As the EU today ratified its approval of the deal it has offered Theresa May – as well it might, as it needed to concede almost nothing to her desperation – the mainstream media have already started a process of trying to whitewash her weakness.
And of putting responsibility for the deal’s passage or failure onto the Labour leader’s shoulders – even more so as the DUP has confirmed its intention to vote against May’s dismal agreement.
Just in case anyone is tempted to be fooled by the ‘MSM’ narrative – aided and abetted as it will certainly be by the opportunistic, defunct Labour right – here’s a reminder of how the UK got into this situation.
David Cameron announced his referendum plans out of cowardice – fear of his own right-wing extreme fringe and fear of voters turning to UKIP.
And when the result came in, he stepped down out of cowardice, abandoning the country to cope with the fallout of an internal Tory party toxin that had spilled over to poison a nation with division and suspicion.
The leavers who never thought they’d win
Internal Tory politics blighted the nation also through the behaviour of Tory politicians who backed the leave campaign because they thought it would enhance their chances of leading their party.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, for example, seem never to have expected for a moment that they might actually win. After a campaign in which they promised anything and everything in the expectation they’d never have to deliver, their faces looked more like they were at a wake than at a victory celebration on the morning of the referendum result:
Dominic Raab, later to be puppet-muppet Brexit Secretary, was another who looked shell-shocked at ‘victory’.
May and her muppets
Since Theresa May took over after Cameron deserted the battlefield, the Tories have limped from disaster to disaster, from missed deadline to incompetent bungle. More than two years of ‘negotiations’ have resulted, at the eleventh hour, in a ‘deal’ that not only leaves the UK as bound to the EU as before without any of the say we have as EU members, but which also fails even to protect the Tories’ now-former support act, the DUP, who will vote against it.
And now May and the Establishment media hope to fool enough people that a deal whose only ‘accomplishment’ is to betray both leavers and remainers is not an abject failure deserving only of the scrapheap.
In those two years, the only party leader who has been fighting, along with those who genuinely belong in his party, to get the best for both leavers and remainers has been the man they’re now trying to pin the blame on for the inevitable collapse of the whole debacle: Jeremy Corbyn.
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