I agree with Dr Alf’s prognosis about George Osborne but the so-called Tory machine should have replaced David Cameron, who is pretty vacuous and useless at the best of times, with Boris more than a year ago.
With Boris and a suitable deputy with telegenic qualities, the Conservatives have a chance of winning with perhaps one partner in Coalition. As things stand, it could take up to four-plus messy compromises.
The UK has serious structural and strategic problems that our small-minded, civil-servants and intellectually lightweight politicians have no hope of grasping, let alone dealing with. The same applies to those above them issuing their instructions. Many of them need to be replaced or eliminated by restructuring, so that decisions to benefit the majority an d our long term interests are taken.
Boris needs to become Tory Leader now, doing the job full-time, whilst Cameron needs to be sent packing to the UN, where he can spout hot air and deliver very little.
The UK has to start paying its way, by making and selling enough of the things that people want, and it needs to attract foreign investment in infrastructure without exposing us to strategic risk.
We need to be self-sufficient in energy and food, which means supporting farmers and not driving them to suicide and bankruptcy as we are now.
These and the issue of radicalized Muslims, acting as a latter day “enemy within”, need firm decisive action and the full attention of Ministers.
This is no time for boys doing men’s jobs, nor the Eton Wall Game, it is instead a time for relentless focus and the perfectly disciplined will.
In short, the values of Spartans and the late Vince Lombardii of the Green Bay Packers, rather than genteel posturing on a sunlit vicarage lawn at a tea party.