Prime Minister Theresa May has written to the EU begging for an extension until the end of June before Great Britain leaves the EU. France is continuing to claim it opposes any further extension beyond the current 12 April date if Great Britain cannot form a coherent, reasoned plan for departure to offer the EU that would earn a longer extension for departure.
It’s nonsensical that this even should be an item of discussion. Over two years ago, the citizens of Great Britain voted to leave the EU. That’s the bottom line. Everything after that is just arguing over the terms of the departure. The British government has shown itself incapable of forming a coherent, reasoned set of terms, and Brussels has refused to negotiate in good faith any set of terms, coherent and reasoned or not, and those failures have unnecessarily complexified things.
But that artificial complexity is irrelevant, as are any terms of departure.
The vote was to leave. The people have spoken. Great Britain must leave, and the EU must stop its obstruction and hold the door open. To that end, it’s necessary that Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for another extension be rejected.
It’s time to end this shabby charade.