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Well argued.

I think that in addition, the failure to reach an agreement - or reaching an agreement that is punitively bad for the UK - will benefit the parties calling for exit in other countries, because it will feed into the EU is evil empire narrative.

Yes, from a standpoint of rational actors it would make leaving harder, but TINA is a hard sell politically. After all, the treatment of Greece was surely meant to encourage the others, yet it was Leave that used it to argue for leaving. If Article 50 turns out to be useless, then there is no real freedom to leave, hence we are being kept whether we like it or not, so we must rise up.

The more you tighten your grip, etc.

by fjallstrom on Wed Jan 4th, 2017 at 12:25:12 AM EST

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