It is day one thousand and forty in the Big Brother Hou- *ahem* Brexit. So, what’s the latest?
A second deadline has been set for the 31st October, averting the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on the 29th March. This means it is likely the UK will have to hold European Parliament elections in May.
With national confusion and frustration rising, there have been rumours of potentially ushering Theresa May out of office in favour of any leader who believes they could stop this slow-motion car crash. However, none of the potential candidates appears to be jumping at the idea of taking over any time soon.
“Brext is dominating politics by avoiding serious issues such as the housing crises, policing and the NHS by putting them on the backshelf. Some people are asking for #Brexit to be cancelled so as to allow the country to get back to business. The business of running the country. Theresa May has held on too long and has to go, but who is going to replace her, Boris? Let’s start putting the country first instead of making platitudes.” Mark Linton
Since the Brexit referendum of June 2016, where the Leave side won by nearly 52% to 48% the dithering has achieved very little. YouGov’s latest poll has revealed that support for the Tory party is at its lowest level since 2013, down from 39% in March to 28% currently. This is yet another blow to May’s leadership. Meanwhile, labour is on the rise, predicted to win 32% of the vote if a general election were held now. although with the local elections just taking place this maybe optimism than prediction.
Bottom line, please… Is Brexit happening or not?
Although it is already written into law that the UK will be leaving, the European Court of Justice has said the UK could cancel Brexit altogether without the agreement of other nations. Politically, however, this is unlikely. It seems the UK still has a way to go before answering any particular questions on Brexit.