Labour and Conservatives ‘in cross party talks to secure softer Brexit’ | The Independent

This is an outstanding, must-read article from the Independent. It reports that Labour and Conservative MPs have reportedly met for secret talks amid growing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to take a cross-party approach to Brexit in light of the hung Parliament following the general election.

Source: Labour and Conservatives ‘in cross party talks to secure softer Brexit’ | The Independent

It looks like powerful forces are uniting, applying massive pressure towards a softer Brexit. But MPs on the right of the Conservative Party will threaten to withdraw support for May’s puppet government, precipitating an election which the Tories are fearful of losing.

Surely, it’s time to remind MPs that as public servants their personal interest must always be subordinate to national interest?

Thoughts?

 

What’s gone wrong with the Conservative campaign? George Eaton – New Statesman

Here’s an excellent analysis from George Eaton, the political editor at the New Statesman. He argues that Theresa May‘s weaknesses and a lack of popular policies have driven the Tories backwards.

What’s gone wrong with the Conservative campaign?

Yesterday I arrived in London and talking about the general election over dinner with a number of natural Tory voters, the conclusion was that Theresa May had screwed up big time and the risk of a hung parliament or indeed a Corbyn coalition was more likely.

Many natural conservatives don’t want to vote for Theresa May but they do want a Conservative majority. Perhaps, a small majority would be best, so that May is held to account, and surgically removed in a coup if she’s still weak and wobbly. Surely, the UK can’t afford a weak and wobbly PM negotiating Brexit?

Thoughts?