Thursday 4 August 2022

If this is the product of careful thought...


It became increasingly probable during the months before it happened that PM Johnson was going to be pushed out at some point, even if the nature of the final straw and the precise timing turned out to be the Tory equivalent of jailing Al Capone for tax evasion. Both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss had obviously been preparing to launch their campaigns whenever and however it happened, even if denying the fact is an unwritten requirement under their party’s somewhat flexible rules. Both were not only first-hand witnesses but also active participants in all the errors and failings of the Johnson government from which they are now so keen to distance themselves whilst continuing to praise the author. They both claim to have known better all along, and have both had months to think about the policies they were going to present as part of their campaigns in order to sound coherent and credible.

What all that means is that, no matter how crazy some of their current statements might seem, nor how often they have to retract and retrench, everything they are saying at the moment is the product of months of careful deliberation. Perhaps we should be grateful that they’re not just making it up as they go.

1 comment:

dafis said...

Switch focus John, these 2 muppets are not worth any further waste of your energies. About the only consolation I am able to derive from their antics is that they will either set about delivering their mostly mad promises and be caught up in the car crash that follows, or they will renege as is their default habit and even the died in wool Tories will turn on them