A Cloudy Outlook . . .

Our wandering boys landed in San Francisco about 2.50 am BST.

Here now overcast after a sunny start. Spring Fling weekend now on, so it will be a shame if the weather turns iffy.

Most comment about Mrs.May’s departure that I have seen on Facebook, Twitter and in the Guardian, is of the”good riddance to bad rubbish ” variety with not a few references to the great harm she has done to many people during her time at the Home Office and after. One or two valiant souls endeavouring not to speak ill of the dead point out her tears as evidence of hitherto unsuspected human feelings, while others mention her hard work and persistence in the face of difficulty. But this does not convince me, stubbornness can be a virtue in certain circumstances but in her case was more like stupidity and an inability to change her mind when faced with new situations and fresh evidence. She ended up a bit like Hitler in his bunker (who allegedly was ) moving imaginary divisions about as Germany collapsed above him. She also seemed to have an invincible sense of her own fitness for the job over against all others. A sort of Messiah complex, and I suspect she will go off into the shadows with a permanent sense of being the misunderstood and rejected one who alone could have saved her country. She spoke of compromise, but all too often it seemed to be the sort of compromise which is that you adopt my view as given. As I have already written, the Conservatives now have to rake around among the dross that is left to find the least worse, least harmful specimen, to prop up as the next puppet leader. We are in a dreadful state and although I am a firm believer in the idea of a European Union and our membership of it, I now begin to think that General de Gaulle was right and that we are not fit to belong to such a thing. The pariah and laughing stock of Europe.

About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Citizen of "Nowhere" acccording to my Prime Minister. Citizen of Europe according to me. Fervent Remainer. Thinks that Members of Parliament and especially Ministers of the Crown, who lie to Parliament should be barred from any sort of public office until a public recantation - three shots, then out for life.
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