Which is why I think Theresa May is a blessing for Britain – at this time. Which is easily summed up by Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn by far does not know how to be an opposition, or at least a good one. Corbyn is simply the opposite of Cameron and Osbourne's conservatism – which has left May out of heavy criticism.
May is not a typical Tory, or at least she has made changes which weren't entirely expected of the Conservative Party. This isn't to say that May is not a conservative, rather she's simply not an easy target for generalization with previous or current Tory members.
I believe May has avoided certain criticism as well by looking at situations and issues individually, and not falling into the flaws of following any ideology – as many people do. Even Corbyn has gone against certain beliefs he holds, in compromise to be the opposite and not an opposition. Or at least, he's tried to incorporate certain ideals which aren't his own.
Arguably the ideals of being pro-EU aren't Labour's either. After-all, Labour is supposed to be the working-man's party so it would make sense for Labour to support Brexit, not oppose it. However, this has much more to do with class – which is easier to see in Britain than America. Regardless of class, we can still see similar compromise within society as UKIP won 12% of votes in the last general election.
Without looking too far into this, you won't see how much class has to do with anything. Yet if you look at how many people voted for UKIP and who the average voter was, you'll find the average voter was a member of the lower classes. You may think that Labour is the party for the working-man but evidence has shown otherwise.
I think this is important to mention when you look at why people are voting in such a way. To put it simply, or again in binary: the person who will do what I want OR the person who won't do what I want.
People have said: the lower classes haste is an example of people who only think of the short-term and not long-term anymore. However, I see it as: how much longer do they have to wait? The credit crunch and recession has already led many to feeling disenfranchised – from business falling out of the hands of ordinary worker, the disparity of work and higher competition of lower market jobs, the lack of certain liberties given by having a disposable income.
If people are not thinking long-term anymore, then it is my belief that people are not thinking about family, settling down, getting married or perhaps going far in life. If anything people have become short-sighted of what could be. That is why I believe minimal change could have stopped all of this.
By 'minimal change' I believe Trump and Brexit could have been prevented with minimal changes to government and society. Though Trump won by a landslide, the figures were very similar to the results of Brexit and the 4% margin. The issue in my opinion is that party leaders are currently not open to compromise.
This issue of not allowing compromise is what has brought many to vote the way they have. If it only seeks to benefit one part of the population, the other half will push back for what liberties it believes it should have – naturally.
The most interesting aspect of this is how libertarian people have become as a result. Smaller government (devolution), less regulation and more economic freedoms (Brexit), liberties of wealth (independence) and to live under the liberal values and principles – we were all brought up with – without the totalitarianism (the progressive approach of shutting down conversations by calling others 'racist' or 'xenophobic').
It will certainly be an interesting decade between global relations – especially the UK, US and Russia – and the hard Brexit Theresa May has set out to complete. The one mutual thing we can hope for now is for society to come back together into the middle because without this, I do worry how far reactionary parties will go.