Brussels has been suffering from a London Syndrome since the initial shock of the EU referendum in 2016. Now, three years later, it is high time to move on
British politics in turmoil… again. Since 52% of the Brits voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016, British politics has been essentially a single-issue game. But so has European politics. This is why, irrespective of whether and when new British elections will be held, the EU should reject any possibility of further extending the 31 October Brexit deadline.
A new extension of another few months only makes sense if a clear and realistic solution is just a matter of time. However, more than three years after the referendum vote, the UK remains deeply divided, at both the mass and the elite level.
Cas Mudde is a Guardian US columnist and the Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of GeorgiaWhy the EU should stick to Brexit deadline and rule-out any extensions | Cas Mudde
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