I never thought I would be saying this, but I am beginning to feel rather sorry for Theresa May. Now, some criticism of the prime minister is totally valid, but she can’t be blamed for everything. She did win the election by a large margin and does have a mandate to lead the country in these difficult times. It wouldn’t be right if anyone else led Britain because the Conservatives were the winning party. To listen to Sinn Fein leader, Gerry Adams, standing outside Number 10 and criticising the prime minister and then the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was one of the reasons for my change of heart.
Firstly, if the prime minister is responsible for everything we no longer need a mayor of London. So the money could be saved and spent on better housing, more police and fire officers. Secondly, if Adams would like to hold the prime minister to account why doesn’t his party take up its seats in the House of Commons and then it can form part of the democratic process? It is ridiculous that Sinn Fein do not sit in parliament because they do not want to give their allegiance to the Queen. Why bother standing for election?
Theresa May has proved to be a rather poor politician but she is probably the best of a bad bunch. She is right when she says that Britain needs leadership at the moment, especially as the Brexit negotiations are due to start on Monday. It is easy to ridicule and attack the prime minister but at least she should be given a chance: a chance to prove that she can govern Britain. If she fails, then she should go. The general election was a debacle: no landslide or majority, but she did secure the most seats and votes. Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, struck a chord with the electorate but can the future of Britain be staked on a man who was ridiculed for 18 months? He may have come good in the election campaign but there are plenty of buts.
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