Whatever you think about leaving the EU or staying in, Brexit doesn’t seem to be going well. MPs in the House of Commons don’t seem to be able to agree about much. The government can’t get their deal through. Deadlines loom, go past, and don’t necessarily concentrate minds. People talk past each other, without a meeting of minds.
Brexiteers insist that Brexit is “the will of the people” because there was a narrow majority in favour of leaving the EU in the referendum on 23 June 2016. OK, it was a majority, but 52-48 is hardly a convincing win. It leaves almost half of those who voted aggrieved. (Of course if it had been 52-48 the other way, Leavers would be equally aggrieved.) It is sometimes said that the “Remoaners” should shut up and lump it – they lost, and that’s how democracy works.Continue reading