Oh no it’s not.. our panto stars have their say on Brexit
With preposterous, outlandish storylines, ridiculous and cartoonish leading characters and a history stretching as far back as any of us can remember, there is plenty of common ground between Brexit and the panto season.
As Theresa May prepares to He said: “I believe the Government will be defeated when trying to get the bill through Parliament. “If there is a vote of no confidence after that, I think Theresa May will survive. “I hope the deal goes ahead because the alternative isn’t an option. “I don’t believe we should have another referendum. That is not democratic. I voted Remain and, from that point two years ago, I’ve watched the country get deeper into a mess. “It should never have been put to the vote in the first place.” take her deal before Parliament on Tuesday, it seems the entire world has an opinion on the outcome. We asked our foremost stage stars (oh yes we did) to tell us what they believe will happen next.
He said: “Theresa May has what looks like an unwinnable game on her hands as she goes to the Commons this week.
“Even Houdini would struggle to escape from the position she’s in.
“Half of her original Cabinet have put her in handcuffs. And the DUP – never known for their flexibility – have her over a barrel.
“Brexit has been a poisoned chalice for May but, with defeat looming on Tuesday, it will be the beginning of the end.
“She will probably seek a new deal from Brussels but finding something sellable to Parliament will prove beyond her. In fairness, it might be beyond just about everybody.
“How it pans out from there is anyone’s guess.
“Meanwhile, the rest of Europe sit, smirk and enjoy the stability in Brussels.”
Ian said: “Theresa May will not get her bill through Parliament. She won’t resign, though. I think they’ll go for an extension because they can’t solve the Irish problem.
“There’s no chance of a second referendum – you’d be verging on civil unrest if you had that.
“There has been trouble with the border in Ireland for 300 years – you would have thought they would have got it right by now.
“The backstop may be a position of last resort but I don’t think the bosses in Europe have any right to interfere in such a delicate matter.
“We could end up back in the 70s – and I don’t want to see that again.
“I voted to stay in Europe but I’m not sure it was the right decision when I see how the EU are treating us.
“I suppose you could say if you are in you can change things. But to change anything, we need strong leadership and we don’t have that.”