Theresa May loses her third secretary of state in two months. And these journalists want us to be impressed. [TWEETS]

Damian Green
Kerry-anne Mendoza

To lose one secretary of state is unfortunate. To lose two is incompetent. But three? In two months? Theresa May might well be heading for a record. Yet despite this, some journalists would like UK voters to believe this all adds up to a win for the Prime Minister.

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In November, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned over allegations of sexual impropriety. He was followed out of the door by Priti Patel, after the International Development Secretary held a series of secret meetings with Israeli authorities. And now, May has sacked Damian Green for lying about allegations that he had porn on his office computer.

By anyone’s standards, an inglorious series of events. And in all of them, May dragged her feet. With Green and Patel in particular, the PM backed both until forced to do otherwise.

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Yet for some journalists, this is what it looks like when May is winning.

Former BBC political editor Nick Robinson described it as a show of strength:

Mail columnist and rabid anti-Corbyn writer Dan Hodges also had admiration for the PM:

Former political editor for The Independent on Sunday Jane Merrick virtually penned the PM a love letter:

Their message was identical to the senior Conservatives filling media slots the morning after the sacking.

No one is buying what you’re selling

The spin effort did not pay off. Members of the public took to social media to air their views; with many expressing frustration at being told black is white and up is down by a press pack gone mad:

Whatever the Conservative Party and its friends in the press are trying to sell, Britain isn’t buying it.

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