The girl and I have been watching the never ending stream of fuckery coming from the UK’s strong and stable elected representatives over the past 6 months and after the utter shit show that was the vote, the razor thin no-confidence survival and the host of other regulatory & financial woes plaguing the little island, I do feel it’s time to address some basic points from the perspective of a remainer who wants a hard Brexit (bare with me, I swear I have a point).
The core issue with Brexit is a fundamental ideological split between isolationists and people who are not straight up delusional. We can debate immigration for hours on end, the impact of the EU on our regulatory markets, but at the end of the day, we have to accept that this is an emotional issue for individuals on both sides of the aisle.
If we ignore this, we can simply revert to no-Brexit or accept a second referendum or worse yet, keep the UK in perpetual Article 50 limbo, but sadly, emotions exist and the fuckheads will overtly do everything they can to underpin all failed Tory economic policies and the bizarre half-in, half-out free market approach to traditional state controlled sectors & institutions.
This cannot be allowed to happen because ultimately, old people die and when the young partake within the legislative process of the European Union, the 20 years of bile from the ham-fisted gammons will not only undermine our sincere appreciation for freedom of movement, a common currency, and free trade within “our” borders, but also set us back as the natural counterweight on behalf of Europe’s northern political factions.
Hard Brexit must happen. The 4 pillars must never be untangled (as that would be the beginning of the end of the European project) and we must accept the consequences. After the fuckery has passed, the UKIP trumpet brigade has perished or been monetarily skullfucked into silence, then the majority of British people (which by now, will undoubtedly see this clusterfuck for what it is) will rejoin the EU as a full member and fingers crossed, with Schengen and Euro alignment.
My biggest worry is a significant percentage of the population spending the next 20 years shitting on the EU and blaming it for all of its problems which will harm our ability to be seen as responsible, straight to the point business partners and neighbours that we historically have been, to our great benefit.
Europe needs a center-right voice and our financial markets need to know where they stand. For better or worse.
Theresa “running through the fields” May has already done a bloody good job of turning us into a laughing stock. Please let it end in March so the Brexiteers get what they want (seemingly: less money, freedom, and due process), and we can watch from the sidelines until the cretins tap out and finally shut the fuck up so that we may rejoin our common friends and lead the world by example instead of being a back page parody.
And yes, I write this whilst living in Portugal. Deal with it.