Parlimentary votes make Brexit no clearer


Parlimentary votes make Brexit no clearer

This week we have had yet more votes on Brexit and are still no clearer about what will ultimately happen. As we write this the government is having yet another go at getting its universally despised deal over the line, but this time with the fun twist that her replacement gets to tear up whatever has been agreed and plunge us all back into darkness at a later date. At this stage it looks unlikely to pass and a longer extension will be required while the Commons cobbles together a compromise that it can live with and possibly puts back to a confirmatory referendum.

It is telling that on the day we should have exited the European Union, crashing out without a deal and calling the whole thing off are still perfectly possible outcomes. While today would never have been the end of the process regardless, the thought of this dragging on into infinity strikes fear into the heart of commentary writers everywhere. On the plus side utter disdain for the way Brexit has been handled by the government is one of the few things holding the country together.

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