flamming_python wrote:May resigned because the British elite know that announcing a 2nd referendum on Brexit (as they would prefer to do) won't go down well with half the country's population.
So the political class went for the sneaky approach. The new leader can adopt an opposing position and turn their back on Brexit for now; saying it was all Teresa May's responsibility but he is not Teresa May. Then promise new negotiations at some point in the future.
Or they can declare a 2nd referendum as part of their position.. and if they're nominated for PM (by the rest of their party), well then that's just democracy at work isn't it.
May of course is no fool, nor do I think she was inherently some bad negotiator. She just couldn't stomach the idea of a no-deal Brexit. Neither could the Conservative party in general. So they just fumbled and delayed the negotiations in the hope of some way out of an untenable position. Now they've found it.
There is another interesting effect. The unifying force of an outside enemy.
Before this BREXIT stuff i was totally against the EU. Same counts for all far right parties in the EU.
That change dramatical. RN from Le Pen does not support leaving EU anymore. Same counts for german AfD and italian Lega Nord.
Its strange because i saw myself high above such petty feelings which are used to control peasants.
But it actully seem really to work. Never before was the EU so united as this case.