At last… after two years of endless struggle, personal and political bitching and backbiting, the Conservative government has put forward a plan which they hoped after all the negotiations, will finally strike a deal with the European Union that will enable a speedy and orderly departure from the organisation in March 2019.
Oh dear. The Conservative government has been caught with their collective pants down yet again.
One of their few political trump cards was the controversial issue of immigration. However, in recent days, they had been bitten on the bum over the status of people who arrived in the United Kingdom from the West Indies on the Empire Windrush ship after World War II.
So, Prime Minster Theresa May hascalled an early general election for June 8th. Am I the only one who thinks that this is a bad idea? The only reason that I see that she’s going ahead with the latest in a long line of u-turns on recent policy (she had earlier pledged not to go to the country).
I heard the announcement on the radio yesterday with a groan…. a groan in hearing the predictions in the media that the Conservatives would win an increased majority. Some public opinion polls put them around 20 per cent ahead of Labour, and they have the backing of most of the media, even though they don’t deserve it.