Simply 13 tweets that capture the state of Brexit (and the nation) right now
Another day, another Brexit vote in Parliament and another – we’re not sticking our necks out very far here – another defeat for Theresa May.
It’s at times like this you look to Twitter – where else? – for a little light, reassurance, and maybe even a laugh.
These 13 tweets might help.
The problem with the idea of a Brexit Rethink is that implies there was ever a Think.
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) March 14, 2019
Thank God this Brexit deal is the easiest one in history because if it wasn’t we’d sure be in the shit.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) March 13, 2019
Since becoming PM Theresa May has:
Lost the Tory majority
Lost 35 ministers
Lost 39 HoC votes
Lost 2 Brexit deal votes
Lost all authority
Lost control of cabinet
Lost control of parliament
Lost control of party
Lost respect for the UK
But she has not lost her job.
— Ian Birrell (@ianbirrell) March 13, 2019
She whipped against her own position from yesterday and still lost. Theresa May now so weak she can’t even defeat Theresa May.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 13, 2019
If the UK won't EVER leave the EU without a deal…
And if there won't be a deal until the Commons votes for a deal from the EU…
And if the EU won't adjust the (unacceptable) deal they've already sent us…
Then the UK won't ever leave the EU.
That is the logic of last night.
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) March 14, 2019
Funny that Theresa May says of a second referendum, it would be “politicians telling people they got it wrong and to vote again”, but has no embarrassment at putting her deal to a vote again and again and again
— Charlotte Edwardes (@chedwardes) March 14, 2019
Excited for when Brexiteers pass this deal then immediately begin fomenting their next destructive English revolution in protest against it. There’ll be a little less left to destroy each time they pull this move, but hey – they’re artists. They can’t worry about that shit.
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) March 14, 2019
Now if we'd only called it the Meaningful Referendum, we could have held it fortnightly, and discarded the results at will.
— Stephen McGann (@StephenMcGann) March 14, 2019
I've said it before and I'll say it again. We're not asking for a second referendum. We're asking for the first referendum without cheating.
— Shahmir (@shahmiruk) March 13, 2019
Let's go straight over to our Westminster correspondent for the latest on Brexit pic.twitter.com/kwDUlhKFyy
— The Poke (@ThePoke) March 13, 2019
When I did my politics A-Level in 1990, collective cabinet responsibility was an inviolate foundation stone of our democracy. It isn’t anymore. Whatever happens next, we will be sifting through the wreckage of Brexit for years & the men responsible for it will barely be affected.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) March 14, 2019
Extend Article 50 until the year 7023 when we have evolved as a society past borders and only have one country called 'here' and no one remembers getting tricked by a bus
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) March 13, 2019
— David Stokes (@scottywrotem) March 13, 2019