There have been plentiful analyses on why navigating Brexit will be a nightmare, the latest one is a great piece on Vanity Fair. Brexit is such a spectacular own goal that even discussing its “merits” is an exercise in futility that prevented Remainers actually explaining what a stupid idea this is to the people stupid enough not to undestand it straight away. Yet, here we are in the post-referendum era trying to make sense of it all.
The con artists who pulled off this feat of populist self destruction and are now in power are finding things a tad difficult. They have no idea what they are doing, had no plan, have no plans and most crucially seem unable to rise to the task of organising what they convinced 17 million “natives” to vote for.
The Times is telling us now that May is considering pushing back the invocation of Art.50 to the latter half of 2017 with the excuse that there are elections in France and Germany. The real reason is we are told administrative inability to commence the Brexit horsetrading.
I think this is a carefully constructed diversion by May to catch the opposition sleeping with a snap election. I have explained already that the reasons for an early general election are compelling. There is no way May can put off Brexit that long if she actually wants to do it.
It has been suggested that indefinitely delaying Brexit may be a way to actually remain, but I don’t think this is a great idea. Holding on to invoking Art.50 past January 17 leaves Britain in perpetual Brelimbo. Not a state the economy or the political class can survive for long.