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Beware the Ides of March, Tessa!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TCSC47, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter


    Well, I’m not surprised at the cynicism of the Conservative party MPs but I am very disappointed. Last year I was of the opinion that May would be gone by last Christmas. That was until I realised that, of course, who would want the poisoned chalice of Brexit on their CV. Let May see it through and then dump her after Brexit proves to be the disaster we all know it will be and May takes the blame. May will be consigned to the dark dustbin of history along with Cameron.

    However, the slightest whiff of anything that may smack of Brexit not being as bad as it could be (Yer - right!) and all the grovelers surface to bad mouth Tessa and start positioning themselves for a possible Conservative Party leadership contest. -- (Yes, Boris and Rees-Mog, both of you especially). You had your decent chance, within the accepted ethics of politics, when she bungled the election big time and lost you your overall majority. --- But No. -- leave her in place to take the fall for the mess of Brexit. Why get your lily white hands oily?

    So, when we need all hands to the deck to run the country properly and try and make the best of a really bad lot, we have the Conservative party MPs squabbling amongst themselves and lining up to stab Tessa in the back, a la Cassius et al. to Caesar. (Similes are never completely accurate. At least Brutus –Et tu, had what he considered good reasons to stab Caesar, all be they misinformed, but I see no Brutus in the Conservative MPs. Just a load of Cassiuses.)
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  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    The time has come for another general election - but we won't get one.
  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    What we currently have is a form of paralysis - not a government.
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  4. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    She'd have gone ages ago if there was a viable alternative and if any replacement didn't think they would be tainted by Brexit. The army of "clever people" never did turn up to ensure that Brexit negotiations were as great as the leavers thought they would be, to hardly anyone else's surprise.

    The Conservative party priority is the Conservative party, when it is deemed that May has failed and can be safely distanced from the party to be used as a sacrifice, they will get rid quickly. If she is seen to succeed, they will rally round and all claim they fully supported her all along, this second scenario is perhaps less likely.
  5. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    Has 5 years gone past already?
  6. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    The fact is, when she made the Lancaster House speech in Jan 2017, it did look like she was going for a proper Brexit, but the ill-advised attempt to gain a whopping Tory majority - which could have happened if she had not run such a terrible campaign on an awful manifesto "nothing has changed, nothing haass changed", put paid to that. She then had to basically beg the EU in the September Florence speech to support her, the fallout from which only fully came to fruition today: accept a transition period up to December 2020 (bare minimum) with all four freedoms in place.... (see: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-zeharieva-eu-theresa-may-david-a8183996.html)

    So previously, May was being kept on until April 2019 (possibly Summer 2019) giving the new leader a good few years of post-Brexitness, to settle into the role. However, if this transition situation is to be accepted (and she pretty much agreed to it in Florence) and if the Brexit drags on and on - possibly to be Bino, the whole "....let Theresa deal with Brexit", argument becomes moot and they might as well ditch her sooner, rather than later.

    That is my reading of it, today.

    Only one thing could save her: Jeremy Corbyn. Replacing May could trigger a G.E. and presently Corbyn is still riding high "Ohhhh Jeremy Corbyn" and still managing to be ambiguous on the Brexit thing himself, to appeal to both sides. He can't do that forever and when he eventually comes down on the side of Brexit - he does seem to be a man of principal after all, the Glastonbury crowd - the yoof vote - may not be so supportive.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018

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