They enjoy posing as triumphant – cockily dismissing ‘sneering liberal intellectuals’ who disagree with them, declaring that ‘the people have spoken’, warning unwanted foreigners of trouble ahead in our tight little island now they’ve ‘taken control’ – but Treeza May’s refusal to have a discussion about Brexit in parliament is a sure sign she and her fellow escapologists know they’re on rocky ground.
Remember Mike Ashley refusing to appear before a parliamentary committee and having to be dragged there kicking and screaming to answer questions about the employees’ pensions his tawdry company had plundered?
Treeza can cap that. Our closet Brexiteer says a 52-48 per cent opinion poll is enough for her to change the course of British history without having to so much as pass the details in front of MPs.
It’s easy to understand why. Put her plans before parliament (when she at last forms them) and she’ll have them shot to pieces by people who actually know what they’re talking about – people who can tell her, in frightening detail, what the consequences of her wretched Hard Brexit will be.
But here’s the Wink forecast – unless our democracy is in sorry decline she’ll be dragged kicking and screaming into the chamber much sooner than she thinks.