I can already hear your sighs as you read the title of this blog post.
However, whatever the outcome of the political fiasco in which we find ourselves, there will come a time when the issue is not headline news. It may take months. It may take years. But the Brexit process will not last forever.
And when the matter is resolved, my one hope is that our political representatives on all sides of the house have long enough memories to learn from what has passed.
I have spent hours watching in horror at the proceedings in the House of Commons. I am an ardent supporter of democracy and polite freedom of speech, but this seems to have developed into a confrontational, party led political system where occasional balanced speeches are drowned out by egotistical rants from every political persuasion. And yes, I know we have a female Prime Minister, but much of the measured discussion seems to be accompanied by loud male grunts. Our ‘great’ political democracy is in danger of becoming the laughing stock of the world.
So after Brexit, or no Brexit, or whatever, this is my plea.
Could we please have MPs who genuinely listen to each other and the electorate.
Could compromise mean compromise, not ‘only if on my terms’.
Could the system allow our politicians of all political viewpoints to admit when they have made a mistake? Guess what, no one is perfect!
Could there be some sort of legal requirement for adequate preparation and scrutiny prior to a referendum?
Maybe a good start would be to reorganise the proceedings at the House of Commons to make it more family friendly. A bit more required work/life balance for our MPs might encourage a group of politicians, male and female, who understand the ‘give and take’ required for normal people to survive in the real world.
But will anything really change?