Well here we are finally.
After nearly thirty months of strife, division and humiliation on the international stage the whole Brexit debacle is finally about to burst like an overripe pustule.
This episode, let’s not forget, has left the UK looking like a laughing stock; has revealed the very worst of our nation’s character traits and has created the biggest division in our society since the Civil War 400 + years ago – a division which may take decades to repair.
We could write a 10,000 word essay on why we got here, but we suspect most people who visit this page are very familiar with the Tories internal divisions on Europe, the 40 year liefest about the EU in the tabloid media and the desire of the hard free marketeers to turn the UK into a tax haven sweatshop free from irritating ‘red tape’ like human rights and worker/environmental protections.
However the one thing that was absolutely crystal clear to us and many millions like us right from the start, (and reinforced massively since the vote) was that the vision peddled by those with a political or financial interest in Brexit was an utter fantasy. Even worse we could see that many many decent people were conned into voting against their own interests out of ignorance of what the consequences of leaving would really be – The mantra of ‘project fear’ is perhaps the most insidious trick played by the shadowy billionaires and foreign powers who secretly pushed and funded Brexit for their own interests, because it allows people to close their minds to the vast amount of academic research that show the Brexit will be a disaster for the country – As clever as it is deceitful, because no-one likes to deal with cognitive dissonance nor admit they were taken for mugs.
However the trouble with the good ship fantasy is that it always ends up holed and sinking on the rocks of reality – just as Brexit now is.
And this was so predictable. You can read back through the last couple of years of our posts on the matter and see we always said this point would come – the point where Brexit collapses in on itself under the weight of it’s own impossibilities and absurdities.
And this week will see that.
May’s rubbish plan looks almost certain to be voted down and when that happens keep a close eye on the Tories – expect a bloodbath. Indeed even Tom Netwon-Dunn , the Sun’s political editor was tweeting yesterday that senior Tories were saying this could see the Tories ended as an effective political party. The ERG loons won’t accept anything other than ‘no deal’ and the Remainer wing have stated they won’t accept a no deal under any circumstances. With such uncompromising positions it’s hard to see how they can remain in the same party together let alone the same government.
In addition it also looks highly likely that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is going to rule that the UK can unilaterally withdraw Article 50, after a top official informed us this week that that was where the judgement was heading (blowing away the Leaver argument that even if we changed our minds we couldn’t stop the process)
And the cherry on the shitpile is that the Supreme Court is about to rule whether the referendum result should be declared ‘null and void’ – Last week academics were giving evidence in this hearing saying research showed that he illegal spending by the Leave Campaigns in the the last few days DID swing the result for Leave so it will be fascinating to watch this one…if the court does rule that the result is ‘null and void’ then that’s it for Brexit. There is no ‘will of the people’ or result to be respected. It’s over.
Either way it’s hard to see both the current government and possibly Brexit surviving the next couple of weeks and we would say that another Referendum is an almost racing certainty now as it’s clear there is no majority in parliament for any form of Leaving so MPs will have absolutely no other option but to put it back to us.
IN the meantime, we suggest stocking up on popcorn – it’s not every lifetime that sees such monumental hubris punctured and a nearly 200 year old political party gutted by own stupidity, but given the lies, a complete lack of concern about the lives it will ruin and the eye watering incompetence on display it’s hard not to feel happy about this.
Brexit has been a national tragedy and as such it’s about time we all went ‘bollocks’ to it.