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As defence secretary, Williamson’s ruthless manoeuvring unsettled even some of the most cynical observers of the game.
Such is the tribal desperation of some Tory MPs to keep their seats, they believe Johnson can dupe the public as effectively as he has duped them.
It is all about her, even if that means killing the party she loves: the ultimate example of a love that is utterly destructive.
Why the Liberal Party of Asquith and Lloyd George should be the inspiration for the new Independent Group.
Her appalling conduct of the negotiations prove she is unequal to the task of leading the country and there is no obvious purpose served by her staying in No 10.
Suggesting an open-ended period of transition was almost like writing the first paragraph of a letter of resignation.
The Corbyn experience provides a living example of the plight of a party whose MPs despise their leader.
Amateurish attempts to trick Tory activists has damaged her, and her party’s prospects, dramatically.
Nearly 180 years ago Thomas Carlyle’s Chartism asked the “condition of England question”. A pessimist and authoritarian, Carlyle also understood that when disconnected elites rule only in their own interests, radical change will follow. The vote for Brexit taught David Cameron this painful lesson.
There are plenty available to replace her: Michael Gove, Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson, Cameroon dark horse Jeremy Hunt and grass roots’ favourite Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The Home Secretary is disengaged, with a lack of drive and an inability to grasp a real political problem.