Posted: Jun 15, 2017 3:11 pm
by Matt_B
fisherman wrote:Is there such a thing as a bad compromise in this situation? If there is, it is difficult to see how EEA would be it. :dunno:

It's a bad compromise because it has both leavers and remainers giving up things that they want without either of them gaining anything they'd consider of value over the status quo. Basically, it's giving up all the power and influence the UK has in the EU for the sake of people who don't think the UK has any of either to begin with.

Of course, with the actual middle ground unachievable - because of the inextricable link between free trade and freedom of movement - it keeps getting put forth as the next best thing. That doesn't change what it is though.