After months of pathetic failure in her declared efforts to achieve a clean Brexit, whatever the hell that is, being supposedly stymied either by the intransigence of the beastlies of Brussels or the bloodymindedness of the unspeakables in the “Other Place” Mrs May’s political trajectory seems finally to have taken on the unmistakeable form of the death spiral.
It can only be a matter of time before somebody makes an amusing HoC comment comparing being on the receiving end of one of her speeches with being “savaged by a dead sheep”.
Hopeless bumbler Corbyn just scored a 6-love PMQs victory, making hay on May’s floundering Brexit “strategy” (we use the word advisedly).
My regular reader will of course be aware that we know the reason for this which is that May has no intention of taking us out of the EU having been well and truly knobbled by her Brussels minders, doubtless having been bribed with whatever the Belgian equivalent of Ermine might be combined with unsubtly worded threats about never being allowed back into France for a walking holiday.
On the plus side, it is possible just about to discern with a good old dose of wishful thinking that posibly just possibly some sort of compromise might yet emerge from all this regarding a possible EEA/EFTA approach. The words EEA having been pretty well desaparacidos for the first two years after the great day, have recently been cropping up more regularly in the press and op/eds, and so it is perhaps a little less unlikely than it once seemed that that rather neat solution to the current difficulties might yet be landed upon as being the only possible way forward, which it is, and rather a good one too.
It is increasingly likely that the EU is going to lose more bits at some point before too long and the EEA would be a choice port of call for the likes of the Visegrads and Ireland (?) if or when that starts to happen, so being in there first will be undoubtedly a huge strategic advantage.
What is obvious is that May’s successive failures on Brexit, Badgers, Heathrow (which is an abysmal decision despite its seeming inevitability now)(to pick just a few recent ones) – she has no instinct for governing.
It was clear during her appalling stint as Home Sec where her authoritarianism masked her incompetence. At number 10 her breathtaking incompetence has the whiphand, and it is not a pretty sight.
For god’s sake GO!