A graphic demonstrating one very disappointing fact about Theresa May’s cabinet has appeared on Facebook, and it shows exactly why a cabinet reshuffle is essential if the United Kingdom is to achieve the Hard Brexit that so many people voted for in June 2016.
The Leave.EU page published a photo of the current cabinet on Wednesday, and every cabinet member’s face was covered by a flag that represents how they campaigned during the run up to the original vote – Leaver or Remainer.
As you can see below, there is a huge ‘Remain’ bias that surrounds the Prime Minister Theresa May – even Mrs May herself is covered with the EU’s ring of stars!
We can only see eight Union Flags in this image, and they are overwhelmed by those who fought passionately to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union.
Although publicly Mrs May has said that Brexit is happening and that her highest-ranking government officials need to be working towards it, surely this huge Remain bias at the government’s top table is going to give Brussels’ negotiators the best possible chance of getting the Brexit deal that they want.
Deep down, cabinet Remainers must know that they have a huge opportunity to make Brexit as ‘soft’ as possible, and this is why the so-called Brexit In Name Only (BRINO) has become a terrifying prospect.
However, it is time to get real. If Theresa May was serious about delivering a proper Brexit based upon the principle that a majority of the turnout voted Leave in the first place, she would make an effort to create a more balanced cabinet.
Even if a 50:50 split wasn’t possible, there must be scope for redressing the balance a little – 8 Leavers out of 29 is an insult.
Putting Jacob Rees-Mogg in there would be a start!