Sitting back in the audience, you realize that the primary reason this show failed wasn’t so much the casting, but the entire premise. Through the years I’ve had this adage towards most historiography in general (aka myth-making):
“Only the foolish will pick their own heroes.”
The Lancaster house speech is unique in that EVERYTHING Theresa May pointed out was turned upon it head and revealed her dishonesty… very plainly and without much dispute indeed. Please allow this video a lengthy listen from an historical perspective to learn exactly how she approached Brexit, but not how she managed this fiasco at all .
Why did it have to be that way?.. Epic failure? Today at this point I believe it is mainly due to the anointment of a hero archetype by their own press. Completely unnecessary for the task at hand, yet she accepted that immaterialism willingly. In this telling speech, she identifies merely 3 subjects:
- “I” (herself)
- “We” (britain)
- “Europe” (non-britain)
…for a major policy speech aimed at brexiteers. Who needed that really? Only the Brit tabloid press and their myth-making. Her own Tory party had already accepted her as the one to complete brexit, so they must have been right all along she thought. “So job #1 must be to feed this narrative for their sake”.
Bad idea prime minister, acting the role of paladin. It will never be good enough.