Senior members of the United Kingdom’s ruling Conservative party are so concerned about the country leaving the European Union without a deal that they are planning to go over the head of the new Prime Minister and appeal directly to the Queen.
Fears are growing among politicians that if and when Boris Johnson becomes PM next week, he could take the UK out of the European Union without any sort of deal later this year, resulting in a drop of 5% in the UK stock market, a 10% drop in the pound and a fall of 2% in GDP by the end of 2020. One group of senior Conservatives are planning to go straight to the monarch.
My comment: involving the Queen, even if she concurred, is a total no-no, a further disastrous mis-step, quite possibly resulting in calls for the abolition of the monarchy by Brexit extremists. You simply do not do this! (although I ‘m guessing that the Queen must be as appalled as other thoughtful people at the prospect of Boris Johnson and mess being created). Curiously, talking to (necessarily very few) younger people, they don’t seem very engaged or concerned. It is they that will have to live with this and take the consequences. A further little sign of how turned off even educated people are.