For the content of the speech was the real disaster, which, in retrospect, is now further weakening her position as prime minister and Tory leader to the point that instead of soldiering on to fight the next election, she might well be gone by Christmas.
As disasters go, this was a Category Five hurricane.
AN astonishing letter sent to Theresa May by 62 Tory MPs has leaked to the press, in which they call for an extreme Brexit.
Three Scottish Tory MPs – Colin Clark, MP for Gordon, Alister Jack, MP for Dumfries and Galloway, and Stephen Kerr, MP for Stirling – are among those who put their name to it.
READ MORE: Scottish Tory MPs defy Ruth Davidson to demand devastating Hard Brexit The letter comes from Jacob Rees-Mogg’s European Research Group, with this the first time its membership has been made public.
uch the best of many brutal comments on Theresa May’s hapless Tory-conference address was a quotation from the early James Bond: Once is happenstance; twice may be coincidence; the third time is enemy action.
That error, persisting in May’s conference speech, can be traced to the fact that the Tories have simply not yet carried out the kind of intellectual investment into solving post-2008 problems that Mrs. carried out into solving the problems of a decaying social democracy after she became Tory party leader in 1975 — solutions that pre-Thatcher Thatcherites such as Ralph Harris and Arthur Seldon of the Institute of Economic Affairs had been developing since the late 1950s.