18th April 2019
There are only three ways which Brexit – by which I mean the departure of the UK from the EU following the Article 50 notification of 29 March 2017 – can end.
These are for the UK to leave with a withdrawal agreement under Article 50, or to leave without such a withdrawal agreement, or to revoke the notification.
In short: Deal, No Deal, Revocation.
There are ways and means to these destinations: extensions, referendums, general elections, and so on.
But even perpetual extensions would only be putting-off one of the three ends, not an end in itself.
And there are plausible paths to each of the ends.
(A politician once said that he wanted all students to get “above average” examination results. In a similar manner, so plausible is each of these ends, one could say each had a higher than 50:50 chance.)
As of today, nobody knows which of these three ways Brexit can end.
And doing nothing is no help: that just makes No Deal the end come 31st October 2019.
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