Brexit, Bullocks!

Responding to the vote, European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted: “In view of the rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement by the House of Commons, I have decided to call a European Council on 10 April – Brexit: MPs reject May’s EU withdrawal agreement

Some of us have been observing an amazing event playing out in the United Kingdom triggered by the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum. The result of the vote was the UK people voted to leave the European Union 53% to 47%.

Post Brexit one can accurately state that the British government has become consumed with the Brexit issue to the extent it has been largely ineffective implementing other policies to move the country forward.

Through the eyes of a blogmaster domiciled in a former colony, it forces one to reflect on what the post Brexit chaos portends for Barbados. The Westminster system is one we attempt to model and as it stands our working committees of parliament are continually being exposed to be ineffective – the Public Accounts Committee, Committee of Privileges to name two.

What conclusion can we make in light of what we know? Are citizens of Barbados in a position to observe what is playing out in the ‘mother country’ to stridently demand changes to the governance system?

What do we have: Theresa May’s Brexit plan rejected for the umpteenth time. 344 votes to 286. Before the labourites start to crow, Jeremy Corbyn’s plan has not gained traction either. A right old mess in old Blighty.

While the focus is on if the UK government will be able to do a houdini to save an orderly Brexit. The blogmaster is reminded to ask what triggered the leave campaign? The answer to this question exposes a dormant concern of citizens everywhere.

 

107 comments

  • peterlawrencethompson

    But as an ace investigative reporter Hal, you could have found the info here https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/foreign-investment-in-the-uk-has-fallen-92-since-2016-why/

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  • @PLT

    Got it.

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  • @ PLT

    I am sure I have never said I was an ace investigative reporter, or is that Bajan humour? I do not go Googling. If you make a claim just provide the evidence.

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  • The Brits have just unearthed a law from hundreds of years ago that anyone in public office must tell the truth. Boris Johnson is due in court for allegedly lying regarding Brexit. Interesting. Is such a law on the books of Barbados?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    LOL…@Hal, why bring Bdos into that Brit failed country quagmire…

    So wow…the Brits have now rediscovered a 100 year old law…either u jest mightily (facetiously, really) or your pols are in for a really rough ride!

    When I read that news item this morning after reading a piece in the online New Republic re the utter schizophrenia of the EU vote by your Brits I actually laughed out loud.

    Is this case against Johnson an attempt to revisit Brexit is some backhanded way; to stop his possible ascension to PM post or just a publicity stunt!

    Is he the first or only MP/govt official to cavalierly misuse facts or indeed to offer great imbalanced claims about leaving/staying in EU? Of course, NO.

    And what will be the outcome of the case…other than publicity.

    So again pls don’t bring lil Bim into that …let our leaders’ lies and fabrications marinate on their own!

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  • @Dee Word

    What cannot be erased is that in a referendum the people voted to leave. This has to be addressed frontally who ever is in government or it betrays the democratic ideals the Brits like to bray about.

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  • What cannot be erased is that in a referendum the people voted to leave. This has to be addressed frontally who ever is in government or it betrays the democratic ideals the Brits like to bray about.(Quote)

    What spectacular simplistic ignorance. Is David BU a real Barbadian or is he one of those New Barbadians? He is so wise.

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