It can’t get worse, but it does get worse. Having last week swerved the flailing blows of Jacob Rees-Mogg and his European Research Group, and made it through a Conservative party confidence vote, Theresa May walked straight into a sucker punch from her fellow European leaders at the EU’s Brussels Summit.
They will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement; and nor will they give May any separate comfort or assurances about their intentions around the Irish backstop.
As Nicholas Hallam, CEO of Accordance VAT explains according to reports, May had hoped and believed that she had an agreement with her EU colleagues to provide her with a form of words about the backstop that she could use to re-sell the agreement to moderates in Parliament.
This was the purpose of postponing the…