The sparks are really starting to fly over this travesty. All we can do now is sit back and watch. I’m now pretty sure that sooner or later brexit will be cancelled: May and the tories know full well the damage it will do, but can’t admit it. They’re continuing what they know is folly for ideological reasons. But on the other hand, guys like Macron are starting to lose patience pointing out that the Leave campaign lied to us two years ago.
Any reasonable person can now see how stupid Brexit is getting and what damage it would do to the economy. Even the tories know it’s stupid. But I also think they – or at least the cabinet – know why the 27 other members had to reject their silly plan yesterday, and were forced to push it forward or risk losing all integrity and authority. Any intelligent, informed person can see why the remaining 27 cannot give the tories what they want, or the entire project would become meaningless.
Brexit has always been a charrade. CaMoron only called the referendum to get rid of UKIP; he probably thought he would win it easily. But his plan backfired, and the tories have no choice but to give the appearance of honouring the referendum’s outcome. They know that, if they don’t, they would become a laughing stock; they also want to keep the nationalist nutters who actually believe in brexit in the Tory party happy. But they know too what damage leaving the EU will do, and why the remaining 27 rejected the plan yesterday; they just can’t admit it or they could kiss goodbye to any authority they ever had. Their image as stern authoritarians would fly out the window and they would never win an election ever again. Thus they have no choice but to keep up the appearance of continuing with something which they know full well will damage the country, and which they know full well will end up in no deal. It would be an utterly hilarious situation, if it wasn’t so dangerous, frightening and infuriating.
The question is, how do we end this charade?