UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement on Brexit plan B yesterday was rather uninspiring. In short, she finally acknowledged the need to have in change in her approach and laid out three areas. Those include, being “more flexible, open and inclusive” in engaging the parliament, embedding the “the strongest possible protections on workers’ rights and the environment”. And finally, ensuring the “commitment to no hard border in Northern Ireland and Ireland”. They’re hardly anything new.
Meanwhile, she continued to oppose to a second referendum as that would “damage social cohesion by undermining faith in our democracy.” And she doesn’t believe there is a majority for a second referendum. On Article 50 extension, she claimed that EU would not approve it unless UK had a plan for approving a deal. And the only way to avoid a no-deal Brexit would be to revoke Article 50.
May will continue cross-party talks and provide further update next Tuesday.