It is an extraordinary day in British politics and it has begun with extraordinary comments from the Former Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.
He told LBC:
“I notice all this stuff about complicated jiggery-pokery for Parliament to frustrate the deal.
“I don’t think that really can be done. I think that we are really playing with fire.
“If we think that by coming up with all kinds of complicated amendments and delaying tactics, we are going to fool the British public, we will manage to frustrate Brexit, I think we will reap the whirlwind.”
“I think that people will feel betrayed. And I think they will feel that there has been a great conspiracy by the deep state of the UK, the people who really run the country, to overturn the verdict of the people.”
His comments follow remarks by a senior adviser to Jeremy Corbyn which blamed possible “manoeuvrings of what is now called the deep state” for Mr Corbyn failing to be granted a security pass despite applying over a year ago.
For senior politicians to even acknowledge that people feel there is a deep state is unprecedented in my eyes. It shows that there is a deep crisis in establishment politics and the establishment is at war with itself and cannot deliver the demand of the British people for freedom.