Our so-called parliament decided not to make a decision on how the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. MPs were asked to vote on eight alternatives to Prime Minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected withdrawal deal… but failed to get agreement on all of them. May announced that she will resign… but only if her original deal is voted through for a third time.
This will be the last chance for parliament to avoid a hard and damaging brexit. After desperately negotiating with the European Union to change the terms of her original deal, (which was first delayed, then voted down), Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May returned to parliament hoping that this time she will succeed in getting it voted through.
Yet the day hasn’t started well for Mrs May. Some of her own MPs and the Democratic Unionist coalition partners have said they won’t vote for the deal. Many Labour MPs, despite their loathing of Jeremy Corbyn, won’t vote for the deal to spite him. All of this, if predicted by commentators, would lead to another humiliating defeat for the government.
Whatever happens in tonight’s vote, the UK will still depart the EU on March 29th. The government will not be granted a delay… and the country will definitely be screwed.
Time and time again, the government’s plans for a EU departure deal seem to change from one day to the next. So it comes to no surprise as the European Council president Donald Tusk understandably had enough and launched a stinging attack on the brexit headbangers with both barrels.
In the last few days, Prime Minister Theresa May continued to dig a hole for herself as she tried to deliver the unachivable, not only over the Irish border idea, but is also blatantly trying to bribe Labour MPs in northern England into accepting cash to be spent in their leave-voting constiuencies if they support her deal.
While other EU countries have already put in place post-brexit plans, the UK has hardly started theirs. May is hoping that her deal will be passed in parliament before the March 29th deadline. However, that is unlikely to happen, for some reason, these idiotic MPs are both too damn stubborn and tribal to reach out to each other in this time of crisis.
Via The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One).
Prime Minister Theresa May is trying once again to get her so-called Plan B brexit deal passed. In the likely event that it will be rejected (like Plan A), there will certainly be no way out for the United Kingdom. The European Union have already said they will not make any more concessions. As far as they are concerned, the negotiations have finished.
Barring a last-minute miracle, the UK could be set to leave the EU without a deal on March 29th… and it could be a disaster as businesses close or relocate, supplies from food to medicines are being stockpiled, immigration issues despite assurances from the government remain unresolved, and the realisation that the nation’s already teetering economy could slowly collapse, leading to social disorder.
Sadly, many of those who still support a hard brexit remain in denial, arguing that the economic and social unrest is a price worth paying so that the nation can no longer be mythically controlled by the EU. The rest of us who have been trying to make sense of the continued failure of our parliamentarians to do the simplest things so that the UK can leave with some sort of dignity.
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