Fanatics back May into Corbyn’s corner
AND so the interminable Brexit impasse goes on. A high-stakes meeting between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to attempt to solve the crisis was inconclusive.
And while striving nobly to enact the will of the people and leave the EU, the Prime Minister is still battered from all sides.
The angry wails and betrayed cries of Brexiteers rang louder as she edged towards a customs union – and Tory civil war.
Holding talks with the Labour leader was ‘absolutely appalling’, bemoaned Iain Duncan Smith. Two ministers resigned in disgust. Furious activists tore up their membership cards.
Yes, the Mail shares the revulsion that Mr Corbyn, a Marxist ideologue who has never put the nation first, will help decide our fate. But what, honestly, could Mrs May do? Slowly, she has been backed into a corner. Her Remain- supporting MPs threw a hissy fit, forcing No Deal off the table – losing a key bargaining chip. The DUP would not budge over the Irish backstop – and the obstinate EU refused to offer any minor concessions.
And the Tory European Research Group zealots refused to accept the game was up – voting down her deal, which allowed an orderly Brexit, as it wasn’t pure enough.
If those 28 rebels had backed her, Britain would be on a springboard into the world. Instead, they pushed Mrs May to Mr Corbyn, and now have the audacity to mither.
Now looms a departure that is barely Brexit at all, a second referendum, or a Labour government. We hope they are satisfied!
Truly, when ordinary Britons get a moment to themselves, after finishing work, looking after their families or meeting friends, they must wonder what they did to deserve this shambolic crop of politicians.