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There are also lots of Brexit true believers who are quite successful in their own lives and who believe that Britain can do much better outside the EU which they see as an artificial, bureaucratic, quagmire run by Mandarins with no democratic accountability our sensitivity to "British" feelings.

It is certainly true that most Brits never bought into the EU ideals of "ever closer union" etc. and saw Europe primarily as an opportunity for trade and a holiday destination. There has been no emotional attachment as in some other countries. No sense that the EU has been instrumental in maintaining peace.

They are literally living in a different world which is why their has been no meeting of minds between EU and UK negotiators, and little enough between Brexiteers and Remainers within the UK. Only time will tell whether there is an truth in their thesis, but for the moment they are living in a world of different facts.

See, for example...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 12:52:24 PM EST
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It is certainly true that most Brits never bought into the EU ideals of "ever closer union" etc.

Citation needed.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 12:53:26 PM EST
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Did you read the link I cited? for example

What the Barnier line illustrates once again is the incompatibility of Britain and the EU. The EU is at root a relentless network of treaties and legal codes, geared towards integration and perhaps federation. The British governing system has evolved differently; it is a workable fudge that hardly makes sense at all.


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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 04:15:12 PM EST
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The British governing system has evolved differently; it is an un workable fudge that hardly makes no sense at all.

FIFY

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 04:29:34 PM EST
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Don't try to fix it for me. Fix it for the Brexiteers who live in a parallel universe...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Mar 2nd, 2018 at 04:38:42 PM EST
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