If, on a long journey, you approach a two-way junction and hesitate as to which way to go … you’re told that the one way will lead you back to where you are. But the other way will lead you forward … the road is fine and everything will be good (but some advice is dismissive and says you shouldn’t believe) …
… so for 2~3 years you stand around thinking, asking questions … and now you know that the alternative will lead you down a rocky path where you’ll struggle to retain your balance and it’s highly unlikely you’ll be in such good shape when you arrive (there’s a chance … but it’s so unlikely you might as well bet on the National Lottery …)
A stupid analogy but it makes the point of where we are. Can there really be any Leaver who still thinks the future is rosy? Is the risk of recession, austerity and general hardship which Leave will bring really worth being able to say We’ve brought back control?
Just what are the perceived benefits of Leave? It can’t be the UK’s wealth since this is already in decline and will worsen once we’ve left; it can’t be control of our borders because the UK will have to accept immigration from other countries in order to agree trade deals; it can’t be world influence because we’re already the laughing stock and have little/no credibility left …
Yes, I’m a Remainer and would applaud TM if she had the guts to stand up and say that, despite her best efforts, Brexit is not a reality and if a Political Party wants to canvass for that in the next GE, so be it … but it’s not going to happen under her watch.
But this won’t happen. Too many people are too dogmatic and even though the country (England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland) will suffer as a result … Brexit in some form or another will happen.
I’m old enough not to worry too much … I’ll probably be dead within 10 years … I’ve had the benefits of EC/EU membership for all of my adult life (till now) and provided the State pension isn’t reduced too much and inflation isn’t too high, I’ll survive these last few years. But I’m sorry my children and their contemporaries … and their kids … will suffer and not have such a good life.
Just a rant? Of course … as the days disappear I get more despondent. I don’t want a second/confirmatory referendum … the UK public were conned in 2016 and there’s a risk they’ll be conned a second time. I just want our leaders to do their job and protect this country.
If anyone knows, could they reply: just how many £billions have been wasted on this fiasco to date (I’m not including the Eur Billions our fellow Europeans have wasted, too) … and just think what good that money could have achieved. It’s probably enough to wipe out hospital waiting lists, or eliminate the council tax surcharge for community care, or student debt, or … all of the above!
After Brexit, will the Leave supporters be explaining why things haven’t worked out the way they thought it would … or merely say this was the not the Brexit they wanted?