The no-deal Brexit that Great Britain is currently headed towards will bring great uncertainty and economic suffering, asserts Anand Menon of The Guardian. A deal with the EU would have given both economies a transition period during which current trade habits could continue. Today, Brexit will halt them immediately, followed by checks and tariffs that will raise trading costs. Smaller companies will suffer from these the most. How this will ripple across the British economy is still uncertain, but it doesn’t look good. A no-deal Brexit avoids many necessary precautions that would protect it from the huge disruption that leaving the EU will prove to be.
As the British people voted to leave the European Union, this is what must happen, argues Stephen MacLean of The American Spectator. While it might not be the easiest path, it is the will of the people, which should be central in any democracy. The fact that current Parliament members are doing everything they can to pull the handbrakes on Brexit goes against the vote that the British people had in 2016. It was about taking back control, rather than leaving it with unelected officials from overseas. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is pushing for Brexit, may be more in tune with the public of Great Britain than the British Parliament is.