Brexit Hell: The Atlantic

Britons cast their fateful votes two and a half years ago, narrowly deciding in favor of withdrawing from the European Union. What followed has been a string of broken promises, failed agreements, no-confidence votes and cabinet resignations. Prime Minister Theresa May has defied tradition by clinging to her position despite no-confidence votes from the opposition and her own party. She keeps the job only because other conservative leaders worry about taking on what may be an impossible task. May shuttles back and forth between London and Brussels, trying to negotiate a package that will muster enough votes in Parliament. Yasmeen Serhan writes in the Atlantic that a scenario worse than the current state of affairs is a general election won by the Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn. So Brexit hardliners in May’s own Conservative Party and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party are willing to keep May in place to finish the messy task. The March 29 deadline looms, and if more economic pain and chaos ensue, British voters could demonstrate a change of heart, installing new leadership in the next general election. – YaleGlobal

Brexit Hell: The Atlantic

Britain’s only majority is one that staunchly opposes Theresa May’s Brexit deals
Yasmeen Serhan
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Read the article from the Atlantic about the difficulty of negotiating something as huge as Brexit in a divided electorate.

Yasmeen Serhan is a London-based assistant editor at the Atlantic.

Polls reported on by the Guardian suggest that most voters favor remaining with the European Union over the prime minister Brexit deal.

© 2019 The Atlantic Media Group

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