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Stop the world, I want to get off

Stop the world, I want to get off

It’s reached the point where it’s impossible to find anything original to say about the absolute shambles this country has been led into by a succession of useless governments. The complete failure, and total incompetence that they have masterminded beggars belief, and leaves us wondering whether there is any hope of a solution or even a partial recovery.  The very fact that their complete and utter failure to achieve anything in the way of resolving the Brexit crisis has now left us watching in stunned disbelief as the next group of incompetents, vye with each other to ‘lead’ the train wreck of the Conservative party…… into what?  Cameron screwed up: May screwed up: and Johnson is waiting in the wings to make it a hat-trick.

The remarkable thing is that it is almost impossible to read anything positive about any one of these so-called candidates: not one of them exhibits any of the qualities of leadership, competence or compassion that might give us a tiny bit of hope. Instead we witness their self-serving ambition for power, their unsubstantiated self-importance, and their total detachment from the crises their party has created.  What we read in the media is a string of evidence of their incompetence, intolerance and failures: and one of these is destined to be our next PM.

None of these candidates understand the gulf of difference between politics and government. Politics is easy; It’s all promises and aspirations, sown together with impossible dreams. Government, on the other hand, requires skill, experience, pragmatism and a firm grasp of the facts. Government requires real courage to make difficult decisions in the interests of the common good and not just the privileged few.

The bookies favourite to be our next Prime Minister, who will be elected by a closed shop within a failed party, is somebody who seems to be universally regarded (other than by Donald Trump) as a ruthless, egotistical, untrustworthy individual.  How we laughed when a comedian, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, was elected President of Ukraine: who’s laughing now?

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