Posted: Jun 13, 2017 7:18 pm
by Byron
Alternatively, the hard Brexiters willfully ignore political reality, go by the letter of Labour's manifesto -- and barely that -- to claim an 80% mandate for a hard Brexit (as some prominent fools and rogues have been doing on Twitter), and try and ram through their dream of a supersized Singapore. It'd be an excellent way to collapse Brexit entirely.

As the smarter Brexiters have already accepted, building a consensus to leave the EU but stay in the EEA -- perhaps via the EFTA if they'll have the UK, perhaps via a bespoke treaty -- is the best, likely only, way to make a success of Brexit and keep the UK in one piece. However much the headbangers scream about betrayal, advocates of the EEA are trying to help them.