What is this Brexit thing?

  1. General elections: I guess that would be the only reason why EU would accept an extension — if Labour would step up and provide assurances that in such a move they would have the upper hand on a margin good enough to reverse Brexit. Not accepting the deal, backstop and all, but cancel Brexit. Then again, Cameron also assured Brexit wouldn’t happen and the people threw him out the door. Democratically though, it feels as if it’s only way to break the deadlock: the people having the information that was lacking during the previous referendum, should speak again through general elections or another referendum.
  2. Extension: there’s no reason why this would be a good idea. France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland all have plans in place to deal with a “no deal” exit. Prolonging uncertainty, looking into renegotiating something that was agreed on after 2 years of talks, makes no sense whatsoever. “no deal” sounds better than uncertainty anyway unless “no Brexit” is on the table.
  3. Deal: just accept it already! But the “brexiteer” camp is right. Legally, the backstop can be used to keep UK in. If I were keen on leaving, I would leave with no deal rather than one which has significant risks of cancelling my goal altogether.

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