Hallelujah! The resignation of one Theresa May brings joy to many people – Brexiteers, socialists and the commentariat. The socialists have another tear in their eye now – and that is due to the next Prime Minister being one Boris Johnson. For the first time since 1991, the Conservative Party now has a Prime Minister who believes in Brexit, is optimistic about Britain’s future, and is a true democrat.
The Prime Minister seems to have been taking advice from my Fantasy Cabinet. I created one many months ago and I wanted Dominic Raab at the Foreign Office, and the superb Priti Patel at the Home Office. Those two have now occurred – along with the added advantage of Mr Raab being the de facto Deputy Prime Minister. He has also put Jacob Rees-Mogg into the Cabinet, promoted new talent and has moved the amazing Liz Truss to International Trade – removing the useless Dr Fox – to negotiate trade deals all around the world. This Cabinet is brimming with talent, optimism, drive, and focusing on our withdrawal from the European Union.
However, I have noticed – to quote the Prime Minister – many gloomsters and doomsters, and absolutists, complaining that the Cabinet does not have enough Brexiteers on it and because the useless Work and Pensions Secretary has been kept it is now a source of skepticism and pessimism. What utter nonsense. Every single Cabinet Minister had to re-enact their entrance to Scouts – as I remember doing many years ago – and say ‘On my honour I will do my best to do my duty to God and The Queen and to commit to us leaving the tentacles of the suffocating bureaucracy of the European Union’. It contains four out of the five signatories to ‘Britannia Unchained’, it contains two Spartans, one of whom is in a Great Office of State, and it has a Depute PM – either Mr Gove or Mr Raab – whom voted to Leave.
This is one of the few occasions where I have been proud to be a member of the Conservative Party, and will be proud to campaign for them in the upcoming general election next year. A Cabinet that contains the talent of tomorrow and the removal of the dire, useless, wets of Gauke, Clark, Hammond, Fox, et al, and is passionate about the future this country has ahead of us. The Conservative Party is on course for a stonking majority – WHEN it delivers Brexit on Hallowe’en – and another positive of this occasion would be that Ms Soubry, Mr Grieve, etc, will no longer be honoured with the title of ‘MP’.
We should be proud of our great country and what we can achieve. We should be proud of the excellent domestic agenda that the Prime Minister has announced from finally having a plan for elderly social care, boosting funding for education, building more houses and importantly – cutting taxes. This is a mix of a One Nation and a classical liberal plan. A perfect combination. Someone may call it compassionate conservatism. Mr Johnson will go down in the history books with the names of Disraeli, Gladstone, Thatcher and Churchill – but he must deliver Brexit or he will not be PM by Christmas. He recognises that, and he will deliver. I trust him.