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Britain has been in the middle of a politically taxing movement called Brexit for the last three years. And thanks to a bold week in London politics that included rebellions and party shifts . . . something sort of happened. We think. Forgive us, but British politics can be challenging to those of us in the New World.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a rather brash fellow across the pond, seemed dead-set on crashing out of the European Union without securing a deal. This is a move most economists seem to agree would be devastating to Britain's economy.

Here's the problem: Britain hasn't really made up its mind over the last three years on what to do about Brexit. Some people want a second vote. Some want to leave the E.U., but not without a beneficial deal in place to protect trade and business. And some want to scrap the E.U. and just . . . que sera sera, ya dig? The only thing everyone seems to agree on is they're tired of it all.

The latest move from Parliament was to pass legislation that would block a no-deal Brexit. Here's more from The Independent: "Under the terms of the bill, Mr. Johnson must request an extension to Brexit negotiations to the end of January next year unless he can secure a deal or parliamentary approval for no-deal by Oct. 19."

This has truly become Monty Python's worst comedy sketch ever. It's a bunch of angry people failing to unify. One tries to rally everyone and yells, "What do we want?!" And everyone else yells, "No!"

There's not much we can do but watch and ask reporters at the BBC, "So, what happened?" Good luck, Britain. Though we're not exactly sure what outcome we're rooting for. All we really know is that there will always be an England. Where it will be, economically, is anybody's guess.

Editorial on 09/10/2019

Print Headline: A bit confusing, what?


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