Opinion – Theresa May’s Brexit plans could be blocked or delayed in Parliament – Business Insider

This is a must-read article from Business Insider. It argues that the Prime Minister will face a struggle to get her Brexit plans through Parliament, leading to a blockage, delay or perhaps a reversal.

Source: Theresa May’s Brexit plans could be blocked or delayed in Parliament – Business Insider

For me, I’m delighted that the sovereignty of parliament will prevail and that nobody’s given May a blank cheque.

It’s hard to forsee the outcome. We know that the election result will render a hard-Brexit less likely. But ultimately, it will be down to contigencies unfolding. Although not clear now, with extreme contigencies coming into play, Brexit could perhaps be kicked into the very long grass?

Thoughts?

Opinion – Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK | Politics | The Guardian

English: Nick Clegg

English: Nick Clegg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent read in the Guardian, reporting on Nick Clegg‘s hard-hitting speach at Chatham House. Clegg highlights how a  brew of rightwing EU bashers are playing on voter insecurity and cuts, fanning populist ideas is pushing Britain to margins

Source: Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK | Politics | The Guardian

As pressure against a hard-Brexit increases, Clegg is timely to paint this vivid picture. Simply, this is the Far-Right elite and their populist message, leveraging their own advantage off the hardship of the majority.

It’s a shame that Clegg did not highlight the equally dangerous threat of the Far Left who have infiltrated  the Labour Party. This week the Economist highlights that Jeremy Corbyn is lukewarm towards Brexit and more focused on domestic revolution in the UK.

Thoughts?