Ever since she became Prime Minister, I have been impressed by Theresa May’s fixity of purpose as she has struggled to push her version of Brexit through the Commons.
I’ve admired, too, her stoicism and courage — but I have to concede that she has now lost her grip.
The accounts of her ordeal in Brussels on Thursday made for excruciating reading.
She was robotic and unconvincing.
She had no answer to the question of what she thought would happen if MPs voted down her withdrawal deal for the third time.
Why did she want to extend Article 50 until June 29?
It’s may be time for a bit of gardening leave, Mi lady.