Newsnight political editor quotes cabinet minister saying ‘f*** knows, I’m past caring’ live on air
This is what it's come to
We were supposed to be leaving the EU on March 29. However, despite having two and a half years to work out a plan, there is no plan.
May has told Conservative MPs that she will resign as Prime Minister soon after her Brexit deal is delivered, paving the way for a leadership contest in the summer, but the political future of Britain remains uncertain.
On Thursday evening, MPs voted on eight alternatives to May’s deal in a series of votes. None won a majority. The rejected proposals included a softer Brexit, no deal and a second referendum.
On Friday, May will put only half of her Brexit deal to a third vote, in a final desperate attempt to secure MPs’ support.
Following May's most recent setback in parliament, Nicholas Watt, Political Editor with BBC Newsnight, has shared an anecdote from a member of May's cabinet.
When asked why May is pressing ahead with a vote she knows she’ll lose, the minister was reported as saying: “Fuck knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.”
Newsnight’s @nicholaswatt has the TV moment of the year. Quoting a cabinet minister, asked why May is pressing ahead with a vote she knows she’ll lose: “Fuck knows. I’m past caring. It’s like the living dead in here.” pic.twitter.com/51zTUX9MwN
— Matt Wells (@MatthewWells) March 28, 2019
This is what it's come to. This is what we are now. The state of this country.