THERESA May's disastrous, accident-prone speech to the Tory Party conference in Manchester is easily explained.

In the midst of the meltdown of capitalism in Britain (and all over the world), and attendant rampant, rising social inequality, the politics of this party of the idle rich are increasingly unspeakable, unintelligible, and unacceptable.

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases.

May and the Tories in general suffer from the disease of unearned income, extracted from the unpaid labour of the working class.

Her collapsing background scenery also symbolises the imminent collapse of a failed, failing, and bankrupt capitalist system, which long ago outlived its historical usefulness and now acts as a malignant parasite on humanity and its future progress.

James Roberts, Wallasey.