Face it people. The way things are at the moment there is no way anyone can win; not the 'soft' brexiteers, not the 'hardliners' and not even the remainers. Whoever loses will continue to whine and complain, bringing down government after government of the future. Domestic policy will go out the window whatever happens, and the EU and the rest of the world will eventually find a way round Brexit. That's the way of the world.
For the 'hard liners' and even those that want full regulatory alignment, there is no way you will get everything you want. For the remainers, without some kind of complete governmental brain failure, the chances of the government just abandoning Brexit now, as things stand is -5%. More to the point 'hardliners', as things stand, your ONLY chance is if the voters themselves give it to you, because the business world, London financiers won't, the Scots won't, the Irish won't and most probably the Welsh won't either , and let's not forget the students.
Mrs. Teresa May and Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, a short truly heart-felt message. BREXIT WILL DESTROY YOU IF YOU TRY TO TAKE THE MATTER INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. IT IS POLITICALLY RADIOACTIVE. BY ALL MEANS, EXPRESS YOUR OPINION BUT LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE.
Whatever deal you manage to negotiate, take it back to the people and ask a simple three-way question. Which option do you choose:
Do you accept this deal and we LEAVE the EU
Do you reject this deal and fall back on WTO, EFTA, ABCD or whatever, and LEAVE the EU.
Do you want to just accept that separation is too risky and we at least have a voice in our futures by staying, and CANCEL BREXIT.
This is the only way Mrs. May, you will make it through to the next election, and the only way you will make it through the next 4 years and maybe, JUST maybe ... live to lead the Tory party into the next election.
Mr. Corbyn, saying you will reject some terms but still go back and negotiate until you get the deal that will satisfy everyone is meaningless. There's no such thing. The EU doesn't want it - and will simply stop offering lunches (to be replaced by sandwiches from Pret a Manger) and by the way ....
they're already preparing themselves for a new Europe without Britain. Make no mistake, there are those in Europe that will be very happy to see the back of Great Britain, if for no other reason than the fact that they consider UK and US to be too close. If the UK stops being of use to the US, the Americans will quite happily dump the special relationship, and if Britain thinks they can resist and negotiate better deals with the US, guess again. But that is not the point of this blog.
So stop lying to the people politicians, stop pretending as if there is any other rational choice in the matter other than to take Brexit back to the electorate, and this time make it very, very clear what options they have. Media, please, stop inviting every idiot you can find to express any nonsensical 'brain fart' they want to in the name of free speech .... AND TELL THE PUBLIC THE TRUTH.
Sign the Petition to give back the final Brexit decision to the public. Hold it in mid-December and give the British (and the rest of the world) a truly happy Xmas.