The Conservative Party has become unhinged—even though a perfectly sensible exit deal from the EU already exists. Theresa May signed it last November.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, both contenders for the Tory leadership in the U.K., have vowed to junk May’s deal and 'renegotiate' a better one, but that truly is infeasible, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer. Photographs courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Oscar Wilde described fox-hunting as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.” Brexit may be similarly defined as the unhinged in pursuit of the infeasible.
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'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson says.
House leaders continue to hold talks over the summer, but whether an agreement can be struck to get Conservatives on side with a recent call to allow remote voting in ‘exceptional circumstances’ remains to be seen.
Though late and largely unconvincing, the PM's testimony helps ensure the government’s points, rather than mere speculation, are litigated in the public square instead, says Garry Keller of StrategyCorp.