Last week, I wrote: “I think, the UK House of Commons is likly to reject Prime Minister May’s Deal next Tuesday. Then on Wednesday it’s likly to reject a No-Deal outcome to Brexit.” Both have come true. Now, with the vote planned for today, an extension to the Art. 50 process is possible. The drama that is being played out is very much a Westminster drama. Once upon a time we depended upon the BBC’s Eastenders for high drama and suspense but not any more.
Parliament is deadlocked. It’s abundantly clear, that there is no majority for the PM’s deal. Bringing that deal back to the Commons a 3rd or 4th time won’t change the situation. There needs to be a way to break the deadlock.
It was said to me that what we need is an alien invassion to get people to lift up their eyes and consider the big picture. Whereas the Westminster Parliament was once seen as a example to the world, it no longer holds that position. The UK’s Brexit drama needs to come to a final conclusion.
My view is that the best way is to revoke Art. 50 and set aside Brexit. There’s nothing to stop the debate returning again in a couple of decades but this current phase of increasing instability needs to be brought to an end.
There is likly to be dramatic changes to British politics but these have been long overdue. This domestic change is not a matter for the EU. We need to get our house in order. That means a big realignment.
Tonight, MPs have voted to extend Brexit beyond 29 March by backing a Government motion forced on PM Theresa May by the Commons. Thus we can expect new legislation to come forward to change the Brexit date in UK law. Also, a request will have to be made to the European Union (EU) to make this happen.