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Thread #166482   Message #4003761
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
08-Aug-19 - 06:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
Subject: RE: BS: Is this Brexit 4?
As I said on the other thread. The job of the government is to do what is best for the nation. Not to pander to approximately 1/3 of the electorate while completely ignoring the views of the rest. If the MPs make themselves unpopular with hard line leavers that is their own choice. That would be fine by me but I fully understand it would upset many.

As DMcG said, we all know the pros and cons of being in the EU and have voted according to whether we believe being in or out is best for everyone and generations to come. What is important now is how our elected representatives handle it. If they crash out of the EU they lose the confidence of the 1/3 that wanted to remain. If they do not leave at all they upset the 1/3 that voted leave. In addition, they have no idea how the 1/3 that did not vote will react and how much people's minds have changed in light of better information.

I would love them to simply say they were wrong and we should remain but I know that will not happen. The best we can hope for is a compromise that partially satisfies most of the population and does what is right for the nation. I have given my view, that the agreement should be to remain in the customs union, apply no tariffs to EU produce and allow free movement of people, subject to more tests than previously applied.

Whether that can happen or not remains to be seen but it has to be better than alienating the millions who wish to remain and facing the potential economic disaster that is predicted.