Trump and the Brexiters should own the mess they lied us into | Gary Younge

Finally, their cheap rhetoric and empty promises are butting up
against hard realities

Three years ago, shortly after I arrived back in Britain after
12 years in the US, my gas meter was stolen. When the new one arrived it
bore a note, insisting that it should not be stolen. It reminded me
of the poster in the window of the Boys and Girls club at the top
of my street in Chicago that read: “Stop killing people.” Some
things, should not need to be said.

So it was on Wednesday as MPs passed an amendment demanding the government come
back with a plan B within three days, if the Brexit deal is
defeated next Tuesday. The real scandal was not that the Speaker,
John Bercow, had to creatively interpret parliamentary rules so
that the vote could take place, but that the vote was necessary at
all. Plan A isn’t up to much. It was withdrawn last month at the 11th hour because it was
clearly going to be voted down. Nothing has changed. It will almost
certainly be rejected next week. Time is running out. We have no
hat and the EU wouldn’t lend us a rabbit to pull out of it even
if we did. Under these circumstances the government shouldn’t be
forced to come back with a plan B in a timely fashion. When it
comes to backups they should be well down the alphabet by now.

Source: FS – All-News2-Economy
Trump and the Brexiters should own the mess they lied us into | Gary Younge