Wednesday February 19, 2020

Getting it done as Britain shatters

Never have British politics and parliament been more split – and never have there been more factions and sub-factions at odds with each other

20th October, 2019
Protesters march towards Parliament Square in London demanding a referendum to give the British public the final say on Brexit. The march coincided with yesterday’s sitting of parliament, during which MPs delayed Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by approving the Letwin amendment Pic: Getty

Queen’s speech? What Queen’s speech! The only evidence of the monarch visiting the Houses of Parliament last week were the masses of police officers on duty and the addition of even more barricades outside the historic buildings of Westminster. At every turn, there were yet more police, as weary commuters battled with more detours, delays and protests. And thrown in for good measure were the Extinction Rebellion pop-up protesters and the Northern Ireland anti-abortion protesters...

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