The death throes of Britain

17 Jun

Wee Ginger Dug


You can smell the panic. It is composed of equal parts stale sweat and stale alcohol, the rank breath of the morning after the night before, and a slew of tweets and press releases desperately attempting to forestall the inevitable. You’ve been found out, and it’s just a matter of time before the consequences come home and see the wreckage. That’s the uncomfortable place where the Scottish Tories are right now. I’d feel sorry for them, but … nah. Hell slap it intae thaim, as yer maw would say.

Today, Monday, Sky News released the results of a poll of Conservative party members about who they thought would be a good party leader and Prime Minister. Boris Johnson topped the poll at 77%, followed by Dominic Raab on 68%. Rory Stewart, the darling of the Guardian comments section, trailed in a poor last at 31%. The more brazen lies you…

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