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People are desperately hoping this theory about David Cameron and Brexit is true

When Boris Johnson said there was no need to trigger Article 50 straight away, what he really meant to say was "never". When Michael Gove went on and on about "informal negotiations" ... why? why not the formal ones straight away? ... he also meant not triggering the formal departure. They both know what a formal demarche would mean: an irreversible step that neither of them is prepared to take.

All that remains is for someone to have the guts to stand up and say that Brexit is unachievable in reality without an enormous amount of pain and destruction, that cannot be borne. And David Cameron has put the onus of making that statement on the heads of the people who led the Brexit campaign

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 27th, 2016 at 03:06:58 AM EST
It's becoming quite obvious that Johnson at least, and probably Gove and others within the Leave camp not only had absolutely no expectation of winning the vote, but absolutely no desire to win it.

They thought that, just like usual, they were playing some Great Game within the Tory party using the lives of millions of citizens as mere bargaining chips. It obviously never occurred to them that the stakes were higher than they imagined.

A truly Pyrrhic victory, one victory and they and all their dreams are utterly ruined. Cameron goes off to spend more time with his many millions and only his reputation lost. Jo Fox wasn't so lucky.

If the consequences weren't so awful for the entire country it would be impossible not to laugh. I imagine that much of the world is looking at us now in utter baffled amazement descending into helpless laughter.

tbh If the political classes actually want to avoid this disaster then they'd better have a good plan. I can imagine unlikely scenarios, but none that are remotely likely. And let us just agree that, based on previous performances, the chances of a good plan will from this lot be in short supply.

We're screwed. The people have spoken...the bastards

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 27th, 2016 at 03:12:26 PM EST
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