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September 11, 2019 | The Clarion
It got even worse:
A Brexit update
By Julie Carter
The world of politics is ever changing and
increasingly confusing as we have all come to
realize. Clear evidence of this lies within Great
Britain as it continues to try and figure out how
to handle leaving the European Union, a move
commonly called Brexit.
Brexit has widely been considered a disaster
amongst political scientists and regular people
around the world. Former Prime Minister
Theresa May knew the frustrations of trying
to strike a momentous deal in such a little
time, especially as she consistently faced
Now, current Prime Minister Boris Johnson
is starting to realize just how much May had to
deal with, as it seems Johnson cannot catch a
break. His own brother, Jo Johnson, quit politics
because he was constantly fighting against his
brother. Jo Johnson said working in Parliament
against his brother was causing an “unresolvable
Jo Johnson’s departure came right on the
heels of a Parliamentary vote that went against
everything the Prime Minister was anticipating.
Prime Minister Johnson sought an election, but
he lost overwhelmingly to what he expected. It
was just another blow to his authority.
Now, this leaves us with the question: what is
going to happen to Britain and Brexit now? The
answer: anything could happen.
The Labour Party, headed by Jeremy Corbyn,
can essentially make whatever demands it wants
about an election. Prime Minister Johnson
can refuse to abide by the law that states he
must seek a Brexit extension. (This would
be highly dangerous, and the political world
would obviously lose their collective minds.
Also, Johnson could later be arrested, so it is
Other options include (but are absolutely not
limited to): Johnson begging the E.U. to not
allow an extension, Johnson quitting, Corbyn
becoming Prime Minister, or the election (should
it happen) go to Johnson, Corbyn, or no one.
Confusing? My point exactly.
What is the best path?
Easy: There isn’t one. Great Britain, for lack
of a better term, might just be screwed. The real
question Britain should be asking itself is if it is
too late to back out of this Brexit nonsense. It is
helping no one at this point.
SGA to celebrate
Tuesday, Sept. 17 is Constitution Day. In honor of the day, your
Brevard College student government will be distributing copies
of the Constitution to all FYE classes, as well as handing them
out in the lobby of Myers Dining Hall.
Be sure to stop by and say hello to your student leaders, and
pick up your own copy of the US Constitution.
Signers’ Hall In Philadelphia features 42 life-size, bronze statues of the
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