When the leader of a country is forced to deny reports that they are a tortoise, it is safe to assume they are no longer being taken seriously.
Yesterday Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, also had to deny she was a car, a bird, a quitter or that she still had literally no idea what Brexit meant.
And this is the woman who is leading Britain into its most crucial period since the Battle of Britain. She’s no Churchill – she’s not even Swiftcover.
In the past week alone a gathering of Tory donors heard loud demands that she go. These moneybags bankroll elections, and in the days that followed MPs demanded she show some zip, warned the “window is closing” and, because Tories will fight with themselves on just about anything, rowed about Brexit. the homeless and whether manhood depended on owning, well, a manhood. Read more