It is really thrilling to watch the BREXIT saga continue unabated for such a long time, with all the twists/turns, ducks and mocks. I wonder what our lives will be like when we finally reach the end of this Tale of 2 Universes. Normalcy will seize to be normal and we’ll probably automatically turn on the telly or go online to find new tweets only to find silence – what a disappointment. But now that we’re still “enjoying” the “Joy” ride lets follow on;
We continue to hear of competing scenarios if there is no parliamentary backing to the “May” plan; some including Amber Rudd floated the option of Norway+ or a 2nd Referendum. The problem with the first being further negotiations without any indication of public view on where we are in terms of support with BREXIT after an exhaustive 2 years+ of pure rubbish. The problem with the 2nd option is actually quite obvious; if parliament fails to support the deal which deal B will be in the ballot and this will be complicated to devise considering where we are with this broken political system we live in. So what does make sense is this;
a) People’s Vote on the existing deal
b) If the majority reject it the default would be to reverse triggering article 50/remain in the EU and it’s back to the drawing board if anyone wants to make another case – of anything really after this whole mess. There’s plenty to do to fix the mess we’re in right now and avoid it getting much worse; I suspect a special department along the lines of; Department for Continued EU Membership may be useful to help mend what the DExEU had broken and reverse course.
With all said/done if we continue to be bound to the EU at the end of all this, it has to be based on a firm commitment to the organisation. We can argue for reforms and I suggest that we should have that conversation with other EU members if we continue on but we should stop being foolish about our strong partnership with the EU unless of course something drastic changes this in future.
PS: Apologies for the unorganised look in the text of this post but the WordPress has designed a new and truly rubbish editor which I am trying – unsuccessfully so far – to get my head around. So expect more of the same unless/until this is sorted.