After more than five hours of meeting with his Cabinet, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Theresa May, came out of his office and in less than five minutes announced that you got the backing for your agreement on the brexit.
But there was no joy in his voice. In fact his words and the tone of these just showed how difficult that was to combine criteria and gave the feeling that achievement had a cost. More battles lie ahead. «The choice before us is clear: this agreement», he said, «or leave without agreement or brexit at all».
«I know that it will be difficult days,» he warned. «This is a decision that must be subjected to intense scrutiny and is completely understandable.»
He mentioned that it was a «collective» decision, a careful choice of words, which implies absence of unanimity. Some believers in favour of the brexit in his divided Cabinet could decide that they must resign as a protest and follow in the footsteps of his colleagues David Davis and Boris Johnson.
«But if I can finish saying simply: I think that what I owe to this country is to make decisions that are of national interest and believe in my head and my heart that this is a decision that promotes the best interests of all our United Kingdom».
And with that, he turned around and returned to the No. 10 Downing Street.