Reader's Blog: May has taken Brexit back from the hardliners

British prime minister Theresa May has reached out to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, to find a way out of the Brexit mess.

This follows a series of indicative votes in the House of Commons and the ridiculous spectacle of MPs voting against their own positions, out of fear of losing political capital. A customs union seems to be a position around which MPs might coalesce. Though the Brexit sought up to now was a Tory Brexit, the issue was a national one, with politicians divided within each of the parties and supporting both Leave and Remain campaigns. The union’s nations (England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland) are also

divided. It is right that the Brexit question should be resolved by a national government.

Theresa May has wrenched Brexit from those that kidnapped the process, the hard Brexiteers and the DUP.

Now is a definitive moment for the UK and for May’s legacy. We can only await the next episode of this gripping saga. Game of Thrones season 8 will have nothing on this!

Killian Brennan

Malahide Road


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