Davos 2017: Theresa May’s Speech Fails To Capture Imaginations
Last updated on March 18th, 2017 at 09:40 pm
British prime minister Theresa May said all the right things: big business, free markets, globalization, European Union, partnerships etc The room at Davos2017 was packed for the day’s and probably the world economic forum, key event. At the end, the reactions were diverse. Even as she did her best to sound honest and open, the negative tones of Brexit still perfume the atmosphere. Here are some reactions from social media:
Market’s verdict of May’ #wef17 speech not very friendly: Pound has lost some ground as her speech was way below expectations. pic.twitter.com/QDDlz8AGmh
— Holger Zschaepitz (@Schuldensuehner) January 19, 2017
The outright unkind
Theresa May’s speech in Davos was a sermon urging leaders and biz community to work for common good. But little detail otherwise #wef17
— Kim Hjelmgaard (@khjelmgaard) January 19, 2017
We need to do more to respond to the concerns of those who feel left behind – Theresa May #wef17 pic.twitter.com/wBquDsvXJo
— Richard Fletcher (@fletcherr) January 19, 2017
British PM warning to big business
If we are to maintain public consent for a global economy, we need higher standards of corporate governance, says @theresa_may at #wef17
— World Economic Forum (@Davos) January 19, 2017
— Sony Kapoor (@SonyKapoor) January 17, 2017
Quotable quotes from Theresa May’s Davos 2017 speech detailing Brexit plans
“A little over six months ago, the British people voted for change.
They voted to shape a brighter future for our country.
They voted to leave the European Union and embrace the world.“
“The result of the referendum was not a decision to turn inward and retreat from the world.
Because Britain’s history and culture is profoundly internationalist.“