No quick resolution to exit from the EU

The end is nigh – or is it? I, like most in the UK and expats, will be pleased to see the end of Brexit with the current Westminster soap opera

25 December 2019

Should the House of Commons accept the Bill presented to them by Boris Johnson, most people believe it will bring political activities back to a more normal level.

If you think so, think again. You ain’t seen nothing yet!

In 2016, before the referendum, the Conservative government issued a document to members of both Houses stating that leaving the EU with an agreement will not be the “end”, it will simply be the “beginning” of a period of about 10 years of discussions and negotiations to untangle our relationship with Europe, which has been formed over a period of more than 40 years, as well as setting in place a new relationship.

Over the past three years, the nation has displayed that there are countless understandings of the word “Brexit”.

There is one factor that has convinced me of my belief that we should remain in the EU.

That is that our departure is finding favour with two world leaders – Donald Trump and President Putin, both of whom see the departure of the UK as being the start of the fragmentation of a trading bloc greater than their own, providing these “great” world leaders with some level of pleasure and satisfaction.

Keith Mousdale, Deux-Sèvres

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