What a shambles. A deal to leave the EU no one likes. A shower of utter shits who willed this thing all bailing out and looking after their own careers. A PM who inherited (her choice, so sympathy can only go so far) an impossible task and who at least is sticking to it, and showing a sense of duty, but clearly can’t deliver. An opposition who is adopting a tactic to keep shtum and let the Tories destroy themselves which makes electoral sense but is hardly an honourable position.
So where now? If the deal gets overturned in Parliament as it surely will, will May hang around and take the view that given Parliament cannot sort this, the only alternative is a second referendum? Is this all a masterly long game in which she anticipates that second vote leads to a vote to Remain, and the whole thiing goes away?
Whatever happens surely history is going to judge Johnson, Gove, Rees Mogg et al very very harshly. I can thing of few examples of such utterly venal self interest in British politics.