I remember at the time of the Referendum it being said "A Soft Brexit is Pointless" because you have to pay with no say. "A Hard Brexit is too damaging" because harming trade with the EU is too damaging to the economy. Still enough people, well 17.4 million(52% of voters though only about 37% of the electorate), were duped into following an almost impossible dream. Reality is finally beginning to strike home yet still they persist in trying to respect the referendum
The referendum was called because David Cameron was concerned that a few Tory MP's might loose thier seats to UKIP. In fact UKIP never gained a single seat in an election and lost credibility after the referendum. He put party before country when his party was already splintered through drifting too far right for its own good. Hardly the actions of a worthy leader.
Theresa May was handed a toxic situation which she did her best to handle. Her fault was not applying common sense and compounding the issue by not listening to parliament or considering that the reasons people voted for Brexit were in many cases based on misinformation and populism.
We may still need second referendum properly defined to choose between the Brexit eventually agreed and staying in the EU. This with luck should allow us to put whole wretched business behind us.
They could simply cancel Brexit but this may lead to protests about ignoring the will of the people though most of the people would be relieved. The referendum was so riddled with irregularities and blatant lies that it reasonably be considered invalid.
Brexiteers say that the economy has not been affected but Brexit has caused a drop in sterling, a drop in investment and it hasn't actually happened yet. True government has been sidelined for the sake of party dogma. As Lord Sugar says if you lie in business you can be prosecuted, similar standards should be applied when false promises are made by politicians.
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