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Burlap Sack: British parliament right now

Somehow, Theresa May produced yet another draft of the Brexit, this time dubbed the new Brexit deal. Unsurprisingly, the deal has garnered little support, and was rejected the same way all of its predecessors were.

With every Brexit deal rejection, the question is raised: should Brexit even go forward? Since a no-deal Brexit would mean massive uncertainty and negative consequences, some have called for another referendum. Because the “yes side” only won by a paper-thin margin, it’s understandable that some people who initially voted for it may have doubts now, especially as unforeseen consequences of leaving the European Union come to light.

With every deal she proposed, May lost some of her credibility. Another referendum seemed to be the only solution, and still British parliament refused to back it. She’s had endless memes and Twitter posts made about her because of this whole situation, and even mentioning her in casual conversation is practically an invitation to a comedy roast these days. It was only a matter of time before she resigned.

Brexit itself is a complete hot mess, and May isn’t the only politician who would’ve struggled to come up with a strategy. Nonetheless, she’s the one who ended up shouldering both the blame and the responsibility for the discord. Though it’s up in the air as to who will take over as prime minister on June 7, there is no way they won’t struggle the same way she has.

It’s time for British parliament to get it together. All of the opposing parties will never agree on a unified solution, and every prime minister who attempts to find one is destined to ruin their reputation. Any member of any party would have difficulty coming to a consensus, but right now it’s clear that there is either going to be a no-deal Brexit or no Brexit at all.

It’s time for them to cut their losses and come up with a new plan.

Payton Ferguson

Payton Ferguson is a second-year English major by day, 2019-20 Opinion Editor for The Gateway by night (and also day). She enjoys long walks to the fridge, writing until her wrists ache, and bombarding social media with pictures of her chihuahuas.

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