Three years ago, the British people passed a referendum stating that they wanted their government to withdraw from the European Union. The British people were tired of having a European bureaucracy micromanage their lives, control their immigration policies, and generally erase their sovereignty. The British political class, however, was less enthused. Being part of the E.U. gave them a cachet of sophistication, while simultaneously allowing them to govern without being actually responsible.
For three long years, Theresa May dithered and danced, never coming to grips with the fact that the people wanted a divorce while the E.U. wanted a long, painful, nasty separation, with endless custody battles. Finally, May’s government collapsed in July, and the people got a second chance at Brexit with an election that saw Boris Johnson become prime minister.
A lot of people were worried, though, that Johnson, a brilliant gadfly, would fail them as well. They need not have feared.
On Wednesday, both Houses of Parliament approved the final E.U. Withdrawal Agreement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, unsurprisingly, was quite relieved:
Boris Johnson promised a “bright, exciting future” after history was made with the passing of his Brexit Bill by both houses of Parliament on Wednesday night.
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