The latest Brexit shenanigans explained

I was going to post about the latest bout of slapstick in which the UK’s comedy government has been engaging. But since nothing has actually changed, and I don’t want to sit here endlessly repeating myself, I shall leave it to the satirists at NewsThump to sum up the current situation:

So right now, we’re essentially we’re waiting on an unelected ‘expert’ to decide if Theresa May’s revised deal will mean that some foreign judges in an international court could allow us to unilaterally leave a backstop that was our own idea in the first place. And if he decides it does, then the dinosaur-deniers who think gays are an abomination will help the government make it so by getting haunted Victorian apparition Jacob Rees-Mogg to support them.

Now would probably be a good time to apply for a Belgian passport.

4 thoughts on “The latest Brexit shenanigans explained

  1. Oh dear, I don’t have anything to add, but I don’t know what I think of a second referendum. People made their choices and it was televised so frequently that ignorance was not an option. I can’t see the E.U. granting us a good deal when we want to leave. We can’t have our cake and eat it.

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    1. I don’t think a second referendum should be a re-run of the first. A better way of looking at it is to say: You voted to leave, the government has negotiated terms of the withdrawal and, now that you know the terms of the withdrawal, do you still want to go through with it?

      You are absolutely right about not having our cake and eating it. Whichever direction the UK decides to take will have consequences and I think a lot of the problems the UK is now facing are due to the fact that the politicians are either unable or unwilling to honestly spell out what these consequences are.

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      1. That actually would be a better idea. Allowing us to decide whether we agree with the terms. I don’t see May being able to get us a better deal, so I don’t see anyone agreeing to those terms. It wouldn’t change whether we go through with leaving the EU. I wonder how many people would vote differently if we got a second referendum?

        Greater transparency would be highly appreciated as we did vote after all and this concerns all of us. Let’s see what this month brings…

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      2. The thing to bear in mind is that May’s deal is the best deal the UK is going to get given the red lines that Theresa May drew for herself. No-one likes the deal, but it isn’t up for renegotiation either. So, sooner or later, the UK will have to choose between May’s deal, no deal or remain.

        We will have to see what happens next, but I’m not optimistic.

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