A slightly ranty piece, this one.
May regrets Britain will hold European elections (Reuters). Yeah, right.
When Britain voted to leave the European Union, ultimately it voted in favour of an accountable political system, the opposite of the European Union's carefully-cultivated authoritarian, protectionist, lobbyist-driven, corporate communism.
May's Remainiac triumph has been to bring to the Remainiac UK Parliament a Withdrawal Agreement that is so toxic, that even the most zombie-like of Britain's democratically-elected quarter-wits could spot political suicide without even bothering to read the Withdrawal Agreement.
But May has form prior to her current position as Prime Minister. As Home Secretary, she signed-off on the under-funding of the police force, while at the same time maintaining (or increasing?) the numbers of criminal acts the police were obliged to police. A "skinny police state" it might be, but still an authoritarian police state Britain has become under May's watch. May's watch extended the foundations of the Blair government of the early 2000s. Post-May, the Home Office is still extending those foundations. Case in point: as at May 2019, the government is seriously considering the hard-wiring Leftist thought police into the foundations of regulation to counter freedom of speech on the internet (see UKGov's white paper Online Harms).
So why does May regret European elections? To my mind, there is only one reasonable basis for her regret: May cannot like elections at all. May's Withdrawal Agreement is crystal clear: whether in the joint committee phase, or in the backstop phase, the Withdrawal Agreement enables the European Union to call the shots, without the encumbrance of choreographed elections to the tin-pot European Parliament. It would result in a cheaper way to achieve a deeper level of political integration with the European Project, without the democratic bits, a level far deeper than would have been possible had Britain voted to remain in the European Union. In essence, it seems that May's regret is triggered by the possibility that her dream of an authoritarian, statist autocracy looks like it might slip through her fingers.