Brexit Is Now Hanging by a Thread

Brexit Is Now Hanging by a Thread, by James Delingpole.

“Overwhelmingly, the British people want us to get on with delivering Brexit, and also address the other important issues they care about. But the deal I’ve worked to agree with the European Union was rejected by MPs and by a large margin. I believe it is my duty to deliver on the British people’s instruction to leave the European Union and I intend to do so,” she tells us.

Don’t believe a word.

If the woman is not actually lying she is impossibly deluded. We know this because instead of going on to announce the only possible thing that could deliver Brexit — allowing Article 50 to run its course on its appointed date in March 29th, enabling Britain to have a clean break from the EU on World Trade Organization terms with a No Deal — she is putting the decision to Parliament so that it can “act in the national interest, reach a consensus and get this done.”

Since Parliament is overwhelmingly Remain and wouldn’t know what the national interest was if it burned down the Palace of Westminster, this means that Brexit is now dead in the water.

The people voted for Brexit. Parliament — the institution that the people imagined represented their interests — has now wrested that Brexit away from them. This is an affront to democracy which will never be forgiven and the consequences will be far more dire than anything that might have been caused by a No Deal Brexit.

A large majority in the Commons is opposed to No Deal under any circumstances.

Some Brexiteers have got so desperate that they believe their only hope is to support the enemy’s proposal for a second referendum, which they believe Leave would win.

Yes, Leave would win if the terms were the same: In or Out.

But you can bet that the terms instead would be rigged against Leaving. Perhaps a choice between a variation on Theresa May’s rejected Withdrawal Agreement and begging the EU to take us back. So, a choice between “In” and “Even more in.”

The only solution is a new Parliament:

It’s terrible that it has come to this. But there it is. Only a general election can now save Brexit.

After two years of dilly-dallying, bad-faith negotiation, and working itself up to disobey the referendum results, the current Parliament has got to go.