Theresa May Is Toast. Conservatives Want Brexit – And They Want It Now

Theresa May Is Toast. Conservatives Want Brexit – And They Want It Now, by James Delingpole.

I’m at Britain’s Conservative party conference, testing the water to see whether Brexit is ever going to happen or whether it’s all over and we might just as well kill ourselves now. …

The current “conservatives” in charge are insipid:

Britain is currently being governed by a bunch of muppets.

They are useless: Conservatives in name only. Timid, entirely lacking in principles, and led by undoubtedly one of the feeblest, most uninspiring, most excruciatingly dogmatic and wrong prime ministers in British history.

Theresa May has to go. Everyone knows this. The frustration is palpable. …

It’s like attending a Presidium of the Supreme Soviet: the stale party line doggedly reiterated to no enthusiasm from the assembled delegates. May – who doesn’t speak till Wednesday: don’t hold your breath, nobody here in Birmingham is — has all the charisma of Leonid Brezhnev in the days when he stood sepulchrally under his furry hat and the outside world tried to guess whether he was actually alive or whether he’d died and been embalmed like Lenin, and wheeled out like the dead El Cid just for show. …

Britain is in danger of being hijacked by the most far-left government in its history. But instead of rising to the Jeremy Corbyn challenge with a vigorous defence of conservative principles, May’s cabinet has collectively decided that about the best it can do is make a few noises about Social Justice and hope it makes one or two voters hate the government less. …

Meanwhile, certain other conservatives are inspiring and popular:

Just as a reminder — since May and her Remainer-dominated cabinet seem to have forgotten — the vote was for Britain to leave the European Union. Not hang in some Remainer-Civil-Service endorsed half way house where Britain suddenly gets all the disadvantages but none of the (risibly few) benefits it used to have. But actually to leave.

It’s what pretty much everyone is clamouring for at this conference. Which is why the fringe events featuring Brexiteers like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Owen Paterson, Priti Patel, Andrea Jenkyns and, Tuesday’s big event, Boris Johnson are completely rammed with queues round the block.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific, Charles