WHATEVER Brexit brings next week, Theresa May must have her bags packed for her own exit.
This paralysed, demoralised Government is in dire need of a new leader, a new Chancellor, new Cabinet, new ideas and new energy.
Rex Features Theresa Mays time is up, she must go within the next fortnight
The country needs it. So do Tory voters, members and donors.
Some would argue the party is already lost. That its current civil war leads inevitably to the permanent fracture over Europe that was long predicted.
The prospect has Corbynistas salivating. We’re not so sure.
Yes, it looks dire. But Britain isn’t Marxist. It just doesn’t want a Corbyn Government. Why else would Magic Grandpa still be trailing this shambolic bunch in most polls?
He will only win power if the Tories implode, split, and gift it to him.
But the healing process cannot happen under Mrs May.
Keir Starmer says Theresa May’s Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn have collapsed
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If she somehow pulls together a Brexit compromise with Corbyn, and if it passes in the Commons — two big ifs, we admit — her job is done, Britain will leave the EU. She can then resign, as she promised ten days ago she would.
But if every option fails and we are forced into a long, humiliating Brexit delay lasting months or — God forbid — longer, she must go even more rapidly.
Both scenarios will enrage her party.
Mrs May cannot possibly stay in place.
The PM has done her duty, done her best. Plenty besides her deserve their share of blame for this fiasco.
But whatever happens, and as The Sun said nearly a fortnight ago, time is up.
CommentJAMES FORSYTH PM and Corbyn would need to split BOTH their parties to achieve a Brexit deal CommentLORRAINE KELLY Throw the book at fantasist who gave missing Timmothy’s parents false hope CommentQUENTIN LETTS Treacherous Theresa May has surrendered our freedom… and her honour CommentTHE SUN SAYS The course of Brexit may have been decided by the vote of a convicted criminal CommentROD LIDDLE Jez like that, Brexit is about to turn out the opposite of what we voted for
IT is absolutely right at long last to make the tech firms accountable for dangerous material they publish on their sites.And “publish” is the crucial word.
AFP Mark Zuckerberg has come to realise the responsibility Facebook has
For years the likes of Facebook pretended they were merely platforms for free speech, with no responsibility for any harm caused.
Even Mark Zuckerberg accepts that will no longer wash.
Especially after the New Zealand mosque massacres, live-streamed on his site.
And if his executives face massive fines — or even jail, as they do in Australia — it will teach the web giants to police their content faster and more pro-actively. They can certainly afford to.
We can all agree there is no place on social media for images of terrorism, rape, child abuse, self-harm or suicide, or illegal extremist propaganda. But policing the web beyond that is in danger of becoming a slippery slope.
Labour’s Tom Watson, of all people, wants to force tech firms to take responsibility for halting fake news.
Fine. But what happens when a less benign Government than this one decides to use those same controls to censor news it finds inconvenient?One run by hard-left extremists, for instance?
Social media execs could face jail and multi-million fines if they fail to take down terror-related content, says Australian Prime Minister