DON’T say we didn’t warn the timid Tories that Theresa the Terminator is here to stay – Brexit or no Brexit, BRINO or WTO (should we be so lucky). We did. Back in November Laura told them straight that Treesa has zapped their courage.

She said: ‘Write this down: Theresa May is the Terminator. Sci-fi nerds will recall that underneath a hyperalloy combat chassis the Terminator is a microprocessor-controlled, fully armoured part-man (woman in this case), part-machine. It’s very tough but outside it is real living tissue. This is the T-800 model of course; nothing I have observed so far indicates to me that Theresa is a T-1000, which is made of liquid metal.’

The Prime Minister, she went on, ‘is relentless, she is unstoppable and, crucially, she cannot be bargained with or reasoned with. This is why we are where we are. There is no point moaning about it – you have to understand her before you can begin to contemplate defeating her’.

Sadly, they still don’t, or have resigned themselves to her staying on for ever and ever – and ever. Instead of taking our sound advice to let someone else have a go, it is no surprise to us that the Terminator has just announced she’s staying on. No discussion. Over and out.

As her sheer incompetence and betrayal of Britain reaches its apogee, she brazenly breaks yet another of her promises, setting out her stall to take her through to the next election in 2022 – something I have long predicted she would engineer.

Any Tories imagining that she would politely step aside after March 29, job done (or rather not done), so to speak, need their heads examining. Bizarrely, amongst the political commentators there are those such as Matt Chorley still labouring under the delusion that this is not for her to decide.

Her form and her party’s craven acceptance of it – with the honourable exceptions of Jacob Rees-Mogg and Steve Baker, who were sorely let down by far too many of their colleagues – dictates otherwise. The next vote of confidence in her can’t take place before December this year, apart from anything else.

This woman could be entered in the Guinness Book of Records for the number of times she hasn’t resigned when any honourable politician would have known it was time for them to stand down. I won’t rehearse them – there are too many.

The more important questions concern what or who is driving her and her fitness to serve.

These matters, not their own career prospects, should be concentrating the minds of her Cabinet. Remainers and Brexiteers alike.

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