The Tories are stumbling through the charade of trying to get their ‘thin gruel’ Queen’s Speech through Parliament.
First they scraped a narrow win against Corbyn’s amendment to actually stop making police, firefighters, doctors, nurses and other public servants poorer.
That was closely followed by a panicked decision to fund abortions for Northern Irish women, threatening the very fabric of their agreement with the fiercely anti-abortion DUP.
But it seems it is nothing but a charade.
Even if they get through the remaining amendments without a collapse, it appears the Tories are not expecting their ‘weak and wobbly’ – not to mention morally bankrupt – government to survive very long.
And they’re already advertising for staff to fight a new General Election.
New job ads have gone up on the Conservatives’ website as CCHQ search – presumably frantically – for someone (quite a few someones, in fact) to help them fight what they see as an all-but-unwinnable battle against Labour and Jeremy Corbyn:
Whatever confidence they might attempt to project to TV cameras, the Tories are convinced enough that their government is about to topple that they’re spending significant amounts of money to hire people to fight a new election.
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