Maybe an early election is on the cards
Its not been a good day for Theresa May. The decision on Article 50, if upheld by the Supreme Court next month, completely undermines her strategy for dealing with EU extraction. She’s going to find it much harder to follow her Home Office practice of keeping things very much to her close advisors without involving other people.
Article 50 will get through but the parliamentary process could be a struggle with enormous pressure for her to state objectives and ongoing questioning of ministers.
Fortunately the official opposition continues to struggle to get heard and for people to be convinced. Labour and Corbyn look like certain losers and its hard to see how that can change.
Corbyn remains the only LAB leader ever never to have had a poll giving him positive ratings.
I had been sceptical until today about the chances of TMay going for an early election. The court case could change that because her party is so split on what it sees Brexit as. I can envisage a deal being hammered out in Brussels for which TM feels she needs to get a mandate if only to deal with internal party pressure.