Boris Johnson’s Deputy is in the US. With any luck, Sir Alan Duncan’s speech will largely have gone over the heads of the State Governors.
However, they know when someone takes a swipe at their voters. The working-class, (now really a dead phrase to describe decent hardworking people), as Sir Alan Duncan ought to know, are quite often Conservative voters, as Conservatives are aspirational!
Perhaps the only tenet of Donald Trump’s government is to try and give the workers a better life. He is always positive and optimistic about Americans. When the State Governors hear that Sir Alan thinks our people were ‘stirred up’ by the Brexit Campaign; well, we all were. Shall we? Shan’t we? We wanted plain information, but that was in short supply.
Mr Trump and the Senators will think that Sir Alan disrespects his own people, so how will he treat theirs? What is he doing there, apart from causing a diplomatic incident? He was at best patronising and at worst contemptuous of the workings of democracy (during the Brexit Referendum) and of the people. He described them as ‘throwing a tantrum’, which I think is tantamount to insulting our whole country.
So, Mrs May, or is it Boris who should respond? What more damage can your Deputy inflict? Bring him back home quickly and give him a job that shows him how to respect workers. After all, they make our economy strong and bring us peace and prosperity.
PS I hope that no-one uses this to hurt Boris, as he gave a rousing speech to the Conservative Conference and kept delegates in a ripple of laughter, mostly at his wonderful use of the English language. Mrs May is very clever to keep him as a support to the Conservative delegates. Apparently they have been nodding a little at previous speeches.