May and her ministers have ruled out a new ballot, saying it would deepen already ugly divisions over Britain’s biggest decision since World War Two and betray voters who narrowly backed leaving the EU at a 2016 referendum.
That increases the risk of Britain leaving without a deal in less than four months, a scenario some businesses fear would be catastrophic for the world’s fifth largest economy.
“Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,” May will tell lawmakers, according to extracts of her speech released in advance.
“Another vote which would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics, because it would say to millions who trusted in democracy, that our democracy does not deliver. Another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than the last,” she will say.
Between a rock and a hard place. But her negotiating has been so ineffective and poorly planned one could easily believe it was designed to fail and keep Britain effectively in the EU.
Maybe she is working up to telling the intransigent greedy Eurobosses where to go? The bureaucrats surrounding her and advising her might be losing control.