Courtesy of the Daily Markle we read that the Cabinet have accepted the possibility of the UK remaining in the Customs Union beyond 2020:
Mrs May dismissed claims of an abject surrender after it emerged her ‘war Cabinet’ has signed off on an extension as part of a ‘backstop’ that would avoid a hard Irish border if no other solutions are found…Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are said to have raised objections to the idea – but were ‘outgunned’ by other ministers and reluctantly accepted defeat.
Basically that is all pretty predictable. May has been conceding ground to the EU team from the start. Some people choose to interpret that as Mrs May’s strategy failing.
The view from Castello Italicus though is that far from failing, from the point of view of Number 10, the Civil Service and Brussels, everything is going swimmingly.
Starting from the supposition that May (a through and through remainer from the start) has been nobbled by the EU Commission, what she is doing is a perfect timewasting job to eat up the interval to when we arrive at Brexit day in no state to do anything at all other than plead to be allowed to stay in.
That is their plan and it is working.
All the time, energy and political capital they are wasting on bollocks customs plans and max fac shit they are not developing a proper workable EEA based exit, which always has been the only sensible approach, and which the EU dreads, for the obvious reason that it would be guaranteed to work (unlike all the other options) and we’d be miles better off and the EU would be fucked as a consequence.
It is time May was jettisioned. It’s the only way forward.
Boris and Gove have to see this, JRM surely does. She must be out by the end of May (how very poetic!).