That would be anything but optimal. As you yourself have pointed out, it would relegate us to the second division outside the Eurozone. We need to join the Euro and face up to the reality that our firm national interest is in being at the core of the EU. There is no alternative.Unfortunately the optimal option - a two speed Europe - is something the UK has been seeking for 20 years and simply wasn't availableIn my opinion the choice at the referendum only offered two wrong options.Reluctantly implementing the wrong decision is exactly what a majority of MPs are currently engaged in. Can't be fun.She risks here looking like she still would vote Remain and she is reluctantly implementing what she secretly thinks is the wrong decision.Nobody else has changed their mind since the vote, so why would May have done so?
has a lot of disadvantages. In the long term it could work out. As Scott is misremembering, Remain were postulating that GDP may be or 2% down in 30 years (or some such nonsense).
Option 2 Stay:
has a lot of disadvantages. An outsider fighting every battle, not really in, out of the Euro and central project. Potentially greater marginalisation as the hmanisation goes ahead. A truly awful position. In addition the EU would become less democratic, as the demos is too fractured and disparate to be governed democratically.
The choice was to vote for the least wrong option. Neither are worth an emotional attachment and the fanaticism that is displayed as both are fundamentally flawed.
Understand the logic, but actually disagree that we need more Tory voters.The flaw in your logic is that many of the people you call 'the left' are Tory voters.
We need more of the left to vote Lib Dem :-)
Referenda are a frequent feature of Western democracies.If they're that frequent you'll have no reason to object to another one soon after the deal is negotiated.
Serious question for tomorrow:If by some miracle my Vauxhall bet comes in I will accept payment in wine.
What's everyone drinking?
I'm wondering about opening a bottle of Ridge Montebello* at 9:50pm tomorrow evening. I'll probably finish it about two, and move onto the whisky before crashing out at four.
* I wouldn't normally drink such nice wine on my own. But we're moving to LA in about six weeks and I have a whole cellar to get through.