Prime Minister Theresa May has turned on MPs and blamed them for the upcoming Brexit delay in a bid to gain public support to push her withdrawal agreement through Parliament.
She accused them of playing games and taking part in infighting to gain political points from each other.
And she chastised them by telling them it was ‘high time’ they got their act together and backed her.
With Brexit just eight days away, she vented her frustration at Parliament
“Of this I am absolutely sure. You, the public, have had enough. You are tired of the infighting, tired of the political games and the arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns about our children’s schools, our National Health Service, knife crime,” she said.
“You want this stage of the Brexit process to be over and done with. I agree. I am on your side.”
Bosses and workers join forces
But her plan seemed to have misfired when employers and the business joined together to call for her to change her attitude and to try and build a consensus that would avoid a no-deal Brexit.
CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn and TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady wrote to May on behalf of millions of workers and thousands of businesses
They said: “Our country is facing a national emergency. Decisions of recent days have caused the risk of no deal to soar. Firms and communities across the UK are not ready for this outcome. The shock to our economy would be felt by generations to come.”
The missive saw FTSE 100 trading rally by 65 points to 7,356.58, passing the FTSE 250 going the opposite way with a 60 point fall to 19,328.89.