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Old 15.11.2018, 11:20
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Nope. They voted simply to leave. There was no option to say under what terms and conditions.

Look at it like someone offering to make you a cup of coffee but you get no say on whether it's hot or cold, with milk or with sugar, in a mug, in a cup, whether it's free or costs you an arm and a leg. You just said you'd take the coffee, right?

The fatal flaw in the referendum is now starkly clear.

But how could you have a say about the terms and conditions at the time of voting? This is the outcome of a negotiation process.



And if you would define terms and conditions as a kind of requirement at the time of voting, you would never be able to negotiate that deal as the preferred outcome would always be something much more favorable for one party than the other.


The best way to go is probably have no deal at all, accept a potential chaos for a while and take it up from there. Or you stay in the EU and accept that you will be the barking dog that doesn't bite.
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