Tuesday 19 September 2017

UK's political debacle adds to our Brexit woe

'In practice, British Conservative leader Theresa May has been defeated.' Photo: Getty Images
'In practice, British Conservative leader Theresa May has been defeated.' Photo: Getty Images
Editorial

Editorial

It is, to continue decades of misquoting the great political philosopher and sometime comedian, Oliver Hardy, "another fine mess". In fact, the big man in the Laurel and Hardy duo said "another nice mess".

But the key point remains. Since the early morning of June 24 last year, when we learned that the United Kingdom's voters opted narrowly to quit the EU, we have been faced by waves of confusion and uncertainty.

Last Thursday's election was expected to bring us some clarity about the road ahead. It has delivered anything but that result.

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