Well! That's that, then. All done and dusted. The Dirty Digger has got his way.
Murdoch has never liked the European Union - he once said: "When I go to Downing Street, they do what I say. When I go to Brussels, they take no notice"! Having thrown his weight behind Brexit (see here and here) he has now picked the post Brexit Government.
May was the obvious candidate for prime Minister. Although it was known she privately wished to 'leave', she positioned herself as 'remain' but kept out of the debate and did not argue for the 'leave' side. Instead she argued for greater control of immigration and to leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights - both Brexit positions.
Murdochs fingerprints are all over the Tory leadership election, swiftly moving competitors out of the way so that May had an unimpeded coronation.
First, there was the leak from Sarah Vine, Michael Gove's wife, about Johnson - the first cut. Then Murdoch's ever faithful servant, Gove, fell on his sword by betraying someone he had known for thirty years. The second cut was enough for Boris Johnson - he retired hurt.
Such an act of betrayal meant that Gove had no chance of being elected, just leaving Andrea Leadsom to be dealt with.
A Times interview did the job - suggesting that Leadsom claimed she would be a better Prime Minister because she has children while May doesn't. Leadsom was forced to apologise and quickly withdrew from the race.
As PM, May has quickly rewarded those who stood to one side: Johnson is the new Foreign Secretary and Leadsom is Minister for the Environment. Both extraordinary appointments. Johnson has ridiculed several International leaders, from Obama to Putin, while Leadsom does not believe in Climate Change and does support fracking!
Another Murdoch appointment involves previously disgraced Tory politician, Liam Fox. He is now Minister for International Trade and can be seen here a few days before the announcement, breaking bread with Murdoch.
All in all Murdoch has created a heavy-weight pro-Brexit, anti-europe, pro-war, neo-con government. Is that what Britain really needs and wants?
Posted by Nicholas Moore 6:19:38 pm