Clearly, government strategists hoped that the Parliamentary recess would provide the Prime Minister with some much-needed breathing space to at least attempt to sell her hash brown of a ‘deal’ to Tory members. However, far from ceasing, Brexit rows seem to have continued at the same pitch they were before the break if not even more intensely. Nature abhors a vacuum and speculation was always going to fill the summer air.
Jacob Rees-Mogg waded into the debate over a ‘No Deal’ Brexit today, backing Dr Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary:
Liam Fox is right, extending article 50 is the definition of failure for the Government. https://t.co/XaBnI8EJ6o
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) 27 July 2018
Rees-Mogg is surely correct as pretty much the sole purpose of the government as elected in 2017 was to deliver on the will of the people and deliver Brexit. Liam Fox was blunt in his warning to Theresa May:
“The public have told us, it wasn’t a consultation, to leave the European Union, and the public already wonders why it’s going to take more than four years after the referendum for us to fully remove ourselves from the EU.
“To attempt to extend our membership even longer, many voters would regard as a complete betrayal by the political class, and I think they would be right.”
Try as she might, Theresa May can’t run away from Brexit and the consequences of her failure to deliver on the promises she made to the British people.