Tuesday, 19 September 2017

I'm driving, Theresa declares

It appears Tory infighting over the thorny issue of Brexit has been reduced to driving analogies.

Prime Minister May has finally commented about that article Boris Johnson wrote to the Daily Telegraph over the weekend (see yesterday's blog 'Bring me my bus, bellows Boris' for more) and let's say her comments would have had more impact if she was teenage Boris' mother arguing with him over who was going to drive them up to Waitrose. Rather than who was going to steer the country towards a successful parting of the ways with Europe.

Amber Rudd started it by damning Boris as a 'back seat driver' and it looks like May has decided to run with this but in her usual watered down, not wanting to cause offence, kind of way.

She told journalists the government was driven from the front and they were all heading in the same direction.

The trouble is, by making this ambiguous comment she is still not confirming she is the one in charge of the Brexit car or what direction it is going. Backwards up a one way street I would hazard.

And there's no point even commenting on the fact she has given Boris absolutely no reprimand for his behaviour. The furthest she would go was to say 'Boris is Boris', which suggests we should excuse absolutely anything Boris does. Just like Hitler was Hitler and Trump is Trump.

So there we have it, May – for arguments sake – is driving a despondent teenage Boris up to Waitrose for the weekly shop, Vince Cable occasionally pokes his head up from somewhere at the back declaring if only May would step out of the car he would be able to drive it and Corbyn is by the road side just biding his time, waiting for the inevitable crash so he can hijack the car himself.

Have a good journey and don't forget the croissants.


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