A WEEK in politics is a long time, but Theresa May must be hoping against hope that she never has to suffer such a humiliating seven days again.
But as long as she stubbornly clings to power in the vain belief she alone can unite a fractured parliament and get them to support her terrible EU deal, she has absolutely no chance.
After suffering the largest defeat for a sitting government in history, she should have done the decent thing and stood up, stated she had tried her best and resigned.
But she didn’t and now, like a punch drunk boxer, she’s now dangerously bouncing the country off the Brexit deadlock ropes.
In the wake of her humiliating defeat she may have won the ill-conceived vote of no confidence in her.
She may even, finally, be talking to other party leaders, to see if there is anyway the impasse can be broken.
But it’s all too little, too late.
These talks should have taken place months ago.
And, let’s be honest, these talks are doomed to failure because there are too many self-serving politicians, who, do not want Brexit in any of its current forms and are determined to wreck it at any cost.
That’s a position that sits well with a terrified EU, particularly unelected Junker and Tusk, who do not want referendums happening in their back yards.
It’s no wonder so many people are sick to the back teeth with Westminster politicians when they are so blatantly riding roughshod over democracy.
Is it any wonder people have lost all faith in politicians when more than 400 “Remain” MPs were at odds with their constituencies who voted for Brexit, and 35 “Leave” MPs who represent Remain constituencies?
Only around 190 MPs truly represented the voting intentions of their electorate.
That’s an absolute disgrace, because they do not truthfully represent the views of their constituents on this issue.
Much of blame for this pathetic political deadlock, the erosion of faith in our democracy, lies at the sweaty feet of an odious and repellent gaggle of MPs, undemocratic elitists who firmly believe they know best and to hell with what the voters think.
Members such as Anna Soubry, Amber Rudd, Stephen Kinnock, Yvette Cooper, Gordon Marsden, Tom Watson and Lisa Nandy. For two years they have ignored the wishes of their electorate by arguing for the opposite of what the majority of their constituents voted for during the Brexit referendum.
I hope at the next General Election there are enough people still willing to vote and that every one of these members are made to pay for their crimes against democracy at the ballot box.