It’s time to stop talking about ‘when’ Brexit happens
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Surely, given the ever-mounting evidence of a change of opinion regarding leaving the EU (as consistently evidenced by recent opinion polls) it is time to stop using the word 'when' we leave.
It's as if it's an inevitable and impossible to change done deal. Instead we use 'if' which more accurately reflects the increasingly possible outcome of Brexit being cancelled.
In the midst of the Brexit madness, no notice is being taken about the situation facing British Overseas Territories such as the Falklands and various islands in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean. These areas currently benefit by being able to trade with the EU, but that lifeline will be cut off when we leave.
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The British Overseas Territories also currently benefit by being able to share facilities such as hospitals, airports and inter-island shipping with overseas territories belonging to France and Netherlands etc. What will happen to them and their use of shared facilities, if we bail out of the EU with no deal?
It is bad enough that Brexiteers keep trotting out the same old lies, but to ignore those who have been extremely loyal to this country over the centuries, and who may be even more greatly impacted by Brexit, is unforgivable.
- 1 European parliament agrees to add British overseas territories to post-Brexit tax haven blacklist
- 2 Pro-Brexit fishing campaigner says Boris Johnson's deal has left her with 'no fish'
- 3 Minister terminates interview after suggesting public's age and weight to blame for UK's high death toll
- 4 This picture of Boris Johnson on the phone to Joe Biden has caused a stir
- 5 Telegraph columnist blames Angela Merkel for Brexit
- 6 Boris Johnson to visit Scotland this week in attempt to shore up the union
- 7 Brexiteer calls for UK to save Eurostar - by buying it and renaming it 'Britstar'
- 8 Petition launched to cancel 'festival of Brexit' event in 2022
- 9 Brussels to launch campaign teaching younger Britons about the EU
- 10 Piers Morgan defends interview with Thérèse Coffey after accusations of 'bullying'
'Brexit' should be the new noun for 'an embarrassing and ghastly mess resulting from bad judgement' e.g. 'he made a right Brexit of it'
Leavers are referring to expert predictions of hard times after Brexit as 'the new Project Fear'. It strikes me that the expression 'Project Fear' is now being used in much the same way as 'fake news'. Just as fake news discredits the truth, the accusation of Project Fear is intended to discredit the very real risks of Brexit.
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