With the especially angry columnist Melanie Philips unsurprisingly rounding on Michael Gove over his cocaine taking and The Times Diary mocking him over his choice of the notorious binger on such powder Mick Fleetwood’s Don’t Stop as his leadership launch theme tune, one would think it couldn’t get worse for Michael Gove.
Our Picture of the Week, which features the devoted anti-Brexit campaigner Steve Bray in Westminster, however, mocks Gove further. In it, Bray crouches on a damp pavement with his now famous ‘BREXIT IS DEMOCRAZY’ and ‘REVOKE ARTICLE 50’ placards and points to a line of white powder and an upturned Diet Coca Cola can. Posted to Instagram, accompanied by the caption: “Oh dear! #ToryDrugOff #ToryLeadershipContest #SODEM,” the image perfectly surmises where Gove’s bid is headed – and that simply will only be to the depths of the gutter.
Elsewhere and today named as Oxford University Press’s ‘Children’s Word of the Year’ (for surprisingly supposedly inspiring the youth of today to pen all sorts of things in all sorts of mediums) also, ‘Brexit’ is what will naturally define the Conservative leadership contest. What is wrong, however, is that the Tories have not a single candidate prepared to stand up for the half of the country that voted ‘Remain’ (but instead have opted for a list of runners that consists of a bunch of making-excuses-for-their-past indiscretions drug takers).
On the basis presently before us, these charlatans most certainly deservedly will send their once great party towards electoral oblivion and our country, sadly, to the ultimate danger of a ‘no deal.’ Shame on the lot of them.