May sees threat of polarising Tory members with Brexit deal concessions

Theresa May

Theresa May has faced a fundamental dilemma over the last week since the crushing defeat of her Brexit deal. It is whether to try and placate the members of the Labour side in the Commons or to attempt to win over the hardline Brexiteers in her own party. She seems to have chosen the latter, against the will of her Chief of Staff, Gavin Barwell, having cancelled the futile cross-party meetings. Now activists have said that they will stage a ‘mutiny’ if no-deal is taken off the table, after it was revealed a little while ago that leaving ‘on WTO terms’ was the most popular position within the diminishing number who make up the Tory grassroots.

She seems to have chosen to please her members. The people are of course never actually represented by the MPs in the Commons however, Gerry says…

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