THE writer and director Armando Iannucci is urging as many people from Scotland as possible to travel to the “Put it to the People” march in London next Saturday.

Iannucci, whose hit shows include The Thick Of It, was born and brought up in Glasgow and attended the University of Glasgow.

He now lives in Oxfordshire, and has also sponsored a coach to take campaigners to the march from Oxford. More than 160 coaches have already been booked by local campaign groups to get people to the march from across the UK.

Campaigners travelling from Inverness face one of the longest journeys – starting out at 8pm the previous evening, Friday March 22.

Other buses are going from across Scotland, including Perth, Stirling, Glasgow, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Edinburgh, and students are going from the universities of the Highlands and Islands, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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The march on Saturday is expected to attract large numbers, with sign-ups already exceeding those for the last demonstration in October.

Iannucci said: ‘‘Scots didn’t vote for Brexit, don’t deserve it, and a People’s Vote is an unrivalled opportunity to stop it in its tracks.’’

“AT long last, MPs now have to decide where they stand,” said Die Zeit. “Empty promises to voters and pithy speeches in parliament will no longer cut it,” they said of the latest twist in the tale. “The drama currently being played out in Westminster represents, at long last, the painful intrusion of reality into Britain’s Brexit debate.”

LIBERATION called it a situation “so utterly extraordinary, so totally unprecedented”, in which “all existing logic of votes and established political forces has been so completely overturned, that nothing, nothing at all, can any longer be predicted”.

Le Monde was adamant that the week’s events revealed “a weakening of May’s authority that is alarming not just for her political survival but for the democratic functioning of the country”.

L’express political commentator Christophe Barbier on his podcast, L’Edito politique, argued that Brexit must happen for the good of Europe and that the Brits should accept the EU’s proposals. “We don’t want the UK clinging to our ankles,” he said.

“SHE is a gift to satirists, but Theresa May cannot blame the Brexit tragedy. An entire political system fails,” wrote Pierre Collignon of Danish daily Berlingske. In his column, “The way out of Theresa May’s dead end”, he said that the world’s oldest parliamentary government “delivered priceless TV entertainment”, but that the UK now looks like “an unruly country”, unable to deliver the solution to the Brexit crisis.

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Collignon refers to Denmark’s no vote to the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, comparing then-opposition leader Poul Nyrup Rasmussen’s coalition of radicals who forged a “national compromise” which led to Denmark’s four EU reservations. Nyrup proved he could work cross-party to find a solution, whereas Theresa May has achieved the exact opposite with her attempts to placate the DUP and hard Brexiteers.

“OVERLEVDE med en harsman,” wrote Wolfgang Hansson of Aftonbladet, which translates as the Prime Minister “survived by a hair’s breadth” last week and that, whilst nothing was clear, everything was possible. He noted that the outcome of last week’s votes plays into her brinkmanship tactics, butalso said she requires a significant shift in parliament towards her deal to make any progress.

HELSINGIN Sanomat ran an editorial yesterday which concluded that “ordinary people suffer most from the end result of power politics and gambling”. The government’s tactics, the paper said, meant that Britain may end up with a tough deal and “a bad solution” to Brexit.

STEPHEN Collins of The Irish Times lambasted the “downright irresponsibility of a majority of [Ireland’s] counterparts in the Commons”, going on to write that the “failure of the British Government and Opposition to come together at a time of great national peril indicates something is truly rotten in the state of politics in that country”, before concluding that there was little hope of British politics getting its act together.

EL Pais columnist, Rafa de Miguel, labelled hard Brexiteers “enraged children who despise any gift that is not the one they want”, and conveyed the befuddlement of parliament as: “Yes to Brexit but no to no deal; no to May’s plan but also to any other solution”, Miguel likened the high drama to Russian roulette, and concluded that MPs could either “opt for intelligence or complete collapse”.

REPUBBLICA’S correspondent in London Antonello Guerrera speculated that any extension of Article 50 could result in an election or a People’s Vote. Guerrera stressed the tenuous position of the Prime Minister, but also bemoaned Corbyn’s tactics as a gesture of “great national irresponsibility”. “Not only that, the Labour party saved May by voting for his motion, because Corbyn and his men believe that the premier’s plan will never pass next week and this could open the doors to new elections for them. “But if instead, Labour had voted against May... it would probably have been the final blow to the premier,” he wrote.

DE Volkskrant focused on May’s impending “third time lucky vote” and concluded that the most zealous of Brexiteers “would rather the government falls than that May’s deal passes”. NRC Handelsblad proffered a similar analysis, arguing that delaying Brexit “has bought time but remains far from a solution”.