Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | ePaper

Brexit issue : UK faces leadership crisis

  • Print
BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May's government appears to be in deep trouble over the Brexit issue. First it was the Brexit minister David Davis to have resigned over her master plan for Britain's future outside the EU and just day before yesterday it was the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to have followed suit. Davis and his deputy reportedly quit overnight over May's plan to retain strong economic ties with the European Union even after Britain is expected to leave in March next year.
The point, however, UK is passing through a critical stage in its history. And the presence of an apt leader is evidently missing to take the country forward through this thorny path.  All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in her centre-right Conservative Party. But the appointment of Dominic Raab, a leading Brexit supporter is clearly hinting that Conservative Party's Brexiteers have become divided.
However, Theresa May's plan for leaving the European Union is a rare moment of victory for commonsense in the madness of Brexit. That said - the good news is that the terms and conditions of exit are softer than she has previously claimed it would be. The bad news is that it is still an exit from the EU.
Analysts said the main reason why the Brexit debate has gone round in circles-and why the U.K.'s negotiations with the EU have been almost completely stalled for months-is that much of the British political class have never fully understood what the EU is or how it works. The few who have evidently consider the implications so unpalatable that they dare not spell them out publicly.
Now, the British PM has sensibly realised that her red lines, drawn up to please the hardliners in her party, would have been a disaster for British business and jobs - a type of well-timed realisation most of the time missing among our political leaders.
Now it's up to the UK government to minimize the degree of economic, domestic and diplomatic repercussions looming at large over the country. We believe the UK leaders know it and would attempt the best for overcoming it.

More News For this Category

Educational institutions should not be allowed for political activities

Using classrooms for political activities by spoiling regular classes have become common phenomena in the recent days amid these incidents draw flake from all quarters of society. News media reported

We welcome Islamabad for awarding Bangladeshi-origin refugees Pakistan`s nationality

PAKISTAN government has decided to grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Bangladeshi and Afghan origins staying there for decades. Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan on Sunday made this announcement

Code of recruitment and selection

Taslim Ahammad :The recruitment and selection practice is one of the most important aspects of running new and established businesses. The right employees can take your business to new heights,

Partnerships can propel the SDGs forward

Michelle Grogg :Partnerships offer a pathway to success in both programs and policies, and they can take many forms. Partnerships in the more traditional sense allow us to directly engage

Revisiting privatization's claims

Jomo Kwame Sundaram :Several arguments have been advanced to justify privatization since the 1980s. Privatization has been advocated as an easy means to:1. Reduce the government's financial and administrative burden,

Readers’ Forum

Misuse of savings certificatesI would like to highlight my views on government savings certificates. The government wants to cut down the interest rate on savings certificates. Many support the idea

A people-friendly healthcare system is needed

THE treatment cost of chronic diseases in our country is very high which pushes many marginal people to financial uncertainty. The government though has extended social safety net over the

Journalists` concern for free speech should not be ignored

EDITORS' Council on Saturday expressed its surprise, dissatisfaction, and shock at the final report of a parliamentary standing committee on the draft Digital Security Act which totally ignored the concerns

Technical education for national growth

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :Education in a college falls, roughly in either of two categories the world over. A liberal education implies training in the fine arts, the humanities, cultural

Sanctions on Iran will have a bearing on Iraq, too

Christiane Waked :The United States has turned up the heat on Iran by reimposing sanctions last month. But it is Iraq that is caught in the cross hairs. Both Tehran