May bat­tles on in the job no one wants...yet

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Colin Pater­son

Hello and wel­come to this week’s edi­tion of the East Kil­bride News.

It threat­ened to be her Water­loo but in the end she be­came the Danc­ing Queen – Mamma Mia, here we go again.

Theresa May jigged her way on to the stage last Wed­nes­day for her speech to close the Tory party con­fer­ence in Birm­ing­ham – al­though good­ness knows what Strictly Come Danc­ing judge Craig Revel Hor­wood would have made of it all.

The Prime Min­is­ter would ap­pear to be the great sur­vivor yet that de­scrip­tion is not strictly true given that no­body ac­tu­ally wants her job – for now.

After all, how many of the would-bes and wannabes are des­per­ate to get their hands on the keys to 10 Down­ing Street be­fore March 29 next year?

While May took the lime­light away from Boris John­son – and that’s never a bad thing – even the great pre­tender him­self in a speech the pre­vi­ous day shied away from the top job.

When – or should that be if? – Brexit is de­liv­ered, May will find she is liv­ing on bor­rowed time as the lead­er­ship chal­lengers line up but, un­til then, she will bat­tle on with an early Gen­eral Elec­tion the only dan­ger to her premier­ship.

De­spite all the noise and ru­mours, May has been charged with tak­ing the United King­dom through Brexit and those with am­bi­tions will keep their pow­der dry for they will not want to be in the driv­ing seat at the pre­cise mo­ment we leave the Euro­pean Union.

Now the mu­sic has stopped and the dance floor is empty, it is time for May and her cabi­net to face the re­al­i­ties of fi­nal ne­go­ti­a­tions with the EU. She should re­quest this from the DJ... Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Deal Be­fore Christ­mas).

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