Originally Posted by flatty
I think that even if corbyn votes against a deal, and whips the vote, it will damage him little. The more fervent in the press want a hard brexit in any case, and corbyn has been consistent in arguing for a softish brexit, and can continually point to this. The tories are carrying the parcel here. They will be foursquare landed with the backlash.
I've said before that in years to come, the drivers of the bus in the public eye, May, fox, Davis, bojo and Jrm will not be able to safely walk down a public street.
The Tory press doesn't know how to deal with Corbyn. Everything they say about him comes over as either ridiculously extreme (e.g. it's a communist/terrorist/Russian agent) or ridiculously trivial.
And right now they don't know what to do to get their suicidal brexit fantasies because they need the Tory party to deliver but aren't sure that May will be able to do it. If they force May out they might get Corbyn or brexit cancelled entirely, but if they don't they might end up with the dreaded "bad deal".