Talks between Theresa May and the DUP continue today as they attempt to negotiate a deal to give the Conservatives a majority in the house of commons.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall in that meeting. I’m sure it would give a good indication of Theresa May’s tactics and resilience heading into the imminent Brexit talks. She doesn’t fill me with confidence in terms of her ability to negotiate a good deal. She looks like the type of woman who’d enter a car dealership and walk away with an overpriced banger under the impression she got a good deal. I know it’s a different situation but you get my drift.
Her dealings with the DUP show just how far she’s willing to go to ensure an illusion of stability. You need only take a few seconds to examine some of the DUP’s questionable beliefs on Abortion, LGBT rights and Climate change to realise just how backward the party is. In this day and age, it’s hard to justify such a tactic with the sole interest of promising certainty for Britain’s future.
I can’t shake the feeling May is clinging onto what she has in a desperate attempt to rebuild her tarnished reputation amongst the public and the Tory party. She’s promised to clean up the mess that she’s created, and that’s exactly the problem. She’s shattered her own party, and surely the most respectable thing to do is step aside and let someone else take the reins. This tells me her interests lie with rebuilding her own reputation, rather than the overall prosperity of Britain.
Even ex-conservative PM John Major has emerged from the woodwork to voice his doubts on the partnership. His main concerns lie with disrupting the stability in Northern Ireland with a Tory government no longer seen as “impartial”.
My main qualm with this “collaboration” is how it would be taken if was Jeremy Corbyn in place of Theresa May. Let’s not kid ourselves, he would have been slated for it, most likely by May herself. It feels like a deal with the devil, and a deal that will most likely come back to bite her in the arse soon enough.