• Mariam Gevorkian

How to move forward in the Brexit maelstrom?

Updated: Nov 20, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Theresa May had a cabinet meeting for over 5 hours to discuss the Brexit agreement secured in Brussels. When she finally stepped out of Downing Street, she announced that it had been passed by her cabinet. However, as soon as she did, MPs started calling for her resignation and sent in letters of no-confidence. Though the worst was yet to come as this morning popular Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg sent in a similar letter after Brexit secretary Dominic Raab resigned from his position.

This will make it even harder for Mrs May to get the Brexit Agreement through parliament as she will not only have to convince MPs that it is the best deal available, but she will have to fend off attacks from her own party while fighting to keep the leadership.

Now is the time for unity and opposition parties should step in to support Mrs May as she is the lesser of all evils. David Davis, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg would all prefer to have a no-deal Brexit as getting a new agreement in time would be close to impossible. If a snap election was held then even if Labour got in government, the odds of them getting a new deal from Brussels and passing it through parliament would be extremely slim and would have to be done at break-neck speed.

It is time for MPs to put their pride and ego aside for the good of the nation.