This letter reads more like a statement of regret for having called an early election. I could never really understand what the point of taking such a gamble was. She had 3 or so years left in the tank so plenty of time. Had she managed to make a smashing success of Brexit then her mandate would be there in three years time. The massive lead she supposedly had over the Corbynite Labour Party is shrinking (still 9 but was 20 but how much faith do you put in polls?) and objectivity looking at her discussing her manifesto yesterday didn’t smack of home run or someone that was glad she called a snap election.
Now a letter like this suggesting that if The Tories lose 6 seats Corbyn is PM looks a trite condescending. If she has a sound party platform she doesn’t need need to beg like this. Corbyn, to give him his due has done a decent job in deflecting his Robin Hood give away policy platform by using Theresa May’s poor performance against her.
This election seems to be following a pattern of many politicians of late – turn up the hand outs to eleven. He/she who makes unrealistic promises wins?
Prime Minister Corbyn is not an impossibility. Letters like this show a chill is running up the spine of the Tories. This may turn out to be Theresa May’s darkest hour and hubris for thinking Corbyn was finished. Voters are pissed off. Three visits to the polling booth in 18 months is not a chore British voters want but the scare stories being dragged out of the Tory manifesto is not being countered well enough and changes to it before the election smacks of poor planning.
The first thought to come across my head when Theresa May called this election was “bad idea.” This hubris she’d romp home may prove yet again how out of touch many politicians are with their constituents and how one must never believe in polls. I think she scrapes home but for now wants the nightmare over.