The self-seeking and moronic mantra of "will of the people" remains the standard propagandist response when challenged on any action relating to Brexit. Alongside the cheerleading of the Labour front bench, this is a prime deflection from the depths of odium to which the Tories are sinking. Whatever views that you hold on the provision of social security, the revelation of the intrusive, demeaning and evil requirements placed on victims of sexual violence to "prove" entitlement to support "excess" children marks a new low in the immoral and evil stigmatisation of groups who will never vote Tory, so their rights can be expunged.
Evil does sow the seeds of its own destruction. To watch the troll-like Ruth Davidson behave like a nodding dog in supporting the dismantling of society has been educational, showing the veneer that the Scottish Tories have used to sham application for readmission to the human race is toxic and peels off whenever the London apparatus calls for unconditional loyalty.
Whatever previous Tory administrations have been, they have never descended to this level of ignorance and vindictiveness. The Thatcher years were typified by monomania and sociopathy, but not by a deliberate and sustained assault on reason and the fearful lashing-out at those who see through the windy, hypocritical rhetoric. Thatcher's Tories were not venal toadies to the media - though she owed favours to Murdoch she did not allow him and Paul Dacre to dictate every aspect of policy. Thatcher's legacy was malevolent, but she did not make out that opposition was in some way treasonable and to be attacked as a diversion - May has much more in common with Pinochet and Trump than any legitimate strand of British political thought.
To be attacked by the Daily Mail is now routine. The Liberal Democrats, maintaining a pro-European position and actually opposing the regime, are now "enemies of the people". The excellent New European, unafraid to articulate a rational partisanship and deploying the techniques of attack journalism effectively, is a similar demon to the hypocritical, Euro-grabbing Dacre and his retinue of sycophantic purveyors of fascism. They are scared that the forces of reaction and hatred they have unleashed will come back to bite them when their self-seeking Nazi tropes are shown to have promoted the interests of the oligarch and the venal at the expense of the credulous whose resentments they have channelled. Bring it on.
Every act that this idiotic and treacherous administration commits demonstrates a delusional inadequacy. A week ago, Lord Howard whipped up hysteria and a third-rate jingoism against Spain - attempting to deflect from the reality that the status of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands has not been secured by the suicidal failure of the Tories to contemplate the long-term consequences of their internal battles with UKIP. The hysterical schoolmistress response of May to her constant outwitting by the infinitely-superior Nicola Sturgeon provides headlines for the poodle press but does nothing to support the Union that is allegedly so precious t her.
The Electoral Commission has concluded that the Tories secured their victory in 2015 through means that were illegitimate. There are criminal investigations that run deep through May's diseased apparatus. This is a slow-motion unravelling of a government whose roots are built on sand, and who would be failing in England if there was any sign of fight from the opposition party with the greatest parliamentary representation. May is, instead, basking in the approbation of returning UKIP defectors. To regard endorsement by Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless as an achievement demonstrates the moronic sectarianism to which the Tories are descending.
Perhaps May's paymasters are delighted with this. Self-harm and national destruction are not required by the Oath of Allegiance to the monarchy (another anachronism behind which the Tories tend to hide whenever their legitimacy is challenged). However, they are not the acts of a rational leader. Unless her accountability is elsewhere, as I suspect many of her payroll vote and supine backbenchers tend to face east, this is more serious than merely being an inadequate liar with no moral compass and immense chutzpah.
My increasing view is that May is sick. Sick in the sense of believing that she is right, and is doing the right thing even when it is manifestly wrong and all the evidence goes against it. It is closer to Munchhausen's Syndrome than Ayn Rand. Her actions are systematically skewed against rational outcome, and only because she is not called out on this does the bandwagon continue to roll. Reasonable people would assume that in a leader, with responsibility, will act accordingly - and it is much harder and difficult to accept the contrary despite all the evidence.
Ironically, it may be easier to understand the damage being inflicted on Britain and Europe by avoiding any reference to political ideology. May's delusions and depravity are not detectable, but there is a cumulative pattern of both idiocy and determination to pursue evil even in the face of evidence. With lackeys in the press and the BBC, the deflection and cover-up is perfected. Given the abuse of a position of trust, it may well turn out to be that the inspiration behind the current vileness is unconsciously not Margaret Thatcher but Harold Shipman.