The right to change your mind...

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23 May 2004
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Sometimes comes from an unlikely source...

Like a certain Daily Mail columnist/brexiteer.

"A prominent supporter of Brexit has called for a “long pause” over quitting the European Union - and even suggested “rethinking the decision altogether”.

Peter Oborne, a respected writer and Daily Mail columnist, argues the country should take up European Council President Donald Tusk’s offer of a year’s delay as he contends Brexit has “paralysed the system”.

His position is driven by the economic impact of the “flood” of companies quitting the country, the possible break-up of the United Kingdom and the “deceit” of the Leave campaign.

Oborne also hits out at fellow Brexiteers for the “succession of claims about leaving the EU that have turned out to be untrue”.

“I argue, as a Brexiteer, that we need to take a long deep breath. We need to swallow our pride, and think again. Maybe it means rethinking the Brexit decision altogether,” he writes.....

Oborne writes that Brexit has “turned Britain into a laughing stock”.

He points to a series of companies that have made investment decisions following the referendum, including Nissan, Sony and Dyson, and expresses his sadness as “the trickle of companies announcing plans to leave Britain has turned into a flood”.

In a key line, he says: “If we are honest, we Brexiteers have to admit that the economic arguments for Brexit have been destroyed by a series of shattering blows.”
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Hahahaha the Daily Mail. Just about sums you bunch of losers up.
And another dawning realisation in the slow-motion collision of the 18-wheeler of reality with the comedy unicycle of Brexit:

“I just feel we have under-estimated its complexity. We are unpicking 45 years of in-depth integration. This needed to be done with very great care, in a phased and graduated way. It needs a hard-headed understanding of realities” Geoffrey Cox

I know that bone is hard, but I don't think that bone-headed and hard-headed are the same...
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Hahahaha the Daily Mail. Just about sums you bunch of losers up.
But the DM was a mouthpiece for the quitters during the leave campaign...

It seems they may have finally come to the conclusion that they don't want to be blamed when the brown stuff hits the fan!

That's a long read.

Economic argument eviscerated. Check
Sovereignty argument eviscerated. Check
Immigration argument eviscerated. Check

Brexiteers were offered fine dining at the Ritz for £10 and now are told it's all one big mistake, but they still want their £10 at the Ritz, who could blame them?

They want something they will never get.
The Mail appeals to a particular demographic, as does the Brexit concept.

For natural reasons, both are losing support among the UK population.

And the Torygraph and Express as well.

"In December last year, the Daily Mail had a print circulation of 1.2m, down 12 per cent year-on-year, according to ABC figures. The Mail on Sunday had a circulation of 1m, down 11 per cent year-on-year.

But in January both titles posted a year-on-year circulation decline of 7 per cent."

Online readership also dropped.

"Mail Online has seen its audience fall by nearly a fifth year-on-year to more than 11.4m, according to new ABC figures.

The UK’s largest news website recorded a 19 per cent drop in the number of daily average unique browsers on its website in September, compared with the same month last year."

Numbers of Tory supporters are also falling.
Gagging orders during negotiations. How strange. :rolleyes:
Not strange at all...

Wouldn't want the thickos to know what the more enlightened have understood to be true all along ;)

But hey, it's all part of 'taking back control' :LOL:
Sorry, I thought you said you’d read it.
Poor old motman...

Some of us have actually learnt to read...

How are you going with deciphering the Hieroglyphs and practicing those grunting noises?
Gagging orders during negotiations. How strange. :rolleyes:
These gagging orders do not effect Brexit, unless they signal to the EU just how badly damaged the UK would be with a No Deal Brexit.
The negotiations are finished, the WA is finite, never to be re-opened.
But these gagging orders are restricting trade associations, etc, from forming, amending and implementing their own plans.

During these frenetic weeks, we should also be aware that the transition end date is finite, 31 December 2020.
During that transition period, there was supposed to be the discussion about UK future relationship with EU.
The repeated delays to Brexit is eating into this transition period, which was already woefully short.

We've seen how the UK government prevaricates, hesitates and is indecisive. The transition period, and the discussions about any future relationship is looking horrendously impossible so far, certainly under this government.
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