As was always likely, Theresa May has crumbled before Labour’s intelligent threat of a no-confidence motion if she didn’t specify a date for a Commons vote on her shambolic Brexit ‘deal’.
And the ‘MSM’ have gone into what a Labour source termed ‘full-on fake-news mode‘.
The reality isn’t complicated. Corbyn said a no-confidence vote would be called if May didn’t confirm a date – and May duly caved and called a date. May was outmanoeuvred – and showed the complete cowardice and weakness she has displayed time and again.
Instead – and with no seeming trace of embarrassment – the Establishment media are presenting it as a Corbyn u-turn or change of mind, including the political editors of both ITV and BBC:
The comments are particularly astonishing when both had tweeted, barely an hour earlier and perfectly clearly, before May’s statement, that the no-confidence motion was from its conception dependent on whether May provided a date for the vote.
Corbyn’s decision not to table the vote did not ‘seem extraordinary‘, nor did it require that he ‘changed his mind‘. On the contrary, it was the plan all along if the threat achieved its purpose.
Which, thanks to May’s weakness and cowardice, it clearly did.
A Labour source told the SKWAWKBOX:
This is the Establishment going into full-on fake-news mode. Jeremy has completely outplayed Theresa May yet again – and yet again the media are calling up down in order to cover for her weakness.
This is a clear win for Jeremy, but you’d never guess it from the news coverage – once again the media are misleading the country.
Jeremy Corbyn and his team are almost the only people in Parliament fighting not only for the best for both leavers and remainers, but for the democratic and parliamentary integrity of this country.
But you won’t hear that from the so-called ‘MSM’.
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