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    I doubt it would make any difference who headed the table, given the impossible promises made to the electorate. Someone has to hold the poisoned chalice.

  2. #482
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogg Thang View Post
    How May has lasted this long is a bit of a mystery. All the early stuff she said or agreed to (whether feasible or not), she has gone back on. She demonstrates a total inability to achieve anything. But then I suspect part of this is that everyone knows a positive Brexit doesn't exist so they're happy for someone else to take the fall.
    This is the core of it. When Cameron stepped down, hardly anyone stood up for the leadership role, because they knew it was going to be an absolute nightmare that no politician could emerge from unscathed. Instead, they all passed the buck, content instead to let someone else step up so they could throw **** at them from the sidelines for a year or two. They would heap on the criticism, but never too much - after all, they needed time to sharpen their knives for when that person inevitably stepped down/was pushed aside... But only after the immediate crisis was resolved; not before. Then they get to sweep in and play the hero, basking in the public's admiration of their reasonably competent performance because their 12-minute memory only recalls their predecessor's inability to row across a river of lava in a boat made of cardboard and using their hands as oars.

    That's how people like Boris Johnson end up being Prime Minister.

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