Opinion – Theresa May says sorry to her MPs for the ‘mess’ caused by election campaign and vows to ‘get us out of it – the Telegraph – John Gelmini

Dr Alf is right and if the head of the 1922 Committee really wants to know why the Conservatives lost I would be happy to enlighten him.

May is, as Dr Alf says, a loser and has a record of non-delivery on police reform, immigration, economic performance, security and terrorism. She makes fine speeches, tries to look fashionable and to quote from the “Godfather” tugs her husband around like a lovesick farm animal by the “ring” she has clearly fashioned for his nose. When she speaks it is to people who agree with her but when she meets someone who disagrees with her like Phil Hammond the dirty work until now has been left to the foul mouthed Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.

Always May is being controlled by events, rather than shaping them and making history, facts on the ground. She is always chairing meetings, trying to sound important and discussing things with her Cabinet. She claims to be learning but the Cabinet and she look old, tired and defeated, just like an England football team boarding a plane at the World cup. Just by looking at them (May’s cabinet), you can see defeat staring them in the face, it is not just that “defeat can be discerned” to change Sun Tzu’s quote from the Art of War but it is writ large in neon lights for all to see.

Mrs May is incapable of getting herself or the Conservative Party out of anything because she is now damaged goods who took silly advice from David Davis the Chief Brexit negotiator, who against the advice of Sir Lynton Crosby, ignored the fact that the poll lead was 10 points and not 20 points and was therefore too little to overcome the inbuilt bias of the present constituency boundaries which give Labour an 11 point advantage in every election.

Even my younger sister, Elizabeth, who is Conservative with a small “c” was astonished at the “Dementia tax “, no word on the economy and the fact that there was not a single “bone” of hope for the young to fasten on to. She predicted a hung Parliament, long before Dimbleby and Vine pretending to be a latter day Peter Snow had reached the same conclusion.

The young want some assurance that going to university, racking up painful debts and making an effort will lead to a better future, the possibility of owning a house and the things their elders take for granted.

The proletariat and those that life has passed by want a roadmap that indicates that May and the Conservatives have figured a way to get back to prosperity for the broad mass of people.

They failed to deliver even a tough “straight and narrow way” but Corbyn promised Nirvana and hid the costs in annexes that he knew no-one would read, attached to the Labour manifesto. The mantra the 1970s “was a long time ago and no-one remembers what happened” was used by Labour to show how events have moved on but no-one from the Conservative Party reminded them of what happened and how we were bailed out by the Sultan of Brunai and would need another bailout if all Jeremy Corbyn’s policies were enacted.

All we got from May was, “Their sums don’t add up”, with no further explanation.

The nurse who hadn’t had a pay rise in 9 years was dismissed by May with the words “We will go on funding the NHS but there is no magic money tree”, followed by a dismissive wave of her hand and a head swivel to the next disgruntled questioner. There was not one word of explanation, empathy or contrition, and the body language said it all–“I don’t care and you had better get on with it”.

That may well be the reality but politics is a people business and you need to be able to offer hope and sound caring even if your exterior is gruff and no nonsense.

Looking ahead the Conservatives best hope is Boris plus a new Cabinet but he will have to deliver from day one by making the country more competitive so that if the Brexit talks fail which they probably will, the country can still succeed and prosper over the long term.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Labour and Conservatives ‘in cross party talks to secure softer Brexit’ | The Independent – John Gelmini

In this latest piece from the Independent, via Dr Alf, I am starkly reminded of the story of the wolf and the piece of meat, eventually there will be no Brexit left.

Should these MPs have their way, there is every possibility that between them they will agree to pay the EU vast and unjustifiable amounts of money in an unnecessary “divorce ” settlement, thus creating a gigantic “stitch-up” of the people comparable to the theft of public money by the bankers and the global top families in the 2008 banking crisis which in this country has seen all the culprits walk away scot free.

May, far from clearing up the mess, is allowing it to be further compounded just as Lord Heseltine, the duplicitous Bilderberger, who brought down Margaret Thatcher along with the now dead Lord Howe, wants.

Boris needs to wield the knife quickly, clear out the present cabinet has-beens, replace all of them with new people and develop some backbone.

This is not the Bullingdon Club, the Eton Wall Game or a “jolly jape”, it is serious business and requires laser-like focus and obsession – and a no nonsense approach.

That done, and May consigned to suburban life in Maidenhead, the country needs to start being prepared for competitiveness, bench strength and export-led growth within the context of being a composite but much larger Singapore/Swiss style country functioning as a tax haven with zero tolerance policing and a drive to focus on people producing more than they consume.

In parallel with that, we can have discussions on Brexit knowing that if they fail we can rest easy in the knowledge that we have an alternative that yields prosperity.

Labour MPs can provide input but that is not the same as secret talks which are likely to produce a negotiating position which the EU will not accept in any event.

To prevent further backsliding, we need the BBC (a Bilderberger attendee) privatised, the House of Lords abolished and replaced with a 200 person elected Senate and Channel 4 sold. This will raise money and deal with the naysayers and roadblocks to fast economic reform that have held the country back for all these years.

Then we need Boundary Commission redrawing of the Constituency map on the grounds of cost which would see MP numbers reduced to 200 with 449 fired but salaries for those left upped to £100,000 GBP with additional support staff.

Trimming the monarchy and fast re-enablement of Adult Social Care recipients over 6 weeks would save a further £50 billion GBP which can then be recycled into export led growth, improved foreign language websites, nearshoring passporting solutions and improved writing down allowances.

John Gelmini