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Amid the Brexit unfolding, a rigorous voting in the Commons saw a defeated PM whose first vote was lost to rebel Tories and Oppositions MPs, who object to a no-deal Brexit. The House voted to 328 to 301 to take control the agenda that will allow them to introduce a bill aimed at delaying Brexit.

The PM, who is captive of his own inflexible rigidity, has long sought to materialize Brexit either with or without a deal, but which seems for now at least a lost cause. Realizing his impending defeat, he has threatened to hold early elections if he is pushed to an extension to the 31 October deadline.

However, the Brexit unfolding at this stage suggests that Boris Johnson’s situation is like that of a king who is besieged in his own palace, by his own courtiers.

On the other side, the joint cause championed by the opposition MPs and the Tory rebels has at least upheld the sanctity of the Parliament, which the ambitious PM was bent on bypassing. However, the Brexit unfolding at this stage suggests that Boris Johnson’s situation is like that of a king who is besieged in his own palace, by his own courtiers.

In addition, it is strange to find out that PM Johnson has been seeking to apply his personal preferences on a national situation. Until now he has been acting like a blind, though haughty, man who faces a ditch on his way. But instead of listening to the passers-by, who instruct him to divert his route, he insists on moving, partly due to his rashness and partly because of getting offended by the realization of his visual destitution.

Despite the majority of the MPs and the economic experts of the country, the Prime Minister has been clinging to his rigid stance of delivering a Brexit with or without a deal by 31 October. As the PM Spokesman said, “The Prime Minister’s is determined. He wants to get on with delivering on the result of the referendum and the UK leaving the EU on 31 October, ideally with a deal.” Ironically, the last words, “ideally with a deal,” suggest a euphemism for a no deal at all.

Why No Second Referendum If Confusion Persist?

Now, as the parliamentary rebellion is underway, the new bill is being proposed to delay Brexit. If passed by the majority MPs, the bill will seek a further extension to the Article 50. And if the EU grants the new date for the UK withdrawal from the 27-nation bloc, the new date would be 31 January, 2020.

The bill further says that if both sides converge on a point, agreeing a deal between 19 October and 31 January, Brexit could happen earlier. However, the bill is silent over the fate of Brexit if no consensus is reached by the end of January.

Apparently the only, and probably the saner, solution is to hold a second referendum on Brexit rather than elections. What is the harm in holding a second referendum on Brexit? Especially, when the people who were led to the first referendum, are now in a far clearer position to evaluate and even to judge the consequences of their decision. In the first referendum, they were allured by one side that overemphasized on the fatal consequences of immigration on British society. While those electors who voted to Remain were charmed by the excessive campaigners whose basic concern was economy.

Now, the Britons know that Brexit is not a bed of roses, and not surprisingly the thorns are exclusively left for their representatives sitting in Commons.

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