Anyone who has endured the performances of Liz Truss over the past weeks must surely long for the days of yore when British politicians were respected, capable statesmen, unflappable in the face of adversity and cool headed enough to lead where some of our European partners faltered. Ah, the good old days.
Conservative party members, yes those who elevated Truss to the premiership, must look at Make Me Prime Minister and wonder how the current incumbent (whom they are responsible for elevating to office) would cope when faced with a series of prime ministerial-style challenges, designed to test their leadership skills, resilience and integrity.
Ensuring that Parliamentary checks and balances are applied to challenges are Alastair Campbell and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.
In this week’s episode, sadly without Ms Truss, the eight remaining candidates are faced with their most important and timely challenge to date: attempting to tackle the nation’s energy crisis. Ad man Adam and internet sensation Jackie step up to the prime ministerial plate as the teams hit the campaign trail in Shropshire, but will Jackie’s home turf advantage pay off?
Danny proves to be a natural when it comes to charming the locals on their doorsteps, while Jackie looks to stamp her authority in the top job despite Conall’s protestations. As two substantial billboard vans hit the streets of Shrewsbury, tension within both parties threatens to blow the PMs off course. With two candidates getting the chop this week, who will make it to the final six?
Make Me Prime Minister – Tuesday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.
Image: Andrew Fox.