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WHEN toy shops are stock­pil­ing im­ported pad­dling pools and slides for the sum­mer, surely no one can still be­lieve the lie that leav­ing Europe would be child’s play.

Theresa May’s fa­tally flawed plan that will make Bri­tain poorer and weaker de­serves to be killed off to­mor­row, when the PM will be rightly ham­mered in the House of Com­mons vote she never wanted.

Yet this is not the end of the be­gin­ning – never mind the be­gin­ning of the end – of a poi­sonous na­tional cri­sis cre­ated by fib­bers and fu­elled by porkies. Truth is the first ca­su­alty when fa­nat­i­cal Brex­trem­ists in­vent myths to cre­ate a phony land at the cen­tre of a new em­pire.

For all May’s plas­tic Churchillian rhetoric, she is a gut­less ap­peaser.

The leader of the first Gov­ern­ment in his­tory to be found in con­tempt of Par­lia­ment has a cheek to be pop­ping up in a fac­tory in Stoke-on-Trent to­day to pose as the most un­likely cham­pion of democ­racy. She de­serves to be de­feated and ousted for try­ing

BUNGLING Boris John­son canoodling in Greece with a lover young enough to be his daugh­ter is an­other nail in the se­rial liar’s po­lit­i­cal cof­fin. Tory MPs think the age­ing bed­hop­per do­ing with her what he did to the coun­try on Brexit shows jaun­diced John­son’s no longer se­ri­ous about sleep­ing in No10. TAX dodgers, Rus­sian oli­garchs, cor­rupt dic­ta­tors, crim­i­nal mas­ter­minds and as­sorted par­a­sites will be toast­ing Theresa

May over a mon­strous Con­ser­va­tive Gov­ern­ment re­treat.

Cam­paign­ing Rhondda MP Chris Bryant is bang on the money by de­nounc­ing a three-year de­lay un­til 2023 in re­quir­ing squalid tax havens, such as the British Vir­gin and Cay­man Is­lands in the Caribbean, to pub­lish pub­lic to ap­pease Tory head­bangers who con­tinue to lie about Bri­tain’s past, present and fu­ture.

May knows that re­form­ing and re­main­ing in Europe is the best deal, and noth­ing has changed when she re­fuses to de­clare pub­licly that she would vote to leave the EU in an­other ref­er­en­dum.

And even for an un­prin­ci­pled Min­is­ter, cabi­net in­com­pe­tent Chris Grayling hit a new low by ap­peas­ing Far Right ex­trem­ist thugs who are reg­is­ters re­veal­ing who re­ally owns off­shore com­pa­nies. Bend­ing the knee to for­mer British colonies serv­ing the world’s dis­hon­est elite will cost hon­est folk po­ten­tially bil­lions around the globe, in­clud­ing here in the UK. The For­eign Of­fice hop­ing no­body would no­tice it has caved in to these trea­sure is­lands, per­haps un­der pres­sure from well-heeled Con­ser­va­tive donors, is bad busi­ness as usual. ma­nip­u­lat­ing Brexit as a ve­hi­cle for vi­o­lent racism.

May is wast­ing her time if she be­lieves that Labour col­lab­o­ra­tors will save her to­mor­row, when no more than 10 op­po­si­tion MPs are ex­pected to back the May mess. In­grained Eu­roscep­tic Jeremy Cor­byn vows to move fast af­ter the Prime Min­is­ter’s de­feat to ta­ble a for­mal no-con­fi­dence mo­tion in the Tories.

Yet the Labour leader will face in­ten­sive party pres­sure to sup­port calls for a peo­ple’s vote if, as they will, the Tories re­sist the gen­eral elec­tion they would lose. Labour is split too, as meet­ings of Cor­byn’s team last week un­der­lined – with Shadow Brexit Sec­re­tary Keir Starmer head­ing calls for a ref­er­en­dum, and party chair Ian Lav­ery lead­ing the re­sis­tance. Ad­mit­tedly, there is no easy way for­ward from a hazy ver­dict achieved by de­ceit and il­le­gal­ity in a pre­vi­ous Par­lia­ment’s dis­hon­est ref­er­en­dum. But 100 con­tainer-loads of toys put aside by The En­ter­tainer chain tell us Brexit isn’t fun and games.

Com­mons speaker John Ber­cow as­sert­ing Par­lia­men­tary sovereignty to en­able MPs to take back from May con­trol of Brexit.

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