Speculation that the Daily Mail would ditch its committment to a clean Brexit has finally borne fruit. It published an editorial yesterday backing Treason Mays Chequers sell-out and branding Tory rebels ‘saboteurs’.
It says that although the paper is aware of the “shortcomings” of Chequers it is the “only plan on the table”. Demonstably not true. The European Reform Group published a comprehensive plan sometime ago.
The actions of the Tory rebels it says are self-centred and egotistical and “dangerous” as they enhance the chances of a Corbyn government. You do not have to go far though to find evidence of how dangerous the Mail’s editorial is, The Guardian, for example is understandably delighted at what it spins as further evidence of a change in the national mood. In other words, the so-called ‘friends’ of Brexit are once again loading the bullets of the Remain establishment and are being used to fill the still barely twitching body of Brexit full of lead.
Ever since the new editorial regime took over and Paul Darce moved on upstairs my understanding is that Brexiteers within the Mail offices have become afraid of their own shadow and are under constant pressure not to speak out. This was a coup and one that has happened before over at the Mail’s bitter rival, the Daily Express.
Now more than ever Brexit needs a publication that will speak with a strong and clear voice that demands the Brexit that the British people voted for.