Per­haps Mrs May had a plan all along

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Opinion - C N Wester­man, Brynna

YOU re­mem­ber the 2016 EU Ref­er­en­dum, when ev­ery­one as­sured us that no politi­cians wanted the UK to fall off the eco­nomic cliff of Hard Brexit? And

slowly you came to recog­nise that that was ex­actly what some MPs, Boris and Ja­cob, wanted, ea­ger to jump, in or­der to set up Bri­tain as their off­shore bank­ing ver­sion of Sin­ga­pore.

Po­lit­i­cal com­men­ta­tors could make no sense of Mrs May’s EU pol­icy. How could she be so id­i­ot­i­cally stub­born to ig­nore all the facts, cling­ing to a hope­less doc­u­ment with lit­tle sup­port, know­ing it must be re­jected?

But per­haps that has been her strat­egy all along, pre­tend­ing to ad­vance a pol­icy which she had de­signed to be re­jected by ma­jor­ity op­po­si­tion, es­pe­cially in or­der to com­pel Bri­tain to ac­cept her only al­ter­na­tive, Sin­ga­pore, as a de­vi­ous means to achieve that, which had al­ways been her true goal, since the same re­sult could never have been reached with that tiny mi­nor­ity of votes. That would ex­plain the known facts.

Mrs May has achieved by sub­terfuge what Boris and Ja­cob could never have done by wav­ing the Union Jack.

Sham Cas­tle over­look­ing Bath, cap­tured byDavid Har­grave

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