I asked, way back on 30 August, for thoughts from those who voted Leave about how the UK should actually go about leaving the EU.
Until 23 November, I had received no response. Then I found myself in correspondence with a UKIP MEP and asked if he would put forward his proposal on this blog.
Now, admittedly, his initial response was in fact primarily about why we should leave rather than how (it is peculiar how many people who say the referendum is final then insist on refighting it), although for the record he did mention we did not need Trade Deals.
However, after a second email reminding him of the challenge he did kindly respond – and I am content to publish that response in full here, as promised.
I have written a book entitled __ ____ __ _______, that explains in detail how we can leave the EU. You can obtain a copy from _________ _____ ___ if you would like to read it.
Now, clearly, I have had to abridge that a bit because the thing is, by “obtain”, he actually meant “purchase”.
The requirement to actually pay money to read his views about how to go about leaving the EU is an interesting example of his commitment to his cause, and perhaps explains his party leadership’s obsession with another senior businessman-politician across the Atlantic.
Nevertheless, that is literally the most detailed response I have had for three months, so we should be thankful for that.
Can anyone do better?