November 15, 2018

Opinion: Esther McVey Wants the Tory Leadership

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

For a while now, I’ve thought that former Minister for Work and Pensions Esther McVey had leadership material. She’s a great look for the Tory Party. She’s got the Scouse accent, which is great for their image in Liverpool. The Tories are hated in many parts of Merseyside, so perhaps she could help win some of those guys over and finally help them forgive Thatcher. She’s also presentable, friendly, and kind of sweet. The perfect face for the “Nasty Party.”

Her actions in the Cabinet meeting last night have pretty much confirmed my suspicions, too. Downing Street sources told the press that McVey was crying during the meeting last night, after being emotionally aggressive with the Prime Minister and being shot down by the Chief Whip. She reportedly told the Prime Minister that she wanted her draft Withdrawal Agreement be put to a vote in Cabinet so that the decisions of every Cabinet minister could be put on record.

Why else would she want that, other than to ensure that the British people know she was never on board with this betrayal in the first place? I think she wanted to cover herself in the event of her standing for leadership of the party.

Brexiteer backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg even confirmed that she’s leadership material, telling a journalist from The Times during a press conference that he believed McVey, David Davis (former Brexit Minister), Boris Johnson (former Foreign Secretary) and Penny Mordaunt (Minister for International Development) were all potential leadership material.

She even has the safe seat she needs, now! She lost her seat in Wirral West in 2015 after serving from 2010, but re-entered Parliament after being gifted the Tatton safe seat vacated by George Osborne. So she’s all set.

Now all we need is a leadership challenge. If she doesn’t stand this time, mark my words. She will stand again. And I think she’d win.

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commented 2018-11-16 18:31:41 -0500
ROBERT DEWAR commented 1 hour ago.
Robert I am not familiar with the work of Esther McVey but I feel sure that she cannot be any worse than Theresa May who is trying her best to give, what used to be, Great Britain, away to the NWO Marxist controlled EU . Offering a near forty billion pound bonus, to do so, with another twenty billion waiting in case they want more. If the EU and it’s backers ever do obtain full control of the UK it will become one huge death camp controlled by Nazi’s and their Marxist Brothers.
May, right now is clinging on to her position of PM by her fingernails but she has the whole backing of the far left Fake News Media behind her and she might just make it.

The fools who used to live on the hill…….Voting, ‘Remain’.
commented 2018-11-16 17:14:07 -0500
I am a conservative. I have been a conservative all my life. I was raised in a conservative household, within a conservative society. But this does not mean I hate the poor, the weak, and the vulnerable. My conservatism does not oblige me to torment and abuse those whose circumstances render them unable to defend themselves
That is not conservatism: that is psychopathia.

In early July this year, Esther McVey, the work and pensions (DWP) minister (until her resignation yesterday, 15-11-18, over disagreements on Theresa May’s Brexit deal), was forced to apologise to Parliament. She had previously told Parliament that the National Audit Office (NAO) had stated that the Tories’ flagship new benefits system, Universal Credit (which has been plagued by technical problems and is now more than six years behind schedule) was being rolled out “too slowly” and that it should “continue at a faster rate”.
The NAO actually said that the Universal Credit rollout should be paused until these many problems with the system were rectified.
Esther McVey has now apologised for “inadvertently misleading” MPs. But there was nothing inadvertent about it. She lied to parliament as the Tories try to conceal how much of an utter disaster Universal Credit is.
In June 2018 the National Audit Office stated that the government’s benefits system changeover to Universal Credit fails to deliver promised financial savings or employment benefits, and leaves thousands of vulnerable claimants in hardship.
The NAO in effect refuted Esther McVey’s claims for Universal Credit, concluding that the new welfare programme may end up costing more than the benefit system it replaces; that it cannot prove it helps more claimants into work; and that it is unlikely to ever deliver value for money.

Esther McVey continued to refute all criticisms of Universal Credit, from whatever direction, until the moment of her resignation.
I do not see her (in the event she ever became leader of the Tory party) as a Premier I could ever respect.
commented 2018-11-15 15:51:40 -0500
About time the UK Conservatives had a new leader, that NWO Marxist Theresa May is beginning to get boring. In fact if May dose not step down and she only will if forced to, I predict Civil War on the streets. 17.4 Million people, who voted ‘Leave’ are already pee’d off.
commented 2018-11-15 14:31:02 -0500
“Downing Street sources told the press that McVey was crying during the meeting last night…”

Yup, sounds like real leadership material to me.