My jubilation at the news of Theresa May’s planned resignation this afternoon was quickly replaced by dread at the ensuing Tory Party leadership contest and the frankly disgusting creatures that will want to replace her.
I tend not to talk about politics on this blog, but I’ve reached the point where I think that writing this down could be good for my mental health.
Politics since the Brexit referendum have revealed another side to many of the UK’s politicians: not just vain, but also inept, with a tendency towards worrying levels of populism, not to mention frequent and outrageous outright lies about trade, treaties, international law and the realities of the European Union.
The xenophobic tone has steadily increased since June 2016 and has been fuelled by policitians on all sides in a race to the bottom for the votes of the right.
It’s frankly disgusting.
I know I’m not alone when I see myself as politically homeless right now. I have no desire to see Labour in power with their current Student Union-level leadership and their inability to weed out the bigots in their ranks. My future votes will go to a party that has behaved honourably through all of this. Right now, that’s looking like the Greens. Which, under the current voting system, means I might as well bin the ballot paper.
With the risk of a no-deal car crash of a Brexit increasing by the day, I’m getting more and more worried about the future. My business has already been impacted by Brexit. My future here in the UK is uncertain – something I couldn’t have dreamt of just a few years ago.
But first: time to brace ourselves for the outrageous promises yet to be made by May’s wannabe replacements, and a rewriting of history by her fellow Tory MPs, telling us all what a great job she’d done.
Now that she’s finally agreed to step down.
When the history of Brexit is finally written, I hope they don’t skim over the enormous role the Conservatives have played in both instigating this crisis and then managing to make it worse at every single turn.