I was reading a comment BTL on this article in the Guardian (which by the by has an absurd last line) and it made a point I think that sometimes gets lost in all this, perhaps particularly from an ROI standpoint:
And even that theoretical ‘best possible’ economic outcome has fatal consequences [that is if the Brexit negotiations are successful on their own terms]: the electorate, by voting to end Freedom of Movement for EU citizens, also voted to end their own freedom of movement within the EU: by ending that RIGHT for foreigners, they’re losing that right for themselves, their children and their grandchildren. Escape will be much harder than it is today.
That point is very interesting. At the least it will stunt relationships between various states and the UK across the continent. It will represent a turning in of the UK. It is difficult to see this…
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