2018-05-14 08:12:13 UTC
Three months ago I considered the Brexit farce to be a normal
shambles, typical of Britain. But now it's beyond parody. It's beyond
everything. It's going from the sublime to the ridiculous week by
week. I am reminded, when I observe the current state of play, of
those cop pursuits on TV when some twocker races off and is then
followed at high speed by the police for 20 minutes before almost
inevitably crashing the car and running off in desperation not to get
But the police now have their helicopter at the ready and its
heat-seeking camera means there's little place to hide any more. The
helicopter can spot the perp hiding under bushes, in sheds and so on.
This is how I now see the government behaving over Brexit. It has no
place to hide any more. And desperation is kicking in as the deadline
looms for a decision to be made and public opinion is turning
massively against Brexit.
Sooner or later, the game will be up and the government will have to
surrender. Thank goodness for battery hens, because otherwise there
wouldn't be enough egg on face to go around.
This week, for example, the government was expected to conduct a
further Brexit debate in the House of Commons, but it's not happening.
Instead, the government will debate such pressing matters as the
council tax.and Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration.
Meanwhile, Barnier, Tusk and others in Europe are biding their time,
observing the shambles from afar.
It really is car-crash TV, watching the government wriggle over