Laura Kuenssberg holds nothing back in her latest ‘analysis’ of Theresa May

Laura Kuenssberg
Tracy Keeling

During a report on the BBC‘s Politics Live, Laura Kuenssberg uttered two words about Theresa May’s Brussels trip that revealed what a shitstorm it really is:

A disaster

Although she has her moments, people don’t generally view Kuenssberg as the prime minister’s biggest critic. But her assessment of May’s Brussels trip completely cut to the chase:

The BBC‘s political editor said that May’s current situation is a “disaster”. She also labelled May’s efforts a “real failure” and a “real embarrassment”.

Kuenssberg’s comments came amid reports that the EU rejected May’s plan to add a legal guarantee – called a “joint interpretative instrument”  – which would have put a time limit on the backstop (which is an arrangement to avoid a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland if a trade deal isn’t reached).

The EU also reportedly deleted parts of its draft conclusions that make May’s chance of winning a parliamentary vote on her deal even slimmer:

Sinking ship

Nonetheless, at a press conference on 14 December, May painted a rosier picture of her time in Brussels. She said:

The EU is clear, as I am, that if we are going to leave with a deal, this is it, but my discussions with colleagues today have shown that further clarification and discussion following the council’s conclusions is, in fact, possible.

Kuenssberg appears to be giving the PM the benefit of the doubt on her claims. Others, however, weren’t quite so generous:

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