In the words of Jack Straw, Theresa May has proven to be a ‘weak and wobbly’ leader.
The only certainty right now is the uncertainty we face. In a pivotal time in British politics, we look like a joke. This is candy-ass. May was arrogant and complacent in calling an election after repeatedly saying she wouldn’t. Frankly, we are now left with the worst outcome for the upcoming Brexit negotiations, and her political career now hangs in the balance, not that I care about the latter.
Let’s call it how it is, May wasn’t up to the task of a national campaign in any way. This now glaring weakness wasn’t evident before because her job was inherited, not won at the polls. Now she’s been exposed, the UK is going to suffer because of it.
For the second time in three years, the Conservative Party have gambled with our future. Cameron offered a referendum on EU membership, which ultimately delivered a result that the majority of the public didn’t – and don’t – actually want. May then decided to double down on that loss in a bid to strengthen her own position prior to the Brexit negotiations.
To further compound our worries in Europe. Our feckless PM is jumping into bed with the Democratic Unionist Party. Most of us didn’t know anything about the DUP before this morning, and neither did I. A quick Google has revealed that they are an ‘anti-abortion pro Brexit party of climate change deniers who don’t believe in LGBT rights.’ Great. Thank you for that, Theresa. Another job well done.
That said, I’m not calling for May to resign. Reason being, I don’t think it’s unlikely that we’ll have another election in the next year or two, or that there will be a Tory coup. So chances are, we’ll be graced with someone worse before too long, like Boris or Gove. It may seem harsh, but when you make mistakes of this magnitude, at this level, you lose the right to play.
In better news, early reporting has suggested that 18-24 turnout could be as high as 72%. That’s up from 43% in 2015, and 36% in the referendum. It has literally doubled from last year. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but we might just be getting the hang of this whole voting malarkey.