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