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EU Tells Theresa May That She Has Fully Played Herself On Brexit

Charging into her own certain political death isn't smart, but it's definitely British.

After pushing her own nation -and its banking system- to the brink of swallowing bad medicine that she wasn't even sure would make it feel better, UK Prime Minister Theresa May gave up her demented Mary Poppins routine and allowed Parliament to avoid shaming her with a sound defeat of her Brexit plan.


Somehow May has not resigned or been forced out by her own party and is instead now in Brussels attempting to get a little wiggle room on her flaming shitshow of a deal to leave Europe. In addition to making Maggie Thatcher's ghost cackle with rueful recognition, May is basically asking European leaders to help her save her own ass...and she's doing it with no leverage, no friends and no expectation of mercy.

So, how's it going? Well...

And it got worse from there...

The message from the EU was clear: It will give “clarifications” but will not countenance reopening the treaty.
“The deal we achieved is the best possible. It’s the only deal possible. There is no room whatsoever for renegotiation,” European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said in an address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

And worse from there...

As investors and allies tried to work out the ultimate destination for the world’s fifth-largest economy, rebel lawmakers in May’s party said she had to go.
“If we can’t go forwards with her deal ... then I’m afraid the only way to change the policy is to change the prime minister and I really think it’s her duty to go,” Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmaker Steve Baker said.

Oh, to be a banker in The City today.

EU rules out Brexit renegotiation as May seeks help from Merkel [Reuters]



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Like this but worse. By Anonymous [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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