Former MP Michael Portillo launched into a blistering attack on the Tory government last night on BBC This Week, saying it was “in paralysis” and had “nothing to say”.
The context: the sparse and bland Queen’s Speech.
He told Andrew Neil:
“And now it comes forward with this Queen’s Speech. After 23 years of careful thought about what they would like to do in power, and the answer is nothing.
“There is nothing they want to do with office or power. The government is in total paralysis, because the only thing that matters to the government now is the saving of the Prime Mininster’s career.
“And the saving of the Prime Minister’s career is dependent only on one thing, which is winning the Referendum for the Remain campaign, and that majority that he secured last year – it’s all for nothing.
“The government has nothing to do, nothing to say and thinks nothing.”
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