Well, That Was Dramatic
… but really no surprise. We all pretty much knew that Brexit Party were going to clean up on a Leave message and Lib Dems were going to clean up on a Remain message.
I am sad that so many Conservatives lost, but not that sad, because they lost an election for a job that wasn’t mean to exist. And the people who won, won a job that is unlikely to exist for very long. (But probably long enough for some funny moments to play out in Brussels.)
Thank goodness, Theresa May has gone. You would think that we would now choose a strong Brexiteer as Leader. You would think that the soft wet left edge of the party might shush for a bit and stop with the blathering that has led us to this impasse. You would think that a powerful Leader who is not afraid of WTO Brexit if the EU won’t budge would take us out in October and be done with the whole sorry charade.
But too many of the Parliamentary Conservative Party have shown themselves to be very slow to pick up on Brexit clues, oblivious to what their members and supporters want, and willing to let that self-same soft wet Left of the party run the show too often.
Make no mistake – picking another Remainer, or some EU apologist who is terrified of No Deal, will lead to disaster. We are pretty much out of time and face an existential threat to the future of one of the oldest political parties in the world. We appear to have woken up at last – stay strong now, please. Every step must now be the right one.
Pleased to see Dan Hannan MEP won, at least. Hope to see him in Parliament in the future.