Time for an updated Brexit infographic

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16 responses to “Time for an updated Brexit infographic”

  1. This is a perfect time to get into the “modify all-terrain vehicles to have more spikes and metal plates” business. After all, if htings continue as they are,m we unfortunate UKdwellers will live in a Mad Max hell-hole comes early 2020.

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    • I’m fairly certain the British Isles will not turn into a desert landscape just because of Brexit. You may wish for that, but no.

      Expect Britain to be renamed Airstrip One, though. And frequent reminders that you’ve always been at war with Eurasia The European Union.

      (No, really. If this actually descends to dystopia-level hell-hole it’s more likely to include an authoritarian stater than anarchy and warlords.)

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      • There’s no reason you can’t have both! Picture authoritarian rulers in London, Manchester and Glasgow with raiders in spiked vehicles in the empty and very green wastelands in between.

        No, I’m not going to look at a map to see if that’s remotely plausible and you can’t make me!

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      • Yes, V for Vendetta or The Jaspers Warp starring Boris Johnson (now that is scary) are more likely than Mad Max, though of course one could also combine both and throw in Threads and On the Beach with Brexit standing in for nuclear war as well.

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    • But David Davis specifically said that we would not end up in a Mad Max-style dystopia, back in the days when Brexiters were still pretending to be cooperating in trying to negotiate a deal. Of course, even if you accept that he was being truthful, that still leaves a wide range of other dystopias on the table

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      • Given how many other things have come to pass that Brexit advocates overtly said would NOT happen, there is a strong likelihood now that your best bet for food post-Brexit is heading to Barter Town and being on good terms with Tina Turner.

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  2. *waves as Britain disappears into the black hole*

    I wouldn’t have thought there’s a leader more stupid and destructive than Trump, but Boris Johnson is giving him a run for his money.

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  3. Somebody else pointed out that they’re really in kind of a ‘rock, paper, scissors’ situation. There aren’t two groups within Britain, there are three: Remainers, no-deal Leavers, and better-deal Leavers. No one of those three groups has 50%, so none of them can win, but any two of them can work together to prevent the third from getting anywhere. End result, nothing is happening and nothing is going to happen because everybody is insisting on their own preferred outcome and nobody is willing to settle for second best.

    Except, of course, the no-deal Leavers (otherwise the smallest group) have the advantage of just being able to run out the clock and win by default.

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    • It may be more interesting than that in that I tend to think that we actually started with four groups: what might be called Hard Remainers (revoke article 50 now), Soft Remainers (Norway+/EEA would be perfectly fine), Soft Leavers (Canada+ or modified EEA would be perfectly fine) and Hard Leavers (No Deal is the only option – and yes, they were the smallest group at the time.) And the Soft Remainers and Soft Leavers had a clear and decisive majority between them and were not actually that far apart.
      But then the Prime Minister decided that the Hard Leavers were too much of a threat and abandoned the Soft Remainers and the Soft Leavers by ruling out the Single Market and Freedom of Movement as even possibilities. The Soft Leavers sighed and hoped that the final deal wouldn’t be too absurd, but the Soft Remainers largely became Hard Remainers, which is why we now only have those three groups which cannot reconcile.

      Mind you, I am not hugely representative because I’m an ultraRemainer who thinks that the best outcome for the UK will be for us to have to rejoin the EU and accept the Euro and other things that we managed to opt out of. But I also realise that I’m in a very small minority. It’s actually now more clear to me that back in 1992 when the EU became a thing, the UK really wasn’t ready to be a part of it, and we should actually have stayed out and helped define and expand the EEA (which is essentially the EU without the political and monetary union bit.)
      Alas, alternate universes can only ever be the preserve of fiction. We’re stuck in this broken one now.

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