pwa wrote:I was listening to a Radio 4 article looking back on the negotiations since May took over, and a decisive moment was deemed to be the speech May gave to a Tory Party Conference at which she made not being in a customs union a red line.
That speech was ridiculous at the time, and it has not improved with age.
It's worth reading again
, just to see how wrong she was.
Wrong about Article 50,
So let me be absolutely clear. There will be no unnecessary delays in invoking Article Fifty. We will invoke it when we are ready. And we will be ready soon.
wrong in her interpretation of what the referendum meant,
The referendum result was clear. It was legitimate.
and wrong about her colleagues - her confidence in them being hilariously misplaced.
And let’s get behind the team of ministers – David Davis, Liam Fox, Priti Patel and Boris Johnson – who are working on our plan for Brexit, who know we’re going to make a success of it and who will make a reality of Global Britain.
And she ended with a punchline from the wrong joke.
And let’s keep working to make Britain a country that works not for a privileged few but for everyone in this great country.