Don't forget that the initial question of this thread is a cynical reference the now sidelined Brexit secretary that was getting the governments defence stance in place in readiness for what might be a post Brexit blame campaign in the run up to the election due shortly after Brexit.
A no deal Brexit will scupper the Tories plan to win that election on the back of expected good or at least not disastrous post Brexit economic prospects. A no deal Brexit is likely to see a Tory wipeout at the next polls and possibly see them relegated to below the top two in Parliament.
It's this current government that is preparing for an expected blame agenda.
"Unfortunately just the sort of comment that is becoming more prevalent."
I couldn't agree more. If only some people could accept reality when it stares them in the face, it wouldn't be necessary to make such comments.
Unfortunately, the urge that some people feel to look for someone to blame every time something happens that they don't like is becoming more prevalent.
It's a symptom of the 'snowflake' society we seem to have developed, where everyone wants everything bad to be someone else's fault, and nobody wants to take the teeniest risk, or accept any responsibility for anything. The government is expected to provide everything for everyone on a plate and protect everyone from any kind of hardship or be exposed to sweeping criticisms.
Unless we start to understand that we need to become optimists, rather than spending our lives being introspective and negative, I despair for our future as a nation.