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There is something of that, although a lot less than a lot of people infer.

Mostly I see a somewhat naive belief that a democratic vote, however ill-informed and mistaken, once taken, cannot readily be put aside or challenged. There would have to be a notable shift in public mood for him to consider suggesting that we should perhaps forget about the whole sorry business.

As yet, that shift in public mood simply hasn't happened. You can get a 60/40 majority that we might vote on the final deal, but even that wouldn't be enough to actually get a vote cos the brexiteer ultras are still in control of all the levers of government and are determined to drive us over the cliffs into the unregulated low wage seas of Free-Market serfdom.

It would require an unholy alliance of MPs in the Commons to thwart this madness, but that would probably tear an irreparable hole in the fabric of the British Constitutional arrangement; to the extent I'm not sure it would be an improvement.

5 years after brexit I'm quite sure you'd get 95% vote in favour of returning. But there would first be a small and ruinous civil war to rid ourselves of the newly emergent alt-right who need to be put down again after 75 years. I'm rather hoping this would also be after several leading figures in the Tory party were publicly and deservedly burned at the stake for aiding and abetting.

I'm really not looking forward to what comes next.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 12:48:22 PM EST
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