'This government will collapse': Paul Mason's analysis of 'splitting Tories' as Brexit vote crisis looms
PUBLISHED: 12:06 13 January 2019 | UPDATED: 19:25 13 January 2019
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"People need to get ready for this government to collapse in office" - that is a leading left-wing economist's prediction as the government heads towards defeat over its Brexit plan.
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Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, former Newsnight journalist Paul Mason launched into the Tories for their divisions over Europe - saying: “The Tories are splitting. This is fantastic news for those of us who think they are basically a load of harsh, heartless clowns.”
However he also threw down a challenge to Labour to take advantage of the Conservatives’ divisions said: “As they split, the opportunity arises for Labour for them to make a cross-party appeal. We want to know what that is.”
However Mason said the prime minister should be doing more to try and bring the country together at a time of great divide, criticising a decision of hers to write an appeal to voters in today’s right-wing Sunday Express.
He added that he feared politics is becoming more polarised and that May “needs to be trying to bring the country together around something”.
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