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Cakeism in the Soul
the vast majority of the UK political, academic, media and think-tank class do not really want to leave the EU, even those who say loudly how much the result of the 2016 referendum must be honoured. What they really want is to be able to remain in the EU but, like Joey Zasa, to be treated with the "respect" to which they think the UK is entitled. ...

I call this "cakeism in the soul", CIS for short. Those suffering from CIS want to be in the EU but on terms that suit the UK, because the UK is special and different. ...

There are the "blamers", those who blame the EU for the position in which the UK finds itself. ...

The reluctant blamer may also exhibit symptoms of "solutionism",... a search for magic solutions and formulae that will enable the EU to accommodate the UK in some fashion or other, an elixir that allows you to square circles.

Cakeism in the soul, CIS, is a desperate attempt to avoid hard choices, to think that Brexit can be done is such a way that nothing will change, that the UK can continue to sit at Europe's top table.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Thu Oct 18th, 2018 at 03:26:05 PM EST

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