The title is a quote from a recent Simon Wren Lewis blog on the disastrous Brexit performance of our current, so called government.
I’ve always maintained that Theresa May is easily the worst Prime Minister since the Second World War.
I’m, in an odd way, reassured that Simon Wren Lewis has written an excoriating article to much the same effect.
Although I still hope against hope that we are not, Private Frazer style, “all doomed”.
Regrettably, it doesn’t look hopeful.
The UK’s bargaining power, with A50 untriggered, would have been much greater. Theresa May chose to do the complete opposite of all that, perhaps because she could not contemplate having to take on the Brexit press. She appointed Fox, a Brexiter, to a post that depended on the UK leaving the CU. She drew red lines that were impossible without a hard Brexit. And of course she triggered Article 50 without having done the necessary analysis and with no clear strategy in place. If there was any method in what she did, it seemed to be to appease Brexiters and their press at all costs. And one thing we do know about Theresa May is that once she has chosen a course of action, she sticks to it until it becomes untenable and possibly even after that.
A Zombie PM carrying out a Zombie policy, that could haunt this country for many years to come.
I consider Simon WL is absolutely correct. If you, Brexiter or not, are convinced that this government is upholding UK interests as we elect it to do, then please, please read the rest here.