The Tory so-called ‘rebels’ – again – accepted a government compromise or concession today and decided – again – not to actually rebel, handing Theresa May a free pass to make any deal with the EU without MPs having a vote on it.
So much for ‘taking back control’. So much for months of centrist claims that Tory remainers were the key to challenging May’s hard Brexit.
But the non-rebels surrendered what passes for their integrity for nothing.
It has emerged that the ‘concession’ offered by the government was a promise not to make legislation on the final deal ‘unamendable’. But making legislation unamendable is not in the government’s power anyway.
The non-rebelling rebels sold their souls – and the principle of the UK’s representative democracy on behalf of all of us – for a phantom. But then, who is fooled that their posturing was ever more than window dressing anyway?
It appears the ‘rebels’ were going through the motions necessary for them to present themselves to their constituents as fighting for their interests – but were eager for any excuse to allow them to capitulate to the government.
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