Public Opinion in Penzance

The Government’s three years of Brexit negotiations

Posted on: 11th April 2019

The Government’s three years of Brexit negotiations have produced trade deals with such global superpowers as the Faroe Islands (and a few others). We also now live in a polarised nation which has become the laughingstock of the world.

Parliament appears incapable of making ‘meaningful’ decisions. Whatever your view on Brexit, it would be calamitous if crucial decisions which will affect us all for the next 50+ years are taken by MPs who complain at feeling fatigued and uncertain. The Government lost by just one vote last week while one local MP abstained because he claimed he “wasn’t in a good place”.

If you have faith that parliament will come to a wise and considered decision you’re probably in a teeny minority.

I committed to respect the outcome of the 2016 referendum – dodgy, marginal and divisive as it was. But I’ve no faith that Parliament has the capacity to decide. Parliament should (perhaps grudgingly) accept the only deal on offer – Theresa May’s deal – on condition it’s put it to the people in a final confirmatory vote: Accept this deal or remain in the EU.