Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Reviewing The Situation

The ascendancy of the Bullingdon boys is over and may, in retrospect, seem like a quaint wobble away from the principle- established in the Heath/Wilson era- that our rulers really ought to come from a background with which most of the electorate can identify- and not have daddies who were multi millionaires. May is a hard grafting grammar school kid- and the kind of person who should be getting to the top in a society that likes to think of itself as a meritocracy. Her first prime ministerial speech- delivered outside the doors of Number 10- might have been delivered by a Labour politician to the left of Tony Blair- and came as a pleasant surprise. I like it that she has sacked George Osborne and think it shows savvy to have promoted Johnson to a role which gives him a chance to show what he's made of- because most of us are still unsure.  It was surmised that she was going to promote a lot of women- and she hasn't- which is a pity. I'm glad David Davis is in her cabinet; I've always thought he was real.

Meanwhile the Labour party is giving every indication of not wanting to exist any more.
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