This is an excellent read published by Project Syndicate; the author, Jacek Rostowski, was Poland’s Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from 2007 to 2013.It argues powerfully that little more than three months after the UK’s decision in June to leave the EU, British politics is careening out of control. It suggests that an almost revolutionary – and very un-British – dynamic has taken hold, because the Brexiteers are desperately seeking to avoid being exposed as having no negotiating power.
He points out that Prime Minister Theresa May‘s “Little Englander” speech at the Conservative Party conference signalled that the UK is heading for a “Hard Brexit,” claiming that outcome would run counter to British public opinion, citing a July BBC/ComRes poll, and an an ICM poll.
Theresa May does not have a popular mandate for a Hard Brexit nor for reversing many of David Cameron’s election pledges. Surely, there’s an overwhelming case for an election at the earliest opportunity?