Thursday, July 28, 2016

Brexit Blues, or Why, oh Why, must I have my vanilla ice cream with syrup of ipecac on top?

John Lanchester's Brexit Blues is thoughtful... for a Bremainder...
But the money quote is this:
"The [Brexit] campaign’s second big lie was that the UK would be able to have access to the single market without accepting the free movement of people from the EU. No country has this arrangement, and there is no reason to think it is possible. If Britain were to secure a deal whereby it had access to the single market and control over EU immigration, it would be the end of the EU – because other countries would leave the EU and demand the same."
So since everybody wants access to the single market, and nobody wants open borders, they have to be forced to take them as a package.
But who is forcing them? And why do they have to buy the package at all?
Comcast makes you take the yuck! with the yes! because it makes them money.
Who wants to retain free movement within the EU after Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and Munich and Ansbach and Nice and Balacan and Charlie Hebdo? Cui bono?

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