The Government and the Brexiteers have lost it. The end of Brexit is near, Charlie Mullins argues.
There are acres of comment in the papers and all over the internet this morning detailing what happened yesterday, but I am pretty sure I can cut through all the bullshit and arrive at the conclusion rather quicker than the professional commentators.
Everybody involved in the Westminster ‘bubble game’ lost: Boris, Theresa and David Davis, they all lost. In what can only be described as a sideshow David Davis threatened to resign (again), and (once again) he didn’t. The PM, too weak to take his letter and tell him to ‘piss off’, as she should have, said ‘there, there David, don’t worry, I’ll make it all better’, and he backed down.
Talk about a disfunctional relationship!
More interesting was what came out of The Boris, who it seems, has decided that one of the reasons everything has gone so wrong is that he didn’t act more like The Donald.
The very fact that the Foreign Secretary is getting in his excuses, by blaming Spreadsheet Phil and the Treasury for poisoning Brexit, tells me he knows the game is up. He might still be saying that Brexit is ‘irreversible’, but he knows the project is fucked.
Yesterday the spirit of Brexit died, and now all that’s left for for the forces of sanity to do is snuff out its body, once and for all.🔷
(This piece was originally published on the Pimlico Plumber blog.)