'What would political 'giant' Willie Whitelaw think?'

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Political pygmy? Outgoing PM Boris Johnson leads a divided party. <i>(Image: PA Archive/PA Images)</i>
Political pygmy? Outgoing PM Boris Johnson leads a divided party. (Image: PA Archive/PA Images)

AS I write this both our temporary Prime Minister and our temporary Chancellor are on holiday.

It is only 24 hours after the full horror of the Bank of England’s announcements on the economy became clear, so why should they bother to get involved?

In brief what was actually announced was a big jump in interest rates (£50 a month on the average mortgage), a recession lasting over a year and inflation rising to at least 13 per cent.

This on top of fuel price hikes and home energy bills rising to £60 a week should surely be a good enough reason for them to stagger off their sunbeds and reassure us that they have a plan.

The reality of course is that they don’t.

After 12 years it has come to this.

The most important thing for Conservatives today is which stunning mediocrity will become their leader. The final two – by definition the best they can offer – are publicly tearing lumps off each other and have diametrically opposed solutions to the economic chaos we face.

They are too busy blaming each other, the EU, immigrants and the unions for this abysmal shambles which will see our standard of living decline yet again.

I wonder what former Tory giants like Cumbria’s own Willie Whitelaw would make of these political pygmies, mud wrestling while all our futures hang in the balance?

Tim Knowles
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