Why the UK Election will not solve the Brexit stalemate

The road to an early election after the October 31st Brexit deadline was missed reminds me of the “I have a cunning plan” by Baldrick from the UK series Blackadder. For anyone who has not watched the series my only comment is that you don’t know what you’re missing. The Baldrick character was a run down sidekick who was downright stupid and naive.

After parliament forced the hand of Boris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, to seek [yet another] extension from the EU, Mr Johnson decided to call an election. Labour, out of a desperate…