Imagine the following scenario.
- First, a Prime Minister lacking a clear parliamentary majority feels obliged by electoral forces to bring a particular policy to Parliament for MPs to vote on.
- This policy is a notable u-turn from her previous position.
- The new policy is also an uneasy compromise. It does not satisfy proponents of the status quo in or beyond Parliament.
- Nor does it satisfy the demands of the Opposition, even though they had previously called for comparable changes.
- The Opposition say, if they were in power, they would implement a different bolder new policy that successfully…