Wednesday 24 July 2019

May finally leaves number 10. Two years after she should have.

This - From Bill Quango

I'm usually last man standing, backing our people.

I was the one saying 'Sven-Göran Eriksson was the best England manager we have had for years.' He lost only 5 competitive games.

 His popularity had declined when England inexplicably failed to win the world cup in 2002.
 But not for me. I still backed him. 

With Dave Cameron, I was happy. Long after it became apparent he wasn't going to win us the world cup either, I was personally still suggesting he was better than whoever else was available.   He may have had only an extra time win against the Brown Team
And only a 1-0 against the Miliband, but it was still better than expected. 
And the performances overall were solid enough.
 When Cameron went, he went with 'good riddance' from the many ringing in his ears.

 With May, 10 months after her rise to the top, I already think she should be gone as soon as it is practically possible. 

No replacement could do as badly as she has done. She hasn't got the benefit of the doubt.

Neither Johnson nor Gove would have lost a majority. Not Davis. Not even the, for some unfathomable reason, hotly tipped Rudd. 
 Not Hammond and not even lightweight Leadsom would have lost the majority. Not even 'Chancer' Fox.

 A party split. A team line-up that baffled everyone. Star players left on the bench. No understanding of the opponents strengths and weaknesses. No tactical sense of how to beat the opposition. 

No plan B, when plan A started to go wrong. Just a hope that somehow  she would win.

And a very worrying feeling, that though the Corbyn Team might be weak and inferior opposition,  they have turned up to win. And we hadn't.

I stand by it all.
A disaster that should have been told to clear off the moment she lost her majority. Saved by panic in the party and the fear of a civil war. The Tory party MP's fear of Johnson, has only given them Johnson, with a very, very unstable govrnment.

The lesson was learned long ago in the Tory Party. 
There is no excuse for failure.

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John in Cheshire said...

To repeat myself and culturally appropriate someone else's witty remark: the Conservative party always do the right thing. After they have exhausted all other options.

andrew said...

With Dominic Cummings running the country, for the first time in years, I almost feel optimstic.

Anonymous said...


The image comes up as "KGB Shooting". Are you hinting at yet more Russian influence in Western Politics? Is Boris a "Boris". Is the fragrant Carrie Symonds his handler (nudge, nudge)

Tell us more.

Thud said...

I've always had a probably misguided unsubstantiated faith in Boris,I wouldn't say I'm looking forward to the next 3 months but anything has to be better than the last couple of years.

Jan said...

My epitaph too late for Nick's article about what the history books will say is:

"May plodded to the top but when she got there she didn't do much at all."

BlokeInBrum said...

Yes, it's kind of a shame.
All the political pygmies that we've had of late, the Maybot, Broon, Cameron etc.

They've all lusted after power, but haven't had the faintest idea of what to do with it once they got it.

Perhaps its for wont of testicular fortitude in doing the necessary.

Oh well, Boris couldn't possibly be worse than May...

Bill Quango MP said...

It would be hard to be worse than May.

Brown was totally unsuited, by temperament, career progression or by social upbringing, to be PM.
He burned with the zeal of the mad professor who has discovered he can make zombie corpses dance and do manual labour.
And dismissed the “social concerns” of the fools who stood in the way of his work.
Like the same mad scientist, he was unable to articulate his plans, so resorted to violence and threats to those who ridiculed his masterpiece.

Cameron was entirely suited by temperament and upbringing, less so by career progression, to be Prime Minister. But had no burning mission to carry out. No great plan to follow. Just a status quote to maintain.

May was suited by upbringing and careers progression, but unsuited by timid temperament. And had only a vague, soggy, centralism of schoolteacher loveliness and equality for all, regardless of ethnicity, status, or, most importantly, gender.

Boris is suited by upbringing, a very chequered career progression, and temperament. And has a single issue he must focus on. If he achieves that, his legacy assured, he can, if he so wishes, relax into a Cameroon waltz of dining with other heads of state and putting chippy socialists in their place.

Who knows. It’s only his first day.

Anonymous said...

Boris sparks a rush for the Channel with amnesty for illegal immigrants as first move.

I remember Reagan had one in the US, and after that there was never any illegal immigration ever again, was there?

I was expecting betrayal, but not this fast.

Anonymous said...

BQ - Cameron wasn't there to maintain the status quo, unless keeping us on a downward path qualifies... I suppose the status quo was feeble border enforcement, housing and debt-fuelled economy, demographic and physical replacement of natives ...

Raedwald said...

He needs to start with Sedwill ..

"Look old chap that Hormuz tanker thing was a big miss ... we've sacked Penny and Jeremy for it, but the truth is we're all a bit too stretched, and it's getting easy to miss things .. I think it would be a lot fairer on you if we lightened a bit of that heavy load. We've got Fred Potato lined up for National Security Advisor .. and he can spend full time on it. Of course I'm going to need you 100% committed as Cabinet Secretary for the next three months and, well, after that we can talk ... Washington might still be open"

Bill Quango MP said...

Amnesty for Illegal would make a good opinion comment piece.

There is zero domestic value in chasing down overstayers who are working and paying taxes. Other than to set an example to follow the correct channels.
That said, if they are not deported, it simply encourages everyone who fancies, to chance it. So it’s a balance. Which the government achieves by the unequal method of pretending to be tough on immigration, while not really bothering about it.

Johnson hasn't given an amnesty. All EU citizens have the right to be here today.

The right to be here tomorrow, is tomorrow’s problem. And will be part of any new EU deal. Or, more likely, will not be a part, as free movement is the first red line. One already agreed upon.

What point would there be in chasing out zeal citizens, who are already here?
The EU could return all uk citizens who live there.
I can’t see any value in giving one to two million people a nightmare time, which benefits no one, and achieves nothing.

E-K said...

So why mention it at all, Bill ?

Anonymous said...

The next Remainer line of attack has already become apparent. On today's WATO, a very aggressive Beeboid woman, interviewing James Cleverley, kept hammering at him to say whether or not the government would hold a Parliamentary vote on "No Deal", should that become imminent.

Expect this line of attack to rise to a screeching crescendo over the summer.

"We demand a Politicians' Vote!"

BlokeInBrum said...

Bill, you say about Boris he "has a single issue he must focus on. If he achieves that, his legacy assured"
Well you could have said that about May.
After she became Prime Minister, there was one and only one issue that mattered.
Delivering Brexit.
Either through stupidity, timidity, or dishonesty, she fucked it up, big time.
Her place in the history books was assured, if she had delivered some kind of Brexit.
Even one with many of the problems that one can imagine. But she prevaricated. Trying to find a middle path where none existed.
Boris at least seems to understand, choose a side, and go hell for leather to achieve it. The early signs are promising. But does he have the stamina and the guts to stick with it. Or is he going to try to be all things to all people?

Anonymous said...

"We demand a Politicians' Vote!"

Already happened. They voted to trigger Article 50.