I hope it’s not personal, homophobic or sexist or whatever but I’ve long thought she does need a bit of rebuffing to reduce her loud, bullish, buffalo-straddling, Boris Johnson-like, persona and tendencies. Ah, reading on, it seems I’ve misunderstood the term rebuffed. Must be my age. Theresa may has rebuffed her. Oooh, an even worse image for my pervy old 70s mind.
Sorry about that. Here’s the real story. Ruth wanted Theresa to drop her immigration target. She even suggested that some immigration was good for the economy and may have seemed to accuse Theresa of ‘easy slogans’. Ooooh, dangerous.
Theresa has rebuffed her. That’s about it. Get back in your box little Scottish leader. I’m the PM remember? They say Ruth is well-liked by ornery English Tories but she’ll need to remember they’re not in charge. Theresa is.
I don’t know about you, but I think we’ve passed peak Ruth. She’s served her purpose and will have little influence in future.