What has Andrea Jenkyns, PPC for Morley done? As always with politicians, it is the little slip of the tongue, a throwaway remark that dives them into trouble.
She was being interviewed on the News at Ten and what did she say about Mrs May refusing a leadership contest:
“She, (Mrs May) may not have wanted to lose face.”
This phrase has started wars from the Great War 1914-18 to wars ever since. Some countries in the Middle East and the Far East cannot bear to lose face. They feel it as a great insult. Amongst some men.
Do some women feel loss of face? I have no idea. Do you?
Maybe we could stop wars by using female diplomats.
Still, it is not a phrase to use, ever. Maybe it will fade away.
If the Deputy Conservative Whip mentioned the word ‘resignation’, he was misled. It should be banned from the vocabulary as it tends to reverberate in the minds of troublemakers.
The other phrase is ‘General Election’. Nobody wants one, especially the voters.
Is it possible that the thought of Labour’s far-left views finding themselves at No. 10, may have already occurred to train operators? Tony Blair cancelled shareholders’ money when he nationalised the trains.
We are standing on an abyss, our toes curled over the edge. Talk of no Brexit is daft and not what the majority of people voted for. Please put pride aside and invite in the CBI who can explain how business decisions are taken, i.e., talking to the experts involved and Consultancies like Deloitte and KPMG. Money spent on them now will reap millions later and keep Mrs May where she is.
It may be a thought to divert Mr Trump’s plane away from Heathrow and send him to Scotland. However, that would be to miss seeing the giant caricature balloon of himself.
Also, if he utters the word ‘football’, a word sacred to the English,, even if we eventually lost, he will whip up distaste from a whole nation. When we react to a national event, we are just as passionate as Mr. Trump.
So he laid into Angela Merkel’s German government today. She looked like she was trying not to laugh. Mr Trump must have got the wrong end of the stick. She dismissed his remarks, but gently as you would to a child in a paddy.
Time to put up those screens. We won’t be talking Trump; we’ll be celebrating the English team who gave us a semi-final to watch. It is the first time in 28 years and it seems that there will be a possible runner-up match on Saturday. Let them win something beyond memories and our supporters in Russia will thank them.
Congratulations to England; we loved it, but we lost it. Let’s keep cheering for them until Sunday. Of course then will be the culmination of Wimbledon and the ultimate in channel-hopping.
Have an exciting weekend.
How wonderful, the young boys are all out, safe and sound. Thrill and delight for their parents and relief for everyone around the world. It is down to brilliant logistics and Engineers who diverted pumped up water, yet mainly the divers who worked tirelessly to actually get the boys out.
To the filmmakers, you are not operating in a democracy. You will have to use exquisite politeness to talk to people. It would be politic to approach Narongsak Osatthanarkorn, the Governor of the Chiang Rai region and logistics wizard for the operation to bring the boys out of the caves. A tremendous job and he should be acknowledged for that.
Thank you to the divers who undertook missions to the caves, put full oxygen tanks along the route. I think they had to do that every day for every four rescues. It would be good to hear their story.
To the 7 divers from the UK’s Cave Research Council, congratulations on your brilliant work. It is another notch in pride of the UK. I hope that the boys start objecting to their bland diets, always a good sign.
The deliberations at Chequers have been agreed to a soft Brexit and we will never want a hard Brexit, as that will hit the man on a street, trying to keep himself in a job and the economy growing.
“Sharing a common rulebook’ is a chance to compromise with a Customs Union , Irish borders for the Irish and free trade. There will be enough arguments against it from the EU as the UK seems to have done a good deal for itself. Some jealous Europeans will not like it, so we need to present a united front, just like the Cabinet. It is our country at stake.
Congratulations to Mrs May.
If some dimwit Conservative MP’s attempt ‘dear John letters’, let them go back to their constitutuencies beforehand. And later give them Mr. Trump to deal with. He will tear us apart if he can.
PS So we have lost Mr David Davis. Everyone will thank him for what he has done, but to quit when we are near agreement is sad.
Each Cabinet member is vying for position, instead of looking at the wider picture.
We need free two-way Customs and free two-way trade between the UK and the EU. If it has to be costed, then we must remember that the EU sends trade to the UK. The problem has been that the negotiators are not being given leeway to settle the best deal.
Let no-one in the Cabinet bleat business experience. Let some of them resign. Shame on Mr Javid for joining the boys against Mrs May so fast after gaining his promotion.
If we need more routes from Dover, Folkestone, e.g., one for cars, one for other products. Let Chief Operating Officers of our largest companies into business negotiations. They should be able to see the bigger picture. What about the House of Lords? Vast experience that can be put to use in these negotiations.
Include Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland to have the peaceable routes across an invisible border, that they have had for 22 years.
The Cabinet is relatively inexperienced. If they cannot see beyond their own importance, they have to go.