CHAOS aside, Theresa May has chosen the only possible course, going back to Brussels for more. But we cannot see it working.
And — to be blunt — this monumental shambles, this national embarrassment, is entirely of her making.
It was obvious weeks ago that the DUP on whom her survival depends could not be bluffed.
Nor could her Brexit-backing MPs. She tried to railroad the lot and failed.
We are glad she delayed the vote. A massive Commons defeat would have weakened her yet further in EU eyes.
But it will not be enough to secure “reassurances” from Brussels that the toxic Irish backstop, if it kicks in, will be only temporary.
Under her deal we cannot legally escape its restrictive customs union nor the divide it creates between Britain and Northern Ireland.
Mrs May wants MPs to trust an EU which treats us with contempt. But trust is gone. Only a binding text will do.
Sadly, trust in the PM is all but gone too.
She made a brave fist of defending her deal yesterday in dire circumstances.
She was admirably robust in ruling out a second referendum.
But she has made too many promises she could not keep.
Now she needs a huge favour . . . from an EU inclined just to sit tight and hope Brexit collapses.
THE Labour-dominated Remainer establishment has long conspired to stop Brexit.
Wait till you see the stitch-up planned for their second referendum.
One MP after another yesterday repeated the fiction that the “facts have changed”, that Leavers have “changed their minds” and need a “people’s vote”.
They intend to ensure it by offering the only options as Remain or Mrs May’s unpopular deal.
Anyone hoping simply to “leave” would be denied the chance.
The Remainer-stuffed Electoral Commission would no doubt make that non-choice a reality.
But the one option that should be ruled out is “Remain”.
Anything else is an affront to democracy.
Leavers haven’t changed their minds — except about Remoaner politicians who once promised to honour the 2016 verdict.
LET’S get something straight.
The racist abuse of Raheem Sterling at Chelsea is not somehow The Sun’s fault.
We hope those allegedly responsible get what they deserve.
We hugely admire Sterling’s talent. Our coverage of his off-field behaviour has nothing to do with skin colour.
The suggestion is ridiculous and offensive — and the idea it inspired racists is baseless.
His media mates should engage their brains before dishing out accusations without a shred of evidence.
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