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This cracking meme was created by EL4JC When Theresa May refused to attend a TV leaders debate before the 2017 general election. She sent Amber Rudd instead.

Amazing: Theresa May – the woman who sent Amber Rudd to a televised debate between political party leaders in the run-up to the 2017 general election, because she was frightened of Jeremy Corbyn – has now challenged him to debate with her, on television, about Brexit.

Apparently she thinks it will be part of a charm campaign to persuade the nation – and MPs – to support her failure of a Brexit deal.

But even she has nothing good to say about it. All the Independent article can say is that she is warning MPs that rejecting her plan will “open the door to more division and uncertainty, with all the risks that will entail”.

That’s a threat – that bad things will happen if we turn down her dumb deal.

But she – and the Tories – created the conditions that have made all those bad things possible!

So it’s not a persuasive argument.

And here’s another thing – can we even trust Mrs May to turn up? Some commentators are already expecting a repeat of the 2017 debacle:

Others have pointed out that we have no reason to believe her offer has any integrity at all – in light of the fact that she is touting for support in a vote that she did everything she could to prevent:

Throughout Brexit, the rest of her premiership, and her time in the Home Office, we have learned all we need to know about Theresa May.

If she turns up to any TV debate at all, we know not to believe her.

Emily Thornberry criticised Theresa May for “hiding behind the curtains at Number 10” rather than turning up for a televised debate with Jeremy Corbyn.

MPs are already coming forward, putting on the record their intention to vote against Mrs May:

They include not only Conservative MPs, but also former members of her Brexit team:

So maybe we should relish the prospect of a TV debate about Brexit between Mrs May and Mr Corbyn.

She won’t persuade anyone.

She might turn a lot of people against her.

And in the end, it won’t make any difference – she’ll still lose the vote. Right, MPs?

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