Recently a motion was passed in the UK parliament to allow a general election to take place on the 12th December 2019. The main reason for this is the long-standing failure of the House of Commons to agree on the UK withdrawal from the European Union. Ministers believe that a general election will allow people to break the deadlock in parliament, with the formation of a majority government that is able to pass legislation without strong opposition. In this article I discuss why a general election is unlikely to solve the UK’s Brexit problem.
Robert is a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Zurich (UZH). He graduated with a PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2016, and also received a MRes with distinction from the same university. His current research interests include neuronal circuits for pain control and transmission in the central nervous system.