dls wrote: It make sense to plan for that which is most likely - a clean exit with no deal.
dls wrote: Calls for a plan are really no more than attempts to undermine the process in the hope that somehow the exit vote will all go away.
I don’t know about you but if I were to make a speech arguing that democracy should be abandoned, I probably wouldn’t begin by saying ‘I want to be explicit. Yes, the British people voted to leave Europe. And I agree the will of the people should prevail.’
That’s just me, however. When Tony Blair says this, he apparently means to encourage an anti-democratic insurrection. Which, I suppose, makes sense if you still suffer from an acute case of Blair Derangement Syndrome. Plenty of people evidently do.
If Blair is really as toxic and irrelevant as his critics aver, there’d be no need for all this fury. Blood vessels could remain unburst and eyes unpopped. The reaction to Blair’s speech suggests something else. It suggests that he must have a point. The very virulence of the manner in which his speech has been traduced hints at some dark but gnawing fear deep within the Brexit psyche: the fear of being found out. Because if that weren’t the case you could just greet Blair’s remarks with a shrug.
Smouldering Stoat wrote:We've got two years. Negotiations are likely to go to the wire. It would seem sensible to make plans for more than one eventuality.
dls wrote:Not quite sure juts what you are getting at. I suspect the Blair brand remains toxic.
The demand for a plan is often dishonest. Yes we must try to plan ahead, but when you face huge external uncertainties, a lot of energy can be expended planning for what may never come about.
Similarly, at the moment, we can plan as much as we want, but we are not in charge...
Calls for a plan are really no more than attempts to undermine the process in the hope that somehow the exit vote will all go away.
dls wrote:The trouble is that all those asking for plans seem to want to plan to bend the knee to whatever degree is required to make it look as if we never left.
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