BLINKERED Brexit hardliners are in danger of losing everything they have fought for.
The very real prospect of a humiliating fourth defeat for Theresa May’s deal in the Commons this week will have devastating consequences.
Theresa May could suffer a humiliating fourth defeat
The likely outcome is that the Prime Minister will have to crawl back to Brussels to beg for an extension that could last years — spurring on the Brexit blockers.
But the likes of Priti Patel, Owen Paterson, Sir Bernard Jenkin and Suella Braverman seem hell-bent on scuppering her deal whatever the risks.
Fellow heavyweight Brexiteers such as Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith and Dominic Raab have weighed up the options and concluded that a flawed Brexit is better than no Brexit.
But this hardcore of headbangers is prepared to play Russian roulette with the future of the country rather than ditch their precious ideological purity.
They and their equally unbending colleagues in the European Research Group must now swing behind Mrs May and push her deal over the line.
This week we have already seen a grassroots uprising among local Tory party members who want to axe their rebellious MPs.
Huge crowds of pro Brexit campaigners hold march and rally in Parliament Square as anger over failure to leave grows in Westminster
Dominic Grieve could be the first high-profile casualty.
This is perilous territory for the Conservatives.
How long before it costs them a precious seat?
The crazed dogma of their hardcore minority will turn the voter backlash from a trickle into a raging torrent.
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Blow whistle on racism
THE footballing authorities are still too complacent about racism by fans.
Last week’s outrageous monkey chanting at England’s black players may have occurred during their thrashing of Montenegro, sadly proving that prejudice is still rife in Europe.
England’s players were racially abused in Montenegro
But that does not mean it is no longer an issue at home as well.
Though many Premier League clubs have done much to eradicate the shameful scourge from their grounds, shocking incidents still occur here.
England star Raheem Sterling should be praised for bringing the issue to world attention by warning that racist bile could lead to games being played behind closed doors
In our pages today Watford star Christian Kabasele calls for referees and white players to be the first to lead the teams off if these attacks continue.
The authorities must listen and finally wash this stain out of the beautiful game.
Raheem Sterling sends message to ‘racists’ after England players abused in Montenegro