#Brexit farce runs out of control

The vote for the UK to leave the EU with no plan in place was the single biggest act of economic and political sabotage any country has brought upon itself.

The blame rests not with those who voted for it – there were grounds of national sovereignty upon which the case could be made for the UK to become politically clearly distinct from the EU – but on the callous leaders of the Leave campaign who argued their case without any notion of how it could be delivered without becoming a constitutional and financial catastrophe.

The cost of this catastrophe is already being borne by the poorest, of course (those who rarely get much coverage in the media). As the cost of living (and particularly of fuel) rises, those on low and fixed incomes have nowhere to go. After all, it is no use the economy growing 2% if the cost of living is growing 2.8% – quite obviously, that leaves us all worse off, and particularly those reliant on minimum wage pay or benefits (which are not growing 2%).

On top of all of this, we now have the added constitutional uncertainty and wrangle of potential Scottish independence – the threat of which was seen off in 2014 until people voted for a Brexit Fantasyland which was never ever on offer.

Let us remember it clearly: “They need us more than we need them” cried the Brexiteers. Now they face the very real prospect of leaving the EU without a deal and without a quarter of their territory.

Take back control? This is out of control.

By the way, stricter immigration controls are perfectly possible within the EU. So is it not time to accept that the whole thing is folly and end this farce, for the sake of our economy and our unity?

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4 thoughts on “#Brexit farce runs out of control

  1. 416 says:

    I must admit I don’t have the smarts to envision how an independent Scotland would affect us in NI.

    It seems plain to me that in the West, voting for chaos in en vogue: Trump and Brexit being the examples. So there’s a part of me that thinks this:

    If chaos is the order of the day, the only thing our leaders seem to respond to, then what better way for my voice to be heard… I know, hold a border poll and vote for a united Ireland…you know, just as a protest vote. Because no one ever listens to me.

  2. The Listener says:

    Dear Ian, You missed your real opportunity in life as a propagandist! What immigration controls would have been available to the UK within the EU? We have been told ad nauseam that the four freedoms, including freedom of movement, are “red lines”. Everything in life is subject to risk. Following an assessment of risk there is an excellent opportunity for the U.K. to achieve an excellent portfolio of world wide trade deals whilst continuing trading with the EU under acceptable terms.

    As for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s gamble is that without the European Central Bank, as a bank of last resort, independence is currently a non starter.

    As for the ROI, immigration has influenced and moderated society, but on the downside uncontrolled immigration and good social finance for the unemployed, coupled with an existing social housing crisis, may well eventually cause friction, which I sincerely hope can be avoided.

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