I think this is it …

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Andrew Lilico, the father of the CANZUK proposal, had it about right, I think, a few days ago. I doubt that anyone or anything can stop Britain from crashing out of the EU without any form of a formal agreement, that’s what the “no-deal Brexit” means, on 31 October. It is, for 99% of British politicians and 100% of the politicians and bureaucrats across the channel, only a matter of assigning blame to anyone but them.

Three Tories, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson, have led pushed and pulled Britain into this mess, but Jeremy Corbyn is the worst possible choice to fix anything.

I do not believe that a “no-deal Brexit” is the end of the world. It will be difficult, to be sure, and it may even promote the dissolution of the United Kingdom and, possibly, even the reunification of Ireland, but England (and Scotland, Wales and Ireland, too) will survive, albeit a bit battered, as a major socio-economic and political actor in the world. One interesting question is how it might interact with e.g. Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States ~ the Anglosphere, plus.

All we can do is wish our British cousins and our European friends the best of luck and hope that at least a few people might put the public interest, the people’s interests ahead of their own political ambitions and fears.

 

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