The continuing weariness of Brexit

With Brexit being delayed a third time now, Parliament has voted on October 29th to hold an election on December 12th, a month before the new deadline of January 31st, 2020.  

Prime Minister Boris Johnsosn has tried to get an election three times now, with Parliament rejecting him every single time, with his most recent rejection being on the 28th of October. But this all changed when the Labour Party- which had rejected Boris Johnson’s propositions before- changed its mind and decided to back an election, when its leader, Jeremy Corbyn said on Twitter, “No Deal is now off the table so tonight Labour will back a General Election. We’re launching the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen. This is a once in a generation chance to build a country for the many, not the few. It’s time.” 

The reason behind this change was that Mr. Corbyn believes that an extension would prevent a no-deal Brexit. But not everyone in Corbyn’s party agrees an election is a good thing, as Conservatives lead Labour in many recent polls. Even though the UK just had elections in 2017, a lot has changed since then. Parliament hasn’t been able to come to a consensus on Brexit. Brexit has been delayed multiple times. Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as prime minister. There have been two versions of a Brexit deal, both of which offer a much clearer picture of what a UK-EU divorce would look like and set up the next phase of negotiating the future relationship. 

Even though Boris Johnson and his associates feel confident in the polls at the moment, Brexit is still unpredictable. Multiple people believe that it’s stupid and pointless, including many students of Annandale High School. Sophomore Sam Caballos believes that, “They should stop attempting (Brexit).” Others believe that the subject needs to be better handleds, as Junior David Phan thinks, “…seems kinda weird, but I guess I can understand it, in their perspective.” While Harold Saffa said, “I feel that they should be on time for everything.” And others simply do not care, like Sophomore Tiffany Parda, “I don’t really know what Brexit is. I have no opinion on that.” 

The only thing people can do now is wait and see what will happen from now until January of next year.