Not often this site leads with Guido but in this case it must:
There’s an expression, no, that “this horse won’t run” and is that ever true with the Tories. What we have is 52% of the people wanting one thing and those they elected in each constituency are turning their backs on it.
No surprises at all, say you but I did think a little thing called a national referendum result would have to count, that they’d not be so brazenly contemptuous. The two leaders in that poll are bad. Johnson has already shown he’ll sacrifice controlled borders for appeasing the party PP to get the numbers to be PM.
To cut him some slack, perhaps he’s playing the consummate game, that he’ll betray Remain once leader and that all these platitudes now are just that.
Even were that so, it still gives the public no confidence he will deliver. His style is far more the big smile and the overture to Brussels: “Well you know, let’s not be too hasty about this Brexit thing, let the fullness of time, of the years, see where we go.”
That shores up his position with the Remainers, so he thinks.
May, on the other hand, is a Cameron/Osborne type snake, a bona fide serpent. Nothing about her is nice and her loyalties again are to herself first and then to all the wrong people. She’s the Hellary of the UK.
So here we are, having delivered not a close result – 4% is 4% – and there is every chance that, for party political reasons, this will be pushed down to a lower priority. That’s not on.
By what mechanism can we stop being ransomed to these Tory clowns? By voting in Corbyn and his party in turmoil?
And so we strengthen Remain who say we couldn’t run a whelk stall, better to be unter [sic] Herr Juncker, Schultz, et al. And look how sweet and reasonable they’re being in manner just now, except in reaction to Farage.
Point is, Nige can’t contain his disgust, the same disgust we feel for the pollies who control our destiny. He is therefore vital as the voice of the conscience of the people at this time, whatever his leadership qualifications in general.
So we are forced to sit back day after day, when the process should be starting, when Brussels expects it to start – and in this they are correct – and yet both Tories and Labour are waffling over a bunch of spoiled kids vying for leadership.
Were there a general election, who the hell could people vote for in place of these self-interested clowns?