Theresa May’s leadership ambitions
Theresa May is no Margaret Thatcher and for that reason, suggestions that she wishes to lead the Conservative Party are most worrying.
A hopeless Home Secretary, Mrs May’s better known for her bad fashion choices rather than progressive policies. She is a harpy and a harridan yet yesterday the Daily Telegraph reported that a speech she gave to the Reform think-tank on Wednesday has been described as “prime ministerial in its canvas”.
Similarly The Huffington Post reported that after a Labour MP named John Spellar “crowbar[red] in a reference to May” in a question to the Conservative business minister Michael Fallon:
“Isn’t it extraordinary that other government departments don’t back the British car industry, especially the police who are buying more and more foreign vehicles? Will he talk to the home secretary and get her to back British industry? It might even help her leadership ambitions”.
In reply, the minister, a Cameron loyalist, did not ignore or laugh off the jibe about May. Fallon answered: “They may not need that much help”.
It can most definitely be argued that May is part of the problem rather than the solution and for that reason her leadership campaign truly deserves to grind to a halt.
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An excellent summary, Matthew.
The worrying part is that it could ever be considered this hopeless woman was leadership material. She had many chances to prove herself: not have been taken.
I disagree – she’s actually a very competent minister and a good Home Secretary, albeit not very popular with the police force. But, as we have seen with the ‘Pleb Gate’affair the police are horrendously politicised these days, to the detriment of everyone. Personally, this becoming an issue is unlikely; I am perfectly happy with Cameron and totally behind the very minor austerity policies of the Coalition, which are serving to keep interests rates affordable. Heaven forbid if the bond markets moved against us – £10 billion a year per 1% rise in interest rates beckons. Some would say more should be done on austerity but the daily economic news is increasingly upbeat – not that one would think so if one listens to endless pundits such as the BBC and many newspapers employ, let alone economic pigmies such as Millipede Junior and Balls. Non-issues such as gay marriage are things that every right-minded individual should support. Similarly, Cameron et al’s stance on the EU is reasonably balanced – shooting from the hip, á la Farage, would be manifestly stupid.
Communications should be much better – Cameron and his crew need a few ugly bruisers on his team – a lesson he should have learnt from B.Liar.