Theresa May's Florence speech highlighted all of her weaknesses
The EU member states were also reticent in their responses but with the general consensus that the speech lacked any detail and completely ignored the question of the United Kingdom's exit settlement and the problem of the border between Northern Ireland and Eire.
It seems that for the next few days at least, the temporary truce between the warring factions within the cabinet appears to remain in place, but other MP's from the two sides are already squaring up for the next round as comments fly about accusing the government of betraying the British people by delaying implementation of the Referendum result by at least another 5 years. They see this latest government "remain" faction tactic as just another ploy to kick the whole subject into the long grass and hang on until the people change their minds on the question of EU membership. Speaking later, Nigel Farage stated that,"Today is a victory for Westminster and the political class. They are giving a big two fingers-up to 17.4 million people.” There are many conservative MP's who would wholeheartedly agree with him.