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Brexit, and all it entails

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Read the argument today that the insolvable problem with Brexit is that those who voted for Brexit didn't have a consistent idea what Brexit meant as policy. Hard, Soft, Norway-style there were many ideas of Brexit, with varying attachments to reality. But everyone who voted remain, had a concrete policy idea - the status quo. 

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Rees mogg for pm!

The whole idea of brexit is a fucking joke. Why shouldn't the village idiot lead the way?

 

Seriously, why shouldn't those that agitated and campaigned for brexit show everyone else how to achieve it? A bit of personal responsibility?

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7 hours ago, mad said:

I can’t think of a worse outcome. That would make electing Trump look sensible. 

When Brexit happened I thought, well, at least we're not that stupid. But it turns out that we're stupider.

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1 minute ago, Olsonist said:

When Brexit happened I thought, well, at least we're not that stupid. But it turns out that we're stupider.

Brexit hasn't actually happened yet......

 

But, otherwise, yeah....

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Can they cancel Brexit, or is it compulsory to complete it?   It seems the "people" are more against it now.

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Apparently yes. Although I seem to recall the British pubic were told at the time of the original notification that it was irrevocable:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/brexit-uk-can-revoke-article-50-european-court-rules-1.3726021

Regardless of what happens with Theresa May, there is no chance of a negotiated exit. No time for anything else, only the choice between a hard exit or revocation, which will put the UK in the EC back row. Would you trust a partner that demands a divorce, tells you that you are unreasonable and horrible, negotiates a settlement which they then reject and then say, sorry, it was all a big mistake. Please take me back again???

The Brexit hard liners will get what they always wanted without taking responsibility.... A hard exit.

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......... And Putin must be laughing his socks off. Second best overseas investment he ever made?

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Brexit means civilian airlines will need landing treaties (they just signed one with the US), everything that's been resolved for half a century suddenly needs a new treaty or an agreement to revert to 1972 agreements.   Interpol?   International parcel shipping?   It sounds like you guys will have a lot of government workers putting in massive overtime trying to keep society running at a post 1972 level.   

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4 minutes ago, Lark said:

Brexit means civilian airlines will need landing treaties (they just signed one with the US), everything that's been resolved for half a century suddenly needs a new treaty or an agreement to revert to 1972 agreements.   Interpol?   International parcel shipping?   It sounds like you guys will have a lot of government workers putting in massive overtime trying to keep society running at a post 1972 level.   

Tip of the iceberg......

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On 12/12/2018 at 8:39 AM, Mismoyled Jiblet. said:

Read the argument today that the insolvable problem with Brexit is that those who voted for Brexit didn't have a consistent idea what Brexit meant as policy. Hard, Soft, Norway-style there were many ideas of Brexit, with varying attachments to reality. But everyone who voted remain, had a concrete policy idea - the status quo. 

This is correct. It is why you get hard-ass Labourites joining the right wing of the Conservatives voting no on Mays' middle of the road negotiated departure for entirely different reasons.  The vote "for" Brexit was 47% to stay and 26.5% to leave because of anti-immigration/job fears and 26.5% to leave because of British imperialist residue.   Now the Labourites are seeing what a threat to jobs Brexit really is, as corporations cut plans and the Saville Row crowd are watching all their banker buddies decamp to Frankfort, Paris and Madrid. 

Oooops.  Unintended consequences of a hissy fit by Boris and Jeremy.  With a nice gentle shove along by Vladimir.

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