G+ Roundup 2: We Have To Talk About Brexit

2019-03-22

OK, we don’t have to talk about Brexit. But I’m going to, so keep reading. Or don’t. I’m not your mom.

For those who’ve been without Internet or cable for the last three years, here’s a summary of Brexit, up until March 6, 2019.

Since then it’s gotten weirder. TLDR News has the latest, but to tl;dr TLDR:

I’ve been obsessed with Brexit for about the last year. Why?

Other Sources

Rather than repeat all my G+ posts on the subject, I’ll simply append interesting links. TLDR News covers the subject thoroughly, but checking other sources never hurts.

Speaker says May cannot have vote on same Brexit deal

Yes, I said this above, but Speaker John Berkow is becoming the hero of this whole debacle. Arguably he’s not the hero we need, but he’s the hero we deserve. Still, he’s more responsible than many of the MPs who can vote.

‘Leave’ voters are willing to give up access to the EU market to stop immigration.

This report dates from Jun 27, 2016, shortly after “the people” voted for Brexit. The reasons some Brits voted for Brexit are both fascinating and disheartening.

Re: Cambridge Analytica

In related news, many credit Cambridge Analytica for both Brexit and Trump:

Last Week With John Oliver: Brexit I-III

A spoonfull of gallows humor helps the catastrophe go down.


  1. A Member of Parliament who essentially acts as referee. ↩︎

  2. I.e. May’s ruling coalition, basically the Conservatives and Northern Ireland’s DUP in a slim majority. ↩︎