It’s not the first time it’s been said and it certainly won’t be the last: you couldn’t make it up – the Tories’ latest tactic for taking on Labour in the House of Commons is: running away.
Labour won votes in Parliament on tuition fees and pay for nurses – sadly, non-binding ‘Opposition Day’ motions – unanimously. Because the DUP had announced it was going to back the motions, so the Tories just ran for cover.
Not only that, but Theresa May has taken the extraordinary step of telling Tory MPs not to vote against any Labour motions for the entire two years of this Parliamentary session – which is two years long only because May is terrified she won’t get the traditional yearly Queen’s Speech past Parliament if she has one next year.
It was a move that even the mainstream media described as ‘humiliating’. Because it was.
The Tories are plumbing new lows almost every week in their desperate, shambolic desire to cling to power – well, to office at any rate.
So scared is Theresa May running of Jeremy Corbyn’s soaring polling and obvious superiority – and of Labour’s clear difference and popularity – that she has evidently decided it’s less damaging for the Tories to be seen running and hiding than it would be to vote and getting their arses kicked.
Wrong and feeble – and somehow managing find new barrel-bottoms to scrape on an almost daily basis. The Tories are performing the political equivalent of ‘bed-blocking’ – and for the sake of the whole country they need shuffle off to the obscurity they so plainly deserve now, not later.
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