Monday, June 06, 2022

The birthday-cake coup

 In January I sent this email to my MP Nigel Huddleston:

Dear Mr Huddleston

Please do not fall for the propaganda and take part in the defenestration of Boris Johnson.

He has made some mistakes and the Conservative Party is betraying many of its grass roots supporters by its woke policies, tax rises, unquestioning support for the abominable NHS etc.

But - and it is a big but - he has done a good job over the vaccine rollout and, more to the point, getting rid of him is only worthwhile if the party has a better leader to take his place.

It emphatically does not.

Despite his shortcomings, those red wall MPs and others who are fearful of losing their seats unless they get rid of Mr Johnson should realise they will definitely lose their seats if they do get rid of him.

It is alleged MPs are overwhelmed with emails calling for him to be removed. Who from? His long-term opponents. Please stick with him. How can we endure this birthday-cake farce when the world is on the brink of another war?

Today I followed it up by saying:

Dear Mr Huddleston 

I sent you the email below in January. Nothing has changed except the war is now being fought and is liable to get worse. 

Please do not vote to oust the Prime Minister.