war on the rocks

Brexit Draft Deal Faltering: Options

November 30, 2018

Episode Notes:

The UK edges toward its final deadline to send a Brexit deal to its parliament for vote. PM May’s draft deal faces fierce opposition from a variety of stakeholders and is unlikely to pass. Though May has consistently ruled out a second referendum, the ECJ is being asked to interpret whether Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty allows Britain to unilaterally reverse its decision to leave the EU.

John Bew, Professor in History and Foreign Policy at King's College London, discusses the tightening situation and what needs to happen next.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:50 ] Details about the controversy of May’s draft
[ 2:16 ] How the remaining options are complicated
[ 4:18 ] Considering how the UK could unilaterally revoke referendum decision
[ 7:00 ] Release of economic assessments: UK will be poorer
[ 8:53 ] Details of the Norway + option