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The Tory Brexit policy, explained by cartoonist Dave Brown.

Tories really love stabbing each other in the back when things start going wrong, don’t they?

That most staunch media supporter of the Conservative Party, the Daily Telegraph, has turned against Theresa May.

This is an opinion-forming media organ, so it is likely that many more will turn against her over the coming days.

Will she face it down? Mrs May has been very lucky so far, in that the premiership is now a poisoned chalice, courtesy of David Cameron and his mind-bogglingly boneheaded European Union membership referendum.

Nobody wants to take over because they’ll then be the one carrying the can for a policy that will cause economic ruin for the United Kingdom. Every Tory in Parliament is leaving Mrs May in place to take the blame.

Cameron himself is probably hoping she will. Jeremy Paxman outed him as the worst prime minister since Lord North (who?) on BBC comedy panel show Room 101, and the referendum – and Cameron’s subsequent sharp departure – was a big part of his reasoning.

Whatever happens, those of us who oppose her – and Tory politics in general – could be in for an entertaining few weeks.

When Theresa May took control of the country in 2016, many didn’t expect her to last long. Brexit divisions would bring her down within six months, senior officials predicted. Somehow, though, Mrs May defied them. Each time the Government teeters on the brink of disaster, it pulls back. Mrs May, for all her flaws, has a mysterious ability to look stable for long periods. But it’s a mirage.

The reality is that the Prime Minister is now a Wizard of Oz figure. Every now and then, the curtain falls away and the appalling reality becomes apparent. Then, the Tories close ranks.

“Pay no attention to that person behind the curtain!” they cry. And we all go back to normal. Well, I’m afraid that things aren’t normal, not by a long shot.

Source: We’ve seen enough to know Theresa May can’t change. She must go


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