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Not a stateswoman: The facial expression says it all.

I don’t think I have to comment much on this one. I’ll just let everybody else do the talking – starting with Donald Tusk:

If you’re wondering what this means, here’s Paul Mason:

But let’s not take his word at face value. Theresa May had something to say about it:

And this is what The Independent had to say about that:

It was the lowest moment of her premiership thus far, and that very much includes the time she was being openly mocked by a lord with a bucket on his head.

When [Theresa May] stands on stage at a press conference, her teeth gnashing, her eyes wide and wild, as if everything has gone utterly terribly wrong and she hasn’t got the first clue what she is going to do about it, then you can be absolutely sure it’s because everything has indeed gone utterly terribly wrong, and she hasn’t got the first clue what she is going to do about it.

That Theresa May was reduced to a brittle husk of anger is because this kind of pure frustration emerges only when you know there is no one left to blame. No one else at whom the finger can be pointed, because the defeat is entirely your fault.

She had been humiliated, and then she was forced to humiliate herself. She had thought this informal summit of EU leaders in Salzburg would be the final breakthrough on an exit deal from the European Union.

But there has been no breakthrough. There is still a chasm of empty space between her red lines and the European Union’s. The question of the Irish border appears unresolvable.

Either Northern Ireland stays in the single market and the customs union, or the whole of the UK does, or there is no deal. None of these options are satisfactory for the UK.

A customs border in the Irish Sea, whilst humiliating in any circumstances, is simply impossible when your government depends on Northern Irish MPs because you squandered your parliamentary majority.

Of course, everyone had an opinion about it:

And my opinion? What do I think?

I think it’s over.

Mrs May cannot devise a scheme that will reconcile the wishes of the hard Brexiters in her party with those of the DUP and the EU 27.

She has steered the UK up a cul-de-sac, and now she has run out of gas. There is no way back from this.

Her ministers will not accept anything she brings back from Salzburg, let alone Parliament as a whole.

Theresa May is finished. We will see a constitutional crisis this autumn – and maybe it will lead to a general election.

If it doesn’t – and you can bet Mrs May will do all she can to hold on to office – it will be worse for all of us in the long run.

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