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Brexit to Therexit

Brexit to Therexit

With the UK's Prime Minister Theresa May talking about stepping down if her Brexit deal is passed, there are several considerations before the third meaningful vote takes place. May has been trying to put forth her party's demands before national interest which has not gone down well with the Brexit radicals who refuse to create a deficient legacy, lacking both vigour and practicality. In the process, drowning the UK's future in malodorous waters is quite evident. The PM is said to be under tremendous pressure to chart a new course after failing twice to get the Withdrawal Agreement her government has negotiated with the European Union passed by the House of Commons. And this is definitely not a good sign for herself and her protagonists. The EU has clearly stated that no further concessions are to be made available. The Labour party is demanding a fresh election and there are demands for a second Brexit referendum from various quarters. On top of this, there is no second plan to make Brexit a success and it may be completely dead soon after the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), on whose votes May depends to a great extent, stated that they could never back it. The DUP's main objection is to the backstop, the "insurance policy" designed to avoid the return of border checkpoints between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the event of a collapse of a future trade deal. It states that the measure would result in Northern Ireland having to abide by different trade rules to the rest of the UK, which some feel would "damage the Union". From this apparent unending state of deadlock, it is very difficult to predict how the next few weeks and months will turn out for both the government and the United Kingdom. May pledged to quit in exchange for the Conservative votes for Brexit and some Tory ministers have given their consent to support her. But her proposal simply seems to be a waste of time given that the DUP has decided to block it anyway. With May's plan to resign, the prospect of a different Tory leader might gain some ground. But the fact remains that the opponents would not change their minds for anything whatsoever and the crisis would deepen further. With the DUP still holding on to its decision to withhold support, a third meaningful vote will be futile. The government now has to bring the deal back to Parliament for a third vote. May's deal means Britain will leave the EU single market and customs union as well as EU political bodies.

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