The farce and the furious: how May’s government shot itself in the foot


London: There is no bottom to the well of Brexit insanity.

  • Nick Miller
  • The Canberra Times

On Wednesday, the British government managed to shoot itself in the foot with a gun that had no bullets in it.

This should have been an easy day.

The motion before the Commons – put by the government, with Prime Minister Theresa May as its signatory – was that it refused to back a “no deal” Brexit, something everyone but the most hard-core Brexiters agree with.

The whole motion lacked any legal effect. It was just an expression of Parliament’s will, that bound nobody and changed no law.

In this polarised, angry…

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