Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian

John Crace’s political sketch in the Guardian would be funny if it were not so tragic. He summarizes that the Tory leader reverted to basic default settings at PMQs as her party’s MPs gritted their teeth and waited.

Source: Barely functioning Maybot clunks into the summer recess | John Crace | Politics | The Guardian

Yes, May limps off to parliament’s summer recess – nominally, she’s still PM. But the reality is that the UK is mortally wounded without a political leader.

It’s totally inconceivable that May will last till the Tory conference in the Autumn. It’s time for the Chair of the 1922 Committee to have a quiet word and ask her to resign, in the UK national interest.


Opinion – Taking a pounding | Lead – The Economist

The Economist lead article concludes that the most sensible course would be to heed markets’ concerns about Brexit. It argues that the overwhelming weight of evidence shows that leaving the customs union and single market would exact a heavy toll on Britain’s economy. However, it concludes that remaining within them would require political courage, given the clear economic benefits. The bottom line is that it’s not too late to change course.

Flag waving will not be enough to redress the damage from Brexit.

Source: Taking a pounding | The Economist

Personally, I’m already worried about Theresa May‘s judgement as PM. With a number of Conservative MPs ready to side with Labour colleagues, May, worried by her slim majority in parliament, signalled a U-turn and agreed to parliament debating Brexit – she’s still not conceded on giving parliament greater voting control over Brexit. But the pressure is on  with Jeremy Corbyn beginning to unite the Labour Party on Brexit and rattle the government – also the legal suit over Article 50 is damaging May’s reputation.

Surely if Theresa May were a strong leader she would trigger an election and give the UK public a second chance on Brexit?