Theresa May’s contemptible cowardice plumbed new depths on Wednesday evening. May has consistently dodged any debate of her competence and policies, leading to entirely reasonable conclusions being drawn about her lack of backbone.
In spite of being thrown into a complete funk by Jeremy Corbyn’s last-minute tactical masterstroke of announcing his participation in the BBC’s leaders’ debate, May continued to run scared of debate and allowed Home Secretary Amber Rudd to stand in for her.
Two days after the death of Rudd’s father.
Rudd did not shine in the debate. She came across as aggressive and condescending, as well as mixing up her words on several occasions (not sure ‘tempty’ is a word at all). But she earned plaudits for turning up in such circumstances, including from Labour’s Barry Gardiner, who had spent the evening ripping it out of Theresa May:
But what kind of person allows someone who has just lost her father to go onto TV to take flak that she herself is afraid of? What kind of boss has such disregard for the mental pain of one of her senior lieutenants?
Mrs May showed herself to be not only a coward, but a callous and utterly self-obsessed one – and to be entirely without the spine, let alone the humanity, that this country needs in its leader. That fact did not go completely unobserved, even as the right-wing press gave the cowardly May a free pass:
Seems Theresa May is even more terrified of Jeremy Corbyn than was already obvious – and even more inhumane.
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