This Government appears to be a spin-off from the thick of it. Theresa May is a hapless Nicola Murray as Prime Minister, Hugh Abbot is the Chancellor Phillip Hammond, whilst a PG Wodehouse character plays Boris Johnson.
All of them have ambitions way above their actual talent and competency. Somehow they have found themselves in the big jobs but are so out of their depth that the shark Jaws is already circling them.
What is frightening is that May’s Government are tasked with attempting to sort out the mess that is Brexit. Despite the stern talk of no deal is a bad deal they have so far capitulated easily. Then of course there is the issue of the border between Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. A matter still yet to be resolved.
There is an abundance of incompetent cabinet ministers that in more ordinary times would never be allowed near the front bench. David Davis for example is somehow responsible for leading the talks on Brexit. It would help if he at least looked the part but instead has the look of a football match day mascot being allowed onto the pitch with his footballing heroes.
Davis has shown more skill for being lazy and inept when he was dragged before the select committee. Despite talks of a impact assessment on Brexit, Davis admitted in the tone of a school kid being caught out that he had not done so. What was more infuriating was the titters of laughter rather than finding him guilty of contempt.
Another shallow and idle big mouth is Boris Johnson, who has not only shown incompetency of huge proportions but has acted in a manner not befitting the Foreign Secretary. There was the time he made the disgusting remark about Libya becoming another Dubai when they ‘cleared away the dead bodies.’ Then there was the case of the British Citizen Nazanin Zagarhi-Ratcliffe languishing in an Iranian jail where he made it ten times worse by indicating that Nazanin was a spy when she wasn’t. Neither of these incidents was Johnson not forced to step down.
U-turns have been numerous from May’s first budget when Hammond backed down after he stated he would not hike up national insurance for the self-employed from 9% to 11%. Then during the election campaign there was u-turn on the dementia tax which would have meant relatives having to spend their inheritance on ensuring medical care for loved ones.
Everything about May screams of someone so uncomfortable and unsure that at times she resembles a frustrated Roy Hodgson unsure of how to stop his team being outplayed.
Consequently we come to the Windrush scandal and the hostile immigration policy of the Government. Amber Rudd was caught out lying but after the likes of Johnson and Davis then Amber Rudd probably thinks that there is no reason to do so.
Incidentally May is so weak that when trying to move Jeremy Hunt from Health Secretary found herself not only keeping him in post but giving him more responsibilities.
At present nobody has any idea of what exactly May’s Government stands for or what policies they wish to implement. Brexit is being made a mess of whilst they flounder from one crisis looking far from ‘strong and stable.’
This is a Government that is drowning in a Olympic size swimming pool of incompetency. From Theresa May, David Davis, Philip Hammond to Amber Rudd each and everyone of them has looked more like a ill-prepared student who has forgot to revise, flailing like a drunk in a storm when trying to give a presentation.
Maybe this is the era of ineptitude but with a Roald Dahl’s James and the giant peach sized ego. There is no shame amongst the lot of them with no lack of any direction as they flounder around in heavy waters. All they seem to be skilled in is surviving like Chucky the evil doll. Nobody should be surprised that Amber Rudd will not be forced out as Home Secretary.