Sex Minster, Brexit, Prexit- How long are we away from May getting her P45?
Priti Patel. Resigned. Michael Fallon. Resigned. Boris Johnson. Untouchable. Another week of the rollercoaster of Theresa May's government. Michael Fallon's resigned due to sexual harassment claims, Boris Johnson's gaffe that may lead to a British Citizen getting five more years in prison. And Priti Patel's secret meetings with Israeli leaders all now threaten to sink Mrs.May's cardboard ship. So how long can Mrs.May's government last, and can she realistic face the challenges that face her?
Well one of the big challenges is obviously Brexit. And that's been going absolutely horribly. The EU have now given Mrs.May a two week ultimatum to sort out the money otherwise no progress will be made until mid 2018. David Davis is doing an absolute horrible job trying to appease Michel Barnier and EU bureaucrats. She is now facing rebellion from her own party, after humiliating defeats in terms of the Universal Credit schemes and no the EU deal might be in jeopardy. And this is not even the least of it.
This constant news about her cabinet in disarray, about her ministers rebelling, is making her a laughing stock on the global stage. Donald Trump's Presidency looked strong and stable compared to hers. She has the task of negotiating our position with the rest of the world and right now, Britain looks like a declining superpower. She can't sack ministers as she could in 2016, she can't control Boris and she is susceptible to her former Chief Whip's manipulations. It is absolutely laughable. She is ridiculed on every political show and the question always arises, when will she go?
And then their is the question of her party. Look at Boris. If anyone had made at least one of the gaffes he has made, they would have been out. Fired, or resigned. However Boris commands the backing of several hardline-Brexit Tories who would love to see him at no.10 putting their agenda through for a hard Brexit. And then there are the removers of the Tory Party who would love Philip Hammond move to his neighbour's house. A safe pair of hands that loves capitalism but also Europe he would be perfect for them.
However all of this shows the deep tensions within the Conservative ranks. And we get transported to July 2016, when May told Corbyn, 'The Conservatives will be stronger than ever putting Britains agenda forward, while Labour will be tearing themselves apart.' Well Labour did tear itself apart, but are now stronger. Is that what the Conservatives need? Can the chaos theory really be applied here?
However we do need to look at the other side. That Theresa May is the best we have amongst the Tory ranks. She's not a hardline Brexiteer nor an absolute Remoaner. Yes she does keep on repeating her no-deal is better than a bad-deal phrase, but honestly she doesn't want that. And it could have been Gove in power so perhaps we didn't draw the short straw after all. And also she is playing the woman card very well. And its working.
She is standing up for female rights in Westminster and trying to make sure she can keep the Women's vote. However Jeremy Corbyn's strong young fan base and almost gender equal MPs are really helping him. He is being seen as an older Justin Trudeu when it comes to liberalism. And there is also the fact that no-one wants the job of negotiating Brexit. Corbyn keeps on saying that he can lead the country through a successful Brexit, but he is honestly hoping for his premiership to be after 2019; she can destroy what looks like a Conservative Brexit failure.
So it looks like Mrs.May is here to stay. But not because of her strong leadership. Her come-back conference speech was a disaster. And now no-one wants her job. Her election was what 'done her in,'and now with her approval ratings so low, it doesn't look like we are going to have a strong and stable government any time soon.