Just trust Theresa
A PERPLEXED Theresa May has complained to close allies: ‘I don’t understand it. I voted Remain. Why do they think I’ve suddenly become some crazed Brexiteer?’
Her outburst, disclosed today by The Mail on Sunday, signals a new and complex phase in the post-referendum battle. Mrs May was rightly determined to obey the popular will, expressed in the referendum.
She rightly squashed attempts by EU supporters to undermine the outcome.
In doing so, she may have given the impression she was keener on a hard Brexit than she actually is. Now she must reassure the large Remainer minority (to which she herself belongs) that their concerns will not be forgotten.
She deserves the nation’s support as she does so.
Few have yet realised just how fierce and complex the exit talks will be.
There is a great deal of negotiable space between hard and soft Brexit, and if we are wise we will inevitably end up somewhere between those two points.
Those who believed that last week’s vote was the end of the controversy are very much mistaken. It has only just begun.