All the recent resignations from the cabinet seem to imply there is scope for new negotiations on the UK’s break from the EU, but as the FT says, “EU leaders have shunned the idea of reopening talks” and who, frankly can blame them?
They also point out that “The prospect of the EU27 agreeing to reopen negotiations on the withdrawal agreement, in the run-up to European parliamentary elections where Eurosceptic parties are seeking to make large gains, will be very unattractive in many capitals.”
We are in the last chance saloon and yet our ‘Strong and stable’ Prime Minister has proved anything but and has ditched her vacuous red lines and now believes in this leave agreement ‘with every fibre of her being.’
As it amounts to the best of stay, pay, and have no say I fear it has a vanishing likelihood of being acceptable to Parliament, a people’s vote could offer a way out for her, but she seems to enjoy bunker mentality too much to care. It is a despairing prospect and very much as someone has remarked:
This would be a fascinating car crash to watch from the safety of another country, rather than being strapped, screaming, to the bonnet.
We are in danger of washing up on the pavement outside the last chance saloon…