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Robert Peston said yesterday that for the first time in two years he was sensing a general mood in Westminster to just give up and abaondon Brexit.

It chimes with some commentators I've seen who, admitting it was only really obvious in hindsight, say  
that there have only ever been two types of brexit on offer;-

One that is politically satisfying to leavers but economically disastrous, while the other, being dis-satisfying but economically bearable rendered brexit pointless.

Positions like Canada++ or Norway+ only made sense if your polito-economic trajectory was towards the EU. Going in the other direction, if you continued to pay dues and take rules you were just being silly.

So, despite all the BS about how great a deal we were going to negotiate, that was never an option because any deal we could get would be senseless to one or other group. So it was always no deal or no brexit, with no deal being the nuclear option for idiots only.

But, like I said, that is only obvious in hindsight.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Nov 25th, 2018 at 04:01:26 PM EST

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