To my mind the most significant thing to come out of the catastrophic defeat for the government on its Brexit deal was the statement by Theresa May that she’ll look to consulting with other parties.
I just wonder if that is paving the way for a second referendum. Clearly the other main parties, LAB after its likely confidence vote failure tomorrow, the SNP, the LDS, PC and the Green are all committed to a second vote.
- It would be politically easier if the the decision to go to the country again was a joint one. The move would also a less difficult time getting through the Commons.
One thing that TMay has been saying repeatedly which is surely right – rejecting the deal makes Brexit happening at all less likely.
It is hard to conclude otherwise that the ERG’s strategy has not been very smart.