Theresa May has finally made a call. And it isn’t one of her hard-Brexit allies will like.
The Prime Minister has recognized what have been said for weeks — that there is no majority for her deal in Parliament.
In providing talks with the opposition Labor Party — and, crucially, offering to just accept the results of any vote Parliament for an alternate Brexit arrangement – May has additionally recognized that she is going to ne’er be ready to persuade her supposed allies within the Northern Irish Democratic worker Party, nor a tough core of Brexiteers in her own political party.
May has picked a side, and in agreeing to a cross-party approach, it is the side of a “soft” Brexit — one that envisages a more in-depth relationship with the EU than she formerly might countenance.
“This is a difficult time for everyone. Passions are running high on all sides of the argument. But we can and must find the compromises that will deliver what the British people voted for,” May said.
That’s a signal that she’s will soon rub out some of her notorious “red lines” that formed the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU — out of the union, that stops the united kingdom to sign an independent trade deals, and out of the single Market, which needs the united kingdom to just accept unlimited immigration from the EU.
“This is a decisive moment in the story of these islands and it requires national unity to deliver the national interest,” she said