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You know you are in trouble when the The Guardian Politics Sketch fails to be pure satire and becomes accurate editorial reporting, as it has for some weeks (or months?)

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[The parliament session of 14 Feb 2019] ended in chaos. .... both the leaver and remainer Tories abstained so that the government was defeated on the main motion it had won two weeks previously.

You couldn't make it up. May could not even win a meaningless vote. Which, ironically, in itself had meaning. Humiliation. For her and the country. The EU must be pissing themselves. How can you negotiate with people who are certifiable?

Ian Dunt at politics.co.uk is running out of polite language to summarise the incompetence.

The government has been defeated by MPs on propositions that they themselves backed two weeks ago. The whole edifice of blather and nonsense is coming tumbling down.

.............

The government has based its negotiating position on amendments which are on the one hand meaningless and on the other hand powerless, and now it is surprised when they do not form the basis for a stable platform of parliamentary support.

It was a shameful moment, one which was conducted without any honour or dignity whatsoever. Even for this government, which is quite plainly the worst of our lifetime, it was a despairing spectacle.


by oldremainmer48 on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 11:31:44 AM EST
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