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Brexit was sold as different things to different audiences. Though not honest, was in the nature of things.

What should have been done as soon as the result was in was to nail down what Brexit there was a majority in parliament for, create forms to maintain that majority through the negotiating process, investigate all the thorny questions that are likely to come up in negotiations, establish your BATNA and so on. And then (a year or so later) trigger the exit process. Then all the possible Brexits would be boiled down to one Brexit with some negotiation space on the margins.

They still haven't done this even though they signed the Withdrawal Agreement. So now they are going back on what they recently agreed to do.

Like a college student that keeps changing topic of studies, they are choosing their direction through their process of avoiding an active choice. Reacting to things, but not acting. And time is ticking, there will be a day when everyone else has become tired and they drop out without even making that decision for themselves.

by fjallstrom on Fri Sep 18th, 2020 at 09:31:37 AM EST
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