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Leave will fix the problem of political legitimacy in the same way that Weimar fixed its self-esteem issues by electing Hitler and destroying itself.

There will be no UK and probably no England by the time this is over. There may not even be much of an inhabitable area.

Assuming things don't get that bad, we'll have the traditional post-colonial fascist dictatorship, and it will be overthrown by the traditional popular uprising in x decades - x most likely being some random number between 1 and 5.

I have no idea what state the EU will be in then. If it's still functioning along more or less the same lines the Republic of Greater Britain will doubtless be keen to rejoin, and the EU is unlikely to have any serious objections.

Meanwhile this problem is caused by both personal and political senility. Batty old pensioners are the primary drivers, both in parliament and out of it. Poverty is certainly a contributor, but only to the extent that it gives working class xenophobes an easy - wrong - solution to their problems.

The bulk of Leavers are the over-55s - bitter, angry about their own personal decline, and apparently masochistic. Their numbers are thinning daily.

The question now is whether Boris plans to respect Parliament - in which case we're staying in, because No Deal isn't going to pass - or whether he's simply going to declare himself Dung Hill Emperor and get on with that fascism thing.

Given Bannon's influence, my guess is we'll see a Farage/Boris coalition. Hurrah.

(I'm glad I got out when I could.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun May 19th, 2019 at 11:31:42 AM EST
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You got out? I must have missed that.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 02:35:23 PM EST
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Yep - now on the mainland. Sometimes it's even sunny.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 09:18:37 PM EST
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