Whenever I turn on the television to watch what’s happening in Parliament I find myself in a total quandary as to what’s happening there. To start with, this present Tory government is beyond description when I consider the quality of their politicians’ actions and opinions.
Turning my mind back to a few generations ago, when both Labour and Conservative parties boasted men of distinction, as well as a total dedication to their profession, they became the envy of the democratic world. Now they seem replaced by second-rate moguls whose main concern is to seek power at all cost, disregarding all else. Standards have gone haywire and mediocrity has engulfed any call of duty or the vocation once expected of their profession. They promise to make ‘Britain great again’ and give the public the comfort the public seek, notwithstanding the falsity of the economic flimflam which most politicians bounce around, knowing pretty well that the solutions cited are unobtainable.
Boris Johnson might have the charm and charisma to win the present contest and become the Tory leader (and hence the prime minister of a divided nation) by claiming to be its next savior from the rot of its last administration under Theresa May, but the omens for his success are highly debatable given the fact that his present policies, unless reversed, are highly unlikely to get him where he wants to go. And as for Jeremy Hunt, although appearing to be more stable, he is less popular within his own party and although well-meaning, lacks the public appeal of the more boisterous Johnson whose jingoism remains a constant danger.
Johnson’s performance last night in the final TV debate was as a clown, but the biggest faux pas he made was refusing to defend our US Ambassador against Trump’s latest rantings about him and stand by the British government for backing Sir Kim Darroch. Johnson’s contention is that he has ‘a special relationship’. This is clearly a myth. Americans always only back those who are strong, not those who crawl up to them. It’s time we leant from history – this special relationship is simply nonsense.
As for Jeremy Corbyn, his leadership of the Labour party has proved a disaster due to his inconsistency and an inability to make his mind up. That vote of confidence in Theresa May’s Government was especially crass, giving Theresa May the opportunity to negate his threat: she bamboozled him for weeks to seek a common approach to the EU and avoid a no Brexit withdrawal. Doing so, she got a much needed breathing space to stay in power whilst maneuvering her own doomed priorities.
I dread to think what’s in store for the nation in the coming few months. No one can predict the outcome and so, in the circumstances, instability reigns with appalling chaos whispering in the wind.