Looks a lot like what Oor Theresa is trying to do is put off the Brexit vote till there are two options: her own lousy deal, and no deal at all, on March 29th. This from a woman who claims to have British interests at heart. Rumour is that the “meaningful vote” will now not take place till the end of January at least, out of ducking out of it this Tuesday, but with the lies May has told and the chaos and lack of direction she has introduced into British government, how do we know that’s even true?
The problem for May is you cannot trust a word she says any longer – not that some people didn’t trust her previously, but now none of the European leaders have any reason to trust anything she says, and her own party members in the Commons don’t, either. You cannot be an effective leader with zero credibility, or in May’s case, negative credibility, the certainty that most things she says are outright lies. Like a Tory Donald Trump.
Only a few days ago, she claimed her deal was non-negotiable, and that anyone who thought it could be renegotiated was out their mind. Today, she’s off on a tour of European capitals hoping she can get European leaders to bail her out of the mess she’s created. I suppose she’s out of her mind? Needless to say, they aren’t biting, but preparing for a no deal crash exit., because nothing she says can be trusted. She can’t be trusted to stick to any deal.
The only reason she is still in office today is because the Tories are rightly worried they’d be annihilated in a fresh election, and can’t settle on a credible successor to May with a ghost of a chance of retaining a Commons majority, with an election or without. The party is hopelessly split. Labour hasn’t a hope in hell of forcing an early election, and in any case, there is no reason to suppose they would perform any better, as Corbyn has shown absolute spinelessness in taking no leadership role on Brexit at all.
So May looks safe for the time being, her tenacity being her only remaining virtue. But while tenacity may be a virtue in moderation, there is also the tenacity of a pit bull with your leg in its teeth. This has become May’s tenacity, holding on to something she shouldn’t. She’s busy destroying Britain for her own temporary holding position, and she should never be forgiven for that.
David Cameron and Theresa May will together go down as the worst prime ministers in British history, Cameron for creating an existential crisis to solve divisions among the Tories, and May for making it infinitely worse and gleefully driving Britain off a cliff. It is indeed a Tory Brexit. If only Labour had a leader with an ounce of vision, they could clean up. Corbyn may not spin as much as May, but his inactivity is not winning him any points. He’s a lost opportunity, and won’t go anywhere in history at all.