The idea of a Pyrrhic victory is one of those over-used phrases that in some ways has become so familiar as to have its meaning blunted. But, if you look up the meaning of a Pyrrhic victory, “a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat” it could have been created for the situation that Theresa Mayhem and the Terrible Tories now find themselves in, and more importantly the UK. Although, the phrase maybe needs an amendment to include the phrase, “but remains in denial about the whole occurrence and blunders on with the delusion of being in power regardless”.
The craven way in which TM apologised to her backbenchers in order to gain support for her wibbly-wobbly leadership tells you everything you need to know about this woman. She should have been acknowledging the election result and crawling on her hands and knees to the country to apologise to us, the people. For what? Where do I start? Triggering Article 50 before calling the election, calling an unnecessary election that has cost us £130-million, getting in to bed with the DUP… I fear I’d need a roll of toilet paper to fully catalogue the wrongs she’s inflicted on this country, and that’s just in the last couple of months.
Maybe we need to come up with a modern equivalent of a Pyhrric victory, one that fully encompasses the idea of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, while suffering a bout of amnesia about the whole event. A Mayhemic victory perhaps? But that would then that would take her actions into perpetuity and the history books, when quite frankly, I’m sure we’d all like to suffer a bout of collective amnesia and forget that her hubris had ever pushed us over this cliff edge.
It’s a pity we no longer apply epithets to our rulers. The Dark Age people had a ruler, Aethelred the Unraed, who has become known to history as Aethelred the Unready, whereas Unraed actually meant ‘ill-counselled’. TM has been both of these things; she should have studied history a little closer at school me thinks. For those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.