On a day which plunged the government into crisis, Jeremy Corbyn perfectly summed up its disastrous management of Brexit in just 11 words.
Falling apart at the seams
On Monday 9 July, prime minister Theresa May had to deal with the resignations of Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson. While she attempted to quell the growing political storm, Jeremy Corbyn landed a stinging blow.
In just 11 words, the Labour leader summed up the Conservative government’s Brexit plan by saying it:
took two years to reach and just two days to unravel
He went on to highlight the lack of authority that May has as prime minister:
How can anyone have faith in the prime minister getting a good deal with 27 European Union governments when she can’t even broker a deal within her own cabinet?
Watch Corbyn’s analysis here:
“How could anyone have faith in the Prime Minister getting a good deal with 27 European Union governments when she can’t even broker a deal within her cabinet?”
Jeremy Corbyn says Theresa May’s Brexit plan “took two years to reach and just two days to unravel”. pic.twitter.com/OPAG5Yi5vw
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 9, 2018
After the parliamentary exchange, Corbyn further spoke about May’s “Government in chaos”:
David Davis resigning at such a crucial time shows @Theresa_May has no authority left and is incapable of delivering Brexit.
With her Government in chaos, if she clings on, it's clear she's more interested in hanging on for her own sake than serving the people of our country.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 8, 2018
There’s now discussion of a looming no-confidence vote on Theresa May’s position as prime minister. But many Twitter users are already demonstrating their utter lack of belief and trust in May:
It seems that Theresa May's Government has collapsed. Her Brexit negotiations are shambles and I do not trust her to get us a good deal. The country desperately needs a general election. Britain needs Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister.
— Nadeem Ahmed (@Muqadaam) July 9, 2018
I'm no mind-reader, but when Theresa May said "We'll be getting trade deals" I'm guessing by this look on Liam Fox's face he was thinking "bollocks". pic.twitter.com/dxQ6IgMWUW
— Matt Thomas #GTTO (@Trickyjabs) July 9, 2018
I see "Theresa May's Government" Twitter trending…
— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) July 9, 2018
Theresa May is finished. https://t.co/SmaRm9gdeh
— Rachael Swindon #GTTO (@Rachael_Swindon) July 9, 2018
Can anyone remember a time when Theresa May and her Goverment weren’t in crisis?
— Ben Nutland (@BenNutland) July 9, 2018
End of the line
After the resignations of Davis and Johnson, May’s position has become significantly uncertain. Her Brexit plan is in “disarray“. And with bookies slashing the odds of a general election before the end of 2018, we may see a Labour government before long.
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