Theresa May [Image: Getty Images].

We’re rushing through the Tory excuses playbook with frightening rapidity today, folks!

Only a few hours ago, Jeremy Hunt realised he has crippled NHS England to the point that A&E departments cannot cope with the inflow of patients within the target time period – so he blamed the patients and changed the target.

Now, in a variation on this “moving the goalposts” theme, Theresa May has realised that her comments on “hard Brexit” have harmed the Pound – so she has blamed the media, and the public at large, for “misinterpreting” her words.

But she isn’t very good at this; most people would have at least tried to explain how their words had been misheard.

Mrs May was quoted as saying the UK was leaving the EU and would not be holding onto an aspects of membership. This quite clearly means we’ll be out of the Single Market – no “if”s, “but”s or “maybe”s. Hard Brexit.

Today, she said she does not accept the terms “hard” and “soft” Brexit.

Tough. The rest of us do. The terms we don’t accept are “Brexit means Brexit” and “Red, white and blue Brexit”.

Increasing numbers of us are refusing to believe Mrs May has any idea what the United Kingdom needs from Brexit.

And multitudes are now refusing to accept that we should have a prime minister named Theresa May.

May said her comments on a hard Brexit in a TV interview yesterday were misinterpreted.Following her interview, sterling fell to its lowest level for two months; the pound is down by 1% against both the euro and the US dollar.

Ms May was questioned today about whether or not she had implied that the UK would leave the single market, sparking what has become known as a hard Brexit.

In the interview on Sky News, she was widely interpreted to mean that the UK would dramatically change trade ties with the EU after Brexit.

She said that the UK was leaving the EU completely and not retaining bits of membership.

Today she said she did not accept the terms hard and soft Brexit, and that it was wrong to interpret her comments yesterday as meaning a hard Brexit was inevitable.

Instead, she said, Britain was going to get an ambitious deal for the UK in terms of trading with and operating within the single European market.

Source: Merkel says no Brexit ‘cherry picking’ for Britain

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