Opinion – Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt among MPs to halt Boris Johnson and succeed David Cameron | Daily Mail Online – John Gelmini

Theresa May

Theresa May (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Boris Johnson graffiti

Boris Johnson graffiti (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf’s criteria “trusted wily heavy hitter” have to be supplemented by the words “telegenic” and financially savvy.

Jeremy Hunt seems too lightweight for that, given his failure to deal with the Junior doctors fast enough and effect NHS reform; Boris Johnson vacillates and is light on detail and divisive; Mrs May is cold, and as a person who has upset the police, the Chinese Government and failed to effect police reform, does not fit the bill either.

I think one needs to drill downwards into next generation territory to find the person needed who should perhaps be a woman because they are better at bridge building, consensus creating than men.

In the end, one might be hard pressed to find someone who has all the required qualities that Dr Alf has identified so I see a compromise candidate who will have to be assisted by expert negotiators “bridgers”, “thrusters” and “schmoozers” as the Australians and those who know some Yiddish would describe them.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Britain’s shadow cabinet suffers a mass resignation | The Economist – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is correct, Jeremy Corbyn has to go because he is a 1970s throwback to the bygone age of Trades Union activism in true “Dave Spart ” mode.

He is unelectable, has ideas which it is easy to disagree with but has one quality which his critics in the Labour Party will never have which is honesty and consistency of view.

With Corbyn what you see is what you get, a badly dressed left-wing firebrand, who has never grown up and has never changed his Socialist views.

He will go down fighting as a martyr to his cause and will try to get his friends in the trades unions to engage in “direct action” to put pressure back on to the Alan Johnsons, Umanas, Eagles, Leslies, Hodges, Benns and Hunts of this world.

The Government needs to have emergency legislation to stop strikes in essential public services before this happens otherwise it will be another “Winter of Discontent” which the City and major investors really will punish us for.

The Labour plotters need to form a new party to replace the old one to which they can attract Farron’s Liberal Democrats and possibly some metrosexual Conservatives who really do not know what the word Conservative means.

This will help concentrate minds in the Conservative Party to force it to select a new leader with the intellectual capacity required to provide new direction for the country, negotiate hard for EU reform if Article 50 is not to be triggered or negotiate good terms if the decision to leave stands.

John Gelmini