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As deadline nears and ‘Brexhaustion’ sets in, still no deal in sight

Neil Hodge | December 21, 2018

There are now just under 100 days until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. To celebrate this milestone, Prime Minister Theresa May has ignored calls to negotiate a better deal with the European Commission, ruled out any alternative plan, refused to consider a second referendum, maintained her line that Parliament’s “meaningful vote” on the EU/U.K.-agreed divorce should wait until 14 January (just 10 weeks before the United Kingdom is due to leave ), and allowed Members of Parliament (MP) a 17-day break while the country struggles with one of its biggest ever constitutional crises.

May—dubbed the “Maybot” because of her automaton responses and movement—has steadfastly refused to concede that Brexit may be a bad idea or that her vision of it might be duff, despite overwhelming indications that the country is going to take a serious economic hit, possibly for as long as a decade.

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