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Brexit chicken

By Gwynne Dyer      

Theresa May’s deal is almost universally disliked. The Remainers hate it because they don’t want to leave the EU at all, and the Brexit hard-liners in her own party hate it because it keeps Britain too closely tied to the EU.

So what will really happen when the British Parliament starts voting later this month? There will almost certainly be more than one vote, as the 650 members of the House of Commons, no longer constrained by party loyalty—it’s too important for that—swing this way and that. But there may not be a majority for any specific course of action, in which case Parliament will probably end up voting for a second referendum, writes Gwynne Dyer. Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia

LONDON, U.K.—There’s no need to practise bleeding, as the soldiers say, but the British government didn’t get the message. On Jan. 7, it paid 89 truck-drivers £550 each ($930) to simulate the immense traffic jam that will happen in Kent if Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal at the end of March.

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