The people of the U.K. spoke very loudly over three years ago when they voted to leave the European Union (EU). But, roadblock after roadblock has been put up to prevent the follow through of said vote. Will U.K. politicians ever let the result of the “Brexit” vote come to fruition. It seems closer than its ever been, but at the same time it feels like it’s miles away.
Last week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker both tweeted out that the EU and U.K. had worked out a deal that would finally allow the U.K. to leave the EU. The only hurdle left in the way of the U.K. leaving was supposed to be a Saturday vote in Parliament.
That vote never happened. Another vote took its place which leaves the U.K. in yet another holding pattern.
According to Fox News:
A crucial vote on U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was torpedoed on Saturday by a last-ditch bid by anti-Brexit MPs to derail it hours before lawmakers were due to cast their votes -- as thousands protested outside Parliament.
An amendment passed 322-306 that would require Johnson to apply for a delay to Britain's Oct. 31 departure from the bloc if the deal passed, something that Johnson said he would not do.
Protesters showed up in London over the weekend to voice their continued displeasure over a vote they lost three years ago. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
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Despite all of the delays that Johnson is supposedly supposed to adhere to, past Johnson’s negotiated October 31st deadline, the British Prime Minister remains defiant.
“I will not negotiate a delay with the EU and neither does the law compel me to do so,” Johnson said in Parliament following the vote to delay.
It will be interesting to see what happens concerning the choice to leave the EU that the U.K. voted for three years ago, especially since Johnson seems to remain determined to have the process voted on in Parliament and done by Halloween.