And no, not just because of the big tits on page 3 - do behave! No, The Sun has had some excellent political commentators over the years and today we have one of the best, Mr. Tom Newton Dunn, their political editor. In these febrile times we need some clear thinking allied to clear writing to get to the heart of things. Mr. Newton Dunn offers seven exceedingly sound reasons why 'St. Theresa' will not suddenly go for a snap election. I will not list them all, you can read them on The Sun site, but here are some of the key points he makes:
- The long awaited constituency boundary changes will give the Tories an extra 25 seats. But they don’t come into effect until 2018, so it’s well worth any Tory leader waiting for that first.
- Theresa needs the prospect of calling a general election still up her sleeve in case can’t get her negotiated deal through the House of Commons in 2019. That will be a far bigger fight than how to trigger Article 50, and she can’t call two general elections in as many years without looking very weak.
But perhaps the most compelling reason for 'St. Theresa to 'hang fire' is the effect it might have on the Conservative party itself which is split top to bottom on the whole notion of Brexit:
The biggest reason of all: an election now will split the Conservative Party in two, so big is the bitter divide now over Brexit and what it should look like. Probably a formal split. Every Tory leader for the last 30 years has been desperate to ensure that didn’t happen under their watch. Theresa sure doesn’t want it to be on hers.
The chances of the Supreme Court over-ruling three of the most eminent judges in the land is about equal to the survival of a snowball in hell, so the next few months will require some fancy footwork from the government. The fact that the Judges are under huge 'incoming fire' from 'the smelly socks' brigade in the press will only serve to unify them.
So now is the time for the politicians to earn their money by serving the expressed wish of the public, a wish incidentally, that was only granted to them by those self-same politicians in a 6-1 vote!