The best way to understand May’s Brexit predicament is to imagine, instead, that 52% of the country voted for the government to build a battleship out of chocolate.
Everybody deep down knows it’s not remotely going to work but enough idiots were stupid enough to want it so she has to at least try and keep those morons happy to save her own skin because if she doesn’t the ‘United Kingdom Chocolate Battleship’ party will bounce back in the polling or something.
It’s an unfeasible waste of everybody’s time and money that serves no purpose but because enough idiots decided it was vitally necessary we’re all stuck with the stupid fucking thing.
In light of recent revelations from the EU about how easy it would be revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit outright literally at any damn time, it just makes the Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn “Brexit Debate” idea even more incomprehensibly stupid.
By all means have the debate but at least include other political leaders who have views that aren’t stuck in “rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic” mode about it.
If this whole debate nonsense is truly about informing the public of our options and arguing the case for them there is literally no good reason to block out other politicians making the case either for a final referendum or just for cancelling Article 50 and not bothering with any of this any more.