Waxwork Tories will melt away to nothing
NOT long ago I jeered at Madame Tussauds for refusing to make an effigy of Theresa May. They had set themselves up as constitutional experts, and decided that a Prime Minister who had not been ‘elected’ did not deserve to be fashioned in wax. Of course, Prime Ministers are not elected, but get their power from Parliament, which is elected. Mrs May, since she went to the polls, has actually been much less of a Premier than she was before. And I bet she wishes that Tussauds had not bothered. Her appearance there in meltable form has just led to more cruel jokes about how feeble and temporary she is. The image looks a good deal more cheerful and confident than the real thing. And so it is. The Government is itself a wax museum. It has no true purpose, except to follow a policy – exit from the EU – which most of its members dislike. Almost any determined lobby can, by squawking loudly enough, secure the sacking of any Cabinet Minister with the aid of bored media. Nothing lies ahead except embarrassment and bungling. It is, I think, the end of the Tory Party, which was unwisely kept on life support by deluded voters and greedy donors when it should have been given decent burial a decade ago.
Without some astonishing earthquake, a Corbyn government is coming and it is hard to see how it can be prevented.
What is left of the Tories will no doubt adopt the policies of Mr Corbyn, as they adopted those of the Blairites, after a brief struggle with what they call their consciences. They will do anything to get office.
Well, what will you all do then, those of you who insisted on sticking to the Tories, and keeping them alive, however many times they betrayed you? It is precisely because the Tories believe in nothing that they are so useless.
Get used to the idea that you now have no friends at all at Westminster. It has been so for years, but from now on it will be painfully obvious.