WWS Reacts [Audio]: Brexit Fails Again. Now What?

Mar 12 2019
By B. Rose Kelly
Topics Politics
Source Woodrow Wilson School
Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the European Union was shot down again by Britain's Parliament in a 391 to 242 vote on March 12. What does this mean for the country and May's leadership?
Professor Harold James sent us a one-minute dispatch from Britain, sharing his reaction to the vote. 
James is the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies and a professor of history and international affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. James, co-director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, studies economic and financial history and modern European history.
Click play to listen below; a transcript follows. Reporters are welcome to use without permissions; contact B. Rose Kelly for the raw audio file. 
TRANSCRIPT: "This is a decisive moment where Britain has begun to dig itself out of the morass that was caused by the referendum in 2016. But it will be a really long and painful effort to get out of this mess. It isn't clear what's going to happen. It may require another referendum. It may require a general election, but what I think is clear is that Britain won't get out of its self-imposed dilemma under the leadership of Theresa May. Her prime ministership is effectively over, and there's got to be a new government before Britain can really think about negotiating a really permanent way of how to relate to the European Union."