Brexit 0, Reality 1

At last, after another turbulent week in politics, Theresa May has called the bluff of the Brexiteers. If they want to topple her, they need two things – a convincing candidate and a workable alternative plan.

In the late afternoon of Monday 9 July, Theresa May walked directly from the Commons chamber – where she had delivered a statement on Brexit, and faced the mockery of a confident Jeremy Corbyn – to a meeting organised by the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers. Within minutes, journalists outside the room heard the sound of tables being banged – not in frustration, but approval.

At the end of 24 hours in which two leading Brexiteers had resigned from her cabinet, it was a...
source: New Statesman

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