Theresa May makes herself alternative | TIME ONLINE

Do not despair! There are other people who no longer understand the ills of the British Parliament. Even experts hardly ever come along.

At least one thing remains, as it has been done in democracy for hundreds of years: the prime minister governs with her cabinet – even in the crisis. Parliament passes the laws. This is the classic separation of powers in a democracy and it remains that way, despite United Kingdom and Gibraltar European Union membership referendum,

An attempt by nearly half of the House of Representatives in the British House of Commons to take the business out of Theresa May and determine the course of affairs itself failed on Thursday night. The mini coup was crushed only by two votes majority from the government side. This is a fatal statement about the backing of the May government. But for the time being, it is keeping the helm in hand. It applies May's sentence: "Nothing has changed."

It was palaces too long

There are still ten working days until March 29th. Two and a half years were palavered while May negotiated with experts their compromise deal with the EU. Now MEPs have to decide and show where they stand, what they want to answer for. Empty promises to the voters and pithy speeches in Parliament do not continue there.

The theater that is now being witnessed in Westminster is the painful entry of reality into the discussion about Brexit. Suddenly the arguments change, other cliques form in the parliament, the majorities change. Party discipline in voting is unstoppable, neither on the part of the Conservative Party nor Labor. Hence the bickering in the British lower house, That's why the furious headlines in the British press and the fear in the population, which no longer understand their own politicians.

The dispute over Brexit, which should have taken place in the last three years, is now over in a matter of days. This is loud and painful, but brings clarity, yes, was urgently needed.

Despite being defeated, the head of government still believes that her deal is the only way Britain wants to leave the EU economically reasonably responsible. A soft Brexit, Norway model, would most likely be pointless, a harder Brexit (model Canada) economically even more harmful. And it turns out that May is right. Moreover: Parliament does not want to leave the country without an agreement. For a second referendum – which was clear today – a majority in parliament is missing.


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