TODAY voters will give the Tories and Labour an election kicking like never before. They will richly deserve it.
The Conservatives have failed catastrophically on Brexit. We should have left the EU on March 29. We’re still in.
A huge Brexit Party victory will hopefully scare the living daylights out of the Tories and Labour[/caption]
Labour have angered Leavers AND Remainers with their lies and trickery.
So we entirely understand Leave-backing Sun readers casting a protest vote for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. It is hard to justify anything else. This election should not even be taking place.
We have one caveat: Tory MEP Dan Hannan would be a loss. The Westminster chaos is not his doing.
The stalwart Leave campaigner is the brightest and best-informed MEP we have. The Brexit vote might have been lost without him.
But Hannan may too be swept away by the tide. The polls already had Farage miles ahead even before Theresa May’s final, suicidal capitulation over the second referendum and customs union.
A majority of MPs, most notably the “people’s vote” brigade, have spent three years trashing our democracy. A huge Brexit Party victory ought to scare the living daylights out of them.
That can only be a good thing.
It’s over, PM
THOSE who predicted Theresa May would be a poor Prime Minister have regrettably been vindicated.
In fairness, her task has been harder than any predecessor’s since Winston Churchill. It became all but impossible after she blew her majority in 2017.
Theresa May’s success became all but impossible after she blew her majority in 2017[/caption]
Even so, Mrs May and her woeful Cabinet of mainly third-rate friends have failed on Brexit and the social justice mission she initially championed.
Andrea Leadsom cannot bear to be a part of it any longer.
All PMs want a “legacy”. It can be the only reason Mrs May has clung on so long.
And though she will leave office with none to speak of, she can at least retain her dignity in defeat.
Even that is ebbing way.
No to bailout
PUBLIC money should not be spent shoring up British Steel.
Its collapse is devastating for thousands of workers — and the first move must be to try to secure a buyer to make the business viable. That’s a tall order.
The collapse is devastating but public money should be spent retraining workers and funding tax breaks to lure new firms to Scunthorpe.[/caption]
The second is to probe why private firm Greybull, which bought it for £1, presides over so many corporate disasters.
But under EU rules the Government cannot pour state aid directly into a failing business. Nor should it.
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It should spend millions instead retraining those workers and funding tax breaks to lure new firms to Scunthorpe.
Admittedly, that would require a coherent industrial strategy Britain lacks.
But the Tories must not abandon this community whose livelihoods are at risk.
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