Anyone who has endured listening to Theresa May talking about anything, especially since the recent General Election campaign began, will be used to the fact that she talks nonsense – often electing to answer a question that hasn’t been asked in an effort to avoid exposure. But in so doing, she often exposes the complete vacuum of what passes for her moral sense.
Or worse than a vacuum.
May’s supposedly candid interview this morning with the BBC’s Emma Barnett had a number of noteworthy features, not least May’s continuing state of denial and the complete softness of tone Barnett used with May compared with her Corbyn interview during the campaign. That latter that may have been good technique, though, lulling a nervous and evasive May, who clearly has plenty to be evasive about after her prideful election car-crash.
But the most remarkable passage in the discussion occurred near the end – where May’s voracious appetite for non sequiturs and nonsense was transparent enough to betray an utter, shameless disregard for the feelings of the survivors of a terror attack and the family and memory of the man who died because of it.
Challenged by Barnett on her and her party’s personal attacks and vitriol aimed at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and why Mrs May is suddenly pleading for his help with Brexit, May veered off into ‘could you make this up?‘ territory that would surprise even those well used to the bizarreness of her statements:
May plumbed depths of callousness and intellectual bankruptcy remarkable even for a Tory – and which forces the listener to wonder, frankly, what she’s been smoking.