I don’t know about ‘nice’. You can’t be too horrid in politics these days, ‘dim’ well I would struggle to find anyone in the present cabinet that I could describe as intelligent. I suppose a lot depends on how you define intelligence. Self serving short sightedness wouldn’t be in my definition.Classicrock wrote: ↑Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pmMarketing and politicians have a lot in common. An inability to grasp technical matters or any logical thinking. Also like the sound of their own voice. Plenty examples of the later trait now populate Youtube. Applying any form of logic would lead to HS2 being binned and establishing some common solution to Brexit that the EU were likely to go along with. The prime numpty at present who displays all the hallmarks of 'Nice But Dim' is the current transport minister. Latest in a succession of bungling idiots who have presided over disasters running from the demise of Rover cars to controlling migration by chucking out the wrong people. I firmly believe a reliance on clueless civil servants (Sir Humphrey types) has a lot to do with this.
I think politics has changed since I started voting and not for the better. It wasn’t all that clever before,but I felt even if I didn’t agree with the politics of an MP I thought many were at least driven in part by ideological conviction.
This business with Brexit was from my limited understand driven by a desire to keep the Tory party from ripping itself apart and becoming unelectable; not a lot to do with the long term betterment of the UK. Even Cameron didn’t believe it was going to be a ‘good thing’ for the UK.
T may was badly advised when she activated article 50. She could have found another way to appease the rabid right wing.