Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Brexit today starting the 2-year period of talks for the withdrawal from the EU. She said: “This is a historic moment from which there can be no turning back.”
A majority of Brits support leaving the EU, an even larger majority today than the 53% majority that voted for it. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland still don’t accept the outcome of the Brexit vote and are hopping mad at Mrs. May. Too bad, it’s happening and they can’t stop it. Expect to see a new round of efforts for Scotland to separate from the UK, but don’t expect it to happen. It won’t.
The PM tried to sooth the ruffled feathers: “Now is the time for us to come together, to be united across this House and across this country to ensure that we work for the best possible deal for the UK and the best possible future for us all.”
Whatever the future for the UK might be, it will better than if it stayed under the dysfunctional governing of the EU.
The full text of the PM’s letter to the EU president is here.