The United Kingdom wanted to opt-out of Brexit, but its members of parliament failed to back up its former Prime Minister Theresa May who was all in for this big Agenda. And what was said to be a revolutionary move by the UK somewhat was reduced to embers when May stepped out of office.
UK had been due to leave on March 29, 2019, two years after it started the exit process by invoking Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. But the withdrawal agreement reached between the EU and UK has been rejected three times by UK MPs. Prior to the exit process, a referendum was held in 2016, to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The referendum turnout was 71.8 per cent, with more than 30 million people voting.
The University of Botswana has decided to pick up the dying embers of Brexit and breath some life into it by offering it as a course to be offered in the university’s history department. The course, called Modern Britain, will study the crisis of UK’s plan to leave the European Union among other major events in British history will be covered but students who take it will, however, not sit for an exam.
“It is intended to link the present crisis, which is of interest to many people, to the historical background. There has been interest from students from across the university, including of course political science but not limited to them.
“This semester the British history course will focus on the Brexit crisis, as it happens, in combination with relevant British history. This historical background includes both relatively recent events such as the Northern Irish Troubles and the Good Friday agreement and the deeper background,” confirmed Bruce Bennett from the university.
As with the Brexit, if the UK and EU ratify the withdrawal agreement before October 31 2019, the UK will leave on the first day of the following month. However, cancelling the whole Brexit thing would require a change of law from the UK side.