After Michael Gove was knocked out of the Tory leadership race in today’s vote, Theresa May will go head-to-head with Andrea Leadsom in the race to be the next Prime Minister.
So, with a prospect of a Leadsom-led government now looming, what would Leadsom’s Britain look like? Thanks to an old blog dating back to 2006, we have a glimpse of her vision for the country. What’s more, it seems that Leadsom actually has a recipe for a ‘perfect British society’.
In a blog post — entitled ‘A Tory mum’s recipe for a perfect British society’ — on her personal website, Leadsom reveals the ingredients required for truly British society:
A Tory mum’s recipe for a perfect British society
Take one cup of Anglo Saxon determination;
Mix with a jugful of Muslim respect for the family;
Stir in a pinch of traditional Asian modesty;
Whisk with two tablespoonsful of military respect for authority;
Serve on a bed of East European work ethic;
And enjoy with a full glass of British belief in the freedom of the individual!
While Leadsom goes on to state that ‘it’s only by mutual respect, a willingness to learn and the courage to live together that we will build a better life for our children,’ Mr S suspects her calls for ‘a pinch of traditional Asian modesty’ served on ‘a bed of East European worth ethic’ are more likely to viewed as patronising than respectful.