It’s now been two-and-a-half years since the UK voted to leave the EU, and it’s fascinating to see what has happened since.
A new Prime Minister, the start of negotiations and incredible divide across the country are just a few of the developments in this intriguing Brexit saga. However with the UK due to leave in just 28 days, it’s not looking good.
Prime Minister Theresa May has endured failure after failure, defeat after defeat, and is under immense pressure as she stands as the UK’s figurehead. Though she had an extremely tough task she has handled it horrifically, and as JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon perfectly put it: “The Brits were dealt a bad hand and they played it badly.”
In a devastating era for British politics, nothing has been going right. May’s Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by the House of Commons, there is anger that we still haven’t left the EU two-and-a-half years after the referendum and the Prime Minister is losing more and more support by the day. Yet that’s not the worst thing about Brexit.
There is outrage among British citizens, with an extreme amount of divide within the people and politics, as the United Kingdom struggles to live up to its name, one that has represented power and stability for centuries. But even that is not the worst thing about Brexit.
In actual fact, I believe the worst thing about this historic political saga is the uncertainty. It may sound like a simple statement, but as the whole process of Brexit has already proven it isn’t as easy as it seems.
The truth is that no one – truly no one – has any idea of what is going to happen. The people of the UK and beyond can retain their opinions on whether we should have remained or not, whether we should have a people’s vote or what the best option is. But they can’t tell you for certain what will happen- nor could I.
You can read hundreds of articles, watch thousands of news programmes and speak to countless journalists, but even the media cannot know for sure. We can all hope for the best, but at the end of the day it is all just a mere guess at the fate of our country.
The people do not know, the media do not know, but worse of all our politicians do not know. If you were to ask Theresa May what will happen with Brexit, what would she say? She has been adamant that we will be leaving on 29th March, reiterating it time after time. Yet with four weeks to go, she hasn’t even passed a deal through Parliament, let alone Brussels.
“We can all hope for the best, but at the end of the day it is all just a mere guess at the fate of our country.”
We can all pretend to know what is happening and what will happen, but how can we? If not even our Government know for certain then how can we assure our future? No one knows what will happen, and although it is a bitter pill to swallow it is one that must be forced down and accepted. It is a time of uncertainty for Theresa May, the Government and the whole of the UK, as we all remain in the dark about what the future holds for us.
It is a difficult time to live and although we can only hope for the best, it really is hard to picture where we will be in five years. This era of British politics will certainly go down in history, though as it stands it looks like it will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.