‘National Unity’: the fantasy flick that will never make it out of development | Marina Hyde

Everyone has a pitch – but whether it’s Caroline Lucas’s all-female reboot or Jo Swinson’s Ken Clarke vehicle, they’re duds

Three years on from the Brexit vote, what best crystallises where we are? Perhaps that nowhere even close to 326 politicians can unify on what would constitute a government of national unity. The Liberal Democrats will do anything to stop Brexit, except for the things they won’t; Labour would love to stop the Tories’ version of Brexit, but first they just want to look busy and set this quick trap for the Lib Dems; the Greens want the headlines for a day and they’ve got a plan just batshit enough to secure them; and so on. Dominic Cummings must be cackling. The only worse form of unity was a Mitford.

So while it’s positive to have had leadership of the prospective government of national unity whittled down to just under 16 million candidates, it does feel a little bit near the business end of things for politicians to be indulging in the weapons-grade wankery we’ve seen this week.

The unfortunately obvious point is that, like most conversations in Hollywood, all of this week’s posturing is hot air

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