A full-scale Cabinet coup against Prime Minister Theresa May is now underway, according to insiders, with one senior minister claiming she will be “gone in ten days”.
News that at least eleven members of the Cabinet plan on confronting the Tory leader on Monday and asking her to resign follows reports of a “Murder on the Orient Express”meeting with party whips, who told her there was no way her deal with the European Union, already rejected by MPs twice, could possibly succeed on a third attempt — unless it came with a promise that she would go after it was passed.
The Prime Minister was reportedly “taken aback” by the whips’ call for her to fall on her sword, but ultimately unmoved — however, with her Cabinet already fighting over who should replace her once she is deposed, the decision may soon be out of her hands.
From this report it sounds like MPs are more interested in getting rid of May than in implementing Brexit. So much so that they’ll even give her the parting gift of voting for her “deal” if she’ll just step down.
I don’t think this is about Theresa May. I think it’s about Brexit, and Britain regaining its independence. That’s far more important than any single politician.
But perhaps that just goes to show how small-minded most Westminster MPs are. They’re all too busy stabbing each other in the back to actually do the job they were elected to do.
This connects to a comment by Rose a couple of days ago:
A horrible thought struck me last night. What if after 40 years of rubber stamping EU directives and claiming them as their own, our politicians are simply incapable of running a sovereign country?
Over time, the experience has been lost.
Is that what they are so scared of now the public have given them the opportunity, that their inadequacy will be revealed, which is why they are using every possible excuse to wriggle out of it.
I agreed. Jax agreed too:
Spot on. That is precisely the problem and it’s precisely why they’ve made such a pig’s ear of Brexit. It is, quite simply, beyond their capabilities to manage in a sensible and grown-up way. It’s why Brexit (both now and for the next few years) will be painful – because most of them simply don’t know how to run a country, because, by and large, Brussels has hitherto made all the big decisions for them…
Leaving the EU is like leaving home: a bit scary. Where will I live? How will I survive?
And these days, more and more children stay at home for longer and longer. Some of them seem to never leave home.
It was probably the same with the American Revolution back in 1776. Most likely lots of American Remainers dreaded the prospect of independence from Britain. They probably thought independence would be a complete disaster. How could America possibly survive? By selling tobacco and sugar?
The people who want to stay in the EU are, many of them, children who daren’t leave home. They’re terrified at the prospect of Britain making its own way in the world. They want to be looked after by a parental EU, forever.