Theresa May has been struggling with meetings of her Cabinet Brexit sub-committee (dubbed a ‘War Cabinet’ by the unimaginative), so maybe she should just take a lead from Jeremy Corbyn and simply cancel all the meetings.
Labour’s own Brexit sub-committee has been adjourned indefinitely after hard Brexit supporter Seumas Milne decided that he’d had enough of Kier Starmer’s slow dragging of his leader towards support for the UK remaining in the Single Market.
A well placed source said: “Starmer managed to get Corbyn to change his position on the Customs Union in March and this was the signal to Milne that no more meetings could be tolerated.”
Previously the advocates of hard Brexit on the committee had relied on the support of Barry “Bollocks” Gardiner but as this weekend’s bruising interview on the Marr programme showed, that is a wasting asset. With trade union support for the leadership’s position on Brexit also weakening (Unison are to debate support for the Single Market next month and Unite have been vacillating) and with the Labour members of the House of Lords in open revolt, Milne has followed the actions of Comrade Zheleznyakov and shut down a turbulent talking shop.