Opinion – Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian – John Gelmini

As Dr Alf says it is time for the 1922 Committee to have a quiet word with May or better still her husband.

As things stand neither May or Davis are taken seriously by Barnier the EU negotiator who has every intention of stalling the negotiations and extracting massive amounts of money from the UK Treasury. May will not survive the Conservative Party conference and the 1922 Committee need to find a young telegenic ,”streetfighting” replacement for May instead of maintaining the pretence that she can remain ,sack disloyal colleagues and carry on.

If they persist in this illusion Corbyn and his “Red Guards” are ready and the Conservatives and the country are doomed.

The rot as in Stalin’s statement about fish starts in the head and then moves downwards to afflict the rest of the creature so for everyone’s sake May must go along with the rest of her geriatric and useless Cabinet of also rans.

John Gelmini

Must Read – Please Share – The British election: The middle has fallen out of British politics | The Economist

Please read this important Economist viewpoint before voting in the UK general election. The Economist argues that the leaders of both main parties have turned away from a decades-old vision of an open, liberal country.

The British election: The middle has fallen out of British politics | The Economist

The Economist’s conclusion is seriously inspired:

Backing the open, free-market centre is not just directed towards this election. We know that this year the Lib Dems are going nowhere. But the whirlwind unleashed by Brexit is unpredictable. Labour has been on the brink of breaking up since Mr Corbyn took over. If Mrs May polls badly or messes up Brexit, the Tories may split, too. Many moderate Conservative and Labour MPs could join a new liberal centre party—just as parts of the left and right have recently in France. So consider a vote for the Lib Dems as a down-payment for the future. Our hope is that they become one element of a party of the radical centre, essential for a thriving, prosperous Britain.

As a cosmopolitan, one-nation conservative all my life, I regrettably endorse the Economist’s conclusion. Corbyn’s Britain will be a toxic meltdown but surely May’s will precipitate an economic, social and political  train-crash? Bring on Britain’s Macron!