Wednesday 26 July 2017

May's victory will force the UK to get on with Brexit

David Cameron and Theresa May pictured together in 2007. Photo: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire
David Cameron and Theresa May pictured together in 2007. Photo: Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Brian Hayes

On both sides of the Irish Sea right now there seems to be an incredible amount of raw politics going on for this time of the year. While Enda Kenny has to deal with his own problems in Dublin, in London yet another act from the unfolding post-Brexit drama has played out in both a dramatic and bizarre fashion. It would seem that this script is fresh from a Jeffrey Archer novel.

The Tory leadership contest has come to a shuddering halt. How a relatively new and completely untested MP could effectively end up going head to head for the most senior position in British politics, seemingly unprepared for the battle ahead, is beyond comprehension.

The entire events surrounding David Cameron's departure and the leadership contest is really quite amazing, even by Tory standards of backstabbing and conspiracy. I'm sure that both Michael Gove, he of backstabbing fame himself, and his latest victim, the hapless former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, can only stare into the sky, wondering what's happened and could it all be true.

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