Downing Street ‘mistaken’ over DUP deal; this inspires NO CONFIDENCE over #Brexit!

Protesters took to the streets on Saturday to oppose Theresa May’s bid to form an alliance with the DUP [Image: Sky News].

What a bloody shambles.

Yesterday, Downing Street told us the Conservatives had reached a ‘confidence and supply’ deal with the far-right, terrorist-supported DUP.

Today, Sky News tells us:

The DUP is accusing Downing Street of announcing a deal on its MPs voting with the Tories in the Commons before an agreement has been reached.

According to The Guardian:

The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, said “discussions will continue next week to work on the details and to reach agreement on arrangements for the new parliament”…

A second statement from No 10 clarified that no final deal had been reached. A Downing Street spokeswoman said the prime minister had discussed “finalising a confidence and supply deal when parliament returns next week … As and when details are finalised, both parties will put them forward.”

Here’s a quick reminder of how this collapse was reported on Twitter:

This is the current situation:

And here’s how commentators have handled it:

And what does this mean for a Conservative-led Parliament, going forward?

To This Writer, it indicates that we cannot trust a word these people say.

What sort of nonsense are they going to be spouting about Brexit, for crying out loud?

Will we be subjected to the ridiculous situation of Downing Street telling us to rejoice – that Brexit has been agreed with a massive rebate of EU money to the UK, preferential treatment in all trade deals and free croissants for everybody, only to learn a few hours later – from Brussels – that any such announcement was just a typo?

We cannot trust Theresa May.

We cannot believe her administration.

George Osborne described her as a “Dead woman walking” on The Andrew Marr Show today.

Others have suggested she won’t hang on as prime minister until PMQs on Wednesday.

If she goes, will the Tories cling to their negotiations with the DUP?

Or – desperate – will they flail around for some other means of support?

The smart money is on another general election later this year – possibly as soon as August.

If so, then Labour will win a commanding victory. A poll out today from Survation – the only company that correctly predicted the result of last Thursday’s election – shows Labour supported by 45 per cent of voters, and the Tories lagging behind on 39.

That lead can only increase.

Perhaps the Tories should admit defeat now – before they make themselves any more unpopular.

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5 thoughts on “Downing Street ‘mistaken’ over DUP deal; this inspires NO CONFIDENCE over #Brexit!

  1. Stephen Brophy

    It’s all going well…………for labour! I certainly hope that JC becomes pm this year!!! I believe by August she will be gone! How long do you think she will last?

  2. NMac

    Suggest Theresa May takes a new profession and puts herself forward for the World Gurning Championship. With all her weird facial contortions she may have some success. That’s about it really.

  3. Dez

    Yup yet another feckin’ Tory useless decision by those aptly named Cons….. They will burn as should those who sent her off in that direction..

  4. blackghost55

    I wonder what the Tory voters think of their precious Tory leader now?
    She should pack her bags, get on her broomstick & fly off into the moonlight Amen

  5. Roy Beiley

    Pride comes before a fall which is what has happened to May. The danger now as I see it is the increasing whiff of triumphalism amongst a lot of people about Labours “victory”. The only person not indulging in this is Jeremy Corbyn. We need to be careful. If another General Election has to be called in the Autumn, expectations of a Labour victory must be kept in check. Voters have a history of punishing those that take things for granted.

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