The Last Days of May
It’s looking increasingly likely that embattled UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, will have to stand down.
The public, including many Conservative voters, appear disgusted with her decision to do a deal with the Neanderthals of the DUP, whose bigoted, backward looking and regressive nature is legendary. The DUP election manifesto has been wittily described as “basically just the bible, with fortnightly bin collections”.
May looks particularly weak and hypocritical for relying on the DUP because her party and the right wing press have, for months, made hay out of calling Jeremy Corbyn a terrorist enabler. Even the briefest of google searches shows that the DUP are far closer to actual active terrorists than any other political party in the UK. They are a loathsome, reactionary force for repression.
And they are the only thing keeping the Tories in power.
To compound matters, Theresa May has made a complete hash of the response to the tragic Grenfell Towers fire. Instead of going to the site personally, she sent her stunt double, Andrea Leadsom, instead. Predictably, Leadsom, who also sat in for May in the election TV debates, was howled down by survivors and supporters.
May has just finished a trainwreck of an interview on the BBC’s Newsnight. It may be the last straw.
However, the problem remains that the Tory party is paralysed with fear. Dump May and replace her with who? Nobody with any political nous is going to want the job. Boris Johnson will bide his time and take over in the rebuilding phase. He is not going to want to lead them into the next election because it is going to be a thumping of historic proportions.
And meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn continues to lead Britain from the opposition benches.
Labour’s time is coming and the UK will be much the better for the change.
May will go soon, but it’s her party Britain needs to be shot of.