We’ve had time to settle down and take in the unfolding events of Westeros – but not Westminster. Here’s 5 Conservative MPs and their Game of Thrones counterparts.
A TV series full of backstabbing, lechery, criminals, and shameless manoeuvring for power. The political realm is looking more and more like an episode of Game of Thrones than ever. But who’s who?:
Tyrion Lannister vs Boris Johnson
Lots of Tyrion fans will be shaking their heads at this one. The loveable rogue from a rich family has survived scrape after scrape and dent after dent to his popularity and credibility – but has still managed to rise to be the Hand of the Queen. Sound familiar? The only difference is Boris’ unfettered personal ambition, perhaps.
Petyr Baelish & Michael Gove
Sneaky and manipulative, Baelish is however undeniably competent. After attempting to throw his closest ally and love of his life under the bus, Baelish was roundly turned on and brutally sentenced. I can’t quite see Littlefinger rising from the dead in the same way Gove has, to being a more than competent Environmental Secretary – but you never know with Game of Thrones.
Cersei Lannister & Theresa May
She made it to the top. After almost a year of something resembling strong and stable government, Theresa May has been reduced to bargaining for power, making alliances in all the wrong places (Read: the Iron Islands) and facing challenges from all directions – now, even from inside her own family/cabinet. Any fan of the show knows she can’t be lasting much longer – even though the powers over-the-sea are hoping she stays in power through a period of tumult to ease financial markets.
Jaime Lannister & Priti Patel
After flirting with a foreign power – both Lannister and Patel have received their marching orders. With friends of the former Secretary of State for International Development promising that she will be a thorn in the side of Theresa May and her Cabinet – is a coup coming?
Eddard Stark & David Cameron
No longer an MP (though many wish he was,) Cameron was roundly executed (or fell on his sword, read as you wish) at the hands of a clique of Brexiteers. Despite fighting hard for what he believed in – Cameron’s failings left the rest of Westminster squabbling amongst themselves, with dire consequences.