Government push to Brexit on 29th March 2019

The British government are tabling an amendment, which will be put to a vote, committing the UK to Brexiting from the European Union at 11pm on March 29th 2019.

This is likely to be voted on next week and will be a clear line in the sand, with those voting against sure to be exposed as MPs who still don’t accept the referendum result and are continuing in attempts to kill off Brexit entirely.

Theresa May has written for The Telegraph, insisting: “We will not tolerate attempts from any quarter to use the process of amendments to this Bill as a mechanism to try to block the democratic wishes of the British people by attempting to slow down or stop our departure from the European Union.”

It will be interesting to see which MPs go against the will of the people and still seek to block a 2019 departure. The government meanwhile should be more ambitious in terms of implementing a proper Brexit earlier. The sooner the UK can put global trade deals into action and control borders, the better.