May kicks her Brexit can firmly into Corbyn’s face | John Crace

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Sick of seeing the Tory party tearing itself apart, May is now getting Labour in on the act

Almost three years into the Brexit process and trust levels are near zero. After a seven-hour meeting, the cabinet had been frisked for their phones – Oi Gove, I want your burner as well – and kettled inside No 10 to prevent them from blabbing. This was one statement that Theresa May would get to make that the country hadn’t already heard from someone else.

Timed to coincide with the six o’clock news, the Leader in Name Only walked nervously towards the Downing Street lectern. Understandably, as the last televised speech she had given from there had pretty much alienated every MP, along with the entire country. This time she kept it short and sweet. A crisp three minutes. But true to form, even at that length no one was entirely sure just what she had said. Or what it meant. Or if it was even possible.

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