As Theresa May and the Labour party continue with negotiations, the prime minister opted for a relaxed and casual air as she released a video statement about Brexit.
May opened talks with Labour after her Brexit plan was shot down in parliament three times. Her video statement comes as the Brexiteers in her party expressed anger at May reaching out to the opposition. Mnay have dubbed the tactics as a "desperate" move which, after days of negotiation is still yet to yield meaningful results.
Amidst the melee, May addressed the nation in a video she posted on Twitter, explaining “what on earth is happening with Brexit.”
“Over the past few days, people have been asking me what on earth has been happening with Brexit,” she says.
“And I can understand that, because after all it’s been nearly three years since people voted in the referendum for the UK to leave the European Union.
You, the public, have had enough. You’re tired of the infighting, you’re tired of the political games and arcane procedural rows, tired of MPs talking about nothing else but Brexit when you have real concerns.
She added: "We need to get a deal over the line and that's why we've been looking for new ways, a new approach to find an agreement in parliament, and that means cross-party talks.”
It'll mean compromise on both sides, but I believe delivering Brexit is the most important thing for us.
The casual address in the face of the looming deadline, Jeremy Corbyn’s recent comments on the government’s uncompromising stance as well as the furore surrounding Brexit meant people reacted with humour and scorn over the prime minister’s attempt at calm.