The Starmerites treated the Brexit debate on Wednesday 30th December 2020 like their last day at school.
They are moving on and what happens next is not their responsibility, because Keir Starmer and Labour MPs went through the Aye lobby with their fingers crossed.
If only, because they linked arms with Boris Johnson as soon as Keir Starmer was elected Labour leader.
Starmer spent the whole of 2020 not calling on the Government to put in place measures to mitigate at least some of the downsides of Brexit.
Keir Starmer and Labour barely murmured when Boris Johnson declined to extend the Brexit transition period.
They are in it up to their necks and Starmer’s ‘clever’ “yes, but” barrister’s wheeze during the Brexit debate was barely fit for an Old Bailey courtroom and certainly not the court of public opinion.
The Brexit debate did not signal the end of Brexit.
Brexit is a process not an event and a key milestone along that progress is 1st January 2021.
The Brexit debate may have marked the end of the beginning, but it was not the beginning of the end.
Far from it, in fact.
Starmer and his merry band are soon to learn the true meaning of “Marry in haste, repent at leisure!”
And as we know Johnson is a very wayward swain.
He has all the morals of a feral tomcat that has let itself go …