The Brexit stalemate will never end

After Theresa May’s resignation, the Conservative Party must select a new leader and Prime Minister. However that new leader will face the same opposition to Brexit in Parliament that Theresa May has.

Meanwhile across the country, Nigel Farage surges in the polls - but is he controlled opposition?

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So if Boris Johnson, for example, becomes the new Prime Minister, his promise to implement a no-deal Brexit if he can’t get a better deal is impossible, because he doesn’t have the numbers to get such an option through parliament.

However he could run the rope right out to the end, and when arriving at 31st October simply say “right, we’re out”. All he has to do is make sure that he (or other incumbent) remains in the saddle until after the final expiry, without giving ground to those who might plead for ‘another’ extension. In that respect we probably have Macron and Salvini on the side of Brexit.
[ never thought I would find anything ‘nice’ to say about that weasel Macron ]

Farage is leading British right-wing voters down the opposite path

Farage is not leading British right-wing voters. Farage is a master of ‘grandstanding’, which means he can publicly slag-off other public figures to the mirth of the audience without actually achieving anything. He is not responsible for Brexit, the EU are responsible for Brexit as has been pointed out by the German opposition party leader (or maybe she was in the German MEP group) who pointed out to Tusk and or Jean-Claude Juncker (Salary: €306,655 annually) that ‘they’ should have given the British what they were asking for, because the resulting budgetary hole will fall to Germany to fill … and they cannot afford it.

Here is the woman to whom I was referring

  1. The British Parliament passed an Act banning a no-deal Brexit, so any new Prime Minister will not be able to get a no-deal Brexit through Parliament unless they win a majority in a general election and the Remainer MPs lose their seats. Also, a no-deal Brexit has to go through Parliament because of Gina Miller’s successful course case.

  2. ‘Leading’ in the sense that Farage is leading the discourse of the political right and their voters in Britain; most of them back him at this point in time, and he won the European election.

  1. All Acts can be repealed.
  2. On arriving at the end of the road, we will be kicked out by the EU who have promised no further extension. So (incumbent) simply has to avoid revoking Article-50

Until recently I visited Britain at least once, sometimes twice a year. It’s now getting toward two years since I’ve been there. It would be nice to go again in October (Fountains Abbey Floodlighting & concerts) but it seems foolish. Brexit is due to happen October 31 and it’s only reasonable to expect huge and violent “demonstrations” as the date draws near. That will involve strikes - if the tube isn’t closed down the buses will be. If the air traffic controllers aren’t on strike the airline crews will be. The trains? To the extent that they have run of late - at least three flavlours of union to walk out. Though it looks less likely than a month ago, I still believe Red Jeremy will be the next Prime Minister and we’ll see re-nationalization of electricity, water, rails, and perhaps even one international and one domestic airline. London will make San Francisco look like a model of cleanliness and order.


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Hello HBH, welcome to the forum

Now is a good time to visit, maybe even slightly later, but before the cracks appear in Boris’ resolve. When that happens the GBP will recover, currently you can buy for $1.24

There will not be country-wide demonstrations. Maybe in November depending upon what happens, but not before nearly the end of October, although I expect not until November.