Hullo, it’s me again.
I suppose you’ve heard that Theresa May is to face an unprecedented no-confidence challenge from the National Conservative Convention?
And I expect you are on tenterhooks wondering how I will vote as your local Conservative Association Chairman? Well, we chairmen do have to take these tough decisions, and I will have to give it some thought. After all, West Lancashire did vote to leave the EU.
The petition is clear enough. “We no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as prime minister to lead us forward in the [Brexit] negotiations. We therefore, with great reluctance, ask that she considers her position and resigns, to allow the Conservative Party to choose another leader, and the country to move forward and negotiate our exit from the EU”.
Of course, we local Tories shudder when Theresa goes on walking holidays.
She comes back thinking of elections. And what a cock-up she made after the last walking holiday. But this time it’s an election WE hold. I know it isn’t binding on Theresa to go if we vote against her. And let’s face it, she IS a remainer, remaining through vote after vote. Will we ever be rid of her?
I think I might do a “Farage” and stick £1,000 at three to one on her refusing to leave! Hmmm…good odds? Well, she is leading us to oblivion, which is something I seem to know a lot about too, here in West Lancashire!