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BREXIT? How's it going for you? Is there a single positive yet ?
There were so many promises ...
Haven't seen a single positive. Many negatives though.
It took five minutes to think of one, but in the end all I could come up with was that we could now deport convicted serious criminals back to their countries of origin.
A microscopic benefit for an unbelievably astronomical price in both monetary and non-monetary terms.
Whoever said anything about instant ?
Only BoJo as far as I can remember - "oven ready deal" and "get Brexit done", etc.
It's been 6 (SIX) years since the vote
The UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016 and officially left the trading bloc - its nearest and biggest trading partner - on 31 January 2020.
However, both sides agreed to keep many things the same until 31 December 2020, to allow enough time to agree to the terms of a new trade deal.
- reintroducing blue passports,
- using a crown symbol on pint glasses,
- establishing freeports
- reducing single use plastic bags.
But two of these could have happened while the UK was a member of the EU – and two of them did.
Marvelous ! ?
Excellent twitter thread ...
TLDR; Brexit has utterly failed, most people want things back as they were, we'll likely rejoin the EU in the early 2030s.
- you see preachy, I see researched and backed up by evidence.
- you see "cannot be argued", where I see that each point is individually arguable.
- feel free to share your "Brexit is amazing ..." thread/article for balance.
- you seem surprised by his woke declaration, but I say good on him for wearing it on his sleeve.
- yes, it's like 'we told you this would happen' after Brexit, but we honestly really wish we'd been wrong (despite all the top economist forecasts).
- roll on the early 2030s !
I really don't get the whole "the people voted for it" thing. The people voted to join the common market, so why did we leave if every vote is somehow a one time deal?
Mutatis mutandis is a Medieval Latin phrase meaning "with things changed that should be changed" or "once the necessary changes have been made".
Sure, it's his point of view, not his Master's thesis. I'm honestly yet to see a list of actual positives (not bus-written promises).
It's not a left/right division though, is it ? > 184 Conservative MPs backed Remain (218 Labour MPs) including Cameron and Osbourne at the top, of course.
Even BoJo and May were pro-EU until they decided to capitalise politically.