Survival instinct

Survival instinct

Monday, October 21, 2019

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Dear Editor,

The British Parliament voted to delay the Brexit deal and require Boris Johnson, the prime minister, to ask for a three-month delay.

Johnson sent an unsigned letter asking for an extension of the deadline, but he sent a signed letter that states that to delay will be detrimental.

Both the European Union and Johnson are fighting for their political survival.

In 2016, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, there were political movements all over Europe following suit. Frexit, Italexit, and many other European countries were likely to leave the European Union.

Brexit was an existential threat to the European Union, but because of the chaos the United Kingdom has experienced everyone is now thinking twice.

The United Kingdom will leave the European Union, but survival instinct for humans is powerful.

This is a lesson Jamaican politicians must learn. People will survive by any means necessary. If it is difficult in the formal system, the informal system will grow. Do your job as political leaders and stop managing poverty, aim instead to eliminate it.

Brian E Plummer

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