UK Prime Minister Theresa May (File)
In our latest Week in Review, I talked to talkRADIO’s Paul Ross about the approaching Brexit crash for the May Government and the rest of the UK, and about the legacy of President George H.W. Bush.
With Prime Minister Theresa May set to lose next Tuesday’s Parliamentary vote on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, and with no apparent Plan B, I evaluate:
Unless you have one of the parties coming to its senses, the options in a General Election will still be for modified forms of Brexit, none of which will be as good on economic terms as remaining in the European Union, as the Bank of England has said.
The best we can hope for is a halfway house, in and out of Europe, with a customs union and a single market.
And I go farther than in previous interviews about the problematic legacy of Bush, the 41st President, as he is laid to rest this week with a State funeral:
A very good friend of mine, one of the brightest scholars I know, is from Baghdad. And she says, “I have to be honest with you. No one in Iraq is celebrating Bush’s life because all we know is that inconclusive war and the sanctions that followed.
When we get a bit of distance from the funeral, we’ve got to recognize that — far from this being a Cold War triumph and a “New World Order” — there was a lot of disorder and conflict.