Symbolism is everything in #politics and nothing better signifies the austerity of May-Cameron-Osborne era than North Kensington’s ghastly tomb.That tomb in the sky will be forever Theresa May’s monument. Grenfell marks the spot and her visit marks the moment the last vestiges of her career were finally rubbed out. She made it her own yesterday by that fateful “visit” to a handful of senior fire officers, guarding her from any contaminating contact with the bereaved and newly #homeless. Dead to emotion or empathy, she sealed her fate.This #UK #skyscraper is an #austerity #ruin! In the final stage, there is no difference between #capitalism and communism anymore, both leave a fundamentally ruined #infrastructure.
It was also just one data point, and so it had to be interpreted with caution. But the pattern has been repeated so far in every major European #election since Trump’s victory. In the #Netherlands, #France and the U.K., right-wing parties faded down the stretch run of their campaigns and then further underperformed their polls on election day. (The latest example came on Sunday in the French legislative elections, when Marine Le Pen’s National Front received only 13 percent of the vote and one to five seats1 in the French National Assembly.) The right-wing Alternative for #Germany has also faded in polls of the German federal election, which will be contested in September.Isn't the awful awakening more terrible, if #Macron will only privatize further and cut the social system?