Brexit – Let’s face it the wheels keep coming off this ridiculous car

www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/brexit-chaos-as-top-official-oliver-robbins-quits-after-one-year-in-the-job-a3637166.html

The Evening Standard has the story on its web site – see link above

Leaving the EU has always been about the internal troubles of the Tory Party and what’s going on today is all part of that same internal Tory power struggle.

This latest twist must surely sober up the more sensible Brexiters as they head lemming-like nearer towards the cliff edge, yet will it? May talks of having a great relationship with the EU when we leave but that’s like getting divorced and then continuing as before without being married – what’s the point?

The UK is lurching around making a bloody fool of itself with no idea what to do next in this mad Brexit farce. The lack of a credible official opposition with a clear head on this most vital of issues just makes it all the more dangerous for the UK.

There’s nothing to be optimistic about no matter how you voted it that fateful referendum.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

One thought on “Brexit – Let’s face it the wheels keep coming off this ridiculous car

  1. Phil Holden says:

    I am slowly coming round to your view, Tony, that there could be grounds for a second referendum. But only in rather specific circumstances. If it becomes clear that our choice is between asking to rescind article 50 and stay in, or leave without a deal, then the sooner that is clarified the better. The implications of staying in (presumably we lose our opt outs so our budget contribution would go up, maybe we’d have to go in the euro, as well as accepting no migration controls, etc etc) would have to be spelled out, so would have to have been scoped with the EU, as would the implications of exiting. It would need to be put to a vote in time before the drop dead date. In this case I really don’t think there is a third way: staying in the single market and customs union, paying in to the budget, accepting freedom of movement (I’m not saying whether this is good or bad, just consequences that would need to be understood), remaining under ECJ control but all without votes or influence seems to me the most crazily barking of the possible end games. There’s no point: we may as well stay in as do that. In such circumstances a further vote just might be justifiable. Another plebiscite with two or more vague and unquantified options on the paper, i.e. in and out without being clear about exactly what that meant, would not command my support. We already did that!

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