I take it all back, there is no way Theresa May should stand down as Prime Minister if the alternative is Jacob Rees-Mogg.
The frankly Victorian politician took to the podium at the Conservative Conference in Manchester yesterday (Monday) and whilst he attracted his fair share of protesters, he also came with his own similarly draconian, cheer leading squad.
Whilst we have all been distracted by Boris Johnson's bumbling bid for power, beavering away in the background has been a group of Conservative party members who have set up a pressure group called the Conservative Activists.
They are all grass roots members of the Tories – remember they are the ones who voted Jacob Rees-Mogg as their favourite for leader before – who want an end to what they term 'politically correct politicians' chosen by Conservative central office. Instead they want local Conservative offices – run by the likes of themselves – to have more power to put forward their own candidates for MPs and party leaders, who will be what they term proper 'Conservatives'.
And yes we all know what that means – the likes of Rees-Mogg. The sort of Tory politician who makes David Cameron look like Robin Hood.
To back track slightly, Rees-Mogg is the Conservative MP who caused outrage for referring to food banks as 'uplifting'.
The father of six is anti-abortion under any circumstance, anti-gay marriage - all views he claims stem from his Catholic faith – and believes there is only so much the government can do to help people. After that, they are on their own.
When confronted with the impassioned views of one protester at the Conference on Monday he remained cold and removed from the situation – happy to peddle out government statistics rather than directly address the matter in hand – the fact people were dying as a result of current Conservative policy.
And here lies the problem with letting a man like Rees-Mogg become Prime Minister. He lacks respect, compassion and empathy for the majority of people in this country. He can be presented with the hard facts again and again that people are struggling and he will simply turn his head.
What we have in Theresa May is a Prime Minister who is now being forced to listen to the public. At present she is rather inept at acting on what she is being told are people's issues but at least she is realising the Tories cannot get away with doing nothing. It is far from an ideal situation but look at the alternative. We may as well all pack ourselves off to the workhouses at the merest hint the next Prime Minister will be Rees-Mogg.