The simplest rundown of the long-running car crash that is Brexit comes from the New York Times’ London correspondent Ellen Barry.
She listed the 5 things that could happen after the British parliament votes on the deal secured by Prime Minister Theresa May from the European Union.
The vote is on December 11. If parliament rejects the deal:
- Mrs May could ask Brussels to make changes to the deal, though there is no guarantee it would do so
- Her government could seek a softer Brexit known as the “Norway model”
- Her government could seek a harder Brexit, without any deal at all with Brussels, which would be fairly economically damaging
- Britain could hold a second referendum on its relationship with the EU
- There could be a new general election
That is absolutely right. Any one of five things could happen and they are momentous.