London (AFP) – Britain is in “uncharted waters” after Prime Minister Theresa May was “humiliated” by the “crushing defeat” of her Brexit understanding in parliament, according to sardonic reactions in the British and universe press on Wednesday.
Here are some of the responses:
– ‘Brextinct’ –
“May’s Brexit understanding passed as a dodo”, Britain’s biggest-selling journal The Sun said, with a image design of the PM as the archaic flightless bird, underneath the front page title “Brextinct”.
The Daily Telegraph’s front page read: “A finish humiliation”.
Times columnist Matthew Parris branded May “a zombie primary minister”.
The Daily Mirror’s front page said: “No deal, no hope, no clue, no confidence.”
The Daily Mail publication pronounced May was “fighting for her life”.
“Now it’s time for MPs to do their avocation and work with Theresa May for a understanding that satisfies the 17.4m who voted for Brexit… Don’t destroy us!” the Daily Express pronounced underneath the title “Dismay”.
“May suffers ancestral better as Tories spin opposite her,” pronounced The Guardian’s front page.
“The PM leads a celebration that is divided and a nation stockpiling food and medicines as if scheming for war. She needs to humbly strech out to her opponents and find a way to forestall Britain crashing out of the EU,” the editorial said.
– ‘Gridlocked’ –
“A democracy that can't change the mind is not a democracy,” wrote New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, suggesting Britain reason another referendum on withdrawal the EU.
“The people might do that when presented with the whole design after saying only a prejudiced or twisted one.”
The Washington Post pronounced in an editorial that “Brexit has gridlocked the British domestic system,” warning opposite a “no-deal” Brexit.
“Both Ms âMay and her parliamentary opponents contingency now make it their major priority to equivocate that catastrophic outcome,” it said.
– ‘What a Brexshit’ –
“Great Britain, the homeland of democracy, was once famous as the ‘island of reason’. That is over,” Germany’s Bild publication said, underneath the title “What a Brexshit”.
“Attention Brussels: your time is coming! As the British apparently don’t know how to assistance themselves, someone else contingency come to the rescue, and it can only be the partner on the other side of the table,” pronounced German journal Die Welt.
– ‘What Plan B?’ –
French journal Le Figaro’s title read: “Plan B, what Plan B?”
“All this might lead to the unavoidable delay of the exit date from the EU,” it said.
– ‘Unknown territory’ –
“Now that the organisation belligerent of the only clearly probable understanding has been abandoned, we try with sails on glow into different territory” — Spain’s El Pais journal pronounced underneath the title “May’s abrasive better exacerbates Brexit crisis”.
– ‘Impossible to predict’ –
“Britain is navigating in unchartered waters: this is the only thing all MPs of all parties can determine on,” pronounced Nicol Degli Innocenti in Italian financial journal Il Sole 24 Ore.