The never-ending battle that is Brexit continues to rage in the British Parliament.
First, a quick recap.
In 2016, British citizens shocked the world when they voted to leave the European Union.
The surprise move angered the global elites, causing them to resent the British people for having the audacity to stand up for the sovereignty of their nation.
However, three years later, Britain still remains in the EU.
Two Prime Ministers have lost their jobs over the failure of the government to leave the EU and the current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is moving Heaven and Earth to get the job done.
Last week, where we last left off our story, Johnson’s deal with the EU had passed the Parliament, but his proposed timetable for the final debate was defeated.
And thus the saga continues
Here is a quick summation from an article I wrote last week about the latest developments in Parliament:
“On Saturday, the Parliament voted to delay the vote to this week, and today, they had the first vote on the new Brexit deal.
For the first time since the British voters affirmed their support for Brexit, a deal has passed through Parliament.
That’s a victory for Johnson, but that doesn’t mean that the process is over yet.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister said he would pull the bill and call for a general election if his timeframe wasn’t agreed to by the body. Johnson is hoping to get the final draft of the deal voted on by the end of the week so Britain can leave the European Union by October 31st, the deadline set previously for the UK to leave the EU.
Unfortunately, the House of Commons rejected Johnson’s timetable, and the debate for the final passage with amendments will be prolonged.
It was a bittersweet day for Boris Johnson, and the attention now shifts back to how Johnson will respond.
Johnson indicated how he planned to respond when he said, “We should not overlook the significance of this moment.
I must express my disappointment that the House has voted to delay rather than a timetable that would have guaranteed the UK could leave on 31 October with a deal. We now face further uncertainty. The EU must now take the only reasonable course and accelerate our preparations for a no-deal outcome. Until the EU has reached a decision, we will pause this legislation.”
As of this writing, Prime Minister Johnson has finally given in to an extension granted by the European Deal for a final agreement.
However, Johnson has pushed for a general election to be called by December 12 with the hope that he can add to his majority and get the final passage done earlier.
The BBC reported, “The UK was due to leave the EU on Thursday, but Mr. Johnson was required to request an extension after Parliament failed to agree to a Brexit deal.
The prime minister had repeatedly said the UK would leave on 31 October deadline with or without a deal, but the law – known as the Benn Act – requires him to accept the EU’s extension offer.
The Lib Dem/SNP plan does not include a new timetable for his legislation – the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
They want the 9 December because it would not leave enough time for the bill to become law before Parliament is dissolved – which must happen a minimum of 25 working days before an election.”
The never-ending Brexit process will continue. The British people are still waiting for their government to what they promised to do, but government officials seem content to drag their heels for the rest of time if necessary.
The European elites are smiling right now.
But how much longer will it last?