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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Tory leader – does it matter?

The Prime Minister’s office is essentially a clearing house for political pressures promises and paybacks. Whether or not the actual incumbent matters is debatable, but one suspects not. Style matters so much these days...

...actually the candidates don’t have much style do they?

I’m stuck now. Can’t think of a reason why we have Prime Ministers, let alone why we think the choice is important. What on earth could it be?

??... ???... ????... scratches head...

...nope, this post has come to a premature end. I don’t have the remotest idea why the Tory party leadership battle is important. Of course the new leader has to come across as more capable than Jeremy Corbyn...

Strewth is that all?

Strewth.

Shuffles off for a drink think...

5 comments:

Sam Vega said...

It's important because the pressures, promises and paybacks are slightly different for each of the candidates. If only we had known in advance what pressures, promises, and paybacks Blair was carrying around with him.

Michael said...

I think we had a real PM when Margaret Thatcher was in No 10. She took over a failing country from a disaster of a labour crowd of incompetent fantasists, and gave us all some hope.

That was all that was needed, hope. When the sheep-like Major 'took over', things became just as you say - 'strewth', what a boring ill-suited pillock! All downhill since then.

I suppose if you don't watch TV news much (like us here), your blood pressure stays around normal, and the roses get fed properly...

Roger said...

Our parliament amounts to Monarchy-Lite, same old structure with a different venue. We could have gone for a committee structure - but recent events spoke against that.

Now the cold light of reality has shone into parliament and the choice of a new monarch-lite falls to a few mice, some of whom must fervently hope they don't get the job. The questions in mind must be 'is the chalice poisoned' and 'how long would I last' and 'would it be better to wait for this winner to get the chop'.

The choice would be important if the winner had any cards worth playing or even any idea how this new game is played. The important choice will be what follows this choice.

Meanwhile out in the market square the traders are restive, the bailiff's men are quietly testing the heft of their cudgels and the mountebanks, charlatans and projectors of a New Jerusalem have quietly stolen away.

Demetrius said...

King George I had a very limited command of English so he needed one of his Ministers to explain it all to him and also to explain his thoughts to the other Ministers. It all went badly wrong from there.

A K Haart said...

Sam - if only we had more transparency to disinfect the whole ugly business.

Scrobs - we don't watch TV news either and our roses are also fed properly.

Roger - yes, the questions is whether or not the chalice is poisoned. I think it is and I wonder if Boris knows it and has decided to bide his time. Hard to tell.

Demetrius - now they use experts so the confusion is even worse.