Our Sunday tradition has always been set starting with waking up late followed by watching morning’s episode of BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show on catch-up and I was unfortunate enough to miss Nigel Farage or Chuka Umunna’s appearances on the program. Brexit news has been the hotcakes of the news and people have glued their eyes to their television sets.
In the respective interviews, the Brexit party leader dismissed the need for any policy leading to the exit. However, the Change UK spokesperson indicated that the party’s consistent plan was to stick to the European Union in the near future.
So, in the five minutes interviews, the fate of the UK was summarized down to either stay or remain with the age-long European union. While Farage continuously emphasized his commitment to democracy, his actions and words stated otherwise and might even declare war on the democracy of the country. He is a hard-Brexit henchman and currently, the whole nation is divisive in nature on the Brexit policy. Most of the parties demanding either of the two alternatives seem to have to demand ‘a new kind of politics’ which has now become a single-issue politics.
Prime minister Theresa May has been offering a distinct role in the Brexit program with her notorious friends in Westminster. The reason behind that is Northern Ireland’s politics are pretty different and the sole activism in the state to determine whether Northern Ireland is legally Irish or belong to the British. But, over years nothing has been established and the whole nation is divided into either right-wing DUP or left-wing Sinn Fein. Moreover, the fall of the Irish parliament is the aftermath of the single-issue politics that have been running for quite a long time.
Furthermore, I now find British politics to be following a similar compulsion and this is a place to seriously discuss the diverse social and economic aspects of the nation. However, for the past few years, the emphasis has shifted from these necessary issues to the Brexit which you can encounter every time you switch on the TV.
Now is the point where Tony Remainer/ Brexiteer will threaten to leave the political party very soon. In my opinion, the bookies have started to make the bet. As the elections are lurking nearby, you are sure to find your letterboxes mugged with leaflets in favor of Brexit.
If we go back to the recent episodes of Marr, Jeremy Corbyn also supported the slogan “Vote labor, Get Brexit” which he fairly assessed as “Vote labor, Change austerity, and guarantee living standards for the future”
However, Labor’s perceived indecisiveness should not be the parameter of judgment to Brexit-obsessed media or population. But, labor is also the party which has moved past the single-issue politics. Furthermore, there are many issues which have been left unaddressed such as the Universal credit scandal, cuts to education, and low wages to the working class.
Now, it seems like there are very fewer alternatives in hand and a handful of time before the results are out and we get to know about the fate of Britain.