Fa­nat­ics back May into Cor­byn’s cor­ner

Daily Mail - - Brexit In Crisis -

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.

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