On June 23rd 2016, the United Kingdom reached a decision on its future in the European Union. With 53 percent of the vote cast towards leaving the EU, it was narrowly decided that Great Britain would disconnect from the hegemonic organization.
The voter turnout was nearly 72% and the resulting decision to leave has caused protests in the country.
Directly after the result, the world watched as David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister and Theresa May instantaneously inherited the Brexit negotiations.
May has faced a lot of setbacks over the last 3 years. She’s survived a no-confidence vote from Parliament in December, had her Brexit deals rejected 3 times, and has vowed to step down as Prime Minister as soon as a Brexit deal has been accepted.
On April 11ththe European Union granted that the Brexit date be extended until October 31st of this year, giving Parliament more time to come together and agree on a deal.
Across the aisle, Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is being urged by some Labour MPs not push for a second Brexit referendum — which is being suggested in a recent circulating letter.
Josh Bircham, a member of the grassroots social democratic organization ‘Momentum’, joins FTR to discuss some of the Brexit aftermaths and explains why the group is still fully supporting Corbyn.