In response to Kathy Gyngell: Masterful May is now a Maggie in the making, Groan wrote:
I agree she is looking more and more like a PM, not least because she is enigmatic compared to the gushing Tony and media tart Dave. I believe she’s not going to get into any telly debate, wise move to avoid the inevitable game show trivialisation. All in all, I suspect people want someone who behaves like the leader of a country rather than a chat show.
Well my 10 penneth is just to remind conservatives not to take things for granted. There is still a job to do to get Ukip and brexiting Labour voters to support Conservatives. There have been a few “upsets” in recent years and just as the pundits have been comprehensively wrong recently they may be so this time too.
Particularly as this gives a second bite of the cherry to the institutions so shocked by the 2015 Tory victory and then Brexit.
I expect to see the CPS try to stitch up the Tory Party. Assisted by the police (who after all stitched up a minister) the public service unions will wade in with as much oomph as they can muster to derail this still pretty timid public funding cuts. Add in the quangos and top it off with Her Majesty’s Disloyal Opposition, the BBC. No, I suspect this will bring out all the forces of reaction.
So strange that the Conservatives go into this as the radical force with the establishment ranged against them! It ain’t going to be an easy ride.