COMMENT

For the first time in my life, both Tories and Labour are universally despised.

We are living in a time of unprecedented democratic crisis - of which Brexit is a symptom not a cause, argues Janet Daley in an oped commentary.

Jeremy Corbyn blamed the breakdown of the cross-party Brexit talks on the "weakness and instability" of Theresa May's Government. To which Mrs May responded that the talks had failed because "...there is not a common position in Labour about whether they want to deliver Brexit or hold a second referendum which could reverse it".

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, blames the breakdown of the cross-party Brexit talks on the
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, blames the breakdown of the cross-party Brexit talks on the "weakness and instability" of Theresa May's Government. Photo / AP

They were both right. Which is to say, the leadership of both major parties is utterly discredited. What satisfaction they may gain from trashing one another is neither here nor there. Their credibility in the country is gone. The leaders themselves are in a race