Teresa May has finally pledged to trigger Article 50 before the end of March 2017. She seems intent on a ‘hard’ Brexit and is prepared to sacrifice access to the single market in an attempt to control immigration. She’s facing a backbench revolt from many in her party who don’t actually think this is a terribly sensible plan. As we all know, the vast majority of politicians only ever do what they think will keep them in power, so I can’t see her backing down. Blaming the ‘immigrants’ for all of society’s ills is a much easier option than addressing the issues that have caused so many voters to feel disenfranchised with the status quo.
So where does this leave us? Most of us are here in Europe because we want to be. Watching this video (apart of course from the horrible sight of Farage sneering in the corner like some snotty teenager) gave me some glimmer of hope that, out of the Brexit debacle, a new, better and stronger Europe can emerge. Am I being naive? I don’t know but I do hope that this is the case. What do you think?
Is Teresa May doing the right thing by going for a hard Brexit? [poll public=true]