UK, she knew full well that immigrants from elsewhere in the EU would be able to continue to bring in their non-EU spouses under European Freedom of Movement legislation. She knew that her rules would openly discriminate against British families but she went ahead anyway.

    Theresa May has inflicted untold misery on tens of thousands of British children by putting them in the situation where either one of their parents isn’t allowed into the country, or the whole family is forced to live in exile from the UK.

    Aside from all of the suffering Theresa May’s family wrecking anti-British discrimination has caused, it’s also worth noting that immigrants coming into the UK to be part of a British family are pretty much the ideal kind of immigrant. They’re highly likely to speak good English, integrate into British society and continue to work and pay tax in Britain on a long-term basis.

    Instead of offering advantages to immigrants who are most likely to integrate into British society and stay in the UK to make a long-term contribution (using some kind of points based system perhaps), Theresa May has been actively driving them away with legislation that only affects British families, not the families of migrants from any other EU state.
    Oh you may say this is to stop marriages of convenience. No it is not I am married to an Australian 20 years live in Ireland and it means me. The income required is not trivial 18600 pounds per annum and noow I dont have any european rights either.


    July 11, 2016 at 11:07 am

  33. What a load of cobblers you lot rant about.
    She may or may not be ruthless, incompetent or poorly motivated but the headline uses the specific term “corrupt” yet you provide not one word to support it. There is the ignorant stupidity of the allegations regarding G4S which anyone with a 10 year olds understanding of economics knows is a ludicrous accusation.
    If you’re going to attack someone, have some evidence. If you just hate them, just say so.
    Anyway, compared to Corbyn, she’s the flipping saviour!!


    July 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    • Theresa May is one of the most corrupt politicians we have ever seen in modern times.

      Her action in seeking to censor this critical article about her is corrupt.
      Her action is seeking to falsify the Home Office report ‘Drugs: International Comparators’ was corrupt.
      Her action in persistently rejecting evidence and preferring her own and other ministers’ opinions (as confirmed by the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee) is corrupt.

      And that’s just off the top of my head Trevor. Don’t worry, I and many others will be setting out to prepare a forensic analysis of this dreadful woman’s corruption and incompetence. She must be removed from office urgently.

      Peter Reynolds

      July 11, 2016 at 2:40 pm

  34. Well at least she didn’t tell porkies about her CV…..and of course the vast majority of her Tory colleagues supported he so perhaps she is not as awful as the Telgraph article paints her. Oh, and of course dion’t forget Boris writes for the Telegraph as well………..

    Mike McKenna

    July 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    • The “fact” that she was supported by the “vast” majority of her Tory colleagues, this alone makes

      her a monster, the picture confirms this!! If all you’ve known is monsters, the recognising of other

      qualifies is difficult.

      Bowwow Rapha

      October 18, 2016 at 10:21 am

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  36. Reblogged this on L8in.


    July 12, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  37. I think it’s sad that the members chose the least suitable person
    The police were battered when she treated them like dog pooh
    She is incapable of doing the job
    She was a stay in campaigner
    So why is she in this post
    Just sit back and wait while she looses control
    Ps she is too old to understand the younger voters so she will
    Loose their support
    The young ones are ought future it’s no good her looking after her old age cronies
    Sad day in history

    John Bromley

    July 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm

  38. Reblogged this on sideshowtog.


    July 12, 2016 at 8:21 pm

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    Paul Smyth

    July 17, 2016 at 12:44 am

  41. I think a General Election should be called, probably for the spring (though the autumn wouldn’t be a problem). Let the British people CHOOSE their Prime Minister. May didn’t have a problem calling for an election when the shoe was on the other foot in 2007, let’s now see her pur her money where her mouth is (or are these politicians all hypocrites?). Let the people CHOOSE!


    July 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  42. Reblogged this on adriands3's Blog.


    October 17, 2016 at 5:34 am

  43. Heard all this before. Didn’t believe it then, don’t believe it now.

    Alan Rasmussen

    October 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm

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  45. I find it easy to dislike Gove


    October 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

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  48. Her “dark magic”? She knows who the paedophiles are and, as demonstrated, she has the power to make a police investigation disappear.

    Brian Steele

    July 7, 2017 at 9:27 am

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