October 31st was supposed to see Britain’s exit from the E.U. But as politics would have it, it didn’t push through.
In an interview, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he is, “…deeply, deeply disappointed…it’s a matter of deep regret,”. Regarding if he were dismayed and sorry about missing the deadline, PM Boris Johnson was quoted saying, “Yes, absolutely.”
The 55-year old Prime Minister blamed the delay mainly on legislators whom did not do as they were expected despite the generous amount of time given for review.
The PM’s pledge to leave the bloc by October 31st was hindered by Parliament, thus prompting Johnson to request an extension of until January 31st 2020.
In the week of the supposed exit, the Parliament passed legislation that called for an election on December 12th. Johnson pushed for the vote to break the political stalemate resulting from the Brexit he was able to achieve with Brussels.
Johnsnon supposes that should the Conservative Party win the elections, then the deal would be made. And while the opinion poll sees the Conservatives leading, analysts agree that the election is unpredictable as Brexit may or may not determine loyalties.
The labour Party, on the other hand, is trying to expand the campaign focus t include issues on education, healthcare, and the U.K.’s lack of social equity.
The Liberal Democrats on the other hand want to cancel Brexit altogether.
Which ever way you want to look at it, Britain’s divorce from the E.U. is one cacophonous affair mired with extensions and uncertainties in political deals. As such, there is a general desire to see the end of the Brexit affair within the next 3 months.