Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

As Oscar Wilde said: anyone who can read of the death of Little Nell without laughing has a heart of stone:

Theresa May has said sorry to the Tory MPs and ministers who lost their seats as a result of her decision to call a snap general election which cost the Conservatives their majority. A disastrous set of election results have left Mrs May clinging onto power with the Prime Minister forced to pursue a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to stay in Downing Street.

She had been hoping to boost her mandate for Brexit negotiations but the Tories actually lost seats and fell below the 326 needed to form a majority government. She has set out her intention to form a minority government which will be entirely reliant on the DUP's 10 MPs to pass its legislation in parliament.

Mrs May's decision to remain in post despite her failure to deliver the resounding Tory victory she had been aiming for has prompted widespread condemnation, with opposition leaders including Jeremy Corbyn calling on her to resign.

I'm with Corbyn on this one. As I tweeted last night:

And another, highly unpopular, observation:

Let me add: or childless men, for that matter. The fact is that none of the current European leaders has so much as a grandchild among them. Some of them are single, some gay, some married to their mothers. But none of them has a stake in the future.