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Mrs May [Nov. 22nd, 2016|11:21 am]
Tony Grist
Steve Bell, the Guardian's political cartoonist, has been very good at nailing British Prime Ministers.  Major with his underpants over his trousers, Blair with his single mad eye, Cameron as a condom; all these are indelible and definitive- but he's missing the mark with May. She came to power during the epidemic of evil clowns and so he's taken to drawing her as one- but it's wrong; May isn't colourful. She's a placeholder. Dull, dutiful, authoritarian. Yesterday- or maybe the day before- she told the CBI that she didn't really mean it when she said they should appoint workers to their boardrooms. It was yet another instance of her backing down from the bold talk she briefly indulged in at the beginning of her reign.

We could do with a General Election- and a leader who has a proper mandate of their own. The commentariat and the pollsters all say May would win- well, good for her if she does- but this is the era of Donald Trump and I don't think anything is certain.