The prerogative of the harlot through the ages
While Boris Johnson is writing his £250,000 a year column in the Daily Telegraph and advising us all to be optimistic about Brexit, the pound is sliding through 31 year lows and six Property Funds in the city of London have closed to withdrawals.
On the day after the referendum result was declared Michael Heseltine mounted a scathing attack on Johnson for “leading his troops to the sound of the guns then quitting the field of battle”!
The further spectacle of Nigel Farage resigning as UKIP leader is yet another example of the unwillingness of the “Leave” campaigners to take responsibility for the Brexit negotiations and their consequences.
To quote Stanley Baldwin, three times British Prime minister back in those far off days of the 1930’s when Britain was still a Great Power, the principal Leave campaigners have achieved - “... power without responsibility — the prerogative of the harlot through the ages.
Following Gove’s back-stabbing of Johnson we are, of course, all enjoying the spectacle of the Tory leadership contest and also watching the Labour Party tear itself apart. It would be great fun if it wasn’t so serious!
Listen to Ken Clarke’s candid “off the record” comments, in which he dismisses the idea of Michael Gove as Prime Minister and discusses the other leadership candidates with Malcolm Riffkind.
The Leave campaign’s lies and back-tracking on their undeliverable promises are not, however, at all funny! Neither is their characteristic bluster about a bright future outside the EU!
They have created a climate of uncertainty that will affect the country’s prospects for inward investment and employment for a decade and also probably provoked the break-up of the UK!