This weekend should, according to previous promises by our Prime Minster, be the country’s last as a member of the European Union.
And even though there are six remaining days for things to change, it seems almost certain that leaving at the end of October will become another promise that is broken.
True the lack of a majority in parliament has left the country with a government that is unable to govern. With an array of anti-exit political factions and vested interests against it any meaningful progress has become impossible – even the judiciary showed their bias.
Of course, for the many Grandads happy to support leaving without the far-reaching constraints demanded by the EU, this situation means that a bad deal has also been delayed – so far. But with many politicians demanding that No-Deal is taken off the table the chances of the UK actually escaping the spider’s web of EU control next week seem slim.
Obviously giving up on the present parliament and having a general election does offer a potential solution. But only if it results in a clear majority of MPs being in one camp or the other. Recent experience shows that another minority government could be the result – and then we are back in the same situation by Christmas.
The public’s view of our pseudo-democratic representatives must now have fallen to an all-time low – with plenty of justification.