The unsolvable problem that is Brexit is reaching it’s denouement with Theresa May’s leadership on the line, talk of a no confidence motion, a very leaky cabinet, and no possible achievable resolution in sight.
The leaks are a clear sign that the cabinet is not a happy place …
NEW: told cabinet very split. May got it through on majority. Told that nearly 10 cabinet ministers opposed. Mood worse than after Chequers then? “Yeah, much much worse”
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) November 14, 2018
And the terms of the deal are going to cause major ructions …
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) November 14, 2018
Just go through the terms of the deal. Who amongst the Brexit supporters would feel comfortable with signing a thirty nine billion pound cheque and handing it over to the supposed forces of evil?
And it is deliciously ironic that Northern Ireland and it’s border is the cause of so many problems. The solution is simple, reunite Ireland and cede sovereignty of the area. Of course that will not happen. But the coalition with the DUP is close to breaking point over the terms of a backstop needed and the terms of border imspections if some form of customs union cannot be negotiated in the next couple of years.
The problems seem insolvable. The EU is not going to give the UK a free pass and the need to have some sort of trading arrangement means that a hard Brexit will be calamatous. But a soft Brexit is totally unacceptable to too many in her party. I can’t see how May can solve this let alone keep her party discipline imtact.
But don’t expect Labour to be disciplined on the issue.
Centrists Labour MPs spent months accusing Corbyn of supporting May’s Brexit.
It was never true.
Now – at the crunch – it is reported that some of those MPs are contemplating defying Corbyn and voting to save May’s Brexit.
No words are adequate to describe such cynicism.
— Tom London (@TomLondon6) November 14, 2018