Monday, 15 August 2022
A Small Blue Hope
Our last hope is that fact that you only have to win a Conservative Leadership Election once. Only the MPs could force another one, so there would be no way of forcing Liz Truss to implement tax cuts for the affluent elderly while funding their sweeties out of borrowing, leading to astronomical interest rates to the benefit of savings account holders who had paid off their mortgages decades earlier. Even if she wanted to do that, and no doubt she does, then a parliamentary body that had mostly never wanted her would be in a position to stop her.
That is a very long shot, but it is the best that we have, including the atrocious Official Opposition, which ought to be put out of all of our miseries. Is there any other country on Earth that uses anything like this method to change its Head of Government midterm? For nothing more than the payment of a fee, then you can join the Conservative Party from anywhere, without needing any other connection whatever to the United Kingdom. Yet you get to choose our Prime Minister.