There’ve been lots of surreal moments in the Brexit political quagmire over the past couple of years. Who can forget this wonderfully dystopian moment from the People’s Vote campaign, for example?
And things have taken another, chilling turn this week as Andy Serkis revived his Lord of the Ring character Gollum in a freaky parody of Theresa May and her EU withdrawal plan.
In the new sketch, called ‘LEAKED: Footage From Inside No. 10 Downing Street!’, the 54-year-old actor dons a May-gray wig and does his best impression of the PM, if she were also a hobbit possessed by the all-consuming power of the One Ring.
“We’s in a nasty mess my precioussss…and there’s only one way out….We wants it. We neeeeds it!” Serkis captioned the video.
The clip, which has been viewed more than a million times on Facebook and Youtube, is part of a campaign to call for a second referendum on any Brexit deal.
MPs were set to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit plan tomorrow night - a vote the PM is widely expected to lose - but this morning it was reported that May has postponed the ballot.
“Prime Minister Theresa May has called off a crucial vote in Parliament on whether to approve her Brexit deal, after being warned she was on course for a devastating defeat, according to a person familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg reported.
What happens next, if she loses the House of Commons vote, is still up in the air.
Will she be able to renegotiate a better deal? Will she be forced to resign, potentially triggering another general election? Will we fall over the No Deal cliff edge or just end up quietly staying in the EU by default?
Literally no-one has any solid grasp of how things are going to play out.
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