The Ending Of May

A national journalist writes, of Theresa May

‘Her legacy is to have presided over three wasted years of vacillation, obfuscation, cowardice, downright sabotage and the destruction of a once-proud democracy, where MPs used to feel honour-bound to represent the will of the people who paid their wages.

‘Theresa May, to her eternal disgrace, has turned Britain, one of the world’s greatest economies and military powers, into an international laughing stock.

‘She has broken Brexit, and now Brexit has broken her. What else is there to say?

“She was a fourth-rate Home Secretary, responsible for everything from the Windrush scandal to the explosion in knife crime, and will be remembered as the worst Prime Minister in living memory, even though the sooner her disastrous term in office is forgotten the better”.

And another journalist writes

“Sorry to intrude on personal grief, but now we’ve all dutifully trudged off to exercise our suffrage in the European elections, as life-affirming as root canal work in a powercut, I feel I ought to reach out.

“How are you, in yourself? Or, more accurately, where are you? You might not be at the same point as I am on the Kübler-Ross spectrum, but I reckon the five stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and resignation just about cover the entire country’s emotional response to Mrs May”.

Today, tearful Theresa May said

“I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold, the second female Prime Minister but certainly not the last. I do so with no ill-will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love”.

NB from Austin Mitchell ex MP “Theresa came to power with an inspiring speech. She left office with a moving one. The bit in between wasn’t too good”.

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