Regular readers will already know of the doubts I harbour concerning 'St. Theresa of May'. The Brexit debate was a litmus test for all of our leading politicians including, and especially, her. She chose the soft option of supporting her Prime Minister by admitting that she favoured 'Remain' but then made absolutely no effort to campaign in favour of it. Her silence was deafening! Well, you could say that was shrewd politics but it was hardly brave. Since then, to be fair, she seems to be determined for Brexit but, as 'old Will' put it: "Hence shall we see, / If power change purpose, what our seemers be."
However, my unease is spreading from her to her cabinet colleagues. Perhaps it is unfair - but, heh!, when was politics ever fair? - to slag off Ms. Elizabeth Truss, the Minister of Justice, whose department gives every appearance of being unfit for purpose with prisons looking so cosy the scallywags must sometimes consider breaking in! Or the Prison (non)Service sending convicted murderers out by taxi for minor surgery where they can be 'rescued' by villains bearing guns.
Then there is Sajid Javid, the Minister for Local Communities who keeps disappearing every time the brown stuff hits the fan in his department. I had high hopes for him given that he was from humble origins but managed to work his way up the corporate banking ladder making millions as he went. Also, he was a keen Brexiteer, well, he was up until it came time to choose which side in the referendum when he lost his nerve and ratted out.
I have mentioned before my instinctive dislike of Amber Rudd who was a ferocious and ill-mannered 'Remainer' but clung on to become Home Secretary after Cameron was dismissed. Our less than distinguished Minister for Defence, Michael Fallon, gives the appearance of being a muppet with the hands of sundry Generals and Admirals up his shirt-tails!
The Tory party should be exceedingly grateful that the Labour party is led by a daft, old loony propped up by a gang of Trots.