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"The EU has never really understood that brexit was all about holding the Tory party together. So the EU never had a counter-party to negotiate with. "

I think EU leaders understood this well enough, and were willing to give her as much latitude as possible in order to avoid a mutually damaging no deal Brexit. I think Salzburg finally disabused them of the delusion that she would be able to deliver on a deal and that they had better start working on plan B: Prepare for a no deal Brexit and hope that someone who could deliver on a deal takes her place.

I actually think that someone like BoJo could actually have the audacity to agree a deal absolutely unthinkable now and sell it to the Brexiteers as a win. He needs to find a way to topple her and buy off the DUP with some shameless bribery or chicanery without precipitating a general election.

The almost universal rejection of Chequers is her epitaph - like Camberlain's Munich "peace in our time" agreement with Hitler. Now she just has to go, if she has the wit to recognize it.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 10:39:04 AM EST
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I agree the EU people understood it - but it wasn't really incumbent on them to bother their heads with it. It was up to the UK to do the thinking. Ooops.

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by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Sep 21st, 2018 at 11:59:54 AM EST
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The almost universal rejection of Chequers is her epitaph - like Camberlain's Munich "peace in our time" agreement with Hitler.

This comparison seems unfair to Chamberlain.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Sep 22nd, 2018 at 12:20:23 PM EST
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It is unfair to Chamberlain. By the time Chamberlain became PM it was essential for the UK to buy time to rearm. May is just exhibiting feckless folly in the service of her own self-image.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 23rd, 2018 at 06:47:28 PM EST
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