As Brexit day, March 29, gets closer and nearer, the way ahead seems to be clearer. Certainly, government officials, along with the Bank of England, have been clear, in policy to ensure that the UK leaves the European Union on the same terms as others, at least, at the end of March 2019. They hope that there will be no chaos; indeed, the Bank of England has said that if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, it may still need to print money to stem the “short-term balance of payments,” and government officials claim that if there is no agreement, Britain will be cutting itself off from some of its biggest trading partners in the EU.
The “weather and time” was the talk of the town at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, England, as the speakers were keen to shore up their position after the shock election result in June when the Tories won 31 fewer seats than the Conservative party had hoped to gain. Indeed, Theresa May promised to fight on; she said that Brexit would create jobs for young and old alike. But the continued uncertainty about Brexit is not helping, unless of course if the MPs involved can put aside their own self-interest and vote for a deal. Even for May, the numbers are against her and she will have to ask for a confidence vote in her leadership before long, or otherwise, there could be an early election. No one expects to see a successful Conservative win in the General Election of June.
Meanwhile, as the sunny and warm summer weather came to an end, the UK was blanketed in snow during October.
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