Wednesday, June 12, 2019
UK Back on Track for "No Deal" Brexit
The motion was supposed to prevent a "no deal" Brexit. 298 MPs voted for it, 11 short of the 309 who voted to defeat it. The door is now wide open for a no deal Brexit this October. That's music to the ears of bad boy/buffoon and frontrunner to become the next Brit prime minister, Boris Johnson. In the spirit of his American Idol, Donald Trump, Johnson has upped the ante, vowing that the UK will never pay the amount if has agreed it owed to the EU on leaving.
Of course there's a leadership contest and a long time before October rolls around. Given the dark farce on Brexit that has played out in Westminster in recent months, no one can know for sure what the future holds.
I can't remember the last time the Brits had a great prime minister. Some might say the Iron Lady, Thatcher, but she left a great deal of damage in her wake. I think you would have to go back well before Maggie.
Then again, when did Canada last have a great prime minister?