If the stakes were not so high for the people of Ireland and Britain it would be an enjoyable experience watching the British prime minster, Theresa May, scuttling around Europe begging for help for her Brexit plan, only to be shown the door.
With Theresa May’s government stumbling from one crisis to another, it is almost impossible to predict the final outcome of her increasingly desperate attempts to manage the UK’s scheduled departure from the EU.
My goodness, the empire has lost its crown. The British Empire – comprised of dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories – appears to be going back to the Dark Ages when it was common place to dig up the roads left by the Romans and leave nothing in their place.
Since the enormous scale of the shocking abuse suffered by vulnerable patients at Muckamore Abbey hospital began to fully emerge as a result of an Irish News investigation last July, alarm among relatives and the general public has steadily increased.
A vote of confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May has left her wounded yet more secure for the duration of the Brexit withdrawal process, thanks to a Conservative Party rule forbidding another leadership challenge for a year.
A lot of comparisons have been drawn between Theresa May's vote of confidence and those of Margaret Thatcher and John Major; but it is worth remembering that May never really began her prime ministerial career from a position of relative strength.