LONDON – Theresa May has been on an epic losing streak. But this can be the biggest gamble in his political career. Her last-minute invitation to opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to work together on Britain's exit from the EU stunned friends and enemies – and signaled the prime minister's desperation to deliver Brexit. May's dramatic bias across its own red lines threatens to tear her beloved conservative party apart, as fellow Tories on Wednesday shouted passion for their leader to sit down with an adversary they excel daily as a leftist threat.
Hardline Brexiteers May's right is not only angry that she is seeking compromise with Corbyn, but they also fear she agrees with the Labor Party's vision of an ultrasoft version of Brexit.
Boris Johnson, a rival to May and Britain's former foreign secretary, complained that "Brexit becomes soft to the point of resolution."
Johnson told Sky News: "For those of us who fought for Brexit and who believe in Brexit's opportunities, it is bitterly disappointing."
Corbyn and his Labor Party have pressured to stay close in line with European rules and regulations after the UK leaves the continental trade block.
He told party members that he "in his Wednesday meeting with May" raised the benefits of a customs union and close alignment with the single market. "
But these suggestions would probably keep Britain incapable of seeking its own independent trade agreements or of stopping free floating European migration – Maize's greatest ambition for Brexit.
Corbyn called this first sit-down" useful but unintentional . "He complained that corn's position had not changed as much as he had expected. He also said that May" remained resistant "when we addressed the idea of another referendum.
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The Prime Minister's gambit to reach Workers shows how dire May & # 39; s position is. She is a weakened leader who leads a crooked cabinet – filled with celebratory "remaining" and "survivors" who want to replace her, and she presides over a party that remains as divided as ever on Brexit, almost three years after the vote in June 2016 on Britain's membership of the EU
Depending on one's vantage point, either the conservative party failed in May, or she has failed her party. The Prime Minister negotiated, for the most part in secret, for two years with his E.U. colleagues, drafting a repurchase agreement that has been defeated three times in the House of Commons – and voted down by a large number of conservative legislators.
These very same Tories attempted to reject their prime minister in a confidence election. They finally released a pledge from May that, if she ever gets a withdrawal approved by the House of Commons, she will resign before the next phase of the Brexit trade negotiations begins.
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay accused hard Brexiteers of impasse. Barclay said the conservatives who refused to come back to May's deal in the House of Commons, essentially forced her to negotiate with Corbyn.
Barclay told BBC Radio that the only option left was to seek Labor support "because 35 of my own colleagues would not support the Prime Minister's agreement" in the last vote.
Barclay said the result is likely to be a "soft Brexit or no Brexit at all." "It is undesirable, but that is the relentless logic of the number of House of Commons," he said.
May, who has fought hard to appease Tories and hold the conservative party together, could now preside over his implosion.
After the Tory legislator Nick Boles finished the party in a dramatic termination of the word in the house, he complained that the maize cabinet was filled with selfish figs.
"None of them, in my opinion, earned the right to lead the country after Brexit," Boles told the BBC. "They are all compromised by their collective inability to unite, unite to get behind a plan to sell that plan to communicate."
Wednesday morning, the Conservative legislature left Nigel Adams government and said he could not agree that an agreement "boiled up with a Marxist" – meaning Corbyn – was better than nothing at all.
A few hours later, Chris Heaton-Harris, a junior Brexit minister, also joined. He was the 30th minister to resign since May became prime minister in 2016. According to the Department of Government, an independent think tank, May has had more resignations than any other prime minister in the last four decades.
In his letter to Prime Minister Heaton-Harris, he said he wanted Britain to leave on March 29 – the original Brexit date. "Whenever we seek an extension of this process, we reduce belief in our political system," he wrote.
Others tweeted or gave interviews that expressed frustration.
Iain Duncan Smith, a prominent brexitist and former head of the Conservative Party, told the BBC that he was "completely shaken" at the idea of getting the deal through Labor votes.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, a leading Brexiteer, tweeted, "Remainers take responsibility for countering voters."
Fighting over Europe is nothing new for the conservatives.
Such party sections led to several prime ministers, including David Cameron, John Major and Margaret Thatcher.
Cameron, Corn's predecessor, called the 2016 referendum to appease the Eurosceptics in his party and beyond the British Independence Party who wanted Britain to leave the block. Cameron thought he could win, and his party would finally stop "knocking on Europe", as he once said.
But since then, the banging has only grown higher.
Anand Menon, professor of European politics at King's College London, said "a terrible mass" of the Brexit drama "has been about keeping the conservative party together."
He said there are intra-party tensions in both main parties, and "you can't deny how important it has been."
European diplomats in Brussels said anger and frustration were their first reactions to corn Tuesday's announcement that she would seek another short delay of Brexit – even though she has not made the progress they have insisted on.
But after putting corn talk about rewinding and seeing a few times – a diplomat compared it with a close interpretation of the Bible – attitudes began to soften. The turnaround was completed after British officials sent the message to their colleagues on Wednesday morning that May was prepared to hold parliamentary elections next month if she did not win approval of her divorce agreement next Wednesday when E.U. leaders are set to meet.
It would pave the way to a much longer extension with terms defined by the remaining 27 E.U. leaders. Although this movement is by no means given, the British seem to bet that E.U. would rather have them inside as restrained members than outside without a transitional period or safety net that would pose economic chaos.
If, for a longer extension period, the British are setting up a Brexit plan that is acceptable to both parties, the better the Europeans say and the departure date could come before.