Priti Patel must be for the chop – surely? And under other circumstances then no-one would find such a senior role in Cabinet for the bright buffoon Boris – surely? Liam Fox is an embarrassment. David Davis is struggling in his role – but then who wouldn’t? All are Brexiteers by the way. And Michael Fallon has gone – a Eurosceptic Remainer it seems. Damian Green is under investigation.
The odds on a second 2017 general election have halved over the last week – they are now 40/1 whereas they were 80/1 – they still don’t look like a value bet (there’s hardly time to fix a general election in 2017 and the last December general election was in 1923 (bet you didn’t know that!)) but they are indicative of the mess that TM the PM’s government is in. Considering we had a general election only a few months ago, and we should have the next one in 2022, it is striking that the odds on a general election in 2018 are around 5/2 – those could look like a value bet.
And Labour sits fairly quietly not having to do very much except watch the disarray in government and feel rather glad that they can sit this out for a while.
Disarray in the Conservative Party is always to be welcomed – especially when they are such an unprepossessing bunch – but these are important times of a historic nature and we deserve rather better from our government. We have a weak government with weak morals and a weak brain – hardly a recipe for success.
And yet, I can’t help but hope that they hold on for a while longer for a couple of reasons. First, Brexit is a Conservative mess and the longer it goes on in the way it has so far, the messier it will be and the more obvious it will be that Brexit is a bad idea realised badly by an untrustworthy bunch of chancers.
But second, I really do have hopes, hopes not certainties, that Michael Gove will do some good as long as he remains at Defra. This also is a gamble but if he gets promoted or if we have a general election then we will be missing out on the possibility and I’d just love to see what happens.