As the election fallout trundles on I carried out my own post mortem on the lamentable performance of the Tories. It's short and sweet as you may expect from me.
What seems clear to me was that the party chose somebody to lead without conducting an in-depth analysis of whether competence in a government department would mean competence at number 10 . A bit like taking the boiler-room foreman into the bridge of a luxury liner.
Which leads on to the observation that however repulsive and odious one may find Mr Corbyn's policies and speed-dial list, he displayed emotional intelligence and connected well with the electorate.
The lesson is clear for us beancounters. We may have some great backroom number crunchers with tremendous insight into clients' affairs but when an opening for a client-facing promotion comes up, think once, think twice and think again.
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