Brexit, rejecting reality

Imagine calling your phone providers to tell them you’ve had enough of their oppressive rules & tariffs and you’re cancelling the contract but you expect them to provide the same service in future, free of charge. How's that likely to work out?
Imagine calling your mortgage lender to tell them you’ve decided to tear up the oppressive loan contract, you won’t make any more payments but you expect them to let you to continue using the property. How do you think they'd react? Imagine cancelling your rental agreements on a property, or a lease for a car and telling the providers you expect to continue as if nothing had changed while ignoring the contract rules and refusing to pay anything.
A reasonable person would agree these are nonsensical propositions, certain to be rejected and sure to end in tears. Nobody in their right mind would propose such madness but that’s exactly what Brexiters propose Britain should do in respect of 50 years of treaties, agreements and joint ventures with the other EU states.
The EU27 would be mad to agree to Brexiters’ delusional demands that Britain should continue to enjoy full access to EU markets and collaboration in EU projects while refusing to pay its share of costs and rejecting membership rules.
Brexiters have, predictably, failed to come up with a credible plan for their refusal to accept reality. Contracts and treaties exist for good reasons. They serve the interests of all the contracting parties. If one party wishes to terminate a contract there’s no reason why millions of other people should lose the benefits of the same contract terms. Rejecting established relationships which have worked for decades can only have very damaging consequences. Brexiters refuse to accept reality and persist in blaming others for their own failures of vision, of reason and comprehension. Brexit has reduced Britain to a global joke. It’s time to get serious. The sensible course is to Revoke Article 50 and let’s get back to something like sanity.


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