MANY people will revel in the resignation of Damian Green, a key member of Theresa May’s cabinet, at this difficult time for the country, particularly those in the Labour Party and those of the Remain persuasion.

The public, or is it the media, appears to require this country to be run by people with a blameless background never having put a foot wrong.

It reminds me of the saying ‘He who is without sin let him cast the first stone’. I think on this basis it is difficult to see anybody qualified to hold public office.

If you go back in history and take, for example William Gladstone, one of our truly great Prime Ministers, he would walk the streets of London alone at night supposedly trying to persuade prostitutes to change their ways.

Or Lloyd George, a great wartime leader in the First World War whose womanising caused huge scandal, or indeed Winston Churchill, our inspirational Prime Minister, who in the Second World War led this country to victory, who enjoyed a drink.

I wonder if, under the present level of scrutiny, whether any of them could have achieved great office and had they not where would this country be.

Fast forward to the present day.

We have in prospect the possibility of Jeremy Corbyn as our next Prime Minister, someone who has never earned or achieved high office or has done anything else of particular note in his career except criticise those in office from the security of the back benches.

With his right-hand man, John McDonnell, as future Chancellor, who previously confessed to being a Marxist, he tells us he is going to instigate a programme of nationalisation and increasing the public debt.

Jeremy Corbyn is a great admirer of the late Hugo Chavez, the former socialist President of Venezuela, who turned his country, once one of the most prosperous in Latin America, into an economic basket case with many of the population facing hunger.

They say every country gets the government it deserves. Perhaps his supporters need a dose of his policies to realise that money does not grow on trees — a pity about the rest of us.

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