There comes a time when, as a voter, all you look for from your government is just a modicum of competence. No-one beyond the age of 15 really expects brilliance or even high intelligence but you do feel the necessity for a sort of foundation of common-sense to underlay the inevitable bumbling cock-ups. Increasingly it is becoming clear that 'Dim Dave' hasn't a clue!
Hitherto, I was prepared to lay most of the blame on his erstwhile partners in government, the 'il-Lib-non-Dems', who positively relish their inherent stupidity and who thus perished wholesale at the hands of a fed-up electorate at the last election. Likewise, 'Milipede' whose gulping, gawking stupidity was obvious to all except the entire editorial staff at The Guardian, was similarly despatched by an electorate who remained unconvinced that he could actually tie his own shoe-laces! So, without, I feel, too much enthusiasm, the Great British Public (GBP) gave 'Dim Dave' a second chance, this time, to run things on his own.
Only a few months down the line it is becoming clear that all of that hugely expensive Eton and Oxbridge 'edukashun' was wasted on this man who has the foresight of a blind-folded blind man lacking a white stick! When, as a Tory prime minister, you have the exceedingly Right-wing Daily Mail regularly lambasting you for your hopeless inadequacies after only a few months in sole power, then all the red warning lights should be flashing. But, as the old saying has it, there's none so blind as them wot won't see'! The only good news, for me, at any rate, is that the dawning realisation amongst the GBP that Dave is as thick as a plank might just swing the EU referendum my way because the more he tries to convince us that it is a terrific deal the more likely it becomes that the GBP will blow him a raspberry.
So far, so good, if it happens, but longer term one has to consider the fact that Dave's utter lack of judgment might reflect a warmer light upon 'Jezza'. True, it might only be based on an inchoate feeling that, honestly, no-one could really be as stupid as 'Jezza' appears to be so perhaps we should give him a chance. Of course, that would be a monumentally stupid error on the part of the GBP but - heh! - who ever said they were particularly bright!
There is, it seems to me, just one slight chance for the Tory party to escape annihilation at the next election. It may be, as I mentioned above, that the GBP will give Dave and his government a caning at the EU referendum. Dave, of course, is stupid enough to lead the movement for Britain to remain inside the EU and thus, if he loses, he will be forced to resign - along with his equally stupid partner in No. 11. This will be the chance for the Tory Right to take charge of their party led by either Theresa May or Boris Johnson. I'm not enthusiastic for either of them but, let's face it, anyone, including the Downing Street cat, is preferable to 'Jezza'!