She must so less from desire than prudence, since No Deal is the default position – and could happen despite Parliamentary moves to block it.
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Profile: David Lidington – the Tory loyalist diverging from his leader over Brexit. And now tipped as her successor.
At the heart of May’s operation, this staunch Conservative is now mulling potential ways to a second referendum with Labour MPs.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
“A second referendum would be divisive…We’ve had the people’s vote,” the Education Secretary argues.
Tony Connelly describes in painful detail the success of Irish negotiators in aligning themselves with the EU27, while leaving the Brits to flounder.
The Labour leader is under mounting pressure to support a second referendum – but time is against one, and he knows it.
Does authority reside with Parliament or the People? And are MPs representatives or delegates? Both must be answered.
WATCH: Lidington fires “home truths” at both Conservative and Labour critics of the Prime Minister’s deal
Theresa May’s deputy dismissed WTO Brexit, Norway, Canada, and a second referendum in short order.
“I don’t regret calling the referendum, I made a promise to call the referendum and I called the referendum.”
It would be even more irresponsible than David Cameron putting an undefined “Leave the EU” option on the 2016 ballot paper.
Perhaps, against all the odds, we will find a way of muddling through and preserve our broad church for a time after the era of Brexit has passed.
Plays can be a useful pressure valve, and help expose their audiences to other points of view.
Drained of authority? Yes. Rudderless? Certainly. Humiliated? Absolutely. But May’s very weakness is becoming a strange strength.
She looks increasingly like the captive of pro-Remain cross-party MPs working together against the pro-Leave referendum mandate.
Robin Aitken, who worked for the Corporation for 25 years, accuses it of propagating liberalism and suppressing conservatism behind a pretend impartiality.
Cameron and Osborne spent £9 million promoting Remain in 2016. Now May appears to be pursuing the same tactic.