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How do you solve a problem like Theresa? The Tory party’s tortuous attempts at Westminster to force the Prime Minister to accept reality – she is finished – continue with no practical explanation forthcoming as to how she might actually be compelled to quit this side of the next millennium. Even now, defeated, done in, she clings to office, leading, if that is the word, a ruined government that has ceased to function in any meaningful fashion.
“No-one at cabinet says anything about what is really going on,” an appalled cabinet minister told me earlier this week. “It is weird.”
Weirdly, today, it seems, quite a few finally said something at their latest meeting. There was a feverish discussion about the scope for a compromise on customs. All the cabinet – at the time of writing – are staying in and pledged to vote for her fourth attempt at passing Brexit. They have all nailed themselves to May’s final doomed attempt to pass her deal.
Meanwhile, the plotting among MPs and Westminster watchers about the possibilities builds to a crescendo.