Brexiters castigate PM for denying them what they voted against | John Crace

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She had never been loved by Tory MPs, but after May’s offer to talk with Corbyn they only had undisguised hatred for her

You wait weeks for one prime minister to come along and then five turn up at the same time. On Tuesday night, Theresa May gave up the unequal battle. She’d already tried offering her resignation but her backbenchers had hated her so much they had kept her on life support by voting down her deal a third time. So the Leader in Name Only of the Party in Name Only had taken the nuclear option and invited Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street for a couple of days work experience.

All of which turned prime minister’s questions into something more like prime ministers’ chats. Both prime ministers had walked into the chamber at roughly the same time and their exchanges began with an unfamiliar courtesy. Corbyn thanked Lino very much for the hospital pass and Lino replied that she would be delighted if he accepted her offer of taking responsibility for her clusterfuckery of the past three years. A level of politeness only possible between two people who disliked each other intensely.

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